And looking to the left:
As you can see there are three windows with views to the awesome view outside. One of the windows is inside the shower. I'll just stop here to say that there is no way anyone can see into this window, we are too high up on the hill and the angles just don't work that way. So we get lots of natural light in the shower, quite the way to wake up!
When I was in graduate school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I also had a window in my shower. except in that case, the window was frosted so the apartment building across the street couldn't see in. Not the point. Anyway, both were/are wood windows, but in Cambridge I hung a shower curtain across the window to avoid getting it wet and damaging the frame. That was clearly not an option here. We toyed with the idea of putting in an aluminum window, but it would look so odd. Finally, we decided to put in a panel of glass, just like the shower walls and the shower door.
The panel swings open for cleaning (it and the window) and it works perfectly to keep the water away from the window.
My other "must-have" in the shower was a place to put my shampoo; yes it's Suave, and it doesn't match the Dove conditioner. You can imagine how many funny looks I get when people see my limited showering products, then see that my husband has just three bottles from Trader Joes on his side. What can I say, I'm not a product person.
I would have liked a bench, but we decided that it was more important to have two shower heads, so we put in a small corner ledge for me to put my foot up on while I shave. You can see how that turned out.
A few of my favorite details:
What is your favorite part? My favorite is the virtual sea of marble: mosaic marble floor, 2x4 border on the floor, 3x6 wall tile and slab counters (and window-sills). It's all either Calcutta Oro or Statuary, and I love the texture. Plus this is the first bathroom in 5 years where I can control the water temperature, so it's a huge step up:)
Different from our Powder Room downstairs (less color, more light), but similar in that it is given over to the functionality of living with children.
I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Stephany Hyder, Nifty Thrifty Things, Home Savvy AtoZ Monday:Between Naps on the Porch, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Thrifty Decor Chick, Alderberry Hill, Debbie Doo's, Home Stories A to Z Tuesday:Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Carolyn's Homework, Made in a Day, Our Delightful Home, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Get Your Craft On Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style, Mommy Solutions, Power of Paint, Newlyweds Recipe Linky, It's Overflowing Thursday: The Shabby Creek Cottage, Made in a Day, House of Hepworths, the 36th Avenue Friday: Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, The Shabby Nest, Thirty Handmade Days, Addicted 2 Decorating, Funky Junk Interiors, Financial Friday, At the Picket Fence