Designing Parents' Retreats & Master Suites

An ensuite connected with a main bedroom is a typical expectation of most Australian homes today. But stepping it up to a master suite is fast becoming a major goal for many homeowners across the country.

A master suite is more than just the largest room in the home. For a family with children, this decked-out space is a haven for peace and privacy. The suite will include a bathroom, naturally, but may also house a sitting space, a library, a dressing room or an office area. And with a skilled designer on board, all the designated areas will integrate seamlessly for a luxurious and flowing feel.


Here are two magnificent master suites designed by KBDi members.


Natural granites, warm timber tones and sumptuous soft furnishings give this master suite an elegant ambience. Designer Sonja McAuliffe of Archertec Interiors meticulously planned this space. With a fully fitted robe, a perfectly planned make-up dresser and an exquisite display unit in the bedroom area, Sonja created a majestic master suite for her ACT clients.

Ashley Maddison | AM INTERIOR STUDIO

Brisbane designer, Ashley Maddison, created a French-inspired retreat with all the fancy frills for her Hawthorne clients. A well-positioned tub allows the homeowners to soak in the city views, while clever planning separates this on-show bathing from the out-of-sight ablutions at the opposite end of the space. A fully fitted his-and-her robe sits between the two, serving as a dressing room that is both private and practical. The dramatic wallpaper sets the scene of this suite, and selected fixtures and finishes tie the space together beautifully.
If a master suite or parents’ retreat is on your wish list, find a skilled designer today at

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