Is it weird to have a mood board for a bathroom? It may seem a little over the top, but honestly, so is this bathroom. If you recall our house floor plan, the master bathroom takes up half the second floor. Okay, that is a total exaggeration, but it is a very generously sized bathroom. It was also a key selling feature for us. In our town home, we had a very tiny master bath. It was technically only a 3/4 bath, because it had only a shower, no tub. It also only had one sink. TINY! When we saw this house we were enamored with double sinks, a large soaking tub, a large shower, and a private water closet for the toilet. Now that we have this bathroom, we feel totally spoiled and we love it.
As great as the bones of this bathroom are, it is still builder basic. It came with the same tan walls in flat paint. The only element we both like is the white countertop with integrated sinks and matching tub surround. It is solid white cultured marble. It is easy to clean and we think white counters will remain timeless.
For the bathroom makeover, we want to achieve a relaxing spa-like environment. For color we chose one shade lighter than the color in the adjacent master bedroom. This color scheme, part of our whole house color plan, makes the master suite feel more cohesive. For the decor, we want to keep it simple and uncluttered. I plan to bring in some visual interest by framing out or replacing the mirror and adding a little marble tile on a focal wall.
Quatrefoil mirror – Ironies (way out of my price range, but gorgeous)
Moling Chandelier – Ikea
Frame a Builder Mirror – DIY How-to from House of Smith’s
Tribal Bath Mat – West Elm
Color Scheme – Frost by Martha Stewart Living
Izola Apothecary Canvas Shower Curtain – we don’t need a shower curtain, but might make great art stretched over a frame