Clients' Master Bath Before & After

In the clients' home I shared with you last week, I also mentioned that we did their master bathroom.  I took some photos of it to show you the "before & after" of the construction.  We're in the process of adding towels & accessories & things to the walls so I'll be sure to share when it's truly finished. The original bathroom was large but my clients weren't loving its functionality (or lack or it) or the materials.  Here's what it looked like before: 



{The tub butted up to the side of the shower, which had a glass surround with a thick chrome frame.}


{My clients didn't need a sitting vanity area but preferred his and hers sinks.  We also saw that there was a big chunk of wasted space in the corner between the counter tops.  My favorite thing about the original bathroom was that the toilet was in its own room & we kept it that way.}

We decided upon a palette of pale blues & creams and worked with our friend Mike Carr of CarrMichael Construction to design the new cabinetry & layout. We settled on timeless fixtures and I was thrilled when our clients said "yes" to painted shiplap walls.

Anyway, here's the bathroom now:


The shiplap walls add so much warmth and texture to the bathroom.  It feels so much more substantial now and has that slight coastal eel that my clients love.  We had them painted the same color as the ceiling.  The pale blue floors are made up of 4x4 tiles which we had laid in a brick pattern.  

I'm a tad obsessed with their new soaking tub:


The polished nickel hardware is just so substantial and pretty in 'real life.'  (I took this photo before we hung the natural woven shades, which add a warm wood element to the room I love...  and more importantly, privacy ;) ;) 

The shower surround is now a frameless glass one (our clients selected clear glass) so it takes up so much less visual space in the room.  It was tough to get a good photo:


When I'd originally presented this design, we were planning in having a percentage of cream 4x4s mixed in with the pale blue ones.  I'd done something similar before & had loved it but when the tiles arrived and were laid out in the bathroom for approval, it just wasn't right because there was too much contrast between the creams & blues.  It looked a crazy person had designed it!! (Which I guess is true ;) ;)  We quickly ordered more blue tiles & of course the project was held up slightly because of it.  I felt really terrible but my clients were very understanding.

For metals, we used a combination of polished nickel & antiqued silver.  I like to mix metals so that rooms have a bit more interest & are a bit more relaxed feeling.  I think rooms with mixed metals just look a bit more effortless & stylish than ones where everything matches perfectly.  


I'm in the process of scheduling photographer (and good friend!!) Helen Norman to come & photograph my clients' home because she will do it so much more justice than I did!! :)  As soon as I have those pics, I'll be sure to share them so you can see the difference. But I hope you enjoyed what you did see!!  Have a great day & stay cool.   (AC broken here = really fun!! ... But honestly makes me feel very fortunate for being able to have AC.)

To view the rest of my clients' home, go here.  



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42 comments:

Dana Frieling said...

So gorgeous!

Hannah said...

Gorgeous! I love the floor tile and am fantasizing about all that storage.

Grace from AStoriedStyle.com said...

Lauren, this is beautiful! Your simple style is so inspiring! G

Aja said...

Beautiful! I just love seeing your before & after pics. Your philosophy on home design and designing for function, comfort, (and beauty!), etc., so speaks to me. Thank you for all your inspiration! And I am SO glad to hear that you like mixing metal finishes in a room! I totally agree!

Vel Criste said...

Agree with you on that tub Lauren, I want one too!!! You did an awesome job as always. Love all the details and the mix of metals, planning to do that for my kitchen reno. :-)

Cheri said...

Lovely and serene. What paint colors did you use? Thanks.

carol jane said...

Wow! I want that tub!!!

katie gavigan said...

You have done it again, that's for sure! Simply gorgeous, and definitely magazine-worthy. Great job!!!

kcinteriors said...

Beautiful! I love the shiplap boards and the floor tile. Fabulous!

katie@mydiyhabits said...

You rock...amazing...pinning for my master!
-katie@mydiyhabits

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Love the bathroom Lauren. Turned out so well. We just remodeled a bath in our house - put shiplap on the walls - painted it. Our contractor caulked between each board which I didn't understand in the first place and now it is cracking - looks terrible. I would love to have your expert opinion - are your walls caulked or just painted? Thank you so much! I really would appreciate your thoughts.

Kathleen said...

What is the tile on the bathroom floor? Very pretty!

nelya said...

Lauren, it's so beautiful! I'm so inspired by how you've taken this ho-hum builder's bathroom and turned it into a gorgeous retreat. I have a weakness for those horizontal shiplap boards and just love the wall treatment. Beautifully executed!!!

cindy hattersley design said...

Gorgeous Lauren! Love the shiplap walls and the mix of the metals...actually everything!!

vicki carol said...

Lauren,
It is a very hot day here in Fl. The coolness of this bathroom design was perfect for lunch time viewing of your site. I feel more relaxed and I bet that your clients do too.

love it
Vicki

Rebecca Gibbs @ gibbgabb said...

So beautiful, Lauren! This would be a very refreshing space to start your day in. :) You're amazing!

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

I'm having some serious tile-love right now. Beautiful. Love the whole thing!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- Such a retreat! My favorite detail is the sconces set in the mirror. I can imagine they look amazing when they are lit up!

I admire that you just grab your camera and shot - regardless of the pink puff hanging from the shower handle! It keeps things real!

But I can imagine all the finishing details you'll add and Helen's skills called in, and can't wait to see the photos she will take for your portfolio!

Loretta

Deanna said...

I never knew a bathroom could be so stunning!!! Absolutely beautiful!

An Urban Cottage said...

I'm doing shiplapped planks as wainscotting in my new bathroom and I was think of doing it floor to ceiling in the kitchen on the noncabinet walls. Now I'm totally sold. What a beautiful bathroom!

Jessica Plattner said...

Beautiful! I love the tub and the floors!

Amanda said...

holy moly this is good!!!!! That tub!!! Well done once again girl!

alison g. said...

SO beautifully done! Ditto that obsession with the tub! ;)
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Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Clean lines, and beautiful! I love it.

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love it Lauren - especially the shiplap walls and the tub. Great work as usual!

Charlotte said...

Love it all, but especially the tile. Can you provide more information about it?

Jessica said...

This is so gorgeous!! Gives me hope for our awful builder grade bathroom! :)

Julie Swanson said...

Gorgeous!

LindsB said...

Those shiplap walls just make the whole space. Well those and the tile, and the cabinets. Basically everything. LOVE it!

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Billie makes a home said...

Lauren,
What a stunning bathroom the bricking of the floor tile is lovely.
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I love what you have done with that bath tub. I don’t know any women who are not in love with a deep bath tub like that. It looks so much better that way instead of it jutting out awkwardly like it was. I love all the other things that you have done with this bathroom. Thank you for sharing.


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