Exactly three months ago today I published my first house related post after a long hiatus. It was announcing the plan for my master bathroom—the first major renovation I’d be taking on solo, and one that I wanted to take more of a hands-off approach and let my contractors handle the labor.
With all of the other projects going on at the same time (second entryway, guest bedroom and downstairs to name a few), a spark had been reignited and my passion for interior design was back. Back and stronger than ever. To be completely honest, I never thought I’d feel it again and I fought it for a while… but I guess that means this is what I’m meant to do. I’m in a different situation now but I can’t deny the joy and excitement of designing a room or the sheer satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of completing a space I’ve worked so hard on for weeks and months.
Sorry for the small tangent there, I just wanted to preface this by sharing that through the process of remodeling this room, I’ve been transformed myself and can say this is not the ending I thought it would be, but in fact a new beginning… which I’ll be sharing more on soon 🙂
Now, onto the reveal!
Let’s start from the beginning… full of 1970’s oak and baby blue style:
Complete with a small dark shower:
And a poorly utilized, oversized linen closet taking up half the room:
Another look from the master bedroom:
I had my heart set on pebble tile for over a year, and that was the jumping off point in my design plan:
There was a good amount of labor involved…
But also some DIY…
And it has been really exciting these past couple weeks to watch the finishing touches come together.
So finally, after three long months, here she is now…
Photographing this space was a bit of a challenge as there’s no natural light, but I did my best to make sure the colors were represented accurately…
The tones appear warmer when the lights are on, naturally.
I figured this house has enough neutral gray and chose Valspar’s Coconut Milk for the walls.
Using a solid panel of glass in place of a traditional door not only saved a hundreds of dollars, but kept the space feeling open and larger so this was absolutely one of my favorite design choices.
I’m also glad I took the extra time to plank the walls rather than the beadboard I was originally planning.
It’s all in the details…
Simple glass canisters and vases, a few dried flowers and lavender, old frames and vintage photographs dug up from storage made this shelf styling easy and free.
And this corner…
Don’t you just love that shell mirror and vintage sconce from Wayfair?
Utilizing a variety of materials like shell, rock, wood, glass, metal and ceramic adds a ton of interest and texture.
And keeping the color palette light and neutral helps the space feel calm—as a spa-inspired bathroom should!
And finally, a DIY barn door is immensely useful in a small bathroom by freeing up space—I still owe you a post with those build plans (coming soon!)
Alright friends, that’s another makeover in the bag. What do you think about this one? I think it gives my guest bath a run for its money… do you have a favorite?
Let me know in the comments below or make sure to follow me where I’ll be posting previews of the other finished spaces—on instagram, facebook, twitter and snapchat @ jennasuedesign. I’m also working on house tour videos which I’ll be sharing on YouTube soon, so don’t forget to subscribe there too!
I know there will be lots of questions about sources used, and rest assured I’m working on a separate post with all of the info scheduled for Monday! (P.S., there may be a coupon code involved if you have your eyes on that pebble tile!) Make sure to check back then. In the meantime, I hope you have a beautiful & relaxing weekend…