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Bathroom Styling- More Than Tiles & Towels

Laura B - Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bathroom Styling- More Than Tiles & Towels

Bathroom styling is probably not something you give much thought to. Certainly bathroom design- clever use of space, gorgeous finishes and luxurious fittings- but styling seems to be reserved for other areas of the home. This simply doesn’t have to be the case, in fact, clever bathroom styling can be practical as well as beautiful too. Here are some tips for bringing life into one of the smallest but most important rooms in your house.

Stools & Benches

If the space allows, why not incorporate a beautiful stool or bench? Placed next to a bath they become a handy surface for a book, candle or cup of tea (or wine!). They’re also useful to sit on occasionally too. Often bathrooms are all cool, hard surfaces, so timber furniture pieces can really add warmth and character to this little room. This does not mean of course that you’re limited to timber. Bone inlay, stone and metals also can work, just ensure the material will not be compromised with damp air or splashes of water.

                                                           

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Baskets

Including another material or texture by way of a woven basket in the bathroom is another lovely option. Small baskets can be used as a little bin, while larger, lidded designs used for towels or as a dirty clothes basket (much nicer than plastic!) or even to house toilet rolls. This is something that may come down to space again as it’s important not to clutter this area of the home.

                                                            

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Mirrors & Art

If you’re renovating or building, think outside the square with your mirror. While it needs to be a practical size and height for everyday use, there are so many stunning options to explore other than a piece of frame less mirror mounted to the tiles. Powder rooms are generally not used to apply makeup or as frequently as in the main bathroom so it’s an excellent opportunity to include a round mirror or unusual design.

Worn timber, character-filled metals and other materials can provide the contrast to tiles and stone bench tops which is much needed. There’s also nothing to say you can’t include artwork in this space, provided there’s a free wall! What a gorgeous way to introduce some character, just make sure that the temperature and moisture will not damage your artwork.

                                                           

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Vases & Trays  

Styling the vanity top is a great way to inject some personality into a bathroom, particularly if you’re renting or unable to create the bathroom of your dreams. Woven trays, timber, mirrored, stone or lacquer designs are handy surfaces to display beautiful candles, small posies, perfumes and other items. While it may be practical to have other every-day items quickly on hand, try to only display things which look nice as well- hide the deodorant can in the drawer for example!

If you’re able to, a vase of fresh flowers on the vanity is such a luxurious and special addition. It may not be every week, but flowers create an ambience which is hard to replicate. They don’t have to be expensive, in fact, little bunches of neighbourhood green foliage can look effective too. If you’re having people over, this is a great time to pop a bunch into the bathroom they will use, it suggests you took the time to make the room special for them. 

                                                              

  
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Towels   

Having beautiful and quality towels are a pleasure to look at as well as use. You really do get what you pay for with towels and it’s a worthwhile investment. Having a few sets of bath sheets or towels in a timeless design can be made interesting with contrasting floor mats and hand towels. If you’re unsure what colour to go with, try to work with your tiles or vanity tops. Grey tiles benefit from fresh white towels and punchy citrus colours or teals and greens as a highlight. Bone or off-white tiles can be a little trickier, but white often works again. In terms of colour, try warmer blue tones to add interest.

                                                                               
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Plants

Many plants thrive in bathrooms, loving the moisture in the air, they also look good too! Plants in the bathroom can range from small hanging plants in an unused corner through to potted plants on the vanity or floor of larger spaces. Depending on light and temperature, peace lily, orchids and ferns are just some options. Keep an eye on them, you may have to move them around or monitor how much water they need in this unique area of the house.

While the plant is the main attraction here, make sure to plant it in a nicely designed pot to finish the look. There are so many beautiful styles, from brass and copper through to woven, ceramic and timber designs.

While talking all things natural, consider temporary natural décor items too, such as a collection of seed pods, river pebbles, coral or shells. These all make interesting and inexpensive decorator pieces.

                                                                

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Finishing Touches                    

The small details are really important for a luxurious bathroom and while it may seem excessive, quality products on show are a pleasure to use and look at. If the budget is tight, keep an eye out for designer soaps or moisturisers in lovely packaging. The same goes for candles, a quality candle is an expense but adds to the overall look at feel of a bathroom while obviously bringing a glorious smell to the space. Being so small, candles here can last a very long time as they don’t need to be lit for very long to be effective.

There are also many well-considered bathroom accessories such as soap dispensers, dishes, toothbrush holders, containers for cotton buds, toilet roll holders and tissue boxes. It’s all in the detail here and so worth splurging on something you will have for many years to come.

                                                        

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Creating a Visually Pleasing Interior - Using Colour (Part 2)

Satara Sales - Tuesday, August 14, 2018


If your room is dark for most of the day, your aim will be to maximise the light that is available to you. In this case you need to use colours that reflect any available light. Painting the walls white is most obvious, but be careful which shade of white you use as a bluey white can leave an already cold, dark room feeling icy. Use a warmer shade of white, that is, one infused with a touch of yellow to add a little warmth to the room. This then creates a simple backdrop for a décor of pale linen furnishings in fresh shades of aqua, turquoise, yellow or green. If your space is flooded with natural light you’ll need to tone it down, so avoid white at all costs. White is a reflective colour and a bright room painted white will be filled with glaring light, leaving you squinting. Stick to deeper colours that absorb the light, this applies to everything from the window treatments to sofa covers. Choose cooler colours in shades of blue and green, consider tones of red, orange and yellow if you need to warm the space even further. Orange is such a fun colour however it doesn’t have to be overbearing. You can turn the intensity up or down. Bright oranges will draw your focus, whereas an earthier Terracotta can work harmoniously with other elements in a room.

The colour you use in a small room won’t actually increase the available floor space it will however give the illusion that it has. In a small space colour works as a kind of mirage, it tricks the eye into thinking one thing when the reality is a much different story. If you want to make a small room appear larger, the key is to keep the colours pale. Add to the expansiveness by painting the ceiling white to give the room a sense of height. Cover floorboards in a white paint or lime wash to maximise the effect, if you prefer natural wood, choose timbers in a washed-out tone. If the room has carpet, choose a lighter shade. The going paler in smaller rooms rule works not only for the paint colours on the walls but also for furnishings. Lighter tones for your sofa, flooring and bed linen will keep the mood of the space upbeat. Ensure the fabric textures are light and breezy as heavy weight fabrics work to close a room in. Who says white has to be bland? Prevent white from looking clinical Use white as a canvas, then overlay with rich, natural tones to create warmth and depth. White can be successfully coupled with almost any colour from the spectrum. Combine it with brights (berry, aqua, lemon, orange, apple & lime) for an uplifting playful effect.

Image 1 by FlooringXtra featuring Satara Products [Aslak Sofa, Eden Cage Coffee Table, Sundial Dining Table etc.]

Image 2 by Satara via [www.satara.com.au] Featuring the Boomerang Coffee Table, Boomerang Kitchen Stools & Nordic Side Table

Creating a Visually Pleasing Interior - Using Colour (Part 1)

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Defining colours and decorating with them is a rewarding experience once you realise what can be achieved using simple shades. Explaining our responses to colour is about an emotional reaction as it is an exact science. There is something special about the personal and mysterious connection between colour and our emotions. We live with colour every day and yet it can be so intimidating. So why does the commitment to colour, especially at home, demand such an act of courage?

The question of context is crucial in choosing the colours that both move you and fit within your environment. Is your home period, modern, rustic or urban? If so you may like to consider a palette that enhances that particular period. An easy way to create colour flow is to use lighter and darker shades of the same colour throughout your home. Colour is a universal language, it stimulates emotions, shapes cultures and forms the background of our world. Quite simply, colour can influence mood, create atmosphere and lift spirits. Seeing colour, using it and surrounding yourself with a personal palette that works for you produces a calming backdrop for daily life. I think of colour as one of my greatest indulgences.

Image by FlooringXtra featuring Satara Product, the Lakes Lounge Chair

Minerva Collection by Gian Paola Venier for Satara

Colleen Johnston - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In a Satara exclusive, we are thrilled to offer the Minerva Collection designed by Italian designer GIAN PAOLO VENIER to the Australian and New Zealand design communities.

A stunning collection blending Exotic colors and patterns from the East have been given a Western design aesthetic resulting in the best of Scandi and Japanese design.  Scandinavian Oaks and Cords have been handwoven into intricate Asian patterns and Jap Black and Natural color blends.  The fully coordinated Collection consists of  Dining Chairs, Occasional Chairs, Daybeds and  Dining Tables.

The entire range will be officially launched at our stand G36 at Melbourne's Design & Decoration from July 20 at MCEC.

 

 

         

 

 

 

          

 

What's HOT in Dining Chairs - Spotlight on the Bailey Chair

Satara Sales - Monday, October 19, 2015

Satara's new Bailey Chair has been a hit with designers. Available in Storm Grey and Charcoal, the instant designer element this chair can bring to any space has proven to be highly desirable and hugely successful.

If you are fortunate to have styled these or any of our equally gorgeous upholstered dining chairs, please share your images with others by using the hash tag #sataraliving

Images courtesy of Styling Properties and Coco Republic and Urban Edge Homes

 

 

   

      

Essential Rattan Furniture pieces for Spring 2015

Satara Sales - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Rattan has long been a necessity in indoor/outdoor living.  

Rattan Lounge Chairs, Dining Chairs and barstools add a natural and classic look into any interior and work exceedingly well when mixed with either contemporary or traditional styling. 

Satara's newest collection of Rattan furniture pieces all feature exceptional craftmenship, on trend design and irresistible designer appeal.

All in stock and available now! 

 

 


Design & Decoration wrap up 2015.

Satara Sales - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

We had  great response to our trade display and new product ranges at this years Design & Decoration.

With so much planning and researching involved in the product development side, it's very rewarding when we have such a positive response from visitors.

 Hits for us this year included our upholstered dining chairs and occasional chairs, marble topped and blended coffee tables, new mojito, lime and boatshed outdoor ranges, metallic side tables and new baskets.

       

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Chair in the Top 5

Satara Sales - Tuesday, June 02, 2015

With the introduction of so many new dining chairs earlier this year, when designers visit our showroom it's hard to answer which one is the most popular.

But with out question the Bailey Chair is in the Top 5. This great chair, as seen in the below image, works well with so many dining tables and interior schemes, it's difficult to walk past - pardon the pun!

In terms of functionality and comfort it's all thumbs up.  The robust frame and hardy synthetic fabric are attractive to anyone who priorities longevity and the design appeals to any one with an eye for design.

Available in this darker charcoal color it is also available in a lighter grey - both perfect for the Scandi color palette that's so popular at the moment.

Shown here with our Nordic Buffet, Timber vessels and W Dining Table.

 

 

 

Modern, Moody and Nordic On Trend winter 2015 chairs

Satara Sales - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The new winter 2015 range of dining chairs from Satara ticks all the boxes for interior designers.

Reflecting on trend demands for sophisticated designs, blended materials and Nordic color tones these dining chairs are now in stock and literally flying out of our warehouse roller door.   And at these price points this shipment won't be in stock for long!  Click here for our Chair webpage for more details.



Sydney Reed Gift Fair 2015 round up

Colleen Johnston - Thursday, February 26, 2015
Phew!  Another successful fair for Satara has come to a close.  

It's always a huge effort and cost for us, but fortunately the response we received made it all worth while.  

Highlights included the delightful response we had to all our new upholstered chairs and new dining tables,  new colorful baskets, new color dipped cheese boards and the new Saltwater cushion collection.

Our adherence to quality products and craftmenship continues to be well received by you our customers.  

Missed it?  Here a  few pictures :

The middle third of our trade display:



Colorful "Merricks"  baskets coming on line soon on our new Josey dining table:



One of our 11 new "Saltwater"  cushions



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