Date: May 2012
Size: 750 sq.ft
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Wanting to remain in their Bedford Park home, but expecting another child, this young couple tasked Roundabout with the redesign of their second floor. Programmatically, the clients required the creation of an extra bedroom and the re-organization of both existing bathrooms. Our design focused on the experience of each space, and the result is a series of warm and comfortable environments created through the integration of natural light, wood and colour.
Dividing the master bedroom and ensuite are a pair of custom walnut bookshelves. While the hidden storage provides space for clothes below, the open shelving displays a changing collection of books, objects and family possessions. Used in abundance, the walnut helps to create a richness that anchors the sleeping area.
Framed through the pocket door, a striking anegre vanity is topped with a simple concrete countertop. The large south facing window brightens the room, bathing the entire space in natural light, while the combination of anegre wood and mosaic tiles provide for a richly textural space.
With 3 young children using the second floor bathroom, a more playful approach was adopted. Wrapping around three walls and the tub surround, a jolt of bright blue tile injects the room with kid-friendly style. A glossy Ikea vanity and light floor tiles round out the palette of materials, while a sun tunnel ensures that ample daylight reaches the space. These colourful touches added for the kids have helped to make this room their own.
Photography: Andrew Snow