Bathroom
Sep 30, 2015

Bathroom design: Easy elegance

By: Laura Muir
Bathroom design: Easy elegance

Light-filled, luxurious bathroom design Author: Michael Graydon

Bathroom
Sep 30, 2015

Bathroom design: Easy elegance

By: Laura Muir

An elegant bathroom design with lots of white and lots of light.


Luxury was a priority when Monica Dyer and her husband, Drew Elliott, created this white and bright master ensuite , part of a project they undertook almost two years ago to expand the third floor of their Victorian rowhouse in Toronto. “We wanted a place we could retreat to,” says Monica. To emulate a relaxing yet chic European hotel feel, she opted for a free-standing soaker tub, herringbone-patterned marble floors, tiled wainscotting and vintage-look nickel faucets. Hits of linen, via the Roman shades and sconces, lend softness to the space.
 

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Creating an inviting vibe
The high-gloss herringbone-patterned marble floor reflects natural light, enhancing the space’s inviting vibe.
 

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The bigger, the better
The vanity’s Shaker-style doors tie in with built-ins in the couple’s master bedroom, and the two-and-a-half-inch-thick marble countertop has a substantial, ultra-luxe look. Wainscotting made of white ceramic subway tiles offers texture and interest. “We put it a little higher up,” says Monica. “Ceramic subway tiles are so accessible and affordable and yet offer such high impact.” Pivot mirrors framed in nickel complement the space’s classic, European vibe.

 

 

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Old meets new
Set under the big window, the sculptural cast-iron soaker tub, a contemporary version of an old claw-foot tub, is paired with a traditional nickel faucet. “Everyone was saying, ‘Stay away from nickel! Stay away from nickel!’ because it tarnishes,” says Monica. “But we like the look of that. It gets a nice patina.” The glass-enclosed shower enhances the airy feel of the all-white space and keeps sightlines open to the deck and trees beyond.

 

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