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5 tips for creating a posh bathroom

5 tips for creating a posh bathroom

Image: Stacey Brandford / Styling: Ann Marie Favot

Bathroom

5 tips for creating a posh bathroom

Learn how this stunning clean-lined bathroom in Toronto came together.

Take your bathroom from predictable to picture-perfect with our five tips for creating a magazine-worthy space like this one.

 
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1. Allow the size of your space to determine the hero items.

“For a large bathroom, this one had a lot of wasted space,” says designer Shirley Meisels, who was tasked with reimagining the 150-square-foot room. Up first was replacing a smaller vanity with a larger one that makes better use of an awkward dormer and allows for his-and-hers sinks – a must-have for the homeowners.

 

2. Add warmth with walnut pieces and a bold rug.

With their abundance of hard surfaces and sleek fixtures, contemporary bathrooms can risk feeling a little cold. Here, the custom walnut floating vanity helps ground the look and lends the space warmth; its clean lines and tonal variations suit the room’s cozy modern vibe, which is enhanced by the large vintage-look rug.

 

3. Rely on pendant lights for extra style. 

The sleek pendant lights hanging at eye level look right at home in such a sophisticated space. Notice how Shirley made clever use of the funky dormer ceiling by staggering the placement of the fixtures.

 

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4. Carry tiles all the way up.

The gorgeous oversized marble-look porcelain floor tiles continue up the shower walls, giving the impression of a seamless piece of stone. The simple glass enclosure doesn’t detract from this stunning touch.

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5. Conceal extra storage in a chic place. 

The homeowners wanted to utilize the vacant space below the window, so Shirley added a built-in window seat that looks similar to the vanity. The piece features a genius addition: pullout drawers for laundry storage.

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