If there was ever a time to wow a crowd with a splashy design, it’s in a showhome. Just ask Sabrina Albanese, who transformed a Richmond Hill, Ont., model home’s principal bathroom from a blank canvas into a dream ensuite. “I used color and pattern as a narrative to build from, and then all of the other details followed from there,” says the Toronto designer. Seemingly endless porcelain slabs — reminiscent of Calacatta marble but impervious to scratches and water marks — dance up walls and waterfall over cabinets. Lush wallpaper also makes a strong statement, giving the illusion that you’re standing beneath a canopy of trees. Gold-toned faucets and frosted-glass sconces up the glamor, as does a stand-alone soaker tub, which has a curvy coconut-shell pendant suspended above.
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