Master Bath Remodel Reveal

Bright Light + Calming Neutrals
Simple Elegance
Mirrors + Sconces Break Up Monotony
Marble Hex Tile Love
Sliding Barn Wood Door
Full Length Mirror, Finally!
Herringbone Tile is the Best Tile
That Tile Though
Dark + Light Contrast
Statement Piece
Shadow + Light
Wallpaper That Doesn't Suck
They Made it Work
01/13
Bright Light + Calming Neutrals

The transformation of our master bath has been truly amazing to see. With so much space and high slanted ceilings, I always knew it had massive potential. But previously it was a beige and white monstrosity that literally made me cringe every time I walked in. Now with unique finishes and pretty neutrals, it is a space I positively adore.

Simple Elegance

The high ceiling and big windows of this room work well with the simple clean lines of the spacious shower and bath tub. I appreciated the time and thought put into the layout of this room so that everything fit comfortably and naturally.

Mirrors + Sconces Break Up Monotony

With the vanity and mirrors, my aim was for a less bulky look. To this end, I opted for a vanity that was not shoved all the way into the corner of the room and a mirror that wasn’t a large rectangle with no character. The vanity itself is fairly simple and I dressed it up a touch with different hardware that better matched the look of the room overall. I love the mirrors and sconces and the way they add interest to what was once a very blah part of the room.

Marble Hex Tile Love

One of the very few things I was certain of going into this renovation was that I wanted marble hexagon tile for the floor. I saw it in a bathroom of a favorite restaurant and made a mental note to include it in our plans when the time came. I really love it!

Sliding Barn Wood Door

I hated the old bathroom doors (French door style with clear glass panes) but didn’t really know exactly what I wanted instead. A boring old white door like the rest of the house? That’s no fun! Our team suggested a sliding barn wood door and I was instantly in love. Based off of inspiration pictures I liked, they used multiple wood finishes so it didn’t look too uniform. I truly love the way it turned out!

Full Length Mirror, Finally!

Our old bathroom didn’t have a full length mirror which meant I had to go down to the basement to our workout room to send Josie pictures of all my outfits. Now I have a mirror I love steps away from my closet, and Josie can give me more real time outfit feedback. I’m living the dream, you guys.

Herringbone Tile is the Best Tile

When planning a remodel, there are some people who already know exactly what sort of finishes they want for everything. Then there are people like me who, when asked, stare blankly and stammer until someone else fills in the blank. Of probably every selection I had to make, I had zero ideas when it came to shower tile. Um, white I guess? Thankfully Natalie sent me a wide variety of inspiration pictures and the moment I saw herringbone tile, it was a done deal. I LOVE THIS LOOK.

That Tile Though

How much do I love herringbone tile? Enough that I’m still talking about it for one. For another, I spend the duration of every shower feeling thankful Natalie sent me that inspiration photo. Are there support groups for loving your tile too much? (Insert pondering face emoji.)

Dark + Light Contrast

Antique bronze hardware soothes my eyes after having to look at shiny brass for the past 2.5 years. In a room with this light color palette, I especially love the look of the contrasting dark hardware.

Statement Piece

I have loved this chandelier for a long time and always hoped to use it somewhere in my house. The tall ceilings of this bathroom seemed a perfect place for a dramatic light fixture so I decided to go for it. The original plan was to have this placed over the bathtub but it turned out building codes wouldn’t allow that. We ended up just moving it to this nice central location, where it is able to brighten the room more easily and catches the eye while not obstructing the view from the windows. I’m very happy with it.

Shadow + Light

I have had questions from a few readers about how this chandelier looks when turned on, and specifically about the kind of light it emits. The light is definitely warm and as you can see, it creates a bit of a shadowed pattern in the immediate vicinity, but throughout the rest of the room the light is diffuse and it does a nice job brightening things up.

Wallpaper That Doesn't Suck

Did you know that such a thing existed? After a couple of poorly wall papered rooms in the house I grew up in, and one heinous half bath in this house when we moved in (remedied right away because it really couldn’t wait), the notion of wallpaper definitely earned the side eye. However, I knew I needed some pop of color somewhere in this bathroom. I knew I wanted to do something to make this part of the room look unique instead of being literally a beige closet. Since we were using the neutral palette in the rest of the room, Natalie suggested wall paper as a way to make it pop. The idea grew on me and I scoured the earth trying to find just the right paper. Now that it’s all said and done, I think I really did find it! This pattern is just perfect for me.

They Made it Work

As I mentioned in my kitchen renovation post, light fixtures are now and forever my decorating hang up. I will look at every single one, declare them all horrible, and then somehow eventually stumble across *The One*. Finding good light for this part of the bathroom was a real obstacle. I had my heart set on some sconces which sold out before I purchased them, and I never found a sconce alternative I could accept. So, I ended up buying a pendant light. At the time, I was sure it said it was hardwire but it showed up and we discovered no, it’s the kind with a cord and a switch. Thankfully, Matt took charge and said “we’ll make it work” and they did! They hardwired this fixture up anyway and I am so thrilled that they did. It is perfect for the space and my brain didn’t melt having to acquire a replacement.

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  • Bright Light + Calming Neutrals
    Bright Light + Calming Neutrals

    The transformation of our master bath has been truly amazing to see. With so much space and high slanted ceilings, I always knew it had massive potential. But previously it was a beige and white monstrosity that literally made me cringe every time I walked in. Now with unique finishes and pretty neutrals, it is a space I positively adore.

  • Simple Elegance
    Simple Elegance

    The high ceiling and big windows of this room work well with the simple clean lines of the spacious shower and bath tub. I appreciated the time and thought put into the layout of this room so that everything fit comfortably and naturally.

  • Mirrors + Sconces Break Up Monotony
    Mirrors + Sconces Break Up Monotony

    With the vanity and mirrors, my aim was for a less bulky look. To this end, I opted for a vanity that was not shoved all the way into the corner of the room and a mirror that wasn’t a large rectangle with no character. The vanity itself is fairly simple and I dressed it up a touch with different hardware that better matched the look of the room overall. I love the mirrors and sconces and the way they add interest to what was once a very blah part of the room.

  • Marble Hex Tile Love
    Marble Hex Tile Love

    One of the very few things I was certain of going into this renovation was that I wanted marble hexagon tile for the floor. I saw it in a bathroom of a favorite restaurant and made a mental note to include it in our plans when the time came. I really love it!

  • Sliding Barn Wood Door
    Sliding Barn Wood Door

    I hated the old bathroom doors (French door style with clear glass panes) but didn’t really know exactly what I wanted instead. A boring old white door like the rest of the house? That’s no fun! Our team suggested a sliding barn wood door and I was instantly in love. Based off of inspiration pictures I liked, they used multiple wood finishes so it didn’t look too uniform. I truly love the way it turned out!

  • Full Length Mirror, Finally!
    Full Length Mirror, Finally!

    Our old bathroom didn’t have a full length mirror which meant I had to go down to the basement to our workout room to send Josie pictures of all my outfits. Now I have a mirror I love steps away from my closet, and Josie can give me more real time outfit feedback. I’m living the dream, you guys.

  • Herringbone Tile is the Best Tile
    Herringbone Tile is the Best Tile

    When planning a remodel, there are some people who already know exactly what sort of finishes they want for everything. Then there are people like me who, when asked, stare blankly and stammer until someone else fills in the blank. Of probably every selection I had to make, I had zero ideas when it came to shower tile. Um, white I guess? Thankfully Natalie sent me a wide variety of inspiration pictures and the moment I saw herringbone tile, it was a done deal. I LOVE THIS LOOK.

  • That Tile Though
    That Tile Though

    How much do I love herringbone tile? Enough that I’m still talking about it for one. For another, I spend the duration of every shower feeling thankful Natalie sent me that inspiration photo. Are there support groups for loving your tile too much? (Insert pondering face emoji.)

  • Dark + Light Contrast
    Dark + Light Contrast

    Antique bronze hardware soothes my eyes after having to look at shiny brass for the past 2.5 years. In a room with this light color palette, I especially love the look of the contrasting dark hardware.

  • Statement Piece
    Statement Piece

    I have loved this chandelier for a long time and always hoped to use it somewhere in my house. The tall ceilings of this bathroom seemed a perfect place for a dramatic light fixture so I decided to go for it. The original plan was to have this placed over the bathtub but it turned out building codes wouldn’t allow that. We ended up just moving it to this nice central location, where it is able to brighten the room more easily and catches the eye while not obstructing the view from the windows. I’m very happy with it.

  • Shadow + Light
    Shadow + Light

    I have had questions from a few readers about how this chandelier looks when turned on, and specifically about the kind of light it emits. The light is definitely warm and as you can see, it creates a bit of a shadowed pattern in the immediate vicinity, but throughout the rest of the room the light is diffuse and it does a nice job brightening things up.

  • Wallpaper That Doesn't Suck
    Wallpaper That Doesn't Suck

    Did you know that such a thing existed? After a couple of poorly wall papered rooms in the house I grew up in, and one heinous half bath in this house when we moved in (remedied right away because it really couldn’t wait), the notion of wallpaper definitely earned the side eye. However, I knew I needed some pop of color somewhere in this bathroom. I knew I wanted to do something to make this part of the room look unique instead of being literally a beige closet. Since we were using the neutral palette in the rest of the room, Natalie suggested wall paper as a way to make it pop. The idea grew on me and I scoured the earth trying to find just the right paper. Now that it’s all said and done, I think I really did find it! This pattern is just perfect for me.

  • They Made it Work
    They Made it Work

    As I mentioned in my kitchen renovation post, light fixtures are now and forever my decorating hang up. I will look at every single one, declare them all horrible, and then somehow eventually stumble across *The One*. Finding good light for this part of the bathroom was a real obstacle. I had my heart set on some sconces which sold out before I purchased them, and I never found a sconce alternative I could accept. So, I ended up buying a pendant light. At the time, I was sure it said it was hardwire but it showed up and we discovered no, it’s the kind with a cord and a switch. Thankfully, Matt took charge and said “we’ll make it work” and they did! They hardwired this fixture up anyway and I am so thrilled that they did. It is perfect for the space and my brain didn’t melt having to acquire a replacement.

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MORE GRATITUDE FOR OUR BUILDER

I know I already bragged about our builder in my kitchen renovation post, but I’m going to do it a little more here because they deserve it! The bath remodel involved a lot of strategic planning, reworking as obstacles arose, and lots of attention to detail. Just as with the kitchen, Emergent Construction did a phenomenal job handling all aspects of this project. I especially appreciated how much communication there was regarding my thoughts as the project progressed, and how they modified things along the way to make sure I didn’t just like them, I loved them. Another shout out to Natalie for the extreme patience required working with me and my, ahem, very discerning lighting taste.

Ugh, before photos. The bathroom was so bad that I didn’t even remember to take one! Most photos I took of it before were strategically cropped to limit the ick factor. As such, it was hard to find photos to show you but I think these snapshots from daily life give a decent idea.

Light fixtures so bad they are probably not in any photos I have ever taken. Beige nightmare, shiny brass everything, gross tile + grout. Peace out, man.

ONE MORE THING

Just as with the kitchen, I want to note that no portion of this renovation was sponsored. While I could have partnered with companies in exchange for discounts or free products, it feels disingenuous to me and I’m just not comfortable with it.

  • Melissa Brooker

    I couldn’t love your master bath any more! it makes me want to have a bubble bath and turn on that gorgeous chandelier with a glass of wine! it’s so elegant looking! i also love your giant shower! If i knew how to put heart eyes in this comment i would! And that wallpaper!! so beautiful!

  • Annie

    Thank you Melissa!

  • Angela

    That tub is amazing. Wow. All of it came together beautifully. I’m inarticulate with heart eyes.

  • Kristen

    That wallpaper is fabulous! I love how it contrasts with the white and darker tones throughout the rest of the space.

  • tara

    wow love that tub and shower. i had a tiled shower before my house now and miss it but i dont miss cleaning it. any tips you have found ? did anyone give you tips on how to keep all the white tile/grout white ?

  • I’m coming to live in that bathroom. Seriously, it turned out so perfectly! Exactly how I imagined you would execute this massive undertaking. And those floors!! ALL THE HEART EYES!

  • Larisa

    Really lovely. It has some beautiful light, and I love the pop of whimsy with the wallpaper. And I love your cats. :)

  • Annie

    Thank you! :)

  • Annie

    I have a cleaning service that comes every other week and that is probably the best thing I do for it. Our old shower was white tile and grout, but they kept it looking really clean. I don’t know their secret though!

  • Annie

    Thank you Kristen!