Before and After: Client Master Bath

Hello sweet peas!

Lisa, Cathi (our client friend) and I had big fun last week photographing the culmination of their new master bath. Here it is for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! 
By removing the tub, we made room for a dressed up chair and custom-finished armoire. Just so happens the shoes I was wearing matched, so we threw them in for the shoot. All that behind the scenes, styling stuff,  you start to take notice of when producing a blog.

A closer look of the new finish, chicken wire and trellis linen. Lovely crust.

Before demo…
We banished the tub from the kingdom and expanded the footprint of the shower. I love clients who aren’t afraid to do what’s right for them and not “for resale”. Live a little! Besides, there’s a tub in another bathroom. All is well. 

Turning to your left, a custom designed vanity with many more drawers, mercury glass knobs for a little bling, crusty “window” mirrors and bronze sconces. A mix of modern and Italian and a wee bit Charleston, per their request (read the prelude post HERE). 
A beautiful mosaic tile carries over from the shower to the vanity area. Every color in the room is represented in that gorgeous tile, that sadly is now discontinued. It’s such a gorgeous nautical mosaic and I absolutely love it – perfect for the bathroom! Discovered just in time! 
Here’s what was…vanity crammed to one corner, limited counter and drawer space and one of those really bad “lights – camera – action” lights you see in dressing rooms of backstage productions. Not in a master bath. 

We’ve got storage!

A shot of the three patterns of tile used in the shower. Love how they all mix together. We decided on a concrete garden bench in the shower vs. taking up precious real estate on the back or side walls. And you don’t have to commit to one single space. If and when the spirit moves ya, you move it. 
I fell for the idea after witnessing this big gorgeous shower on Joni’s blog a few years back
It was one of those delicious Houston home tour posts that are worth repeating again and again. The tile wall leaves me speechless and the rest of the family without hot water. I’d never get out. 
The water closet before…
And after. We painted the existing bead board same as the trim, continued our pop of color blue ceiling and added a sweet little stencil that matched the color of the vanity. I took some fine sandpaper over each medallion to give it an aged, I may have been here awhile, patina. 
One more shot of our new additional storage that’s practical and pre-tee! 

I think I’d be very happy to wake up every morning and splash my face here and not complain about waking up so early! Very happy for our clients new daily view. They gave us a realistic yet responsible budget and we made it happen with a mix of splurges and saves.

Here is our resource list, compliments of our girl Lisa. Speaking of which she has started HER NEW BLOG HERE HERE!  (Insert fireworks, bang, bang, bang). Loads of joy ahead of her on this new journey and loads of inspiration await you so don’t forget to click on over!

Chiseled Travartine 12 x 12 floor tile- Floor and Decor
Wavy Katrina wall tile 6 x 6 – Floor and Decor
Shower floor octagon mesh mount mosaic- Floor and Decor
Wall Paint- SW Antique White
Vanity Paint- SW Tony Taupe
Trim Paint- SW Chestnut
Ceiling Paint- SW Topsail
Armoire-Similar styles available through Lisa Gabrielson Design & Vintage Finds
Chair- Home Goods
Sconces- Ballard Designs
Mirrors- To the trade, available through Lisa Gabrielson Design & Vintage Finds
Fixtures- Lowes
Sinks – Lowes
Vanity- Custom 
Cabinet hardware – Anthropologie 
Concrete bench – Home Depot
Towels and rugs – Target

In closing, I’m really going to miss that gorgeous drive down Ponce from Atlanta to Decatur. Between Room Service Atlanta and this bathroom, I traveled it often. One of the rare times I mind the speed limit for a longer look and ponder the possibility of moving in town. I had a thought to pull over this last time and photograph it for you. Now kicking myself I didn’t stop. Next time.

One last thank you and sweet farewell to our clients! Cathi writes a blog too. So I’ll be keeping up with her HERE.

Ciao bellas!


  1. Doing a total makeover for a bathroom is quite a hard decision, particularly when you want to remove huge fixtures, like the tub. But then, if you have a very good reason to remove it, why not? It could be the only way to make the bathroom more useful and roomy, and allow for a better fixture. Removing the tub is a right decision. It allows the room to have a whole new look. Well done! –Majestic Exteriors

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