It’s done! I’m not going to mince words here because I’m so excited by the “after.” I came home from a week away to have it completely done, so it felt like I was on an HGTV show seeing the big reveal!
Some background before I share the after photos. Our master bathroom (like our whole house), was blanketed in travertine tile and dark brown accents. I realize many homes share this motif, so I’m not knocking it, but it was just way too much ‘warm tones’ for me. We bought the house knowing we’d change it all, so it’s been fun playing designer. On that note, initially we were going to use a designer but then I decided to just do it all myself (with hubs’ opinions, of course). To be honest, it’s been sooo fun picking out finishes. The inconvenience of the dust and noise and workers is minor. We have been troopers so far in dealing with it all. The upstairs is nearly complete, so when they start on the downstairs in a few weeks, we will probably move out for part of the time.
Alas, I digress. Back to the master bath! Bye bye warm tones, hello cool grays and whites. And, as you’ll see, what I am calling our statement shower is my favorite. It is a showstopper! In the same way that travertine and beige was the norm in the 90s and early 2000s, I predict we are all going to tire of the marble trend that is going on now. So, instead of a white marble shower, we picked a bold charcoal granite! It’s so RAD. And in true GoB fashion, quite glam, if I say so myself. I know it’s not for everyone, but we love it. And I think I’ll love it for years to come due to its uniqueness! For the shower floor, storage niche, and shaving niche (so fancy), I picked grayish white marble hexagon tiles. For the floors, I chose a brilliant white marble (haha). So needless to say, I also love marble. Who doesn’t!? It’s just that I stopped at the shower walls to go for something different. As for the vanity, we got custom white Shaker cabinets, a gorgeous quartz slab counter with flecks of charcoal in it, a hexagon marble tile backsplash to tie in to shower, framed mirror, simple lighting, and square vessel sinks with big faucets. (Note- we picked squared edges throughout the bathroom). All the finishes throughout the bath are chrome. Also to note, we got all new doors in Shaker style with black hardware, and a barn door entrance to the bathroom. Annnd, my new jewelry armoire built in to the the wall with a full-length mirror door (this was my Christmas present)! It’s unbelievable. It literally has changed my life. For those of you curious about paint, I again picked Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray for walls.
Okay, enough chatter! Here are the before pics:
Here are some more shots. It really feels so much more open. I love the freestanding tub and chandelier! And the built-in mirror/jewelry armoire 🙌🏻