Turkish Bath-Inspired Bathroom
Lose the shower curtain: this gem of a bathroom in a 1920s-era Vancouver home keeps things simple.
It’s a washroom in the truest sense of the word: 49 square feet of pure shower room. “It’s like a luxurious locker room,” says Vancouver homeowner Jennifer Lindberg of her wet room, the result of a collaboration with designer Marianne Amodio. There are no countertops, no tub, just a minimalist porcelain Duravit sink tucked neatly in the corner, dry towels and cozy robes that hang out of spray’s way on a chrome rack—and of course, a showerhead.
Inspired by Indian spas, Turkish baths and The Life Aquatic, the innovative space is the crown jewel of the basement renovation. “It was my husband’s idea,” Lindberg explains. “We saw some wet rooms on a trip to Europe and it just made so much sense. It seems really clean—no nooks and corners, just smooth lines everywhere.”
Ann Sacks penny rounds in brilliant cobalt—a discontinued shade Amodio snapped up online—cover every inch of the floors, ceiling and walls, save for the large frosted glass panes that let in buckets of sunlight while maintaining privacy. A matching powder room is attached, housing a low-flow Duravit toilet, twin sink, and washer and dryer. “It’s so precious,” says Lindberg. “The shine, the texture, the colour, the light. It really is a fantastic little gem.”