A rainy day to end a rainy work week. I am not complaining though. I will take the rain at the end of March over the white stuff all. day. long. Today, I am excited to share some of the progress happening at the house, especially when it comes to the primary bathroom.
The house is starting to really take shape. Hardie Board is up on the outside and will get painted later this spring (our color choice might surprise you). Everywhere it is green will get stone. Inside, electric has been run and rough-in plumbing is complete. Our fireplaces went in this week and insulation will be sprayed soon. We are hoping to get out there this weekend to see this new progress. Sheetrock will happen as soon as the small piece of metal roof arrives which will 100% seal up the house (it will go to the right of the front door peak). When I work with clients on their projects, I always tell them the sheetrock stage is my favorite because that is when you can finally see the defined spaces.
Jumping into the primary bathroom design today. I feel like this space is a combination of the best things of our past bathrooms. We have moved a lot, so we have had our fair share of bathrooms over the years and have learned things we like and don’t like. When you walk into our bathroom from our bedroom there is a linen cabinet straight ahead and to the right is the door that goes into our closet (more on that later). We have a linen cabinet in our current bathroom and have loved having that storage in our bathroom. We have a separate water closet, double vanity, soaker tub and large walk-in shower.
From the start I knew I wanted a white oak vanity with some sort of detail. I have been loving the resurgence of cane detail and decided to use this on the cabinet doors of both the vanity and linen cabinet, similar to the vanity shown in the design board, except with a backer piece behind it. The vanity will be topped with a beautiful piece of Caesarstone quartz.
The tile floor was the jumping off point. I have always loved patterned tile but wanted something more neutral and timeless for our master. This marble tile ticks all the boxes. The coordinating 2” hex will be used for the shower floor. Speaking of the shower- we will be using another porcelain sheet for the shower walls. It has a very subtle gray and taupe veining, which will compliment the marble floor but not compete with it. I love the seamless look for a shower, and I am excited to have no grout lines.
The overall color scheme for the master is on the warmer side. Taupe and greige tones in the tile, brass plumbing fixtures and the white oak vanity. To provide some balance I have selected a steel recessed medicine cabinet (I only get on board with a medicine cabinet when you can’t tell they are medicine cabinets) and sconce accent lighting on the vanity wall, both of which work well with the black window that is behind the free-standing tub. Above the tub is my favorite chandelier of all times. This will be the third home I have used this fixture and I just cannot quit it!!!
That is the primary bathroom in a nutshell. I hope you have enjoyed reading about the design process. I am looking forward to shorter, more frequent posts on the progress in the coming weeks. Until sheetrock goes up and trim and cabinetry begins, there is not much to look at. More in-home pictures coming soon!!!
*Click here for the kitchen design