Suite It Is

While not a true makeover – it was created from the whole cloth of a top-floor addition to a Coquitlam home – this ensuite treatment by My House Design Build of Vancouver is certainly an inspiring bathroom project.

We like the details of matching the fireplace surround to the windows, creating an appealing visual punch. The muted colours also work well, tying in a large room through the choice of wall paint and furniture colours.

Countertops are in marble cream marfil; cabinets are dark; and all faucets are from Kohler.

The bathroom countertops are marble cream marfil, a luxury touch, while the large sunken bathtub sports rim-mounted Kohler faucets including spray nozzle. As designer Linda Jones explained, the gas fireplace was originally meant to be a two-sided version that could be viewed from the bathtub and the bed.

“Privacy won out over aesthetics,” Jones said, and the fireplace remained facing only into the bedroom.

The dark cabinets are solid maple, and the porcelain large-format tile floor has tumbled marble mosaics insets, which are also used in the shower stall floor and walls. Floors are equipped with in-floor radiant heating.

The shower stall has tumbled marble floor and wall mosaics, which are also used as insets for the bathroom tile

The glass-sheathed shower is equipped with a giant Kohler rainhead shower.
To capture a view, the windows are covered in “bottom up” Levellor blinds that still allow privacy.

This master ensuite is among the My House Design entries in the 2008 Georgie competition.