Island Bay House: Master Bedroom + Ensuite

The best feature of this room is of course that view – out into the bush by day, and twinkling lights by night – so when it came to designing this room we wanted to make it a cosy extension of feeling like we are living among the native bush.

We chose neutral colours throughout, with highlights of khaki and rust tones that pair naturally with the surroundings. The custom dowel headboard is designed as a floating wall to divide the bedroom from the walk-in wardrobe behind, and a lot of work went into detailing some sneaky bedside cupboards, built into the headboard.

To finish off the furnishings, we opted for a thick loop pile carpet from Cavalier Bremworth that has created a sense of luxury and warmth across all three bedrooms in the house.

Necessities list:

  • Designing around the view into the bush
  • A floating wall to double as a headboard, plus provide a wall for walk-in wardrobe
  • Built-in bedside storage, so no need for cluttered looking bedside table
  • To create a quiet and calm hideaway from the main living spaces


Master Bedroom Details:

Wall colour: Dulux Haast Half

Headboard: Custom designed by Alex & Corban and carefully constructed by Buildstrong. Oak sourced from South Pacific Timber.

Wall lights: Custom Travertine disc wall lights designed by Alex and Corban, and installed by Rhythm Electrics.

Linen bedding & furnishings: All A&C Homestore.


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master ensuite.

Master Ensuite Details:

Vanity: Custom designed and made by Corban. (We sourced the Travertine from a mill in Turkey and exported ourselves for both the vanity stone and interior wall).

Towel rails: Custom designed and made by Corban. Installed with hydronic heating that is integrated with our underfloor heating.

White Brick tiles: Artedomus

Terrazzo floor tile: Surface Gallery

Tapware and Mixers: Astra Walker from Kitchen Hub

Plumbing: Collins Plumbing worked with us to design and install all of our plumbing in the house.