I’m not quite sure how to begin this post. I kind of just want to go have a nap, if I’m being honest, because I’m so tired from the last 6 weeks, but I’m also so excited that our spaces are finally coming to life in a whole new way! If you have no clue what I’m talking about, check out the other 5 One Room Challenge posts:
When we started making over our master bedroom and bathroom 6 weeks ago, I had no idea the delays we would be experiencing and the stress this would put on our lives. A bathroom reno is a lot to take on, but a DIY bathroom reno in 6 weeks? YIKES! But here we are, with a semi-finished space because that’s real life! Let’s take a look at what these spaces used to look like…
And now it looks like THIS!
All of the new bedding is from Garnet Hill. I am totally obsessed with the super soft linen and I never want to sleep in anything else! (*everything will be sourced at the bottom of this post, so feel free to check there for all the details!)
The change in the bedroom isn’t drastic, but the changes we did make have made the space feel so much cosier and so much more like “us,” right down to the rug, which is so soft and perfectly textured – not to mention a lot more interesting than the last one! This one is from Couristan and we got it in the 8×11, which is big enough for us to feel like most of the room is covered, but also low enough that it fits under the door.
One of the first things I knew we needed to do was change the sconces. These beauties from Hudson Valley are just perfect! Now we can dim the lights and they no longer shine right into our eyeballs! They’re a plug-in, so no pesky hard wiring needed!
Somehow this room feels equal parts soft and feminine and moody and masculine – and depending on the day, those words can easily all represent ME! Though the room didn’t end up getting painted (paint colours are Benjamin Moore ‘Wrought Iron’ on the accent wall and Sherwin Williams ‘Alabaster’ on the others), we changed the artwork to something that felt a little more grown up. These pieces from Minted are perfect together (did you know they have art pairs you can shop from?). We got Warm Gold I and Warm Gold II framed in matte brass, 24″x24″ and it fills the space above the bed so well now!
On the other side of the room, we made much better use of the space. Previously, it was my “closet” – we don’t have one in here, but there’s an unfinished space we use as a walk-in closet (that’s where the door beside the bed leads to), so I rearranged things in there to make it work. One day we’ll also makeover that space, but I can’t even think about another renovation right now, so let’s get back to this one! Here’s what this side used to look like:
And here it is now!
Now I have a small desk I can work at, and a cozy spot to sit, read, hang out while the kids watch TV/wrestle in our bed… You name it! The desk and arched mirror are from Lamps Plus, the table lamp is from Couture Lamps, candle and candle holder from East City Candles, and the chair and ottoman are from HomePop.
Ok, now let’s get to the REAL renovation… Though the bathroom is not fully complete – we need to grout everything (couldn’t do it sooner because the mortar took so long to dry on these huge tiles) and the plumbing isn’t all installed yet, I’m going to show you the space anyway, then I’ll update it with new photos once we’re all done.
Here’s what the bathroom used to look like:
And now, even unfinished, I cannot help but feel butterflies when I look at it. I am proud, exhausted, and incredibly happy with the way everything has turned out. Even after designing countless spaces for myself and other people, it still takes me by surprise how a design concept can come together like this. I am in LOVE!
**November 27th update: the bathroom is now finished (minus a few holes in the walls, but we have plumbing)! It’s so exciting, and we loooooove it so much! Below I have photos of the room with no plumbing and then with, so you can see what a difference the polished brass fixtures make!
I mean, really. That Spoonflower wallpaper is what my dreams are made of. I wanted it in here because this space is totally independent of the rest of the bathroom – there’s a pocket door between this and the toilet/shower room, but it’s visible from the bedroom, so it had to be mega pretty. The sconces from Hudson Valley are soft and the large mirrors reflect the other dark wall on the opposite side of the room. I wanted these spaces to be the same but different – even the vanity from Signature Hardware is similar to the nightstands.
The finishes on the sconces and hardware (towel rings and hooks in the other room) from Emtek all match, but the plumbing will be different – more on that soon! It’s been fun to accessorize this vanity, and I’m loving the Savannah Jilly Cup from Jill Rosenwald – the print matches the roman blinds perfectly!
We chose marble for the countertops and a marble-look tile on the floor and two shower walls. The Tile Shop has SO MANY options to choose from, and the quality of these tiles is truly fantastic. We chose Luce Blanco for the floor and MOS Metallica for the accent wall in the shower. The shower floor is the Penny Round in grey gloss.
I made the shower curtain with my mom using fabric from Spoonflower and I love the subtle pattern on the top with the hit of navy blue on the bottom. This small space is full of patterns and I love it!
After all was said and done, I ended up painting the pocket door in Farrow and Ball ‘Scotch Blue’ which is part of their new Colour by Nature collection – a collaboration between Farrow & Ball and The Natural History Museum. Blue just felt like a natural choice for this room given the tile and the wallpaper.
Now you’ve seen the colour of the plumbing fixtures! These beauties in polished brass from Signature Hardware will get their chance to shine soon, and I can’t wait!
Thanks so much for following me on another wild and crazy One Room Challenge! It’s truly been overwhelming this round, and I’m so grateful to have had the chance to be a featured designer. Speaking of which, go see 19 other absolutely incredible makeovers that have been revealed. You will not be disappointed – they really are ALL amazing!
As promised, here are the sources for everything in the room:
Bed and nightstands: Leon’s Furniture (a few years old)
Hardware on nightstands: Schaub (cup pulls & knobs)
Accent wall colour: Benjamin Moore ‘Wrought Iron’
Sconces: Hudson Valley Lighting
Artwork: Minted (Warm Gold I and Warm Gold II)
Bedding: Garnet Hill (duvet cover & sheets | pillow covers | throw blanket)
Ceiling fan: Emerson Fans
Roman blinds: Fabricut
Area rug: Couristan
Desk: Lamps Plus
Arched mirror: Lamps Plus
Table lamp: Couture Lamps
Console table: IKEA
Vanity: Signature Hardware
Floor tile: The Tile Shop
Sconces: Hudson Valley Lighting
Mirrors: Leon’s Furniture (a few years old)
Faucets: Signature Hardware
Towel rings: Emtek
Wall colour: Farrow & Ball ‘Purbeck Stone’
Towel hooks: Emtek
Toilet: Signature Hardware
Toilet paper holder: Emtek
Shelf brackets: Signature Hardware
Shower floor tile: The Tile Shop
Shower accent wall: The Tile Shop
Shower walls: The Tile Shop
Shower kits: Signature Hardware
Shower curtain fabric: Spoonflower (top fabric & bottom fabric)
If I missed anything, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll be sure to let you know whatever you need :)