Friday, November 30, 2018

The Master Bathroom

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas around your home? We have yet to decorate for the season (even though we don't usually do much--just some natural greenery plus a few more little things). Soon though, I hope to share with you our farm house during the Holidays :)

On to the master bathroom tour! Perhaps the most "improved" room from what we had in our old house. We actually have a much larger amount of space, a much improved shower (no more slipping in the claw foot tub!), ample counter space and storage, and a lovely tile floor that won't warp if it gets wet.

We designed the master bathroom with a double sinks and plenty of cabinetry. It is glorious. The countertops are quartz, although I will say they look and feel just like marble! Sink faucets are brushed nickel and so is the cabinet hardware. The cabinets themselves are painted "rainwashed" by Sherwin Williams, a lovely shade of light blue-green. With so much white, I wanted a little pop of color. Two pendant light fixtures with clear glass shades illuminate the bathroom vanity.

We used a little antique ammunition box and enamel bowl to hold toiletries and a silver julep cup holds toothbrushes and the like. Our builder made these mirrors for us to match the trim throughout the rest of our house and painted them to match the vanity cabinets. Usually we have much more sitting out on the counter but of course I had to clean it up for the photo shoot :)

The floor is a simple porcelain white hex tile with grey grout. I really love it. We designed a walk-in shower with glass doors and white subway tile walls. The shower floor is a multi-colored "pebble" floor that is available at most tile shops now. The shower walls have grey grout and grey rounded corner shelves for toiletries and a little shower seat. One thing I am so glad we decided to include was the extra shower sprayer that detaches from the wall--we have used this so much and it also can double as an additional shower head and is perfect for cleaning.

A shaker-peg rack hangs on the wall for towels within easy reach of the shower.

Our "water closet" holds the toilet which is nice when we want a little privacy using the bathroom and others are using the sinks or getting ready.

The master bath is quite large because we waited on putting in a bathtub to save a bit on costs. Thus, we have a lot of extra space which we have utilized for several things since moving in--random storage, a little indoor space for growing our seedlings under the grow lights, and most recently, we are using it for a nursery for our newest addition due in late January.

Yes, you heard right--the nursery is in our master bathroom! A bit crazy, I know--but a crib and a changing table fit perfectly in there and with it being directly off (connected to) our bedroom, I'm hoping it will be a perfect spot for the baby for the first year. Poor third kid, haha!

We will eventually move the baby upstairs to its own bedroom at some point (not sure which one this will be), but for now this works for us without us having to go up and down stairs constantly. I'm planning on putting the rocker/glider in our bedroom for rocking to sleep and we have the baby's little armoire that was mine and that we used for the girls currently upstairs. Our parents joke that if the baby has a blow out or spit up mess, we can just walk with her right into the shower and hose her off. It will also be convenient to be able to wash my hands at the sink right there too!

One other thing--we have three large windows in our master bathroom that face the front yard. Although I hated to put window treatments on these beauties and I love all the light it brings, it was necessary to have some sort of treatment that we could pull down when we needed privacy and especially for the toilet area. I ordered simple, white Roman shades from and they turned out to be perfect for what we needed. Simple and neutral, they still let in a lot of light even when they are let down.

Hope you enjoyed the tour and stay tuned for more upcoming room tours!


  1. Love your bathroom, its a pretty space and color. It's your home so whatever works for you is what is important.

  2. Congratulations!!! I started following your blog way back through a link in your FF profile when we were in a group hoping to be blessed with our first babies. We're now expecting a miracle third baby before Christmas, and I love your creative use of space for this one. Your home is beautiful, as always!

    1. Oh my goodness--wow!! Congrats to you!! How exciting and I hope your little one arrives safe and sound :)