new home: master bathroom

20 May 2014

Hello, friends! We just moved into our new home this past weekend. It feels so good to be in one spot and not to be driving back and forth between our rental and the house, the schools and everything over here. We are up to our ears in moving boxes and craziness, so I’m going to show you pictures of the only room that isn’t chaotic right now: the master bathroom. This room is long and skinny (you can see it on the floor plan here) so taking pictures was a trick, but please come in!
We went with the darker wood cabinets to give a little contrast to the sea of gray and white.
master bathroom 320 sycamore
Did you know that wood stained cabinets are actually less expensive than paint grade cabinets?? Because they don’t have to be perfect and smooth like you expect white cabinets to be. Imperfections and knots are perfectly acceptable.
For the counters, we went with a carrara marble. We had it in our bathroom in Virginia and we loved it, so we chose it again. It is softer and scratches and etches easily so I would NOT recommend it for high traffic areas or kids’ bathrooms, but I figured my husband and I could handle it. The cabinet hardware is from the Jeffrey Alexander Belcastel collection.
master bath cabinets

Let’s talk about the tile! It is all from Daltile (you can find your nearest location here), and we have loved working with them and are so pleased with how it all turned out. For the wall behind the mirrors, we went with the carrara white random mosaic. I have to tell you, this was a happy mistake--we weren’t even going to do a tile accent wall. I didn’t order it, but it accidentally was sent and I fell in love and we decided to keep it.
master bathroom new home
It is the classic carrara gray and white with a mirror-like sheen when you look to the side:
daltile carrara white random mosaic
For the floor, we used the Daltile 2 inch carrara hex 
daltile carrara hexagon mosaic polished
and for the the tub and shower, we used the less expensive subway tile with an accent strip of the white carrara oval mosaic with the first snow pencil rail. It is a great way to save and still get a custom look, like we previously talked about here. tile stripe in shower with subway tile
daltile carrara oval mosaic
master bathroom tub
We also need to talk about the shower door. I was bound and determined not to have one. Because I didn’t want to clean it! We were just going to do a walk-in shower, and maybe if it was deeper and longer it would have worked, but we decided to keep the water and heat in, a door would be best. So, I am a squeegee nazi now.
master bathroom shower door
moen glenshire chrome mirror
The chandeliers (over the vanities and tub) are from Home Depot and were on sale this winter for only $69! They are mostly plastic, but you would never know unless you climbed up to touch them.
master bathroom chandelier
The lights are the World Imports Ava Sconces – only $34 compared to PB’s pricier sussex sconce.
world imports ava sconce -- amazon
We also had them put some shelves above the tub that I need to accessorize, but it’s fun to have a blank slate and to imagine what will go on them when we discover what is in the boxes that have been in storage for 9 months. :)
shelves above tub
Another feature I love is the linen closet so we don’t have to go down the hall for extra towels or toothpaste. The wall color is Sherwin Wiliams 7057 Silver Strand.
master bathroom linen closet
This other door is the toilet room, but there is just a toilet in there, so I figured you didn’t need to see it.
toilet room and counters
So, there it is! It needs some warming up and personalization, but that will come with time (and unpacking!)
Thanks for letting me share – happy Tuesday!
Here are all of the resources in one spot:
countertops: carrara marble
tile behind the mirrors: daltile carrara random mosaic
tile around tub and shower: daltile carrara oval mosaic
white subway tile in shower and tub: daltile rittenhouse
floor tile: daltile carrara hex
chandeliers: maria theresa chandelier from Home Depot
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* Daltile and I partnered on this bathroom project. They were so kind to contribute some of the tile, but all the choices were made by me and all opinions mine. Some affiliate links may be used in this post. Please see full disclosure here. Thank you :)


  1. Not sure if it's just me but I can't get these photos to load in Chrome or in IE. :(

  2. So pretty and such a beautiful canvas for all your personalization! I bet you are SUPER happy to be in your new home!

  3. gorgeous!!! i never thought I could like gray so much! lol looking forward to see more of your new home...congrats!

  4. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your blog.


  5. Looks amazing! A trick I learned from a friend about shower doors is to use a magic eraser to get the stuff off the glass. It works like a charm, in case you ever get lazy about squeegee-ing your shower door. I know I would. I can't wait to see the rest of your house!

    1. I will have to remember this -- thanks for the tip!

  6. Love the grey pallet in the bathroom, it just seems so soothing and serene. All of the accents in here are just perfect with the tile choices and the chandelier. All the best with your new home and I look forward to following along with every new post... LOVE your Blog!

  7. Oh, Melissa. It's AWESOME!! I'm so happy for you. I'm glad to know you got safely moved in, and I'm excited to be getting a look at your new place. It's wonderful that you were able to design this to suit your family's needs and desires. How cool that you got to partner with Daltile. I've never heard of the company; thanks for the introduction! :)

    1. They have beautiful tile! Thank you, dear Richella.

  8. Everything looks wonderful. You have such good taste. Can't wait to see more!

  9. I absolutely adore that wall of tile!

    I wanted to do something similar in my shore kitchen but I cheaped out but you are making me regret it. So gorgeous!

    1. Thank you! It turned out to be my favorite part.

  10. Absolutely beautiful! Your choices are very classic and will serve you well. Keep your accessories light to allow the bones to show. You have good bones! Now, how many times does a person hear that?

  11. Thank you do much for posting this. I am in the beginning stages of building a house and this is so helpful. I love your style. Looks great!!

  12. Was just wondering where you go the doors for the bathroom? Love them!

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  14. LOVE your bath!! Would you mind telling me where you found your vanity?


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