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The vanity lacked storage and functionality, with the mirror being on the side of the wall rather than in front of the basin. Surface areas were also limited with just a shallow shelf below the mirror for placing things. 

The new vanity is much wider, with a usable surface area to the side of the basin, a ledge above, large drawers and a cupboard below. The mirror now sits directly in front of the unit and offers added feature back lighting. 


Conducting a site visit with the builder and tiler prior to the feature wall tiling was important for this project. Allowed for better precision with the tile layout and ensured the layout was going to work well against the final built dimensions of the room. 


Backlit mirrors offer a streamlined and attractive vanity lighting option. Our client was taken with this idea at a hotel visit so we adjusted our mirror design to make this work for her new ensuite. Dimensions and placement of a backlit mirror should provide sufficient and even lighting for a user’s face. To check what our distances and sizes needed to be then, we visited showrooms with tape measure in hand and stood in front of a few!


The shower is no longer a box configuration, and now a walk-in set up with feels more open and connected with the rest of the room. 

The main fixtures are more tightly integrated in the space, due to the ledge running behind the vanity and toilet and through the shower. 

“The depth of knowledge that Honour Creative bring makes the outcome just what you want, yet you could not have imagined it yourself at the start! Their insightful analysis and communication, alongside exceptional design and product knowledge combined with meticulous planning, were impressive throughout the entire project. Their approach is very respectful, highly communicative, patient, and exceptionally clear financially. Their attention to detail in design, communication, and visual plans was exceptional. I felt very much at ease, knowing I was in trusted hands. They offer a personal and flexible way of working, yet maintain a strong process to ensure the right outcome. I was utterly delighted with the end result of our project. It drew my breath as I looked at it and still I am in love! It really honours our house, environment and us perfectly.”

To find out more about this project or to discover how we can achieve similar results for your residential new build or other interior design project, please complete our online contact form or call Frances Fraser on 027 474 9191, email

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We are a Wellington based interior design company that provides exceptional residential and commercial design services. We design beautiful spaces that work to make a difference to how people live, work or play.

We are all affected by our environments. A space in harmony with the people that inhabit it, and the way they live, work or play, will always delight and endure beyond any current trends.

Knowing our clients and understanding who they are and how they do things is a vital step in the design process. Bringing a design to life and seeing it through to the end is what we’re great at.