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A Vancouver Bathroom Gets A Modern Makeover

With Old World Charm


Ami was thrilled her client’s Old World Charm Bathroom with it’s exotic geometric light pendants, and Saint Tropez floor tiles was featured in House and Home’s Special Kitchen and Bath’s Summer 2018 issue. Ami was more than happy to discuss her lovely client and how she believed in her vision right from the get-go.

“The key was introducing natural materials to get that old world charm”


A colourful bathroom blending old world and modern styles


When Ami saw that her client was replacing her bedroom dresser, she suggested they relocate it to the bathroom to use as a vanity. “I immediately saw it as the focal point of the room and a way to add global charm”, says Ami. She customized the piece with a grey marble countertop, reworked the interior drawers, then added two round vessels sinks and wall-mounted faucets in brushed bronze.


The dated built-in bathtub and tile surrounded were replaced with a new freestanding version with a floor-mounted tub filler in the same brushed bronze as the sink faucets. “The warm finish of the tub filler is close to the colour of the wood on the vanity,” says Ami. “It helps bring all the elements together.” Instead of placing a light fixture over the tub, Ami decided to fill the negative space at one end with two asymmetrically hung pendants covered in antiqued mirror.


The toilet was in an awkward space beside the tub, so Ami modified the floor plan to improve the room’s flow and function. To create a spa-like feel, the designer relocated an existing sauna from the bedroom into the bathroom and designed a brand new shower. Because the butter yellow and blue floor tiles provide plenty of colour and pattern, Ami kept the shower walls simple with sleek white tile. A rain showerhead, along with new diverters and controls modernize the shower.

Project Details


A colourful bathroom blending old world and modern styles


  • Part of a 4 month home renovation


  • 110 sq ft. $34,00


  • Floor Tile: $1,700
  • Shower Wall Tile: $300
  • Shower Fittings: $2,251
  • Tub: $1,670
  • Wall-mounted Faucets: $2,993
  • Sink: $665
  • Pendants: $1,995

This article “All-Out Revamp” was originally featured in House and Home Special Kitchen and Bath Summer 2018 issue.  We encourage you to browse through the project in our project gallery. CLICK TO SEE THE ENTIRE PROJECT >>

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