This bathroom operates as a change room and shower for the outdoor pool—and that can mean a half-dozen kids dropping off wet towels and bathing suits on any given day—so designer Sophie Burke of Vancouver’s Sophie Burke Design selected sturdy materials for the space. Hard-wearing grey tile lines the floors, Caesarstone’s Rugged Concrete tops the bench, and vertical tiles on the walls can stand up to any wet items on the towel hooks.

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Credit: Ema Peter

Organic objects like the rattan baskets from Twenty One Tonnes and a Libeco towel from Bacci’s warm up a typically cool space like this pool change area.

Black accents throughout offer a fresh colour contrast, and the round fingerpulls on the cabinetry and curvy light fixture from Cedar and Moss bring a playful element. It’s designed to be kid-friendly—and to anticipate that not all kids will carefully put away their wet things. “At least mine wouldn’t!” laughs Burke.

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