The 1948 master bathroom in our house has, for the most part, remained untouched.
At the end of January, I stood in our master bathroom and declared it dated (see here).
Maybe the subzero temperatures and snow had me a little itchy. Ok, very itchy. For a new project.
To save money and construction headaches, I kept the existing floor and wall tile in the bathroom. The wall tile was fine. The floor tile I inherited and did NOT like. So I had to figure that out.
The doors, trim and ceiling all got a fresh coat of Farrow and Ball paint in the color Pointing.
Nope. Looked completely ridiculous with the floor.
So I chose a textured neutral from Philip Jeffries in Snowfall that looks fab.
The new Strande pulls from Restoration Hardware looked great too!
The (dusty) ruffled curtains across the French doors went away. In their place, a modern Grassweave roller shade from The Shade Store in Oatmeal.
The Master Bathroom was added to our house in 1996 as part of a big renovation by the prior owner. When we moved in nine years later, it still looked pretty good to me! All I had to do was paint the walls, add curtains to the oddly placed French doors directly across from the glass shower (hello neighbors) and buy towels to match everything.
The one thing I really didn’t like was the taupe/black tile floor. I am not a huge fan of taupe, so I had to work around it and decided to paint the walls black and everything else white. For the record, it is not a good idea to have a black bathroom where you put on makeup because you come out looking like a circus clown.
I was also stuck with this giant tub. I am not a bath person, but my contractor told me the tub weighed 800,000 pounds and would be a nightmare to get out of the room. The doorway to the master bath is really small (24″ across) and the tub is 30″ across so we would have to cantilever it off the side of the house to get it out. No thanks.
Right after the holidays, I walked into the master bath and suddenly everything looked really tired. Time for a facelift. I was still stuck with the taupe/black tile floor because there was radiant heat under it and it would cost a fortune to mess with all of that, so (again) I keep the floor!
For the top, I want to do a white stone. This granite is really durable and will also pick up a few of the colors from the floor. Right now we have a white Corian vanity top with molded sinks. Bye!!!!
Nice, new porcelain sinks.
To wallpaper or to paint….. The black walls have to go, but painting the bathroom white or cream seems really boring. Here is a selection of wallpaper from Quadrille. Or grass cloth on the walls? Black and white wallpaper? What do you think?
I also have to replace the white, ruffled SHOWER curtains from Anthropologie that I have for privacy on the French doors. They definitely go into the category of “what was I thinking?” I want to do one modern roller shade across the French doors in one of these colors. I like the middle one, but am open to suggestions!