Jumping right in...Our master* bath. It's en suite to our room, but otherwise, there's nothing master about it. It is wee. Eight by five feet, to be exact. Anyway, it's next on our project list.
It's charming in that hospital-grade kind of way, right?
Original vanity that is super low, even for a shortstack like me.
New tile, but I just can't deal.
I feel like I just stood in front of you naked.
For the record, it came to us this way. The tile in the shower, and the vanity are the original 1970s builder-grade selections. The previous owners installed new floor tile, and put a fresh coat of the oh-so-flattering mauve (flat finish, btw) paint and called it a day.
In the time we've lived here, the lack of an exhaust fan caused the ceiling paint to chip, and the sheetrock to bubble/chip. Most of the walls also have water lines from condensation. We've since installed an exhaust fan, but the damage was done.
We've been focusing our time/money/effort on other rooms the whole family enjoys, and I've been putting off the decision-making, but now it's time to bite this bullet. Truth is, though I may not have run out of designing steam, our checkbook might've, so my original plans to make this a tiny but luxe bath have scaled back.
And that's where I'm at: redesigning.
As a visual, my first thoughts were to brighten it all up (obvs), add a lot of reflective and light surfaces to bounce light, and address the seriously-lacking storage situation. Something marbly and mirror-y like these would make me happy.
Still on the white marble train, but instead of a lot of white/light gray cabinets, walls, etc, I'm planning to mix in some med-dark wood tones with brass to keep the color palette a little warm. We live in a traditional Colonial, so keeping some wood tones suits the home, too.
Heading somewhere like
marble herringbone mosaic that'll cover the floor.