AFTER // 1947 GUEST BATHROOM
The final room reveal from our 3 bathroom remodel is the kid’s bath. This was the most fun and colour-filled room we designed in the house. Like the powder room, we kept the layout existing since it already functioned well. We also kept the existing vanity and had it refinished and painted in Dunn Edwards Pistachio Ice Cream. Since we were working with the exiting vanity, it meant that we kept to one sink instead of converting it to two. This actually worked better for the space and allowed us to do one large round mirror in the centre, and flank that with two wall sconces on either side.
We wanted to bring in a variety of different materials to have it feel layered and interesting. Once we had our vanity colour we worked around that as our starting off point. By sticking with one colour tone it made sure that the space didn’t feel too overwhelming or busy. The one layer backsplash is Fireclay’s glass tile in Magpie. It adds a highly reflective surface, feels modern – especially when installed stacked – and the depth of colour sits well with our vanity paint. We used two metal finishes in here – chrome for the plumbing fixtures and matte black for the hardware, mirror and lighting. The countertop is the same white quartz that we used in the primary bath which is a nice neutral to balance out the colour.
To keep consistent with the other two bathrooms (powder & primary), we brought in small doses of white oak through the open shelves, the sconce canopies and the towel ring. We also had to work with their existing door and window trim colour which has a red tone to it. Initially that was a slight concern, but we made sure it looked good with the oak and the warmth ended up adding to the room in a positive way. Had the trims been painted white it would have felt cold and stark.
The bathtub and shower wall tiles are from the same collection as the shower tiles in the primary but in white rather than cream. This worked better with the other materials since they have a cooler tone. The flooring is a terrazzo tile with flecks of green, blue and brown stone which ties in all the colours.
Our last major material is the shower floor tile and we used another Fireclay hex in Prussian (colour has since been discontinued). This added a new element of colour and pattern to the room.
Photography by Jessica Alexander