OMG bathroom envy!
Dara Shashoua is an interior designer specialising in bathrooms and the use of tile and stone.
Like all the best designers, she’s passionate about what she does: “I am obsessed with bathrooms and natural stone, to the point where whenever I walk into a room I look at the floor then judge it. If I use a bathroom I redesign it in my head, I can’t help it,” she says.
“A bathroom is a haven to get away from the pressures of everyday life. These days I am getting more and more call for them to be like a day spa. On one of my last projects I even put a TV in front of the free standing bath!”
The beautiful bathroom pictured (for one of Dara’s clients in Sydney’s Balmain), was a great success, but when the client has friends over, their husbands don’t like them to use it in case they want their bathroom renovated too!
“This particular design challenge was to convert a previous living room into a personalised space for the client to escape from the onslaught of her corporate days,” says Dara, who owns Byzantine Design in Balmain.
It just makes you want to go and run a bath and light some candles right now doesn’t it?