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First-time entrant, Michelle Quinn of Lume Design, left the judges speechless with her beautifully designed and dramatic master ensuite design. She won five awards in total, 2019 Supreme Bathroom Design, First Time Entrant, Lighting Design, Creative Excellence Bathroom Design and the Canterbury Chapter Bathroom Recognition Award. The manufacturer of the bathroom, Lyall Park Joinery, received Supreme Bathroom Manufacturer.

Material and palette play a major role in Michelle’s contemporary master ensuite. A timber-look tile provides plenty of rich tones and grain changes and is replicated in the joinery throughout the suite. The pearl coloured tiles have been used to complement the use of concrete and oxidized metals throughout the rest of the home and also to provide a light, fresh backdrop for the timber and pops of blackened steel. The bathroom includes a large double shower with twin rain heads, a double vanity and custom-designed black towel rails.

Lighting has been integral to the flair of the design. The clients wanted lighting that was both effective, but also fun and accentuated the drama and detail of the space. The timber feature tile is lit from wall to wall to highlight the tonal changes and texture, while the low-level lighting under the vanity is used to create soft, ambient light to move throughout the space at night.

The judging panel praised Michelle for the exciting design.

“From the minute you walk in, it has real wow factor with so many memorable elements. Through dramatic lighting, the designer has created a space that highlights the tile texture in a sophisticated and outstanding way. The creative mirror detailing is stunning and just adds to this accomplished and truly unique bathroom design.”