When amateur design duo Craig Dauphinee and Christopher Gillis decided to renovate their tiny Charlottetown bathroom, both the project and the bathroom grew exponentially. The couple knocked out a wall between the bathroom and a closet, installed a new sub-floor with radiant heat, and replaced the existing plumbing.
The result is a classic look in white and gold. The wall tile evokes an old-world style, that carries over to the antique mirror and framed Titanic print that belonged to Dauphinee’s great grandmother.
Design: Craig Dauphinee and Christopher Gillis. Mirror: Summer House Antiques, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Plumbing fixtures, vanity, toilet, tub, sink: Mr. Plumber, Charlottetown. Tiles: Home Depot (floor) and Markan Flooring, Charlottetown. Photo: Stephen Harris.
Interior designer Shawn LeBlanc found his inspiration in the Hamptons for this Shellac Bridge, New Brunswick, ensuite bathroom redesign. “We wanted it to have a coastal feel without being too casual,” he says.
The marble basket weave tile in the shower and antique armoire create a formal look, while the soft blues of the towels lend a relaxed feeling. Light tones and summery art pieces and accessories complete the look.
An antique armoire provides much-needed storage for towels, and fabric baskets keep smaller items organized. Design: The Designer’s Den, Dieppe, N.B. Tile: Dominion Tile, Moncton, N.B. Paint: Benjamin Moore Lacey Pearl. Armoire: Boutique Recycl’Art and Antiques, Moncton. Photos: Philip Boudreau
The goal of this Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland, bathroom renovation was to mix function with luxury. “The homeowner wanted a retreat to take a nice long hot bath and have a glass of wine,” says designer Charli Junker. “But she also wanted a functional space to get ready for work, shower, and put on make-up.”
Layout and design: Your Space Our Design, St. John’s, N.L. Cabinet design: Your Space Our Design and Floor Source Inc./Cabinet Source, St. John’s. Lighting: Lighting World, St. John’s. Plumbing fixtures: The Ensuite Bath and Kitchen Showroom in Mount Pearl, N.L. Tiles and marble top: DSF Granite and Tile, St. John’s. Chair: Attica Furnishings, Halifax, N.S. Photos: Lainey’s Photography
Large frosted windows run the length of the soaker tub offering diffused natural light. Above the tub, a 4-metre vault ceiling was the perfect place to add an over-size glass chandelier. Crystal knobs on the cabinetry and plumbing fixtures echo the chandelier’s sparkle.
A mirrored vanity started the ball rolling when
a client asked Jane Veldhoven to decorate an
art deco-themed bathroom. “We chickened out at first and painted one small wall,” says Veldhoven of the fuchsia walls. “When we saw how much it popped we said, ‘Let’s paint it all.’”
The original plan was to tile the entire tub area with 1920s-inspired mosaic tile, but Veldhoven could only purchase a few square feet of the discontinued tile. Eager to still incorporate the tile, she used it around the top of the tub area. She covered the remaining space with black and white bevelled subway tiles. The final result draws the eye up.
Design: Get Organized by Design, Halifax.
Vanity and medicine cabinet: Restoration
Hardware. Symmons faucets, American
Standard toilet, and Exhibit bathtub by Maax:
Bird Stairs, Halifax. Caesarstone vanity top:
Jadestone. Tile: Floors Plus, Halifax. Painting:
“Little Red II” by Barbara McLean, Teichert
Gallery, Halifax. Paint: Sherwin Williams
Dynamo. Photos: Steve Smith/VisionFire