A new take on a traditional theme

Interior designer Jamie Banfield, known for his signature West Coast style, runs a residential design firm with clients from Vancouver Island to Toronto. “The Banfield,” his locally crafted vanity collection, is inspired by the trees, mountains and lakes surrounding his Port Moody office. This award-winning designer’s latest luxury bathroom renovation is a modern take on a traditional theme.

“As a designer, I am all about the process. It is what gets me up in the morning. Contrary to popular belief, we do not play with colour swatches and fabrics all day! Instead, we sit in front of computers crafting a plan: materials, budgets and an inspired design. For me, a traditional space will always be in style. I like using white cabinets, natural stone, and a mix of white and black. This bathroom has layers of texture, patterns and material. The ornate wallpaper and finish on the plumbing fixtures mixed with black and grey combines the feminine and masculine aesthetics. Using materials such as brass, polished nickel and black metals is an easy way to add elegance and sophistication to any bathroom.

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The shower system presented a challenge because it was designed to be installed against a wall and ceiling. We put some time into finding a solution and it was worth it. The shower became this stunning, impactful feature in the room. The vanity, The Banfield, is another nod to the traditional. The millwork showcases the craftsmanship we are all craving. If you stick to the basics, a space can remain timeless.”

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