Emily Murray of Pink House Living unearths the style secrets of Two Lovely Gays, as well as those behind her own bathing space…


1. The Pinkhouse


This is my tiny family bathroom in our Victorian terraced house in Edinburgh. One of the reasons I started The Pink House blog was to document the changes I made to my own house, and encourage others with small children to make their family homes fabulous too.



What was the starting point for the design?

I wanted to make the most of the tiny space by turning the smallest, least inspiring room in the house into one of the most glamorous spaces. That’s why the brass fittings were a must-have.


What design adjustments did you have to make due to the sloping ceiling?

Because the bathroom is built into the eaves of the house, the ceiling slopes so low there isn’t space for a stand-up shower. So I thought, why not have a sit-down one then! Turns out it’s great for shaving your legs.



How did you decide on the wallpaper?

It took me ages! Because the rest of the bathroom was white, grey and gold, pretty much any wallpaper went with the scheme, so I considered some pretty wacky designs. In the end, I thought I’d stick with the grey-and-gold scheme to keep things calming and luxurious. The one thing I love now when I lie here in the bath is the way the fish seem to swim around my head. It is super relaxing.


Sources: Brass taps and shower head, Barber Wilsons; Metro tiles, Topps Tiles; Wallpaper, Osborne & Little ‘Derwent’; Sink cabinet, painted in Farrow & Ball Downpipe with ceramic Melon knobs from Anthropologie; Mirror, sourced on a holiday in Malawi


Image of The Pinkhouse showing full bathroom shot by Susie Lowe.




2. Two Lovely Gays


Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead AKA Two Lovely Gays are interior designers and bloggers based in south London, and believe great interior design will change your life. This is a master bathroom they designed for a Georgian townhouse in Brockley, based in south-east London.


Did you plan the whole look from the start?

It was very much all planned as part of our design for the entire four-bedroom house; we like to create spaces that all relate to each other. Luxe materials such as gold, brass and marble feature throughout the townhouse.



What’s your favourite bit of the bathroom?

The gold sink and also the Bolle light from Giopatto and Combes. We saw it at Milan Design Festival a couple of years ago and knew we wanted to use it in a project one day.


Where did the idea for the gold side table come from?

It was an impulse purchase; we saw it for sale in a designer clearance outlet and it just worked in the space. We imagine it as perfect for holding a glass of bubbles or cup of tea at the end of a long day!



What colour are the walls?

It’s a Valspar paint called Misty Mink. We used the same colour on the door and doorframe, but it looks different there because of the changing light.


Sources: Water Jewels gold sink, Davroc; Bolle light by Giopato and Coombes; Gold plant pots, H&M; Bath, C.P. Hart; A variety of floor tiles, Bert & May; Verso ladder shelving, HEM; Marble-effect porcelain shower tiles, Porcelain Tile Company.


Don't miss our last Blogger's bathrooms, coming soon.


Article by: Emily Murray