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Bathrooms look book

Furnishings and fixtures to turn your bathroom into an oasis

By Rebecca Shore Winn and Silvana Longo

It may take a moment before you spot the Metropolis bathroom’s double vanity and suspended storage bench. Photography courtesy of Moralia.

Moody & Mod

Branding its vision as “the synthesis of emotions and functional innovative design,” London, Ontario-based Moralia is a manufacturer and design firm that crafts dramatic bespoke interiors so luxe you might feel like Tony Stark in his Malibu mansion. “The best bathrooms are the ones that challenge our perception of what a bathroom should look like,” says Moralia’s managing director Vincent Erck. It’s this vision that drives each design choice in a Moralia bathroom.

Cosentino’s Dekton stone in Arga streamlines a luxury bathroom’s walls, floor and vanity. Photography courtesy of Moralia.

“We always try to remove all the unnecessary noise from our designs and evoke a feeling of tranquility, order and curiosity,” says Erck. In a luxury bathroom for one, they achieve this via a backlit mirror that radiates like a solar eclipse above the vanity. Suspended fixtures create visual lightness and LED-accented cabinets offer storage for all your at-home spa potions and elixirs.

Sun Kissed

“Fresh and clean” was the directive for the powder room, which designer Lisa Kooistra introduced with nearly-naked countertops, and a solidstone floating vanity whose heft is offset by the minimalist wall-mounted faucet. The overall effect of the fixture, lit by a pair of wiry swing-arm wall lamps on either side, is whimsical and modern. Kooistra, who worked with her general contractor husband Ryan Kooistra of York Renovation & Design on the whole home project, references yesteryear (here, with a terrazzo floor) but updates it in a minimalist palette.

Left: The ensuite bathroom reflects an airiness signature to interior designer Lisa Kooistra. Tile, Eden Tile-It; fixtures, Kohler; wall sconces, Shades of Light; mirrors: Renwil. Right: Swing arm wall lamps from Robinson Lighting combine functionality and playfulness in the powder room. Photography by Mike Chajecki.

Artful Elegance

Tom Ford didn’t have an actual hand in the conception of this powder room, but the iconic designer’s fingerprints may as well decorate the finished product. “The clients are both fans of his work and I felt that dramatic modern aesthetic was exactly what we needed,” says designer Amanda Shields, who was tasked with bringing the home’s bathrooms out of the 90s.

Tom Ford Inspiration
Mirror, Renwil; faucet, Ginger’s; millwork (wall, ceiling), Millworx; accent wall, Marble Trend; artwork, Tahsine Al Hassane. Photography by Stephanie Buchman.

Shields channelled Ford’s sleek, sexy aesthetic into the blue quartzite vanity, and his impeccable tailoring into the lines of the fluted ceiling and wall. A backlit mirror and LED accents lend the space the five-star hotel opulence the homeowners wanted. Shields says she always encourages clients to “take chances” in the powder room. Indeed, if this one were a Tom Ford scent, it would have to be F*cking Fabulous.

Wall sconce, Matteo Lighting. Photography by Stephanie Buchman.

Tapped In

In dark chrome, bold copper and brass, our top picks add sparkle to any bathroom.


Dark Chrome Tara faucet in new Dark Chrome, price upon request.

Available to order or purchase at any authorized Dornbracht dealer.


Black and Brass Occasion single-handle bathroom faucet, matte black with brass, $1,435.

Available at Kohler Signature Store.


Deep Black Sailing 3-hole washbasin tap by Fantini Rubinetti designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Shown in Deep Black, price upon request.

Available at CanaRoma.


Gold, Brass or Copper Anello by Gessi, in Copper, Gold, Antique Brass finishes, price upon request.

Available at Scavolini Toronto.

Bathroom Fixtures

Raw Copper Piet Boon by COCOON Wall-Mount Basin Mixer, shown in Raw Copper, $2,450.

Available at Ginger’s.

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