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Design: Turning Up The Heat

Design: Turning Up The Heat

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Design: Turning Up The Heat

by Linda Mazur

With the change in seasons fast approaching, our desire to create a warm, comfy layered look in our homes is only natural.

We look to incorporate the textures and colours of accessories like faux fur throw blankets, beautiful lush velvety cushions and some of the wonderful richly coloured accent pieces we are seeing in stores today. But, have you considered adding a fireplace as part of your room “makeover”?

A fireplace is a great focal point in any room and the perfect starting point if you’re looking to build a relaxing room that’s charming and inviting on those cold winter days. It can instantly transform your space by adding not only design interest, but also comfort …creating a cozy atmosphere. There’s much to consider when deciding on a fireplace, from the location to the size of the room, from the design aspect to the requirement restrictions. Are you looking for a more traditional mantle look, or perhaps a sleek modern approach is more your style?

Fireplaces today are not just for house-dwellers, if you reside in a condo all is not lost. You too can enjoy the beauty and comfort of the season by installing an electric fireplace in your home. Electric fireplaces have come a long way in their design since they first appeared on the market, and have become a viable alternative to those that are unable to install a gas unit. There are many different styles of electric units available, from a traditional log set with mantle, to beautiful ice crystal units, river rock to the “true to life” organic look of a natural wood burning fire of the Opti-Myst units created by Dimplex (Dimplex.com). As a designer, I’m a big fan of these Opti- Myst electric fireplace units. Fireplaces are a great design feature, and these units offer the look and feel of a wood burning fire by using revolutionary ultrasonic technology to create the most realistic, life-like flame and water vapors to create smoke effects; an aesthetically pleasing visual display that is second to none.

Ethanol fireplace units are also a great option for condo dwellers. Ethanol units are easy to install and available in so many different styles and sizes, from full fireplaces to table top units, to columns that are great for the outdoors and can be incorporated in to your balcony design. Ethanol fuel is all-natural and made from renewable resources, a highly efficient heating solution for your home.

Though electric fireplaces are far simpler to purchase and install than gas, there still are so many options and possibilities that you really should do your homework to decide on the best for your home. Fireplace units can be free-standing or built-in, plug-in or hard-wired, emanate heat or simply be a visual accent (KastleFireplace.ca). I like to turn to a knowledgeable company like Kastle Fireplace to assist in purchasing the most suitable unit when designing for my clients.

With winter fast approaching get inspired by all the colour, texture and beautiful accessories you’re seeing to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. A fireplace could be the best decor addition of all this season.

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

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Bathroom Bliss

Bathroom Bliss

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Bathroom Bliss

by Linda Mazur

Bathrooms are traditionally one of the smallest rooms in your home, and have long been simply a functional space that never garnered much attention.  However, today bathrooms are becoming elevated to highly stylized spaces that not only evoke personal taste but customized lavishness.

Whether it’s a “spa-like” retreat you’re after or a timeless, classic design that is big on functionality, today’s bathrooms are delivering large on luxury.  Beautiful porcelain tiles that create stylish patterns on your floors and walls, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry designed to fulfil all your storage needs, elegant soaker tubs that not only deliver on beauty and style but comfort and relaxation…these are the makings of a luxurious bathroom oasis.  However, a good bathroom design isn’t just about style, it’s also about functionality.  It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is large or small, if you prefer a charming rustic look or something more refined, when you’re looking to renovation your bathroom your design should bring together all that is the best of what you envision while still maintaining the needs of day-to-day living.

With all that is available to us today, it’s easy to be inspired.  The tile selections are endless from tile that looks like wood, to metallic finishes, to art-deco influenced tile pattern; it’s enough to make your head spin.  And then, there’s your bathroom faucets and fittings?  It used to be that chrome was the way to go, however, today we have options available from trending unlacquered brass, from respected design forward company Victoria + Albert to matte blacks and coppers.

Victoria + Albert, vandabath.com
Victoria + Albert, vandabath.com

Needless to say, today’s bathrooms are no longer just a practical space, they are rooms with character and personality that are intended as much for general usage as they are for relaxation.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your bathroom renovation:

  • Do some research and create a realistic budget, though it’s a small room, a bathroom renovation tends to be more expensive than many believe
  • Look to purchase the best quality your budget allows one of my favourite overall brands for quality and design is Victoria + Albert
  • As your tub is intended for relaxation so when shopping get in it and check out the comfort level

Come meet me at the Fall Home Show on main stage with designer Kate Davidson this Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2pm -3pm talking all about bathroom design.

****Also visit me at the RENO & DECOR booth # 1319 this Friday, September 15th from  3pm-5pm; and Saturday, September 16th from 11am – 1pm.

Check here for all of the times and event details.


Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

lindamazurdesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup



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Design: The New Look of Brass

Design: The New Look of Brass

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Design: The New Look of Brass

by Linda Mazur

What’s hot in bathroom finishes? Believe it or not it’s brass.

This is not the shiny yellow brass of decades past, but unlacquered brass that highlights a beautifully aged, slightly antiqued finish. After making an impressive resurgence in popularity from their peak in the 90s, brass fixtures are among the hottest trends now in bathroom design, with today’s styles showcasing a warmer, more sophisticated vibe, than bold brass of decades past.

Unlacquered brass has an attractive look and feel all its own. Its warm, less formal than polished nickel, less typical than chrome. This unparalleled finish is organic, and is sometimes referred to as a “living finish”. Due to the absence of the lacquer, this durable solid brass finish is allowed to naturally age over time and develop a beautiful patina of colour and texture unique only to itself.

As a designer, I find that this ever-evolving finish is beyond adaptable. When designing bath spaces I find I’m drawn to the unlacquered brass finish for bathroom fittings and accessories. It offers sophistication, old world charm and yet modernism. It can be used in an upscale setting, more rustic inspired spaces, or if you’re creating a more bohemian vibe.

One of the hardest working elements in any bathroom are your faucets; they sustain a large amount of daily use and abuse. As such, choosing the right one goes beyond simply looks. You should consider functionality, durability. Look to ensure that the finish will last and look as beautiful as the day it was installed. As obviously functional bathroom fittings and accessories are, they can also be considered the finishing touches or “jewellery” to your bathroom renovation. Making the right selections can be the difference between a moderately successful bathroom design and renovation, or a truly remarkable one.

When looking for beautiful bathroom fittings and superior quality, one company that always delivers is Victoria + Albert. Their impressively designed faucets are made using traditional techniques with high quality materials. Here you will find transitional styles that boast a graceful combination of classical traditionalism with modern lines, to one of my personal favourites, the Florin collection, that captures the essence of the Art Deco aesthetic in a fresh new way. You are sure to find a look to enhance your bathroom designs, while perhaps entertaining their latest unlacquered brass as the finish.

The faucets and fittings are the “crown jewel” of any bathroom renovation.

 

Follow some of my important design tips;

  • Decide early on if you are wanting counter top mounted faucets or wall mounted faucets as critical to your plumbing rough-ins;
  • Lavatory, bath and shower faucets and fittings do not necessarily need to match in style as many different looks can complement each other, however the closer the combination of styles the more pleasing the overall look;
  • Do your research select the best quality faucets your budget permits to ensure longevity and durability.

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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Toronto Fall Home Show 2017

Toronto Fall Home Show – September 15-17, 2017

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Toronto Fall Home Show – September 15-17, 2017

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:

“Design Intervention” BOOTH # 1319

From September 15 – 17, 2017 at the Toronto Fall Home Show, visit RENO & DECOR at booth # 1319 to have all of your Design and Decor concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.


BOOTH DESIGNER

A word from Terry Edward Briceland:

“Our obsession is to straddle the fence between mainstream and obscure, blur the lines of masculine and feminine and fuse the dignified with the ridiculous. If it doesn’t evoke emotion or debate, we haven’t done our job or achieved our goal.”

Does he look familiar to you?  He should.  With over 15 years of experience, you have either seen him out and about in Toronto or on your TV screen on shows like ‘Take This House & Sell It!’, ‘Rooms That Rock’, ‘Design Interns’, ‘Disaster D.I.Y.’, ‘Movie Style’, ‘Cityline’, ‘The Marilyn Denis Show’, ‘Divine Design’ and ‘Candice Tells All’.  Some of his designs have also been in Home Décor magazines like ‘RENO & DECOR’, ‘Canadian Home Trends’, ‘House and Home’ and ‘Style At Home.’  And who could forget the 3-page interview in ‘Sew News Magazine’ where he revealed that he sews in his underwear while listening to loud music.


DESIGNER PANEL

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 2 pm

Blissful Bathroom Design – Presented by RENO & DECOR Magazine

Featuring Interior Designers:

Creating a luxury bathroom can be an exciting with the many different options out there today, creating an oasis that is both comfortable and functional can be a daunting task.

Join Toronto Designers Kate Davidson and Linda Mazur at the upcoming Toronto Fall Home show to learn how you can create your own stylish and blissful bathroom.

They will be sharing their favourite products, projects and discuss the latest in bathroom design trends and tips today, to help you create the most luxurious bathroom space you’ve been dreaming of.


Design Intervention appearance schedule:

For updated designer appearance schedules, please keep checking back here and the show’s website: fallhomeshow.com

Friday, September 15 = 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday, September 17 = 3 pm – 5 pm

Friday, September 15 = 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, September 16 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Friday, September 15 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Saturday, September 16 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, September 17 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Saturday, September 16 = 3 pm – 6 pm

 

Friday, September 15 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 16 = 10:30 am – 1 pm

 

Friday, September 15 = 11 am – 1 pm

 

Friday, September 15 = 11 am – 1 pm
Saturday, September 16 = 3 pm – 6 pm
Sunday, September 17 = 2 pm – 5 pm

 

Saturday, September 16 = 11 am – 1 pm

Sunday, September 17 = 3 pm – 5 pm

Friday, September 15 = 3 pm – 5 pm

Saturday, September 16 = 11 am – 1 pm

Friday, September 15 = 3 pm – 6 pm

 

Saturday, September 16 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, September 17 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, September 17 = 11 am – 1 pm

 

Sunday, September 17 = 11 am – 1 pm
Friday, September 15 = 11 am – 1 pm

Sunday, September 17 = 11 am – 2 pm

Saturday, September 16 = 1 pm – 3 pm

 


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:

Thanks and see you at the show!



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Lasting Impression………

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Lasting Impression………

by Linda Mazur

When renovating, often the focus and dollars are given to achieving that “designer look” for the interior of our homes.  We forget that the first impressions are made by the exterior of the house.  We’ve all heard of “curb appeal”, especially when getting ready to sell your home.  However, curb appeal should not be just for resale purposes as it can set the tone for the overall aesthetic of your home.

Making the exterior of your home beautiful and welcoming actually goes beyond just pretty landscaping.  Maintenance is critical to curb appeal and nothing to me can make a greater impact to the exterior of your home than beautiful garage doors.

Tired, worn garage doors with peeling paint can overshadow any lovely landscaping you have done.  Due to the sheer size and sometimes location of your garage doors, they are often the first thing noticed on the front of your home.  So why not look to a company like Garaga to help create a first impression worth remembering.  They offer high quality products, a range of accessories and options such as insulated energy efficient doors; as well as having a wide selection of beautiful garage doors to fit any style.  Whether it’s traditional, contemporary or carriage house that best suits your home you’re sure to find the right fit to give the exterior of your home a grand look that says, “welcome to my home”.

Here are a few tips to help when selecting garage doors:

  1. If the first thing you see on the front of your house is the garage than make that a focal point.  Select a door that stands out whether with colour or style to make your home noticeable.
  2. Colour should always complement the exterior finish of your home (the brick/siding/stone).  You don’t need to match the colour but you should be working in the same tones.
  3. Considering adding lighting to the soffits above your garage doors to highlight them, much like you would a piece of art on the interior of your home.
  4. Make your garage doors more prominent by adding moulding details around them.
  5. Remember bold, bright colours can sometimes appear too distracting on such large surfaces, your goal is to create curb appeal and define your house from the others on the street not make your neighbours cringe.

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

lindamazurdesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup



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Design: Use Neutrals to Add Life to Your Home

Design: Use Neutrals to Add Life to Your Home

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Design: Use Neutrals to Add Life to Your Home

by Linda Mazur

Working in a neutral palette is far from boring these days.

With all the wonderful textures and patterns we have to play with, staying neutral can, in fact, be a very wise design choice that allows you to create a timeless living space while still injecting great interest and personality.

When working in neutrals, texture is an important element to consider; it is a wonderful addition to any space, and a great little design secret. Texture has the ability to add both powerful and subtle dimension to any space. Today we have so much more to choose from, especially in the world of fabrics. Think lush velvets, rich silks, and beautifully coarsely woven linens in shades of soft cream with a light wash of pale gold for added dimension. Pair this with an abundance of wonderful patterns, whether geometric or floral, vintage or modern. One great fabric supplier I like to consistently work with is Alendel Fabrics. They offer a wide range of fantastic fabrics to select from when working in neutrals. But maintaining a neutral palette in design is not just about fabrics. To continue working with neutral, as well as texture and pattern, look to incorporate great naturals woods, marbles or perhaps some richly antiqued metals, all very “en pointe” for 2017 and a great way to add personality to your rooms.

Neutral palettes are applicable to so many different design styles, whether modern, classically traditional, cottage or rustic, just to name a few. Today, with the addition of great pattern play and a multitude of rich textures, our once “boring” neutral rooms take on a new look that is full of life.

Beige isn’t boring after all

As a designer I enjoy working with neutrals when designing for my clients. Creating spaces that are timeless offers my clients the flexibility to change up their look with ease.Think of a neutral palette as a stepping stone to an abundant amount of design possibilities. Whether designing a main living space, bathroom or kitchen, staying in a neutral palette opens up a world of options that are far from uninteresting. So look to layer up your patterns and blend in some great textures to watch your space come alive. Just remember, pattern play and texture affect all aspects of your living spaces, not just your furniture or drapery. Include your flooring and walls when thinking pattern and texture, whether it’s just a simple area rug or new herringbone patterned flooring for a bit of a vintage inspiration. To incorporate your walls into the mix the choices you have today are endless. From wallpaper and barn-board clad walls, to custom paint finishes mimicking aged metals, your walls are a feature that should not be forgotten.

A neutral palette can create a calm, warm and inviting space for you. It’s a classic and timeless approach to design that can be far more dramatic than dull. So, when planning your next project, consider the charm of a neutral palette. With the addition of some inspiring textures and patterns, it might be just what you’re looking for.

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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Design: Colour Your World

Design: Colour Your World

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Design: Colour Your World

by Linda Mazur

Spring is here bringing with it a plethora of colour to brighten our world outside.

But it also brings the desire to change and refresh our homes. Satisfy that desire for change by bringing an inspirational colour scheme to your own living space and create a fresh new look and feel in your home.

CAPTION: Photo courtesy of AlendelFabrics.com
CAPTION: Photo courtesy of AlendelFabrics.com

CAPTION: Photo courtesy of Vandabaths.com
CAPTION: Photo courtesy of Vandabaths.com

This year’s array of popular colours are not only inspiring but easy to work with. Soft olive greens, cheerful bright yellows, soft pink, burnt corals, dusky blues and of course a crisp white to name a few. Adding colour to our lives this can be easier than you think. Of course there is the usual beautiful bunch of fresh florals that will brighten up any dull space, but what about the colourful array of new fabrics that we are seeing this season. Lightweight airy linens in an abundance of colours are just the thing to replace those heavy drapes on your windows and offer a light fresh feel to any living space. Select a soft blue for a cool crisp feel in your room, or perhaps this seasons shades of corals and yellows are more to your liking. Either way you will start to see colour emerge and your room come to life. A great resource for fabrics with new colour collections this season is Alendel Fabrics.

CAPTION: Photo courtesy of AlendelFabrics.com
CAPTION: Photo courtesy of AlendelFabrics.com

But don’t just stop at fabrics, there are many great ways to inject colour into our homes overall design. Victoria + Albert has introduced a popular range of external colour tones to help consumers coordinate their bathroom decor In addition to their original highgloss white ENGLISHCAST finish, the brand is now offering distinctive classic shades of grey and warm dark tones available in their entire line of freestanding tubs, basins and vanity furniture. Mid-tone neutrals like Stone or Light Grey strikes a happy balance between strong and soft that works in the bathroom. Make a strong statement with their bold new dark tones: Gloss Black and Anthracite, sure to enliven any space. Using a standout dark tone will make a neutral bathroom memorable — because “anything goes with black. ” So look to retire your tired “beige tones” for an inspirational sophisticated blend of colours, pattern and texture.

CAPTION: Photo courtesy of Vandabaths.com
CAPTION: Photo courtesy of Vandabaths.com

Here are some of my tips to inject some easy colour into your home

  1. Paint is always a great place to start. Any “weekend-warrior” can easily liven up a room with a gallon of paint.
  2. Wallpaper is a fantastic way to inject life into your room. With an abundant selection of patterns and colours, you’re sure to make a great impact. Check out my favourite brand, Farrow & Ball.
  3. Be bold in your selections and use of colour. If you love a particular colour but are unsure, use it in smaller doses as an accent instead of on a larger scale.
  4. Add a black element to your mix. It doesn’t always need to be a big item — a black lampshade or another accessory accent; by doing this you clarify and enhance all the other colours in the space.
CAPTION: Photos courtesy of AlendelFabrics.com

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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Design: Flooring Inspiration: Design Underfoot

Design: Flooring Inspiration: Design Underfoot

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Design: Flooring Inspiration: Design Underfoot

by Linda Mazur

The season is once again upon us as many of us are feverishly exploring design magazines for inspiration and direction for our next renovation.

As small-space dwellers we have resolved that our renovation options sometimes differ a little because we live in a condo. however not wanting to compromise, we still aim to create a magazine- worthy look in our home. When designing a space many of us look for inspiration in fabrics and colours, why not look down and get inspired by your flooring! It may be a bit unconventional to imagine that flooring could in fact be the root of the design for your room, but with today’s flooring options it’s definitely a possibility.

Whether you reside in a modern new build or a charming vintage walk-up, I think we can agree that when it comes time to renovate, inspiring flooring options that meet condo restrictions can sometimes be sparse. Recently though, we have been seeing a surge in beautiful new luxury vinyl, vinyl composite core and laminate flooring options that are definitely on trend and set to inspire our design creativity.

Laminates have been around for quite awhile and are a hard surface flooring manufactured using material like medium or high density fibreboard which forms the core. Luxury vinyl is a soft surface flooring product that is flexible. It comes in a variety of installation options providing a great look and comfort too. One of my go-to suppliers of high-end luxury vinyl, Evoke, provides many fantastic options that have the look of wood, stone or other natural material. Vinyl composite core is a newcomer to the manufactured flooring world. This flooring combines the best features of laminate and luxury vinyl. The floor boards are rigid planks that click together like laminate, but are constructed from a water-resistant vinyl composite material that gives them the flexibility of vinyl flooring that can be installed anywhere.

So, the question remains, how can flooring be inspirational? Envision a great distressed floor in a weathered shade of brown with accents of ashen greys, reminiscent of aged vintage flooring found in an old Parisian apartment. Add some wonderful custom millwork, beautiful plaster moulding ceiling detail and a charming old chandelier. Play off this vintage look by adding a simple tailored sofa, Scandinavian inspired chairs, perhaps a rustic coffee table and some great pops of colour with accessories, topping it off with beautiful soft billowy linen sheer drapes; creating for yourself an elevated yet relaxed living space all inspired by our distressed looking flooring.

Evoke - EvokeFlooring.com
Evoke – EvokeFlooring.com

But let’s not stop there, this same flooring has many lives and looks to offer us. This same flooring can inspire a typical urban kitchen to have a more relaxed, country-chic feel. When blended with warm mixed metals, a mix of soft grey and wood toned cabinetry and a vintage looking quartz countertop you are on the way to creating for yourself a great kitchen space to enjoy with family and friends.

Inspiration can be found in many different ways. This year is all about colour, texture and pattern, all key elements of good design. Instead of starting your next renovation with a paint colour, fabric or cabinetry, try something a bit different and look to see what’s underfoot…you may be surprised with what you find!

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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National Home Show 2017 - ReCap

National Home Show 2017 – ReCap

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National Home Show 2017 – ReCap

The Reno and Decor booth for the National Home show was a wonderful opportunity to have visitors to the show experience two very different colour pallets and to visually get the answers to questions they often struggle with at home.  Each side was like two separate pages of the magazine but each designed and styled beautifully.

The ideas of good design are consistent regardless of whether a homeowner wishes to like in that colour palette.  Being able to work with a variety of attendees of the “Design Intervention” workshops in an environment that often exemplified the answers to challenges was amazingly helpful. 

The caliber of questions and the preparation that went into the questions, made it very clear that many many people  can use the assistance of a design professional, regardless of the size of the project.  It was a wonderful collection of extremely talented design professionals we are proud to call colleagues and friends.  This was a success for the magazine, for the consumers and for the design professionals who worked on the space and with those consumers. 


 


Design Intervention: We would like to thank the following experts who were on hand for free 15-minute consultations advising on design, decor and reno concerns:


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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Design: Bathroom Luxury in a Small Space

Design: Bathroom Luxury in a Small Space

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Design: Bathroom Luxury in a Small Space

by Linda Mazur

Many of us reside in what is considered a “small space.” Whether we are urbanites, condo dwellers or empty-nesters who have down-sized, we find that our square footage is at a premium.

However, just because we live in a slightly smaller footprint than perhaps our suburbanite counterparts doesn’t mean we must forgo a beautiful and luxurious aesthetic in our homes.

Bathrooms have been elevated from simply utilitarian rooms to highly stylized spaces that not only evoke personal taste but customized lavishness. Whether you desire a “spa-like” retreat or simply a classic look that is big on functionality, today’s bathrooms deliver large on luxury.

When working with a smaller footprint, design is as much about creative thinking as making good use of your space, which is enhanced by utilizing correctly sized products. With the surge in small-space dwelling we are finding that many retailers have introduced designs that cater to this population. Take, for example, Victoria + Albert, a company that is completely on trend with their extraordinary collection of freestanding tubs designed for a smaller footprint without compromising on luxury.

Photo: Victoria+Albert tub courtesy of VandaBaths.com
Photo: Victoria+Albert tub courtesy of VandaBaths.com

Add to your bathroom design with a custom-made vanity that offers maximum storage while fitting your space correctly, and enhance it with any number of beautiful, durable and low-maintenance quartz countertops from Quartex Surfaces. To complete your elevated bathroom design, look to one of my go-to bathroom boutiques, Watermark, for a great selection of faucets and fixtures in many of the wonderful warm metal finishes we have been seeing to complete the look of your beautiful new space.

Style and luxury is not determined by the size of your space, but the design. Be inspired by all that you see, but also be realistic about your space and your budget. A good bathroom design will be able to deliver all that your heart desires while creating for you a wonderfully luxurious, relaxing and inviting room that reflects your individuality and needs for years to come.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Set a realistic budget. As a designer I often find some believe that since the bathroom is a small area it will not cost a lot to renovate. On the contrary, once you start looking at all the options available to you today, whether in tile, fixtures or storage, you might be surprised at what is out there and how much it can cost. Do some investigating to see what the best options are for you, and look to working with a designer to maximize your bathroom design options.
  • When shopping for tile don’t be swayed into believing that because your room is small you must stay with a small-scaled tile. In fact, a simple large–scaled tile can produce a much simpler look in your bathroom. Also, tiles is a great way to add personality and charm to your design, so mix it up a bit and consider adding some pattern to your space.
  • Valuable dollars are often lost on incorrect purchases or poor scheduling; be wise when renovating and look for assistance from professionals to not only be efficient with your designs but your dollars.
Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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