Time is moving VERY fast these days – and my renovation kick off date is QUICKLY approaching (omg, omg, omg). We actually ended up being able to rent a house across the street from us for 5 months while the bulk of the work is getting done by my team at Cambridgeport Construction, whom we just finished a large job with and really enjoyed working with. I’ve ordered my appliances and the drawings are all pretty much done – I just have to finish up some details and get stuff ordered ASAP! As is the case with most professions, I am my own worst client.
I’m planning to document the whole process here on the blog – first with plans for each space that we’re renovating, and then with progress updates, and of course, final reveals.
For the primary bath I want it to be classic, but still interesting. I’m skewing a little warmer than I went when I renovated my current primary bath (which will now be the guest bedroom bath), and making a BIG choice of doing an aged brass tub. I’ve never had a primary bathroom with a tub before so I am going all out in my excitement. I’ve done this tub a few times in a pewter/silver finish but I wanted to mix it up a little. The vanities will be a walnut wood and either a more modern reeded style or made to look like an older chest. Jury is still out on that one. Unlacquered brass plumbing, a warm veined marble and vinyl grasscloth walls with painted trim and lower paneling round things out.
tub // plumbing fixtures // ceiling fixture // toilet room paper // medicine cabinets (similar) // sconces // vinyl grasscloth
You know I love a classic checkerboard floor, so I’m trying to source this wood grain marble to pair with whatever marble tile I go with for the shower and countertops.
Here’s the layout of the space. Basically we’re taking Andrew’s office, the current laundry and the current guest room and bath to make this larger primary suite.
Here’s the vanity wall elevation – very excited to have separate vanities and a tub overlooking our pretty back yard!
Up next – the kitchen!!!! I’m struggling a little with some items left to pick, but will update you all soon!
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This is all very exciting & looks gorgeous already. Thanks for sharing so many details… can’t wait to follow along!
Please confirm source for brass shower door.
It’s beyond gorgeous
So pretty! Love that you document your process and progress. It’s so interesting to see how the pros do it.
I love the warmth of this plan, imagine sipping golden Champaign in a golden tub – a girl can dream! Excited to see the process from design to reveal, thanks for bringing us along.
Love everything about it…..gorgeous palette. I prefer the modern vanity. Can’t wait to see it all finished.Good luck!
Erin – this is gorgeous. I am obsessed. Good luck with the job – here’s hoping they hit no snags when they open up the walls! You will soon have the perfect kids, husband and house! Go Girl – Cheers!
Love this! We centered the tub filler. I wish we had moved it to the corner near the shower. When centered, you have to wait for a full tub before getting in – or the water pours on you. When exiting the tub, the fixture requires some gymnastics to stand around. A corner filler location would have avoided both of these.
Our tub filler is at one end and it works well, but I picked the wrong end to put it on – only later did I think of it if I wanted have a tv installed and be able to watch it in the bath. Erin – your fixtures and the entire bath is lovely, but I’m going to say what I said the last time you showed them, the tub filler you’ve chosen looks identical to ours and it means you will either have cold water trickling in or hot water at full blast (because both flow rate and temperature are controlled by the one handle). It is not a great system – if you can, find one where flow rate and temperature are separated! I just want you to have the most relaxing bath experience ever, and the one handle is not it.
So beautiful! I’m wishing you the best with the renovation!
Cris – excellent point on sepearting the taps. Our tub filler does the opposite trickle hot water, or firehydrant speed lukewarm or cool. There is no on between, so I start my hot baths well in advance AND because I (mistakenly) chose to center the filler, I cannot enter the tub until the water is off. I think feet point towards the shower for more visual space, so the shower side makes a great corner or end for filler. #WhatIWishIKnew
I’m really loving the direction your style has gone lately. It’s beautiful. And to comment on your story, I was in a sorority in the south and our house was even more amazing than those in the WSJ article. I guess it’s a Southern thing!
Beautiful! At first I thought “toilet room paper” was the toilet paper you were going to use and I thought, wow that is super fancy 😂
Gorgeous! I really want to do wallpaper in my primary bath, but everyone has been discouraging me. I feel like I now have permission!
Vinyl is safe if a well ventilated bathroom!
Everything looks beautiful but go with the traditional vanity – the reeded wood is chic but is having it’s moment now. I will bet money that Pottery Barn comes out with a vanity in that style if they haven’t already.
I agree! I think the reeded wood also collects a lot of dust (does anyone else find that bathrooms get dusty quickly due to TP?
Love the warm tones! I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Beautiful choices. That tub is gorgeous. If your asking? I would go with the more modern looking vanity.
THIS IS gonna be a stunner!!! LUV, luv, luv!!! franki
beautiful!! where did the medicine cabinets pictured come from?
Delicious! At first I thought the fabric for the window treatment was going to be wallpaper, which I also would have loved. The subtle textured wallpaper is a better choice for making the tub the star of the show, and I LOVE the unique placement of the tub. Very creative.
Looks amazing!!!! Would you share vanity information please?
Will be custom