Designer Looks

Tanya Buchanan's Dream Bathroom

Managing Editor, Belle Magazine

For almost 40 years, Belle has delivered the best in Australia and international interior design and decoration.

The Design Story

Tanya Buchanan

Managing Editor, Belle

"Whether you're in a hurry or enjoying a bath with a glass of wine and the latest copy of Belle magazine, this bathroom is perfect!

I wanted a luxurious French industrial feel in my dream bathroom, but didn't want it to be too over-the-top shiny glam. A cobblestoned floor, subway tiles and stone on the walls, the French mirror, aged bronze sconces and a simple chandelier are all complimented with the french doors. We've also used traditional tapware from the Bastow range at Reece for an industrial feel.

I wanted the bathroom to be luxurious yet practical. This bathroom has great storage, with slim but deep cabinets on either side of the mirror. The Pozzi Ginori basin (a personal favourite of mine) provides ample bench space, and because it's open and wall-hung, provides a spacious feel.

A heated towel rail - this one is a Hydrotherm - is a must. Once you've had one you can't go back!"

Greg Natale


"Tanya wanted her dream bathroom to be a cozy space with an industrial Parisian feel. By mixing the clean lines of the Pozzi Ginori collection with the traditional silhouettes fo the Bastow range we created an 'Industrial Moderne' look reminiscent of early 20th century France, where machine age construction still blended with restrained decoration. The key was textures and a refined colour palette of soft greys, blackened bronzes and off whites to give it an updated look."

Greg Natale is an award winning designer and the eponymous owner of Greg Natale Design. Visit or contact Greg Natale Design via email,, or phone, 02 8399 2103.

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