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The Big and Small of it – Oct/Nov2015

The Big and Small of it - Oct/Nov2015

Whether a bathroom is large or slight, there are many choices to make it just right.

From large and luxurious to small and contemporary, the design of your bathroom should be an oasis for relaxation and renewal or a place to energize you and help you face the day. Through fixtures, vanities, stone, tile and colour, you can let your imagination run wild and make your bathroom a distinctive addition to your home.

When creating this luxury bathroom, we decided to make the space feel contemporary, yet relaxing, through the use of marble, natural light and warm wood.

The marble floor is detailed with a custom inset herringbone pattern. This change in pattern helps to combat the slipperiness of the polished marble and adds interest to the large floor space. At nearly 400 square feet, this bathroom features a solid-surface, freestanding 72-inch tub, a luxury dual bathroom vanity made of solid ash wood by GODI, and a TOTO toilet and bidet.

The GODI vanity, which is part of the Dancing Room series, is accessorized with side cabinets, matching mirror, crystal flower knobs and soft-close drawers. The side cabinet has the option of mirrored doors or ostrich leather inserts. An ostrich leather bench completes the collection. Flanking the mirror are Inertia sconces by Corbett Lighting. These are handcrafted iron, finished with silver leaf. The aged silver chandelier, which hangs over the tub, is from Possini Euro Lighting.

The marble floor is detailed with a custom inset herringbone pattern.

The shower features marble tiles, custom laser-cut to illustrate inspiring words, including ‘renew and refresh.’ These motivating words add a quirky touch. Overall, this bathroom is an indulgent retreat and a beautiful sanctuary.

This 35-square-foot bathroom required a creative solution to maximize the space. Although tub/shower combos don’t often provide a relaxing experience, combining them was a must. An extra-deep TOTO cast iron tub was the perfect solution. It’s so large, you can practically swim in it! It features a slip-resistant surface and adding a tile ledge helps with getting in and out.

TOTO Soiree bath faucets and hand shower (on a gliding rail) emphasize the contemporary look of the bathroom. Matching TOTO Soiree faucets were used at the sink as well. Italian porcelain tiles from the Fusion collection by Midgley West were an outstanding choice for the floors and walls. By using the same tile for the floor, wall and ceiling, the bathroom appears much larger. The 1×6-inch mosaic tiles are the feature and the large 18×36-inch tiles are used as an accent behind the TOTO dual-flush toilet.

The large 18×36-inch tiles are used as an accent behind the TOTO dual flush toilet.

To bring this bathroom to life, Pantone towels in bright zesty green and pure snow white accent the space and are a contrast to the Benjamin Moore Midnight Oil wall paint. Whimsical accessories such as shower curtain hooks that read ‘Wash Your Hands’ and ‘Brush Your Teeth’ were sourced from Home Outfitters.

To provide more space within the bathroom, a barn door was used rather than a traditional swing door. This door slides on exterior mounted hardware and changes the style of the bathroom significantly. It also allowed us to add towel storage in wall-mounted chrome baskets and provide a small shelf for plants.




SMALL BATHROOM BUILDER: Urban Retreat Homes DESIGN: Samantha Sannella TOLIET AND FAUCETS: TILE: Midgley West, PAINT: