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A master bedroom and bathroom in a whimsy purple palette

A master bedroom and bathroom in a whimsy purple palette

Image by: Virginia MacDonald | Styling: Christine Hanlon

Bedroom

A master bedroom and bathroom in a whimsy purple palette

Designer Tara Fingold artfully mixes an array of lush textures and soft mauves and pinks to create a soothing master bedroom and bathroom for a busy couple.

More often than not, it’s a designer’s role to gently nudge a homeowner out of his or her comfort zone. But in the case of the owner of this distinctive master suite, no prodding was necessary. “The client embraces colour, texture and non-conventional pieces,” says designer Tara Fingold. “It was amazing how open she was, and how she kept pushing for something interesting.”

It was about a year ago when the homeowner and her husband purchased this 1920s Georgian abode in a well-established Toronto neighbourhood and collaborated with Tara on a top-to-bottom home renovation. “With very precise planning at the beginning, we were able to finish in six months,” says Tara. “The house has beautiful bones, so we just needed to give it an update.”
 

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Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

The bedroom

Soothing mauves and pinks, and a layering of textures (the grasscloth wallpaper, chevron-patterned silk drapery, inlaid nightstand and strie wool rug) create a sumptuous, inviting look in the master bedroom. The strie velvet channel-tufted headboard turns the bed into a show-stopping focal point.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

The curtains

Clean-lined shapes temper the space’s femininity – the look is sophisticated, not girlie or frou-frou – and a layered effect enhances the warm and inviting feel. The master bedroom, with its combination of textures that includes the grasscloth wallpaper, velvet headboard, wool rug and silk drapery, is especially lush. “I wanted to create a delicious mood when you walk into the room,” says Tara.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Dressing room

The dressing room boasts a built-in makeup desk and a bank of drawers, which serves as both a dresser for extra storage and a window seat.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Purple hues

For the busy homeowners (a professional couple with three small children), the overhaul included creating a 600-square-foot restful retreat that now comprises the master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, a dressing room for her and a walk-in closet for him.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Fresh flowers

These flowers goes well with the colour scheme of the suite.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Bathroom vanity

The bathroom’s high-gloss lavender vanity is outfitted with a marble countertop and brass faucets and pulls. The vintage resin-framed mirrors and crystal and brass sconces lend a dose of character and balance out the vanity’s contemporary straight lines.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Gold hardware

Gold handles go great with purple drawers.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Light and airy shower

The glass panelling and calacatta marble tiling in the shower are light and airy elements that enhance the bathroom’s serene vibe. “I like marble’s natural characteristics,” says Tara. “I could not get that random pattern and elegance without using marble.”

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Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Herringbone pattern

A mix of calacatta and thassos marble forms the herringbone pattern on the floor, which continues into the dressing room. “That’s where the homeowner gets dressed and puts on her makeup, so it’s much more durable than carpet,” says Tara. “But it’s heated, so it’s just as cozy.”

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Closet doors

Tara used a pale lilac quilted fabric to upholster the dressing room closet doors, adding a bit of softness and texture to the space. Lucite pulls are quiet yet sophisticated.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

Brass chandelier

The dressing room’s beautiful brass chandelier, adorned with crystal doves, is a whimsical touch. “The doves look like they’re dancing around the perimeter,” says designer Tara Fingold.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon

Bedroom decor: Soothing master suite

The designer

Toronto-based designer Tara Fingold.

Image by: Style at Home By: Laura Muir Source: Virginia MacDonald; styling by Christine Hanlon
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A master bedroom and bathroom in a whimsy purple palette