When this Canadian townhome owner couldn’t flee Vancouver, British Columbia to head to Palm Springs, California during the pandemic shutdown, he decided to bring Palm Springs home. “Palm Her Springs is my client’s happy place. When we couldn’t travel there, she decided to use her vacation money for a remodel,” said her interior designer. Sarah de Saulnier says. The homeowner shared photos of her favorite Palm Springs bathroom designs that the designer used as a starting point. The result was a bright and playful main bathroom that brought home a happy place. rice field.
“Due to supply chain issues and factory closures, we had to shop locally and pick from what was available,” says Desaulniers. “Considering what is available instead of waiting is part of the design process. We have to solve problems and pivot when necessary.”
The shower is a walk-in type with a transparent glass fixed panel. The floors are heated and the skylights also bring in the heat. Drafts weren’t an issue, so I didn’t need a shower door. This made the room feel more open and the shower easier to access.
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The simple one-hole faucet has a champagne bronze finish.“The gold and bronze finish was also a mid-century modern element we were going for,” says the designer.
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Another important detail was choosing the right place for the blue wall tiles to end and the shower surround tiles to start. “We used a custom bronze Schluter. [strips] To frame the glass shower panel, we needed to give it a little breathing room,” says Desaulniers. She matched the shower white subway her tiles to the shower threshold. The threshold is white quartz that matches the top plate.
Dual-tube lights with brass hardware and fluted glass also nod to mid-century style.
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The bathroom floor is brown penny tiles, and Desaulniers chose to complement the brown edges of the wall tiles. She continued with the same tiles on the shower floor. “This one has a bit of a metallic bronze to it that pairs nicely with plumbing fixtures,” she says.
She also backed the shower niche with a tile pattern that mixed browns and blues as a playful touch.
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People who live here: A Woman Who Loves Palm Springs, California
position: Vancouver, British Columbia
size: 41 square feet (3.8 square meters)
designer: Sarah Dessaulnier for Moore Design
Contractor: visari construction
Before: The 41-square-foot main bathroom was perfectly adequate, but it didn’t exactly give off the feel of a happy place. The skylight was the only source of natural light in the room, but luckily it was in great shape.
“My client showed me an inspirational photo of a mid-century bathroom in Palm Springs and said, ‘Let’s have some fun and see what we can do,'” says Desaulniers.
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