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Going for Gold

As we anxiously await the arrival of a few key pieces of furniture, I thought I’d share some photos of a couple of rooms that are actually complete in our Peaceful Penfold Project!

The two washrooms in the home were the first rooms to be completed, primarily out of necessity as it can be rather difficult to live in a home without a working toilet or shower!

When we purchased the house, the main bathroom had been left completely original, with olive green fixtures and a plywood vanity.

This space will primarily be used by our daughter and guests to our home, so I wanted to create a kid-friendly, clean look. I love the classic appeal of black and white so I chose simple, white subway tiles for the tub surround and paired them with some fun, black hexagon tiles for the accent niche.

To soften the traditional lines of the room, I chose a bold, vinyl flooring. I didn’t want the room to become too stark with the contrasting black and white, so to complement the flooring, I chose a wood vanity with a warm stain. To further soften the look, I chose a round mirror and ruffled shower curtain. Matte black fixtures and a cute, square sink complete the look.

Going for Gold

For the master ensuite, I wanted to create a relaxing, spa-like space. I absolutely adore gold accents (you’ll find many of them throughout my home), but I really wanted to make gold the star in this washroom. The previous home owners had updated the tub, but the original vanity and over sized light fixture remained.

I decided to remove the tub to make room for a luxurious, walk-in shower. To accent the gold fixtures, I chose large, creamy white tiles for the shower walls which I paired with some unique, stretched hexagon, glass accent tiles. To add to the spa-like feel, we continued the in-floor heat into the shower area, which is under the fun, pebble flooring.

Because this room is only used by myself and my husband, I wanted to incorporate a few personal details. We decided to put the valve for the shower on the wall opposite the shower head, and because the space is on the small side, we decided to eliminate a shower door. We instead chose to have a large, single piece of glass installed, creating an open and inviting space...the shower now feels like a true escape!

In an effort to pay tribute to the original character of the home, I chose two large, gold, wall sconces for vanity lighting and added an arched-top mirror. The pale grey vanity and white, quartz counter top complement the widespread gold faucet.

Stay tuned, more updates to follow!

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