Start and end the day in an area that pampers the senses
Three essential elements: Sufficient privacy, a soothing, neutral palette and a double vanity.
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How this subtle luxe look was achieved:
The owners of this renovated Johannesburg home had in mind a large suite that would provide a retreat at the end of a long day. Their renovations resulted in the ideal space – a large open-plan area with exposed rafters and a romantic atmosphere.
To divide the space into bedroom and bathroom areas and give the bathroom some privacy, a screen wall was built against which the toilet enclosure was constructed. Decorator Claire Frost Fabcoted the wall with Leaf from Mavromac to give the bed more impact and used the same fabric to cover a comfortable armchair made by Petite Designs. “I kept to whites and neutrals adding green tones to give an elegant freshness rather than a cloying prettiness. The window treatments were kept very simple, with generous linen curtains in the bedroom and plain white roller blinds in the bathroom,” she explains.
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In the bathroom section, a double vanity similar to those in luxe hotel suites makes early morning preparations easier while reflective materials – glass, chrome and an oversized mirror – carry through the light, airy feel.
“The end result is classic, clean and not too fussy,” says Claire. “It’s definitely a suite conducive to relaxing and recharging.”
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*Bedside tables from Miller’s Antiques, bedside lamps from Highthorn. The bathroom mirror was made by Da Vinci Glass.