Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Princess Margaret Showhome 2016 ~ Kitchen + Guest Suites

Hello Tuesday! Hope you all had a great weekend and did you check out the brand new Princess Margaret Showhome designed by Brian Gluckstein in Oakville? If you haven't visited this beautiful home in person yet, I highly recommend a short leisure drive to the tree lined neighbourhood to experience the lifestyle and be inspired by all the spectacular design elements Brian showcases into this year's Showhome.

After touring the beautiful and sophisticated living room, dining room, family room and study last week, today will kick start our tour in this sensational kitchen!

Dreaming of a gourmet kitchen? Here is one stunning reference and I am taking notes:

  • serving / bar area with a sophisticated backdrop (this one doubles as a wall divider to disguise the pantry)
  • mega island with seating for four and plenty of spaces for small appliances and practical storage
  • one large sink instead of a divided one to accommodate large pots and pans
  • tile over the range hood for a built-in / seamless look (you can't even tell there is a range hood if it wasn't for the chef-envy stove!)
  • elaborated ceiling moulding for an expensive custom look (art deco inspired in this case #LOVE)

Can't say enough about these glossy subway tiles with a handcrafted aesthetic.  Best of all, Brian has color matched the cabinets to the tiles for one cohesive yet dynamic look!

This is one of my favourite shots of the kitchen:

Heading to the second floor and our first stop is guest room #1.  

Designed for a young lady, this bedroom is fun, energetic, and elegant with a palette of ocean blue, dove grey, and pops of pink.  The whimsical vibe continues into the bathroom and I am loving this dynamite wallpaper! 

Here is guest room #2 and I may just be the guest who will never leave!

I love, love, LOVE the pattern / textile mix in this room.  Though dressed in soothing taupes and creams, the layering of the subtle patterns and textiles added an enormous amount of visual interests + making the room feels incredibly cozy and inviting.

Also love the trick of taking the sloped walls all the way to the ceiling with a simple yet highly effective moulding / paint application.  You don't even notice the slopes around the room at all!   

Again the calming palette carries into the ensuite and what a serene and luxurious bathroom with small square footage.

When planned and executed effectively (down to every detail), this is how Brian makes a small bathroom living large:
  • patterned wallpaper that looks like grass cloth for a high style yet practical solution (you are no longer limited to only paint in bathrooms
  • a single pattern in the shower (mini mosaic) and floor (rectangular tile) to visually expand the space
  • immaculate attention to trim details and hardware choices to up the luxe factor 

Before we visit the master bedroom and ensuite next week, here is a lounge area for the guests:

Whether you are in the mood for a board game with friends or just reading your favourite novels in the afternoon, this space does it all!

Want a sneak peek of the master ensuite? This is the phenomenal sight line leading to an absolutely glamorous and luxurious private retreat!  See you next Monday!

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