Welcome back to our master bathroom remodel project. This week I am sharing the final reveal! For those of you that are new to to the site, I have been participating in the 2020 Fall One Room Challenge. The One Room Challenge is a 6 week design challenge. It isn’t a competition; there aren’t any winners or losers. However, it is inspiring to work with other like-minded individuals.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
In order to really appreciate how far this room has come, we must see the before photos.
The room was dark. It had carpet and brown walls! It was actually a room we didn’t use. We had a nicer guest bathroom just outside out master bedroom; we would walk the few extra steps to the guest bathroom just to avoid using this bathroom. We did that for more than 4 years!
THE FINAL REVEAL
Our master bathroom is a bit on the small side, but we made the best use of every inch of space. It is so gorgeous!
We added wainscoting to the walls. The extra splash of white brightens up the lower half of the room. It also adds unexpected architectural interest that looks like it could have been there since the home was built.
For the floors, we used a Bianca Carrera marble tile. The color is slightly more gray than the marble used for the shower floor and the vanity top. This makes an interesting contrast with the white wainscoting and the gray paint used on the walls.
We used tiles that are 12×24. It was important to not use tiles that were too large. The room is small; large tiles would make the room appear unbalanced. Small tiles would increase the number of grout lines. More grout lines equals more cleaning. A good balance is important.
I added a large art piece over the toilet. I was originally going to purchase a couple of prints from Minted.com. I was excited when I came across this print, and subsequently it’s sister print you will see in another view, at Home Goods.
The curtains are homemade from a linen duvet we no longer use. Sadly, the husband’s fountain pen leaked on our white linen duvet cover. We couldn’t get all of the ink out, and the ink was in the most obvious spots on the cover. Instead of tossing it, I was able to use the fabric for new curtains.
After sewing the new curtains, I added navy blue velvet ribbon to add visual interest. They are so lovely and fit into the luxury feel of the room.
The room is small. Additionally, the toilet is on the opposite side of the shower from the vanity cabinet. That would be a very long walk for toilet paper. I decided to use a metal waste basket for a paper holder. I really like the contrast of the dark with all of the light of the wainscoting and the marble floors.
Pictured below are the lovely linen curtains. They add a punch of color to the otherwise white window. You can also see the sister print to the artwork from above the toilet.
We installed 3 towel hooks in a chrome finish, to match the other fixtures around the room.
This room originally had a wall between the vanity and the shower/tub combo. We removed the original wall to open up the space. We had the plumbing for the shower relocated to the right side so we could install a glass surround on the pony wall.
The shower was designed to be the show stealer in this room. In fact, I designed the entire room around this shower faucet. It is chrome and 4 feet tall. We had it installed as close to the ceiling as possible so my 6’2 husband could experience the rain shower head.
We used a larger hexagon tile for the shower floor. I love the white with the gray, pink, and cream. It has color variation that keeps the room from feeling stark. We also splurged for this lovely drain. We couldn’t very well put an ugly drain in such a beautiful shower!
One thing I really wanted in this tiny bathroom was not to see the shower products every single time I was in the room. I had my contractor add this custom shower niche in the pony wall instead of in the traditional back wall.
I splurged on these lovely shampoo and conditioner bottles. They are made of white glass. We selected the silver pumps, but they do come in other colors. You can also request a custom label.
This is a view of the vanity from inside the shower.
We picked out the light fixture a couple of years ago and we have been holding on to it for this day. It is made of cut glass and has a slight gray haze.
The mirror adjusts to make it easy for me to see my entire profile. For my much taller husband, he just has to shift the mirror up. The rotation is practical for day to day use and it is pretty, too!
For the cabinet, we purchased a vanity that was preassembled and came with hardware. I did not realize how much I would appreciate the preassembled cabinet until it came time to install it. This is something to keep in mind if you are considering a bathroom remodel of your own.
For the countertop, we purchased a Carrera marble remnant and had it cut to the size of the vanity. I highly recommend purchasing a remnant if you only need a small piece of stone.
We added a hand towel holder. It feels like more and more designers are moving away from this practice. However, this vanity is much too small for the hand towel to sit across the sink. It would likely fall on the floor after every use.
To liven up the space, I added pink flowers to the white milk glass vase gifted to me from my grandparents. This vase resided in their home until about a year ago. I promised that I would find a beautiful spot where it would be safe and would be admired daily. Just looking at it brings a smile to my face.
The other two art pieces in the room were purchased. This, however, I painted myself. I felt like the room needed some additional pops of blues and pinks. I find that doing my own artwork allows me to incorporate the exact colors the space needs and adds a personal touch.
The faucet is chrome and has the same traditional look you see in the shower faucet. They are not from the same faucet designer. However, they have the same finish and the same feel so they work well with one another. It proves that not all of your fixtures need to match 100% to look beautiful with one another.