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Ami McKay of Pure Design made this home an ode to joy.
“We called this the Pure Joy home,” says designer Ami McKay of Vancouver’s Pure Design. “Because that’s what matters to the homeowners: that they walk into the house and feel joy.”
For the couple, it meant they wanted colour, and a lot of it: blues, yellows and pinks throughout the home. “And not a subtle yellow—electric yellow,” says McKay.
The floating fir vanity is designed to feel like a piece of mid-century modern furniture, and the stool from Sunshine Coast-based Barter offers a perfect spot for
a glass of wine.
To make the vibrant palette work for this bathroom, McKay brought in hand-painted terracotta tiles by Tabarka Studio from Mosaic World—some in that bright yellow, others in blue and green—and, importantly, paired them with neutral bands of tile and marble. “It keeps it from feeling overwhelming,” she says, “and just adds more texture and simplicity.”
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