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Designer Melanie Finkleman kept this clean space from being clinical.
The client was from Finland, and that had a big influence on what she chose for the house, says designer Melanie Finkleman of Hazel and Brown. The new build in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood was Scandi-inspired and all about light, so the more windows, the better. Even the master bathroom door wouldnt block the sunshine (though of course, it was frosted for privacy).
Rift-sawn white cabinetry warmed up the mostly-white space, while a square ceramic tile running halfway up the walls gave it a spa feel. That was no accidentthe house also features a basement sauna, so relaxing vibes are a home theme. Still, the client wanted an oasis that didnt take itself too seriously; to achieve that goal, the designer looked down.
A hexagonal floor tile was the answer. We came up with a like poppy-like design by playing with the different colours of tile to make that flower pattern, says Finkleman. Other fun details, like a ladder towel bar, greenery, and framed art popped some personality into the otherwise-clinical bathroom. Because it was a new build, we could really carve out the space we wanted for the bathroom, says the designer. A roomy master bath provided plenty of space for both serenity and spiritand to showcase the geometric floral floor.
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