It is design plan reveal day for my #timelessontalon project!! I am sharing the design plans for my client’s master bathroom Not only are we doing a pretty big gut job on the bathroom – but the rest of the house is getting a good face lift as well. COVID put a big ol’ wrench on the project start date – which has now been pushed out until November 2020. In the meantime we can gaze at the beautiful selections chosen and try to make the renderings feel like real life. That is one of the beauties of hiring an Interior Designer. We complete the designs and they are ready and waiting for when construction can start. No stress in the meantime about it!
I actually fell in love of the medium tone wood finish of the vanity in the master bathroom. This same finish is carried throughout most of the millwork in the home. Keeping the vanity as is also saves a ton of money and labor! In order to give this vanity a fresh more modernized look we will be replacing the countertop with a neutral quartz from Caeserstone. I chose to err away from anything too dramatic and “veiny” – as you will see in my material selections below I wanted the porcelain marble – look tile flooring to be the showstopper! We are also going to do an ogee countertop edge profile versus the standard straight edge. This will give it a classic and timeless look! We will also be updating to an undermount sink from Kohler since we are replacing the countertops.
A simple – yet effective way to refresh any bathroom renovation is by updating faucet, mirror and lighting. As you can see in the before photos a dated brushed nickle finish is used throughout and a standard/builder – grade mirror does nothing to make this space feel luxurious, custom or unique!
I proposed the idea of having 2 separate hanging pendant lights versus doing above mirror lighting or sconces. With the vanity tower in the middle the hanging pendants will give a nice height to both sides of the tower. This photo was what I showed my client’s for inspiration, and they were fully on board!
Source: Preferred Kitchen and Bath
Walk in Shower and Tub
The walk in shower and tub will be getting a complete gut job! My client’s very much dislike the opening in their glass to get into their shower. As you will see in the renderings below we will be adding a custom new frameless glass door! Doing so will not only look super luxurious – but will keep the shower way warmer when in use!
Another issue is the built in tub that just takes up so much space. My client’s wanted to keep a tub in their bathroom (which I love), and this worked perfectly because not only is there plenty of space to allow for a stunning free standing tub – but the plumbing will have minimal adjustments to keep costs down!
I can’t wait to see this bulky thing get removed and a sleek freestanding tub with floor mounted tub filler in a polished nickle finish take its place! Plus, a subtle yet elegant wallpaper will be installed floor to ceiling behind it to really give the space some life! All the heart eyes.
Material Selection/Mood Board
The design style for this bathroom is classic and traditional with a hint of glam. I wanted this bathroom to feel like a luxurious spa retreat. My client’s are more drawn to neutrals – with pops of tasteful toned down color. Neutral doesn’t have to be boring folks! You won’t be finding anything builder basic or boring in here! I drew inspiration from this light blue damask wallcovering from Brewster wallcovering. Not only was the color and pattern absolutely perfect, but I knew my client would LOVE the subtle shimmer effect. I provided 2 design concepts with the wallpaper – 1 with the wallpaper just covering the wall behind the vanity 2 – wallpaper on all the walls (minus separate toilet room and of course walk in shower). My client’s loved it so much – they are going for option 2. YASS!!!
Since we are keeping the medium toned wood in the vanity, and my clients love neutral tones, we decided to go fairly light with materials such as floor and shower tile. We are using this Calacatta Oro 12 x 24 polished porcelain tile for the flooring as well as 2 of the shower walls. I am obsessed with using porcelain marble look tile. It gives the effect of marble without the added price tag. We will be using this same tile (in a herringbone pattern) in their entryway as a “tile rug inlay”, as well as refacing the fireplace with it. I wanted to keep consistency throughout the home since we will be touching most areas during the remodel.
We are complimenting this warm porcelain marble look tile with a subtle blue arabesque pattern tile in the walk in shower. This will be the statement wall and what you see when walking into the shower. My client fell in love with the unique, romantic shape of this tile. I don’t blame her! So gorgeous!
I selected very traditional style fixtures such as faucets and tub filler and continued with the polished nickle finish (potentially my new fav – move over brass……did I actually just say that!? You heard it first!) I love how the ornate lines play off the unique vanity shape and the round top frameless Venetian style mirrors.
I offer renderings as an add on to all of my kitchen and bathroom designs. It is really helpful for those who like to see the big picture and all of the elements put together before committing.
Interested in remodeling your bathroom!? It doesn’t matter if you live locally or not – I can help!!