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This Parkdale Bathroom Feels Like a Nordic Spa

The Practice of Everyday Design took cues from Scandinavia in this stunning bathroom redesign that manages to sooth and surprise with colour

By Tory Healy
Photography by Arnaud Marthouret

Would you believe this is a simple bath for two in Parkdale and not a high-end Scandinavian spa? Indeed, it belongs to a renovated 1900s bay-and-gable home, one that had been split up into apartments.

A space-doubling addition allowed The Practice of Everyday Design to create a serene Nordic retreat, its interior clad floor to ceiling in soothing maple and white oak, and furnished throughout with both monolithic forms and intricate detailing.

Upstairs, where once there was a flat-sized kitchen and a tiny loo is now a new master suite with a footprint divided almost equally into sleeping and bathing quarters. The snow-white, 12.5-square-metre bathroom steps up from the bedroom, enclosed by a sliding barn door built by M-Squared Contracting. Inside, a half wall – periwinkle on one side – separates shower from tub.

The room is highly textured, from the heated floors to the matte-porcelain-clad vanity and subtly nubby, dot-patterned tiles – a far cry from the usual slippery-when-wet bathrooms we’re used to. And it’s bright: an east-facing window overlooking the garden and a skylight above the shower wash the room with sunlight.

Originally published in our Spring 2018 issue as Northwest Passage.

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