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With glittering reflections, dancing flames and smooth textures, this master bathroom is reminiscent of a spa retreat
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With glittering reflections, dancing flames and smooth textures, 
this master bathroom is reminiscent of a spa retreat

Interior design can resonate like music each instrument has its own voice, but joins with others to harmonious and delightful effect.

A subtle meld of textures, finishes and materials come together in this bathroom to give it a sleek air. The design is by Perimeter Architects and partner John Issa says the owners wanted the space to have the feel of a refined hotel spa.

"I approached this concept in several ways, including introducing a furniture-like vanity. We designed this piece without handles, and oriented the wood grain at a 30° angle, running from the centre out to the corners," says Issa. "Every attempt was made to bring out the beauty of the material without the distractions of the typical function solutions of cabinetry. The countertop is a leather-finish granite and this is separated from the wood by a stainless steel reveal one of many touches of reflectivity in the room."

Over the vanity, an expansive back-lit mirror adds to the sense of volume. Slender tiles were chosen for the wall behind to maximise shadow-play from the concealed lighting. The same dark tile colour was used on the floor, but honed for a matte finish and in a large format.


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With glittering reflections, dancing flames and smooth textures, 
this master bathroom is reminiscent of a spa retreat

"The variety of tiled surfaces was important throughout. A similar tile is used on the wall behind the tub, but in a lighter tone and with a polished surface. This reflects both the bath and the sparkling chandelier, which adds a feminine note to the sleek, modern bathroom. Variegated tiles in the shower stall bring further visual interest to the design and the mosaic floor tiles in that area offer a slip-free surface.

"Dark tiles on the wall opposite the shower and to left and right of the stall were another way of extending the deeper floor tones up through the room they also help highlight the shower and accentuate the visual impact of its multi-toned surfaces."

The freestanding tub is naturally a feature of the room. Set by the fire at the request of the owners, it is the perfect place from which to watch the snow fall outside the window.

To optimize a sense of space and light, the toilet cubicle positioned to the left of the shower is in frosted glass.

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With glittering reflections, dancing flames and smooth textures, 
this master bathroom is reminiscent of a spa retreat

The approach from the bedroom is long and narrow and the bathtub, chandelier and reflective wall all catch the eye from that room, says the architect.

"We also reinvented the master bedroom, introducing darker walls tones that create an attractive contrast with the bathroom. This color treatment gives the bedroom a plush, Hollywood feel, augmented by luxurious furnishings and bedding. They took a little convincing, but eventually the owners agreed to leave the dressing mirror leaning against the wall this adds to the sense of airy, casual refinement."

Mar 31, 2014
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