I am so excited to officially share with you all our new home master bathroom reveal. As you know, it was certainly a labor of love (and stress haha) to build our house (more on that below if you missed it). But, in the end, when I wake up and get ready here each morning, I know it was all worth it. This beautiful, white, bright and happy bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house.
First, let's talk details and how this space came together.
We worked with The Lifestyled Co. to help with our build process and they were so great in helping us make decisions (something I am normally not very good at because there's so much that I love and I always have the hardest time narrowing it down). I am definitely one of those people that needs reassurance that we are making the right decisions. But they allowed me to feel confident in the decisions we were making and took the time to help us land there, no matter how many changes needed to be made.
What I did know was that I absolutely wanted a black grid shower (thanks to Diane Keaton and The House That Pinterest Built) with clear glass (I hate the green glass look) in a brightly lit (obviously), white bathroom and a big, beautiful free-standing modern tub on display with black and/or brass hardware. Is that too much to ask haha?! When I sat down to analyze and narrow down my Pinterest boards for inspiration, those were my 'musts.'
We had walked through SO many homes, both before we found our lot and during the build process for inspiration. Ben and I found one particular home that we loved that had used shiplap as a backsplash and we loved it so much. We had drywall in our rental's bathroom and I hated it - if I splashed anything on it while washing my face, I had to wipe it off immediately. I knew we either wanted a tiled wall or shiplap in our master bath.
Initially we had envisioned an all-marble bathroom. But, that quickly got shot down with our builders prices haha. But also, I was ok with doing something different... marble bathrooms are beautiful but also wildly popular. I think there are so many other ways to make a statement without being like every other bathroom you see on the internet.
You can see the a 12x24 thassos marble floor tile (see last image) that we were initially going to use throughout the bathroom before we switched it out to a herringbone pattern of the white castle rock brick.
Other changes we made: the shower tile was initially set to lie vertical, not horizontal. We switched the shower tile to horizontal since it would be next to the vertical shiplap on the bathroom walls and we wanted to break it up.
For the bathroom countertops, we also decided to do the same quartz that we used in the kitchen and I am obsessed with how it turned out. Initially I had loved the look of Cambria's Brittanica quartz, but I ended up landing on this MSI Stone Statuary Classique. The veining was so beautiful, and the color was so beautifully bright.
For the bath hardware, we chose brass in the shower to offset the black grid, but black for the tub and for the countertop sinks to mix it up. For the drawer hardware we went with a brass/lucite combo to tie in the brass in the shower and they turned out beautiful. Initially we looked at CB2's hardware, but they were a little too spindly. I found these Alno handles when I visited Mountain Land Design in Salt Lake and loved them as they felt more substantial.
Our black-grid shower and our mirrors were all custom-made by Grand Canyon State Glass - they are truly exceptional to work with and their work is stellar.
Our light fixtures are by Kelly Wearstler.
As for the window treatments, this was a bit of a dilemma. I loved the look of our arched windows and didn't want to cover them up. Nor did I want to put an unsightly "eyebrow" over the top of them with shades coming down. We considered adding soffits to the ceiling and having them come down from there so they looked seamless, but it would have made the ceiling feel smaller since it's more like crown-moulding. It also felt weird to me to have any fabric next to a bathtub. So we worked with Cyber Group to come up with our outdoor shading solution. They are electric, on a timer, can be used from an app on our phones, are black out and you can't even see them when they are up. They are so perfect. We chose white so they would feel seamless with our interior and exterior of our home. Such a great option if you have arched windows in your home.
Anyway, let me know if I missed anything or you have any additional questions. I hope you love our bathroom as much as we do.