Friday, February 24, 2012

Master Bath

Here is the view into the master bath:



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.

Yep, it's full of my daughter's showering products, amazing that a four year old has as many as I do. Plus it's the perfect height for her, and occasionally for her two year old brother, to reach, as they learn about how to wash themselves. They really only use our bathroom and hardly ever go into their bathroom. I'm assuming that once the teenage years start that will change.

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.



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31 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

wow. amazing. i love marble subway tile and those windows! i know you said no one can see in those windows, but i'd still probably slink below the windows.

Laurie said...

It's beautiful! So light and airy. I'm visiting via Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence. Just started following you.

http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com/

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

Love the bathroom it looks so bright and inviting

Terri said...

This is beautiful! I love the windows and the shower, and your window solution is very creative. But, I WANT the floor! :D

I came over from the link party at Addicted 2 Decorating, and I'm sure I'll be back. (Also love the changing station in the downstairs bath, Genius!)

At The Picket Fence said...

That is one seriously gorgeous bathroom!! I'm thinking my tweezers would be with me at all times if I was using that incredibly light and bright space. LOL! ;-) It truly is stunning and I love the border on the floor. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Carol said...

Nice job - love the solution for the window in the shower! Found you via Funky Junk Interiors - would love for you to come over and check out my Master Bathroom Remodel!
Thanks -
Carol @arewethereyet

Sue said...

Nice bathroom features, Jessica! All that marble is wonderful- love the gray. What was your builder thinking with an interior shower wood window? Good solution w/your swinging glass cover. You sure no one with binoculars down below can see into that shower?! LOL People are weird!

momto8 said...

wow..everything is beautiful!! enjoy!!

Sara said...

I love it. My favorite is all the natural light. Beautiful.

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This is so beautiful!! I love all the atural light and the floors! New follower from Sunday Social :)

Bernadette @b3hd said...

SO many beautiful features in this space. Natural light might finally make me a morning person (smile). Thanks for stopping by b3hd. Loved finding your blog.

Bernadette
www.b3hd.blogspot.com

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Holy smokes ... your bathroom is gorgeous! I too am a huge marble fan, so seeing it on your countertops, shower walls and sills, plus the floor ... I'm drooling! And those windows! So glad you didn't have to cover them!

Michelle said...

Check out that view! Wow what a stunning bathroom you have, I'm off to stalk the rest of your home now I'm sure it's going to be just as stunning!

Jenn Lifford said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE that you can have the windows open with all of that natural light! Fabulous job - I'm very jealous! :)

dee dee said...

beautiful bathroom!
dee dee

chateau chic said...

Wow! It's so clean and crisp with so much wonderful light. So beautiful.
Mary Alice

uniquelyyoursormine said...

Love..love..love it! Such a classically beautiful bathroom, great job! - Susan

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

WoW! Those views alone are to die for...great addition with the window over the window. And I love all of the marble...that mosaic floor is awesome.

I'm not a product girl either, can you say shampoo/conditioner in one? :)

Karah

thistlewoodfarm said...

Jessica,

This bathroom is unbelieveably beautiful. It took my breath away. Thank you so much for this wonderful insspiration.

blessings,
karianne

A Lived in Home said...

OMG! You are living in my dream bathroom! It's stunning!

Heaven's Walk said...

Holy moly! What an awesome bath!!! And you couldn't ask for a more amazing view!!!! Great job!

xoxo laurie

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the tile!! Make me want to re-do my bathroom!
If only I had the money! lol

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

Amazing! It is beautiful what a lucky girl! I love all the marble. You designed this perfectly!

Cassandra and Nate said...

I'm in love with your bathroom! I love the glass covering the window. Every apartment we had in Boston had a window in the shower and we have tried sooo many things to stop the water from hitting it and this is sheer genius!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'm in love with your whole house! This bathroom totally rocks!!! XO, Aimee

Cristina Garay said...

Oh Jessica! I love, love, love your bathroom! That view is amazing! My favorite? the marble!

Nikki said...

Love your bathroom!! Would you mind sharing the paint color you used? Awesome job.

Emily said...

Beautiful! I love the natural light and the glass in front of the windows is genius! Also the ledge for shaving. :)

Charlene Austin said...

Oh my word......this has to be the most gorgeous bathroom I've ever seen!!!

nancy john said...

Nice Post about Master Bathroom Many peoples like beautiful bathroom

Kayla said...

gorgeous. gorgeous. gorgeous. love the whole house. the colors and attention to detail are amazing and the layout is perfect. you did a wonderful job!

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