AN INVITING SANCTUARY By Athena McKenzie
orget the utilitarian bathroom. Victoria’s Kelly Moir of KM Interior Designs — who designed this stunning space for a new home in the Uplands — says the bathroom now rivals the kitchen in design and esthetic presence. To achieve one’s own luxury bathroom, Moir recommends allotting generous floor space with in-floor heating to add a sensory element, as well as using natural, easy-to-maintain finishes and combining natural light and striking lighting fixtures. “While a picture-perfect private setting is ideal for a bathroom window, chandeliers are also used to add a stress-reducing ambience,” Moir says. To create that ultimate spa-like atmosphere, use plush, luxurious towels — with warming racks, of course. Baskets add a textural element and are a stylish option for extra storage. Indulge in rejuvenating bath and skincare products, add a few candles, and you’ve created the perfect retreat in your own home.
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GET THE LOOK 1 Euro Ceramic Tile Muretto mosaic tile (eurotile.ca, starts at $17/tile) 2 Abyss super pile bath towels (Muffet & Louisa, $120 each) 3 Constellation chandelier (Illuminations Victoria, $3,441) 4 Jade planter (Poppies Floral Art, $30 each) 5 The Perfect Bath by Barbara Sallick (where books are sold, $75) 6 Cloverdale kitchen and bath paint in Cobblestone (Cloverdale Paint, $62/gallon) 7 Kontour Camber heated towel rack (Flush Bathroom Essentials, starts at $450) 8 Kodo Collection green tea mask, eucalyptus body polish and mineral bath soak (for prices and local retailers, visit kodocollection.com) 9 Euro Ceramic Tile woodgrain marble series (eurotile.ca, $40/sf) 10 Aquabrass Caicos freestanding bath (Victoria Speciality Hardware, $4,795) 11 Modern weave handled baskets (westelm.ca, starting at $127) 12 Aura ceramic aroma diffuser (Escents, $90) 13 Kohler Purist floor-mount tub filler (Victoria Speciality Hardware, starting at $1,615)
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