Steal This Look: A Penny Tile Bath in Australia – Remodelista

In the new build project from Kennedy Nolan architects in Melbourne, Australia, the team initially set out to restore the midcentury house designed by Chancellor and Patrick, but structural issues meant a new build was in order instead. The architects honored the original midcentury design as seen in the main bathroom complete with penny round wall tiles, quality fixtures, and rust-colored accents. Here’s a look at the details.

always house by kennedy nolan 0 Above: The sink base is powder coated in a terracotta color. Photography by Derek Swalwell, courtesy of Kennedy Nolan.
always house by kennedy nolan 1 Above: A gently curved wall opens into the bath area. Photography by Derek Swalwell, courtesy of Kennedy Nolan.
always house by kennedy nolan 2 Above: The simple bathroom with a freestanding tub. Photography by Derek Swalwell, courtesy of Kennedy Nolan.


academy tiles glazed penny rounds 82744 3 Above: The Academy Tiles Glazed Penny Rounds 82744 are available at Academy.
signorino masterpiece piece siena tile 4 Above: For similar floor tiles, the Masterpiece Piece Siena Tile is from Signorino.

Faucets & Fixtures

arne jacobsen vola basin faucet natural brass 5 Above: The bath faucet is the Arne Jacobsen Vola Basin Faucet HV1-19 in Natural Brass is $1,278 at Quality Bath.
astrawalker washbasin sanitaryware 6 Above: The Laufen Washbasin in chrome is available directly through Laufen.
laufen pro a frame wall basin 7 Above: The Laufen Pro A Frame Wall Basin is a base for the above sink.
una 71 inch acrylic oval freestanding bathtub 8 Above: The Una 71 Inch Acrylic Oval Freestanding Bathtub is $3,400 at Vintage Tub and Bath.
dulux colorband manor red 9 Above: The base is painted in Dulux Colorband Manor Red.

Lighting & Accessories

artemide dioscuri wall lamp 10 Above: The sconces are Artemide Dioscuri Wall Lamps; $295 at Lumens.
gubi wall mirror 11 Above: The Gubi Wall Mirror in Polished Brass is $1,999 at Design Within Reach. For more see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Round Mirrors.
nya nordiska selma siena 12 Above: For similar curtains, the Nya Nordiska Selma in Siena is sourced from the same linen company (Nya Nordiska) used elsewhere in the house.
cb2 kindred organic cotton tawny hand towel 13 Above: The CB2 Kindred Organic Cotton Tawny Hand Towel is $16.95.
etsy mojodede springtime rag rug basket 14 Above: For a similar crocheted rag basket, see the Springtime Rag Rug Basket from Mojodede on Etsy; $35.

For more bath designs see our posts:

  • Steal This Look: A Sunshine Bath in a London Townhouse
  • Steal This Look: A Luxurious Bath in Shades of Pale
  • Steal This Look: A Glamorous Shower and Ensuite Bath in London
  • Steal This Look: A Graphic Bathroom with Vintage Charm

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