Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Princess Margaret Showhome 2016 ~ Master Retreat

Hello Wednesday! How has your week been so far? Can't believe we are already officially in Fall and fingers crossed that the Indian Summer will arrive and stay forever!! Dreaming aside, I am taking you on a tour at the sensational Princess Margaret Showhome designed by Brian Gluckstein for some major design inspirations to get us through the first hump day of Fall 2016.

We have toured the first floor, the guest bedrooms / baths, and our last stop at this year's showhome is the most important room of all: the private retreat of the lucky new owner!


Space is at a premium in the real estate market and in this top notch neighborhood of Oakville, the master bedroom must come with a seating area and lots of windows to welcome the outdoor in.  Well Brian has most certainly done it elegantly with his signature soft grey palette and the contemporary, streamline furniture from his very own collection.  The green accents through accessories and artwork echo the lush outdoor space awaits right outside of these sensational full height windows.


All the fantastic exterior design elements that give this home its incredible appeal means a fair number of sloped ceilings in various rooms on the second floor.  Love the simple but highly effective trick Brian executed: extend the paint to the ceiling with a decorative detail on the ceiling.  This does not only disguise the slopes of the walls but also double the ceiling height visually.  Think I may try this trick in the next condo when there are multiple "structural" elements on the ceiling.


Aside from the walk-in closet, this sumptuous master retreat also comes with an ensuite and you know it is beyond beautiful when this is the sight line you see: french doors, dynamite glass pendant in Sciolari style, his and hers corners, and a broad leaf tropical plant that screams Hollywood!


Welcome to the bright, luxurious, sensational master ensuite! 


Obviously I am obsessed with this plant but what a fantastic design statement it makes in this nook right in front of the make-up area of the extended vanity.  Brian's master ensuite wows me every time and this one is my absolute favorite with its soft blush and cream palette, the layering of natural elements, mirror not only above the vanity but the on the vanity itself, and the immaculate panel details on the walls to "frame" and to accentuate the different zones in this bathroom room (i.e. the two window nooks, the freestanding tub, the water closet and the shower).


Two design elements I #BRAVO in this bathroom: 
  • subtle yet striking tile pattern on the floor that aligns perfectly with the trim work on the walls no matter where you stand in the room
  • curved corners to give the room an art deco sensibility, especially with the blush, lightly textured wallpaper

A station with everything you need right by this bright and elegant window.  Now if I happen to be the lucky home owner #fingerscrossed, I may consider a chaise right at this spot to relax after a bubble bath. 


Before we wrap up our tour at the Princess Margaret Showhome this year, here is one fabulous reason why I love doing powder room.


THIS IS EVERYTHING I ever wanted in a powder room.  It is sophisticated, masculine, luxurious, and graphically bold! If I ever get to lay my fingers on a powder room at my family home, this bathroom will be mine!


Congrats Brian for yet another standout showhome for Princess Margaret Welcome Home Lottery and big thank you for all the design inspirations, tips, and tricks on how to turn a house from builder standard to a total knock-out! This gorgeous home is featured in the October Issue of House & Home magazine.  Be sure to get a copy and go through the house with Brian online

Tickets to win this custom designed home and many other prizes are still available on Princess Margaret Welcome Home Lottery.  Get your winning ticket today!

House & Home October Cover courtesy of House & Home Magazine


1 comment:

  1. fabulous space! I am in love with that bathroom! Love the windows!

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