Master Bathroom Build: Part 1

I am nearly bursting at the seams, that's how excited I am to be sharing this project with you! When some dear friends told me that they were going to add a bathroom to their loft bedroom, turning it into a bonafide master suite, I couldn't wait to get started on helping them design a beautiful, functional en suite.

Some of the requirements and priorities of the project included:

  • Separate toilet room
  • Large (ideally walk-in) shower
  • Vanity/makeup counter
  • Maximize natural light from window
  • Bench in shower (this got moved lower in the priority list as the project got underway, with the client opting for more square footage in the shower and a corner ledge instead) 
  • An open feel into the bedroom
  • There was also some plumbing that could not be moved and dictated a fixed point for the toilet

We started with a mood board for the space and a few iterations of floor plan layouts. Interestingly enough, the layout that the clients ultimately selected was not the one they were initially drawn to. I am so grateful they were open to suggestions outside of their comfort zone because the final configuration answers many of their must-haves in an elegant and efficient way.

Here is a BEFORE picture that the client sent at the start of the project. The blue tape line indicates where the wall between the bedroom and bathroom will be. In the final design we ended up stealing about 10 additional inches from the bedroom side. It was hardly noticeable in the bedroom but made a huge difference in the bath.

Master Bath Build Before Picture

The floor plan received a few more tweaks after this, but here is the working concept.

Master Bathroom Floor Plan

3D perspective images helped the clients visualize what the space would look like built out, as well as get a feeling for what the organization and flow would be.

Master Bath Sketchup Model
Master Bathroom Sketchup Model

And finally, pencils down and hammers up! Here are a few pictures of the work in progress.

Master Bathroom // In Progress
Master Bathroom // White Subway Tile
Master Bathroom // Walk-In Shower // White Subway TIle
Master Bathroom // Walk-In Shower // White Subway TIle
Master Bathroom // Walk-In Shower // White Subway TIle

Want to see how it all came together? Check out the after pictures here!

Sneak Peek: Learn and Grow Nursery

Rather than soft, subtle, and sweet, this nursery rocks out the bright, bold colors and geometric forms. It is an amazing space for little ones to grow up in, and it will easily grow with them through toddlerhood and beyond.  Playful, imaginative, adventurous... Baby Milne, your momma and daddy are going to have such fun with you in this space! 

Nursery Design Board // bold, primary colors: red, blue, yellow and green // modern geometric shapes

1 – DIY Magnetic Wall
This brilliant DIY will provide hours of fun as your wee one grows! It also creates a bright and inspiring statement wall. For additional play opportunities, paint all or part of the wall with chalkboard paint!

2 – Red Cube Shelves
The geometric shape and cubby depth add visual interest and reinforce a creative, imaginative vibe. Because of the depth, be sure to hang these in an area where you won’t bump your head on them! These are a bit of a splurge, but they are something that will work wonderfully in your child’s room for years to come. A less expensive option would be to use Ikea spice racks, paint them a bright cherry red, and use them to hold books as shown here.

3 – Wooden Bead Maze
There are some classic toys that every child needs—this is one of them!  

4 – ABC Wall Art
This unique, handcrafted piece is truly a work of art! Playful letters in bright green are a cheery introduction to the alphabet. If used over baby’s crib, be sure it is securely fastened to the wall and out of arm’s reach.

5 – Curtain Fabric
Simple green triangles make a big impact on this simple, but gorgeous fabric! The scale of the print is the perfect balance of readable, but not loud. Use white fabric to line the back of curtains for a polished look and to filter more sunlight. Hang curtain rods halfway between the top of the window trim and the ceiling.

6 – Wall Paint Color
“Icy Blue” is the name of this wonderful wall color by Benjamin Moore. This paint can be purchased online or from a Benjamin Moore retailer near you. (Color code is: 2057-70)

7 – Handcrafted Wooden Mobile
This adorable, handcrafted mobile is available for purchase on Etsy, or use as inspiration for your own DIY version!

8 – Crib
The clean, modern lines of this crib compliment this nursery aesthetic perfectly. The drawers underneath provide extra storage (always a bonus!) and the mattress can be set a three different heights meaning this bed can change to accommodate your wee one as they grow.

9 – Canvas Bins
These yellow canvas bins are a great place to store toys, blankets, and many other things. As baby learns to crawl and begins to explore their room, you can rest assured they’ll be safe digging through these with their soft sides! This style bin can also often be often found at your local TJMaxx or Marshalls in varying prints and sizes. 

10 –  Overlapping Triangles Throw Pillow
This bright throw pillow reinforces the green triangles from the curtain material and is the perfect size to tuck behind your back or under your arm while rocking baby.

11 – Yellow Triangle Pillows (set of two)
Use in addition to, or as an alternative to the pillow listed above. I personally feel you can never have to many throw pillows!

12 – Rocking Horse
Another classic toy, this rocking horse is a darling toy for hours of imaginative play.

13– Red Table Lamp
Whether reading stories before bed, or feeding the wee one in the middle of the night, it’s nice to have a small light nearby. The cherry red is a gorgeous pop of color that ties to other red elements in the room. 

14 – Ikea Poang Chair and Custom Cover
The Poang chair offers a comfortable rocking motion and is less expensive than many traditional gliders. The custom cover is simply a gorgeous addition to the room!

15 – Yellow Spindle Side Table
This great little side table is the perfect place for a lamp, pacifier, and anything else you need close at hand while rocking your little one. The spindle feature of the table adds a great textural element to the room. This is also a great place for a DIY project if you have a small side table you would like to use instead. 

16 – Animal World Map
This beautiful art print is a one-of-a-kind piece that provides vibrant color and content that is sure to inspire many conversations about this great big world we live in!

Like this style for your little one? Check out these DIY architectural building blocks too!

Sneak Peek: A Big Girl Room for B

My sister just bought a house and I couldn't be more excited for her and her sweet little family! Previously, all three of their girls were sharing a bedroom, so Bridget is pretty pumped about having her own space! She's only 4, but since kids grow up so fast it was important to choose a style that can grow with her.  When selecting a wall color, we went with something that was neutral enough to carry through and use in the other bedrooms as well. This consistency, even with different accents, will go a long way to provide a cohesive look throughout the home. 

So... here's the sneak peak! I love the cheeriness--I think it matches B's personality perfectly!  

Big Kid Bedroom // Coral, Teal, Navy, and Gold

Happy 4th of July!

A patriotic patio that you can enjoy all summer long!

Independence day is right around the corner and I wanted to share some great pieces for your 4th of July party that can easily be enjoyed for the rest of the summer too.

I've also included a few yummy recipes to get your party started! 

Happy 4th of July and thank you to the men and women who protect our freedom!

Patio Pieces: 

Sneak Peek: Eclectic Farmhouse Kitchen Design Board

A recent client was all about the DIY so I was excited to put together a kitchen design that really showcased her (and her hubby's!) renovation skills. These DIY projects feature tutorials from some other awesome bloggers and the links can be found below. 

DIY Sources:

Drop Cloth Curtains -- These curtains amazing! They don't require any sewing and they are a huge bargain as they are made with inexpensive drop cloths. If you are aiming for a less-rustic look, you could quickly hem the edges!

Subway Tile Backsplash -- The images in this tutorial are stunning and I love how the dark grout contrasts so beautifully with the white tile. 

Butcher Block Counters -- Learn how to make and maintain these gorgeous counters! The warm wood against the white cupboards is the perfect balance of crisp and cozy.

Coffee Cup Holder -- Keep your mugs within easy reach with this pallet inspired piece. 

Jute Placemats -- The only items you will need to make these Pottery Barn inspired jute placemats are 3/8" jute and a hot glue gun. This is the perfect project to complete in an afternoon and then use for a dinner party!

Dresser turned Kitchen Island -- What a genius idea this island is! Just hit up your local thrift store or check craigslist and then turn a forlorn dresser into a beauty like this one!
Here is another great example of this idea.
*Note: I changed the color of the piece shown on the board using photoshop in order to match the client's design and color scheme. 

Husky Farmhouse Table -- Here is a great tutorial for a table nearly identical to the one pictured. 


Additional Sources: 

Shiplap Ceiling
Floating Shelves
Enamel Sink