Photo Gallery: Ensuite Bathrooms
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An impressive panelled wall treatment plays up the basketweave floor tile and enhances the room’s tailored look. The high window was fitted with “top-down bottom-up” shades to maximize light and privacy. A gracious marble-topped vanity offers plenty of storage.
A major appeal of the increasingly popular white-painted floor is flexibility: the neutral but fresh tone creates a clean canvas. In this oasis-like bathroom, it sets an airy and romantic mood, and the matte finish works with the white walls to give prominence to the raw wood beams and organic egg-shaped tub.
Glamorous glass shelves by the sculptural tub are a practical solution for toiletries. A modern chair, stunning chandelier and full-height silk drapes — the kind you’d find in a living room — make an eye-catching statement.
Sitting peacefully below a large window, a bathtub is given a luxurious upgrade with a polished stone frame. Warm wood ceilings, exposed brick, shutters and flora-inspired artwork lend this room a touch of rustic charm.
This bathroom’s dramatic yet peaceful style is spacious and welcoming.The glass and tile shower runs the full width of the house and is fully exposed (only the window is frosted for privacy). The dark wall grounds the space, making it feel cosier while the fur rug adds a touch of luxury.
Acting as a mini divider, a single arched door is a simple way to extend a wall. Mirror panels on the door reflect light and sight lines, making this corner seem larger. A side table placed in front of the door extends the rustic wood vanity’s surface.
A synergy between Scandinavian and Japanese style, this no-fuss bathroom is stripped to its bare minimum. Clean lines and natural materials exude a spa-like atmosphere.
Add rich texture to any space by transforming mundane walls into works of art. Intricate details such as these Blue Bisazza glass mosaic tiles create sparkle in this stunning modern bathroom.
Bathrooms don’t have to be bland, as this one shows with its glittery marble mosaic-tiled floor, glass-droplet chandelier and pretty Schumacher wallpaper. A custom-designed vanity features double sinks and built-in storage, a marble countertop and panel moulding that smartly blends two mirrors in the insets. The low, freestanding tub makes the room feel more spacious and opulent.
Pairing floor-length drapes with a freestanding oval tub establishes the ensuite bathroom in the 2010 Princess Margaret Showhome as both elegant and tranquil. An overhead chandelier and acrylic side table add the perfect amount of sparkle to space.
White, glittering tiles dominate the guest bathroom in the 2010 Princess Margaret Showhome. The double vanity’s marble countertop sits on a chunky chrome base and is topped by two tilting mirrors. A black shower curtain grounds the space and provides visual contrast.
In this dark bathroom, reflective surfaces are used to play up the natural light filtering through an arched window. High-gloss white subway tile lining the shower area and luminous silver mosaic tile on the dividing wall bounce light around the room and create contrast with the matte walls and floor.
Emma Doucet and Sébastien Labelle of Ottawa won ‘Best Budget’ in the 2009 Design Contest for their dramatic bathroom renovation. The homeowners stripped the original bathroom down to the studs and refloored, retiled, restored and redecorated. Vintage style is imbued through unfitted fixtures, polished chrome hardware and a classic black and white tiled floor. An old brick chimney was exposed in the corner and echoes the texture of the new subway tile installed behind the bathtub.
There’s a trend towards tiling entire bathroom walls, which hasn’t been particularly popular in North America in the past, says designer Glen Peloso, principal of Glen Peloso Interiors. Mosaics are being used floor-to-ceiling on the wall that houses the sink, vanity and mirror, for instance. The tile trend is even extending to living rooms, particularly around fireplaces. Large porcelain and glass tiles are a lot lighter than using a slab of stone, he adds.