Giulia Nozzoli's Pepe Nero: Transforming Perth Hills Ensuite into a Moody Luxury Retreat
Nestled in the lush backdrop of Perth Hills, Western Australia, designer Giulia Nozzoli Design introduces her most recent project, Pepe Nero. The curated primary ensuite exudes a sense of cosy luxury, by layering different materials such as timber, stone and concrete basins by Nood Co. Giulia took on the challenge to transform the once small and dated bathroom that was no longer functional, and bring it to a moody, contemporary space with a bespoke hotel feel.
The essence of the Pepe Nero ensuite is its seamless marriage of beauty and utility. Giulia has masterfully integrated plenty of enclosed storage, keeping the space tidy and functional. Hidden power points, a large mirror, and glass elements not only add depth but also underscore the room's practicality. The Polytec vanity, bathed in direct, quality lighting and furnished with easy-access drawers, epitomises Giulia's commitment to convenience without sacrificing style.
“We extended the vanity area and increased storage by seamlessly incorporating a full height enclosed cabinet and open shelves to the sides of the vanity - because we love an opportunity for a good vignette and to create a point of difference to a space.”
What sets this project apart is Giulia's conscious decision to steer clear of the 'hotel vibe', often prevalent in luxury bathroom designs. Instead, she opts for a space that exudes a curated, intimate feel. Giulia believes in the power of design to transform daily routines into luxurious experiences—where the absence of clutter and the presence of carefully chosen accessories define real luxury.
Giulia infused the space with a sense of ambiance, embracing a darker colour scheme through Bowl basins in Charcoal, Brushed Carbon fittings, and deep grey tiles. To balance these darker elements, she introduced warm oak hues in the vanity and timber-look tiles in the shower, creating a space that balances bold design with a sense of relaxation.
“I just want to take a moment to appreciate the relaxing ambiance created for the master ensuite, and just really shed a light on how important it is to have a space in your home where you can truly feel at ease, unwind and recharge from the day to day life.”
We look forward to seeing the continued evolution of Pepe Nero, and how the remaining elements of this project come together to complete the vision.
Photography by Carlotta Ongarato.