Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 114

Above: The his-and-hers ensuite vanity was custom designed by the owner/designer and continues the black-and-gold look in the bedroom. The twin mirrors suspended over the twin basins were also custom made with the stand-out frames formed from square-profiled tubular steel. Lighting was important in the design, using wall sconces with traditional filaments to contribute to the ensuite’s warm ambience. search | save | share at studs marked out on the headboard.” The antiqued black side tables and tall- boy continue the theme, while the designer spray-painted an old travelling trunk in gold gloss, just to give it some pop. Black and gold are again the domi- nant colours in the bathroom, but here the standout feature is the tiled plank floor, laid in a herringbone pattern that stretches up the back wall of the double walk-in shower. “I came up with the idea of laying them in that pattern to evoke the feeling of an old parquet floor – but on a huge scale,” Hynes says. The ceramic tiles have the appropriate look of aged, blackened floorboards – in keeping with the designer’s theme. The twin mirrors suspended from chains above the vanity were custom- made from square-profiled tubular steel, then powdercoated in black. All the fix- tures and fittings in the bathroom were chosen for their similar angular profile, then powdercoated black, too. The designer says her only departure