STYLE AT HOME What was your vision for this bathroom design? SHIRLEY MEISELS Since this bathroom is part of a third-floor addition that overlooks the surrounding trees, I wanted it to feel like a bright and open getaway. The homeowners travel quite a bit and only live in Toronto for part of the year, so they wanted this space to have a luxurious hotel look.
SAH How did you create interest in the space without using a lot of colour? SM I think by letting the free-standing bathtub be the focal point in the room. The surrounding window with views of the beautiful trees adds plenty of natural light and also really helps anchor the space and make it feel more inviting.
SAH What’s your advice for achieving a clean, contemporary look in the bathroom? SM I like to use a floating vanity – it instantly makes the room read as more modern. I also think less is always best, so choosing a vanity, mirror and fixtures that have little to no embellishment is a safe bet for creating a contemporary aesthetic.