I was so excited when Sacha emailed me asking if I wanted to feature her master bathroom suite on Todaloos. And then when I clicked open the photos, WOW! WOW! WOW! I couldn`t get over what an amazing job she and her husband did. btw, how gorgeous does she look in that photo? No wonder her hubby said yes to an open concept bathroom!
Sacha`s bathroom is truly original. You guys are in for a real treat. If you have ever been tempted to have an open concept bathroom in your master bedroom, you`ll want to take notes on Sacha`s set up. I think she created a great transition from their bed area to the bathroom area. I like how she used interesting pieces and such fun & unique details so that the bathroom area adds to the overall decor of the room. I can imagine their friends wanting to hang out in here all the time. Just fill up the tub with ice, throw in some bottles of bubbly and it would be the perfect spot to celebrate in.
Now enough of my Oooo and Ahhhing, let`s take a look at the photos. One last detail though, a little apology to Johan, I am giving Sacha all the credit here!
I think this next photo was the first photo I opened:
Crazy cool no?! You can see why I got excited!
Here`s a closer look at the Pharmacy, and no she didn`t buy it that way....
Sacha and her Dad have their own furniture refurbishing company called Once Upon a Time. They take older pieces of furniture and give them a completely new look. What`s cool is that each piece they create has it`s own personality and back story. I`ve included their Facebook page at the bottom of the post so you can check out their uber unique designs.
Before Sacha got her talented little hands on the Pharmacy, it looked like this:
If you are wondering what in the world that is, per Sacha it was ``a very boring old shop fitting piece.`` Amazing transformation don`t you think? Hmmm...note to self, I have got to keep my eyes peeled for closed up shops with displays left inside. It is so cool how Sacha used this piece.
Now lets take a look at her vanity area.
See those fun cabinets next to the sinks? They are another one of her genius transformations, but before we get into those, let`s first check out the rest of their bathroom area.
I really like that they went with simple mirror framed mirrors. The mirror reflects the chevron wall tiles and doesn`t compete with all the details going on in the room.
The bath and shower area is a semi enclosed wet room.
Per Sacha, ``The tiling in the bathroom is very graphic. I've always loved the pattern. I think the space called for a statement area. It's by no means an easy pattern to tile,(we had a lot of wastage) I think our tilers hated us by the end of it. But I think it was worth it.``
I think it was worth it too!
I hope Sacha doesn`t mind that I threw in a bunch of quotes from our emails, but I always find it so interesting to know the story behind people`s designs.
And the story behind the purchase of this incredible chandelier is so cute I
had to include her quote:
``I sold my Samsung Galaxy Tab for that light, I wanted it so badly.``
I`m glad she sold her Tab and not little Pika (the cute doggie in the photo).
I love my ipad so I can just tell how much she loves this chandelier because that is a sacrifice, but well worth it too I think. How relaxing must it be to lie in the tub and
look up at all those bubbles?
And now for a closer look at the vanity storage.
They were airline trolleys in a previous life.
``The imagery on the trolleys are old vintage medical images I found on the internet, fit them to size and had them printed. Kinda have a vintage pharmacy feel in the bathroom, inspired by my vintage pharmacy bottle collection.``
Funny they no longer sell Brain Salt. I think I could use some of that, but would I
trust a doctor named Dr.Batty? Not so sure about that...
(btw, Sacha has done a few other projects with airline trolleys, one even includes fake
Sacha was very sweet in answering all my questions. One thing trumped me when I was looking at her photos. Where was the toilet? After seeing her incredible transformations I wondered if she had put the toilet inside the white armoire, which made me think of the book `The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe`, so I had to ask. She sent me this photo. The toilet is behind this door. I have to say I was a bit disappointed that she hadn`t put it in the wardrobe!
It is hard to choose a favourite feature of their bathroom. The black and white tiled chevron wall is a show stopper and she blew me away with her ingenious vanity storage, the bubble chandelier, super fun pharmacy and fluffy white carpet. If I absolutely had to choose though, I think the pharmacy is my favourite feature. I love how Sacha stocked it with vintage bottles and the signage is just perfect. I especially like the Poison sign on the side. I can just imagine all the fun little vignettes she could do with different colour bubble baths and bath salts.
Presently, Sacha & Johan are working on decorating their other 2 bathrooms and guest loo and have promised to send photos when they are completed. The guest loo has silver brick wallpaper, so I can`t wait to see what they have come up with. In the meanwhile, I still have 2 other bathrooms photos she sent me that I will be posting. They are just as fun and original as this bathroom, so stay tuned!
Thank you again Sacha for sharing these photos with all of us!
If you love Sacha's refurbished pieces, please be sure to check out her Facebook page:
Bathtub is a Cambridge Retro Free Standing Rolltop Bath with stainless steel frame
The glass bubble chandelier is called Fresh Air and is by Spazio Lighting (you can find it on pg 4 of their catalogue, but the picture doesn`t show much so for a better look and its dimensions go to pg 136 of the catalogue)
The bathroom taps, shower and tub fixtures are by H2Flo. It looks like they are from the Atlanta Range and Quadrato Range.
Basins (i.e. sink vanity): unknown
images via: the super sweet Sacha here's her blog: Once upon a Time.