The bath tub was custom painted and shipped from the States. It was stressful getting it in place but it all worked out with the exception of being placed in the wrong spot! Frustrating, but mishaps happen. Ming green marble contrasts with the creamy cabinetry. We lost a bedroom to gain the en suite, however, were able to create a modern luxury in comprehendible and impossible in 1859 along with a walk in closet,lighting, heated floors and in door plumbing!!!!;)As you can see, the shower was custom built into the sloped ceiling. The glass coming from Montreal broke three times in attempt to transport it! It was frustrating, however, worth the wait as the shower is unique and quite large. Mother of Pearl backsplash gives the shower an extra “pop” and compliments the custom mermaid pull found on the vanity. Paint colour used was Ben Moore “Dove White”.
First, we do not have a maid, however, most homes built in this era did. The maids quarters in comparison to the main areas are smaller in size and have lower ceilings. I often wonder what life was like for the help here at Lincluden cottage…..especially when I climb the STEEP maids stairs with a low ceiling! My kiddos seem to get up and down them no problem. When planning the reno, we considered removing the stairs to create more cabinet room (well my husband did), but the stairs, in my opinion have historical significance and charm regardless of how many bumps on the head one must endure!
The existing bathroom was gutted down to the studs, remodelled and a small custom shower was added. For this space, I tiled the floor with re-claimed brick sent from Chicago pairing it with a travertine vanity top and custom cabinetry. The motif in this bathroom is a bumble bee seen on the custom Anne At Home cabinet knob and floral pulls. Paint colour is called “White Rock” by Ben Moore. LOVE this paint choice and wished I carried it throughout the house. Soft yellow raw silk window treatments compliment the travertine counter.
The Power Room
The smallest room in the house packs a big punch! The bird patterned wall paper compliments the reclaimed brick drawing your eye to the “pops” of dark red against a soft blue background.We kept the small sink and applied bead board on the walls to create interest. An original chandelier hangs from the 11 1/2 foot ceiling and cove moulding detail.