SPLASH WORKS

Steal these seven trends from de­signer Jil­lian Har­ris’s ho­tel-in­spired guest bath­room.

Style at Home - - Contents - TEXT KATIE HAY­DEN | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY JA­NIS NICOLAY

Seven trends from de­signer Jil­lian Har­ris’s ho­tel- in­spired guest bath­room

De­signer and V star Jil­lian Har­ris

isn’t usu­ally short on in­spi­ra­tion. The bright West Kelowna, B.C., split-level home she shares with part­ner Justin Pa­sutto and their two young chil­dren looks like it has been torn from the pages of a mag­a­zine (and it has in­deed been fea­tured in Style at Home’s July, Sep­tem­ber and Oc­to­ber 2018 is­sues). But when it came to dec­o­rat­ing the guest bath­room – which also serves as a pool change room in sum­mer – af­ter the dra­matic reno of the rest of her 3,500-square-foot home, Jil­lian ac­tu­ally drew a blank.

The 10-month reno had sig­nif­i­cantly en­larged this level’s only bath­room (“It used to be a su­per tiny pow­der room with a pocket door, one in which you could barely sit down be­cause your knees hit the wall,” says Jil­lian), but other than that, it was a clean slate.

Af­ter weeks of pon­der­ing the space, Jil­lian fi­nally had a light bulb mo­ment when she fell in love with a vin­tagelook metal-framed glass shower stall her de­sign team had cre­ated for a house they fea­tured on her TV show, Love It or List It! Van­cou­ver. Then, on Pin­ter­est, she spot­ted a floor done in penny-round tiles with words spelled out in it, and her de­sign plan­ning gained mo­men­tum.

“I wanted the bath­room to have a New York loft or ho­tel look with a vin­tage edge,” she says. “Guests should feel like they’re on va­ca­tion when they use the space.”

The re­sult – which wasn’t in place un­til a year later – is an in­ter­est­ing hy­brid of util­ity and style. It’s a no-non­sense wet room that can stand up to hordes of pool guests dur­ing the warmer months as well as serve as a charm­ing retro-in­spired space for vis­i­tors year-round. It’s nostalgic and in­nately friendly, which is an an­chor of Jil­lian’s sig­na­ture style.

The edgy black-metal-framed shower en­clo­sure was the jump­ing-off point for Jil­lian’s bath­room de­sign. Rem­i­nis­cent of old-school fac­tory win­dows, it es­tab­lishes a chic vin­tage New York loft vibe. Penny-round tiles cus­tom­ized with a bor­der and a play­ful word (shown left) counter the space’s se­ri­ous look. “Scrub” is not only a ref­er­ence to what hap­pens in a bath­room but also the name of part­ner Justin Pa­sutto’s boat-de­tail­ing com­pany.

ABOVE Framed faux coral and a trio of Turk­ish tow­els de­liver an un­ex­pected ex­otic vibe.

Cloud Cover OC-25 WALL PAINT, Ben­jamin Moore; TRIM, BASE­BOARDS, Metrie; SINK, FAUCETS, SHOWER HEAD, TOWEL BAR, Kohler; FLOOR TILES, SHOWER EN­CLO­SURE TILES, Olympia Tile + Stone; SHOWER LEDGES & SEAT SUR­FACE, Cae­sar­stone Canada; SHOWER DOOR HAN­DLE, Emtek;

A rus­tic cousin to the apron­front sink, the enamelled cast iron trough sink is a throw­back that builds on the shower’s con­verted-loft aes­thetic. Sim­ple goose­neck faucets drive home the look and echo the curves of the port­hole-style mir­ror, a fresh take on the typ­i­cally oval or rec­tan­gu­lar piece. ABOVE

“I fell in love with the handglazed white ce­ramic shower tile,” says Jil­lian. “It’s re­ally in­ex­pen­sive, but so beau­ti­ful. It gives the room so much tex­ture – and that luxe ho­tel feel I wanted.” BE­LOW

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