I have to say that one of my favorite features in a house is an attached master bathroom. For some reason it just feels so much more convenient than having the main bathroom down the hall, and I like being able to get ready for bed or put on my makeup while talking to Todd who’s reading or getting dressed in the bedroom right next door. The only thing to kind of keep in mind with an en suite bathroom is that since it’s visually a part of the bedroom (you can see one from the other and vice versa), I always try to make the two spaces feel cohesive with each other so a similar vibe flows from one room to the next. Since we chose white and soft pastels to create a bright and airy master bedroom, I wanted to make sure the bathroom also felt fresh and light as well.
You can see in the before photo that while the bathroom wasn’t necessarily hideous, it just felt rather plain. Switching out the silver finishes for a more trendy brass and gold look (like this faucet) helped to update the space, and painting the walls a super light mint color helped to refresh the vibe (Dutch Boy’s Aqua Quartz).
I still use my hanging makeup organizer DIY several times a day, and I love that all my brushes and tools are already out for use but contained and tidy (I switched out the copper cups for gold ones eventually). Also, I really love the metal hand photo display I made to hang some photos from our Paris trip. I’ll also stick little notes that I get from Todd up there as well while he’s on tour and read them and look at the photos each night while I brush my teeth before bed.
I gave the cabinets a coat of fresh white paint and installed these beautiful brass pulls to make them feel a bit more luxe. I also relocated where the handles were placed since they were in a rather awkward spot originally. Beautiful hardware is good for the soul…
I love this giant round mirror so much that it’s in both our master bathroom and our guest bathroom as well—it’s just such a classic, clean look and the black rim helps balance out the heaviness of the dark granite countertops. I’m also still really happy with the white and grey sprinkle rug that I made to add a cute pattern to the space. It’s a great combination of some pattern to keep things interesting but no so overwhelming that it’s the first thing you see.
These marble shelves that I made for a little extra storage have been perfect for the space, and the marble and gold make otherwise basic shelves anything but boring.
My favorite addition to the space was swapping out the stock lighting for these gorgeous brass orb sconces. The mid-century look goes perfectly with our 60s ranch, and they provide such pretty mirror lighting for doing makeup, etc. Love them!!
I’m so glad I decided to do such a large beach print in the small bathroom. The size is unexpected for the space, but it’s such a light and breezy photo that it can make a big statement without overtaking the room (and it keeps me California Dreamin’ all year long…). This quick and inexpensive way to make a frame is still my go-to method for oversized or unusual prints and I have them all over my house.
Overall, our master bathroom really feels like an extension of our bedroom, but the slightly minty walls help set it apart as its own space too. It’s got good vibes when I walk into it in the morning as well as while I wash my face at night, and the little personal touches help make it our own. In case you missed an installment, check out the rest of my home tour posts—thanks for stopping by! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.