What is the appeal of a creamy white bathroom? Is it the sense of calm and peacefulness it portrays? Or perhaps it is the feeling of timelessness and clean lines that we crave? Whatever it is, the marriage of cream with pale grey creates an understated elegance within a room.
These West Vancouver homeowners set out to create a spacious ensuite complete with classic detailing and traditional elegance in their 13-year-old Craftsman home. To get started they recruited the talents of contractor Jeff Henderson of Jeff Henderson Construction. Their goal was to open up the space by removing a wall between the master bedroom and an adjacent guest room and generate a spacious master bathroom and large walk-in closet. “We wanted the room to feel large enough for both of us to wander around in, yet intimate enough to keep the warmth,” remarked the homeowner.
Once the space was created, a large walk-in shower stall was constructed and finished with white Carrera subway tiles and slabs. Miniature sunflower tiles from Bianca Carrera were installed on the floor, creating a beautiful mosaic pattern throughout.
A large contemporary tub is the centrepiece of this timeless room. Fitted with Perrin & Rowe faucets, the tub truly sets centre stage in a sea of pale greys and cream hues. Details like crystal knobs and chrome hardware from Restoration Hardware keep the space from being too sleek and modern yet provide a real vintage modern vibe.
Relaxed and comfortable is how one would describe the feel of the room upon entering. One of the most stunning elements of this contemporary bathroom is the millwork by Eurotek Enterprises. Undercounter basins sit comfortably in custom-made white cabinetry that looks like it has always been there.
This bathroom is a great example of how white and grey can be used in our damp, grey Vancouver climate. Too often we are afraid to utilize grey in our decorating for fear of creating too much of a mundane environment within our home. But, as this bathroom demonstrates, the pairing of grey with cream or white can be very successful with the addition of bright chrome, sleek surfaces and patterned tile. Elements such as these add an extra texture and sense of warmth to a room with a relatively monochromatic palette.
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