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A Designer Transforms Her Parents’ Vancouver Cottage into a Dreamy Bayside Retreat

Stone Works

Designer Jessica Touhey nixed the fireplace’s original brick-front in favour of this show stopping facade. “It’s vein-cut travertine and I absolutely fell in love with it,” she says. The marbling effect feels both dramatic and in sync with the natural surroundings.

Glam it up!

Jessica transformed the powder room with powerhouse design. This is one of my favourite spaces,” she says.

This old cabinet has been in the family since I was little and it fit perfectly here. I added the sink, faucet and voila!” Gold wallpaper and sconces feel upscale in a cottage setting.

Bathroom Built for Two

Jessica ripped out two tiny bedrooms and a narrow bathroom to create her parents’ droolworthy master bathroom. The vanity as an island was just a creative solution to the space,”

she says. “Each of them has their own side and I like the flow it gives the space.”

Balancing Act

Jessica didn’t hesitate mixing finishes in the master bathroom. “Black and brass play off of each other in the most powerful way,” she says. The faucet is striking and grounds the space, while the sconces create warmth, luxury and elegance.”

Faux Real

The look of the sleek walk-in shower signals a sumptuousness that belies its price tag. “The marble-look wall tiles are actually porcelain, which is a fraction of the cost of marble, says Jessica. Mosaic floor tiles add interest and are non-slip. A wooden stool introduces an organic element and is a practical perch.


Source: Great Canadian Homes