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Sep 16, 2014

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

By: Sara Cation
High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Elegant dramatic bathroom. Author: Michael Nangreaves

High or Low
Sep 16, 2014

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

By: Sara Cation

We created two variations of the same serene, elegant bathroom -- can you tell which is high and which is low?


Tough day at the office? Plunge into deep relaxation in this serene, elegant and dramatic bathroom, designed on budgets suitable for a CEO and her personal assistant.
 

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High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Can you tell the difference?

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Which is high and which is low?

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

High: $12,123

• Thibaut Tamarind Wenzel 839T7170 Wallpaper in Black, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $178 per single roll, through designers. • Chrome-plated iron Evana Mirror, Decorium, $999 • Horus brass floor-mounted faucet in Polished Nickel, Roman Bath Centre, $2,450. • Victoria + Albert volcanic lime-stone and resin free-standing York Bathtub, Roman Bath Centre, $2,680. • Ralph Lauren small metal Hendricks Globe Pendant light in Polished Nickel, Union Lighting and Furnishings, $1,460. • AR brass Luggage Rack in Brushed Nickel with hooks, Roman Bath Centre, $299. • Leather and brushed stainless steel Matteo Bench in Mont Blanc Daffodil, Ethan Allen, $1,459. • Wool Chobi Rug, 5' x 7', Imperial Carpet and Home, $2,598.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Low: $4,493

• Wallquest Villa Sienna Lily SN10000 Wallpaper, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics, $71 per single roll, through designers. • Bevelled Mirror, HomeSense, $100. • Aquatek brass floor-mounted Chelsea Faucet in Chrome, Roman Bath Centre, $849. • Bristol acrylic free-standing Alia Bathtub, Roman Bath Centre, $1,599. • Matteo medium chrome and glass White Pluto Pendant light, Universal Lamp, $240 . • Aluminum Mason Wall Coat Rack, Urban Barn, $119. • Faux leather and metal Bench, Bouclair Home, $190. • Karastan Bellingham wool Everson Rug in Celadon, 6' x 9', Imperial Carpet and Home, $1,325.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Serenity now

You’ve got your favourite music playing, a glass of wine in hand, bubbles billowing over a bathtub and a rare 40 minutes to yourself. What could make this moment any sweeter? A gorgeous floor-mounted faucet that calls to mind the glamour of gatsby and allows you to wash your hair without stepping into the shower. HIGH: Horus brass floor-mounted face in Polished Nickel, romanbathcentre.com, $2,450. LOW: Aquatek brass floor-mounted Chelsea faucet in Chrome, romanbathcentre.com, $849.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Nearly nudes

Simple sketches of the human form have captivated artists for centuries, from Michelangelo to Matisse to modern-day amateur artists taking their first evening class. (How many sitcom characters have come face to face with an unexpected nude in a night art class?) but nakedness is nothing new to artwork – just ask the Ancient Greeks! – and the modest renderings here hint at the scandalous without revealing anything that would make you blush – perfect for a painterly bathroom design like this.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Go global

A globe-shaped pendant light adds graceful curves and can help geometrically balance a room with an abundance of right angles.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Floral fake-out

What’s real? What’s fake? And which is less expensive, anyway? If fresh flowers are a luxury, then faux flowers must be the ultimate luxury, because good-quality ones, the ones that actually look freshly picked, cost quite a bit more. But the benefits are obvious: They won’t wilt, they require no maintenance (save for a little dusting now and then), and they don’t have to be in season. The only drawback? You’ll miss out on the unmatchable fragrance of the real deal.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Elegant dramatic bathroom

Flowers

1 Faux lilac, Michaels, $26. 2 Fresh lilac, from the garden. 3 Faux peony, HomeSense, $3. 4 Faux peony, Urban Barn, $7. 5 Faux gloriosa lily, Michaels, $10. 6 Fresh peony, from the local flower market. 7 Faux cabbage rose, Michaels, $10. 8 Fresh princess tea rose, from the local flower market. 9 Faux princess tea rose, $6.

By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle Credits: Style at Home

 

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