Welcome to the masterbath! I mentioned I was working on some updates in the masterbath and got them all done. I also know I take a ridiculous amount of pics, but I'm a visual person and like to see all the details, so I hope you'll indulge me. This is walking into the bath from the master bedroom. All my life, I wanted one of these huge bathrooms and now that I have it, it's a pain to keep clean. Anybody??
But, I'm grateful that we have plenty of room, with dual sinks across from each other. I think every married couple needs dual sinks, as well as two closets. We are fortunate to have both. I found a good deal on the Roman shades at the place I went to recently in Bessemer, United Textiles. I had been planning to get some of those shades & when I found a great deal, I snapped them up. They fit on these windows very well, even if they are a tad too long. I had to add some lining to these, as they are very see-through at night. Can't have that! All I did was cut out some lining fabric & cut it to fit on the back & hot glued it on, leaving the cords outside the fabric. You also see the new rugs I just got in from Ballards. More about those in a minute.
Now, as you've heard before, I'm not really a blue person, but my hubby is a BIG blue person, so I did this bathroom for him. He loves deep blue, so I used this blue, Kilz Magellan, in the masterbath and in his office. Our bedroom is SW Blonde and with all my fabrics, they are a nice complement to each other so it's really grown on me and I feel like I'm at the ocean when I walk in here. And I decided to play off the beach thing since I love seashells so much and add some shell accessories in here.
I think I found these prints at TJ Maxx and they really worked well in here colorwise too.
Added shells and bath salts to my canisters too.
Now, do you remember the yardsale Waverly valances I found? Two of them worked out perfectly for my bathroom windows over the Roman shades. I love how it has cozied up this large bathroom. Fabric just does that when you add it to windows. This valance is about 2 times the width of my window, so I just took a needle & thread, sewed some hand pleats on it, spacing them apart, then I added some covered buttons (using a button kit from the fabric store). The fabric on the buttons is left over from some of my bedroom fabrics and looks good with this one. This adds a little bit of a custom look to a plain rectangle valance. I'll show a close-up of the button later. I used tacks behind the button to put this on the wall. Perfect! I would have picked another fabric if I was going to the fabric store, but for $3, these will be just fine until I do something different later on. And if I happen to run across some fabric I like better down the road, I sure won't mind retiring these. For now, they add some softness to the room that I really love. The two new Ballards rugs were a little splurge, but I waited it out until I got a 15% discount coupon from them, so that helps. These are hooked wool rugs and feel really nice. The old blue cotton ones that I had in here for the last 2 years were about worn out. This white tile is my nemesis and I'd love to get something darker in here eventually, at least on the floor. One of these days I will. At least it's not pepto bismol pink or shocking purple. Closeup of the rugs...I love Ballards, but they are a little pricey. But, I couldn't find rugs anywhere else that had these perfect colors that I needed, so it was worth it.
This is my vanity area. A little blue and white cup (from sweet Kim in FL) holds cotton swabs and another giveaway I won, a glass compote holds my small perfumes.
This fabric box is covered with my bedroom fabric and I found it at Homegoods. I have several things with this fabric that I've found there over the last 2 years, so that was a good score. This one was on clearance for $3, so I had to get it. I added the little tassel in front.
Closeup of the covered buttons. I love how it dresses it up a little.
Water closet with the other valance and new Roman shade.
I have 2 pretty shell prints in here.
My hubby's side of the bathroom. The light was too bright, but those are 2 San Francisco prints on the walls.
My hubby's grandmother painted this watercolor that hangs over the tub. And you can see that we have a skylight in here. It's great for letting in a lot of light.
Reflection in the mirror.
You can see the two hand-painted Italian tiles I found at a yardsale this year.