Maison de Pax Home Tour: Master Bath
This may seem a strange detour in our home tour series. I started with the entry (logically), moved on to the living room, shifted over to our powder room… but now we’re running upstairs to the master bath. Why? Mostly because I’m excited to share it with you. It’s the only room of the house that I fully designed (meaning it’s the only room of the house that we’ve gutted and remodeled since we moved in). And I love it.
It’s really a
sad funny story why we remodeled the master bath… Though it was hideous and totally dysfunctional (I’ll share before pictures some other time), we were planning to remodel it after some of the more public areas of the home. Last Christmas, though, the pipes overflowed and I came downstairs to find it raining on our Christmas tree in the living room. Literally. Gallons of water were pouring through the ceiling. Since new plumbing was needed, we decided to go ahead with the cosmetic work, as well. And I’m so glad we did.
I love the cool marble floors.
And the antique white vanity.
We went with simple but curvaceous chrome hardware.
And, considering the rather small space, we added both a medicine cabinet…
And some open shelves for additional storage.
My favorite part of the design, though, is the tub wall. Since we didn’t have space for a separate shower (hello 1940 colonial), we used a glass wall to avoid a shower curtain or doors that would encroach upon our limited space.
We also finished out a ledge behind the tub to allow for a place to sit and to set candles, books, or anything else that helps you enjoy a good soak in the tub.
In the end, I couldn’t be happier with the choices we made. I love a marble bathroom, the classic chrome accents, the gray and white simplicity, and the slightly softer tones of the antique white vanity and mirror.
It may be on the smaller side for master baths these days, but I still love it. What do you think?
UPDATE: Don’t miss the source list and budgeting tips from this remodel as well as 10 tips for designing small bathrooms!
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This is stunning Rachel! You did an amazing job designing it!
Thank you, Krista! It’s so great to have one that is both functional and beautiful. 🙂
GORGEOUS! And so much character! Love it!
Thanks, Amber! You and me both. 😉
Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft, spa like colors too. I would love for you to come and join in my link party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
Thank you so much, Judy! I’m so glad you like it. 🙂
What a lovely bathroom. My favorite part is the shower glass partition, wall color and grey grout. Good job!
Thank you so much!! The glass shower partition is hands down the best feature for adding a feeling of space to an otherwise small room.
Is the glass shower wall a special order item?
Yes, we had to custom fit and order the shower wall. I’ll have more details on that with the sources next week.
Wow, the bathroom looks gorgeous! I really like the subway tile and the beautiful marble.
Thank you, Carol! I love how it came together, too. 🙂
Your master bath is gorgeous. I can’t even decide what I like the best… the marble, the shower, the color… it all just goes together perfectly. Pinning this for inspiration for my bathroom makeover. I would actually look forward to getting up every morning for this bathroom! ha! I’m in awe!!
Thank you so much, Ellora! I’m so glad you like it. 🙂
Love the marble counter top. Where did you find that? Its gorgeous!
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
Thank you so much, Jennifer! It was a premade vanity by Bellaterra Home… I’ll post soon with links and details. 🙂
Wow! So pretty and spa like, I just love the colors and finishes you chose!
Thank you, Susan!
Gorgeous remodel! Every detail is perfection! And, the wall color is so serene! Love!
Thank you so much, Jodie! So glad you like it. 🙂
Can I move in? Seriously, Rachel, I would live in that bathroom! It’s beautiful! You did a fantastic job picking out the finishes, and I just love the marble and chrome. You were right on point with choosing that tub wall also! It really keeps the bathroom open! I’m sure it was no fun having those pipes explode, but what a happy ending to the story!
Ha! So glad you like it, Liz. And yes, I’d rather our living room didn’t fall in, but I’m sure happy with the final result. 😉
What a gorgeous bathroom! Beautifully done. What paint color is that? Love it! Thank you for sharing. Dayna
Thanks, Dayna! I’m about 90% sure it’s Krypton by SW, but I promise to confirm and do a sources post soon with all the details. 🙂
Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous. You did an incredible job. I love marble!!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
Thank you, Patty. I’m so glad you like it!
BEAUTIFUL! I love all of the finishes that you chose. Simply gorgeous. And I LOVE your blog. So glad to have found you at the Redoux Interiors link party!
Thank you so much, Tasha! I’m so glad to have you here!!
Oh my goodness, this is stunning. I love all the marble, so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
Thank you so much, Marty! It’s a joy to attend your party! 🙂
Rachel, it’s divine! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-75.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Thank you so much, Kathryn! So glad you like it. 🙂
OMG Rachel you should definitely be proud! It’s a dream! love the marble and the tile, just perfect! Need to re-do mine next year, this will definitely be an inspiration for me!!!
Thank you so much, Vel! I’m so glad you like it!! 🙂
I featured your gorgeous bathroom today at Mod Mix Monday!
Thank you so much, Nita!
I would love to remodel mine to look like this. My bathroom is very small and I think a shorter vanity on feet would make it feel larger. You did a very fine job, very pretty color bluish grey?
Thank you so much, Betsy! I, too, think that the shorter furniture-style vanity helped open up the space. The color is SW Krypton. 🙂
It is a beautiful bathroom, Rachel! I love the marble and all your choices. Thanks for joining the Open House party and check out this weeks party for your feature.
Thank you so much, Sherry! I’m honored!!
Oh this is so exactly how I envision my bathroom ( and there’s no way yours was more hideous then the ones in the home we’re moving into next week – honestly – there’s just no way lol )
I’m pinning this for inspiration – you did a magnificent job!!!!
Hopping over from Sherry’s!
So glad you like it, Suzan!! I hope you are able to achieve something you love in your new home. Good luck with the move!
Oh it is gorgeous. I wanted white marble but I was afraid of etching. How is it holding up? I am sure it was so disappointing having a water leak but you absolutely made the best of it.
We’ve been really pleased with how it’s held up… but it’s not been very long! 🙂 Honestly, my parents had white marble in their kitchen and bathroom all through my childhood, and though it did wear over time, I liked the texture of the worn marble just as well as the original.
Rachel, your bathroom is STUNNING! You did an amazing job designing it. I can sympathize with the small bathroom. Our “master” barely has room for a tiny bathroom and stand up shower (no tub). I love the color you used in here. Is it SW Krypton? I’d love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you’re interested!
Thank you so much, Jena!! I would LOVE for you to feature this color… isn’t it dreamy? Yes, it’s SW Krypton. So glad you like it! By the way, the full source list for the bathroom is going live tomorrow morning; come back by for more details. 🙂 Oh, and our master bath at our last house was like that – you could touch both shower walls with your elbows at the same time. Ha!
I loooove the color of the walls! Please share 🙂
I’m so glad you like it, Gloria! It’s Krypton by SW. 🙂
Hi, I guess I am the only late bloomer to blogging, lol. Just found you and your bathroom makeover and just have to say how beautiful, inspiring and soothing it is but honestly all i can think of is your poor Christmas tree !! I would have collapsed onto the floor and cryed my eyes out. But it sounds like what it did was inspire you. Great job ! ( : <3
Oh Diena, you are so kind! I definitely had my moments of distress… no doubt. But it has turned out so lovely, hasn’t it? I’m so glad you like it, and I so appreciate your sweet comment!!
i really love how the subway tile looks. did you use gray grout? do you know what type? and is this classic white subway tile? thanks!
I’m so glad you like it! Yes, the tile is classic white subway tile and the grout is delorean gray from Home Depot. I hope this helps!
Your bathroom is lovely, and so serene (despite the chaos and trauma that gave rise to it!) We are about to embark on the remodel of a small (5×8) bathroom and are contemplating a fixed glass wall like yours for our (tub-less) shower – 1/2 glass, 1/2 open. Does yours do a good job of keeping the water *inside* the stall when you shower? Thanks! (Really love your vanity light fixture and wall color!)
Thank you so much! We have actually since moved, but while we were there it was pretty good. There was a bit of overspray, but nothing a quick wipe couldn’t care of. The key, though, was hanging the shower head high so that it was spraying down on us rather than our towards the opening. I hope this helps!
Hi rachel! you really did a beautiful job! I love how bright & fresh everything looks. you are amazing and very inspiring. thanks for sharing with us
beautiful bathroom! I liked your design concept its wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hi. I love your bathroom! I’m in the midst of a remodel following a fire that smoke-damaged the entire house. Getting down to the fixtures and finishes–the fun part finally! I have white subway tile in my tub/shower surround and a colorful glass accent tile to match my Spanish style floor tiles. I installed a smaller vanity than the built in I had and would love to know where you got the beautiful medicine cabinet. The one on Amazon isn’t nearly as nice as yours. Thanks so much and for sharing your lovely home!
Thank you so much! I believe we found it in-store at Lowes, and last time I checked (which was several years ago), the closest I could find was the one on Amazon… but you could certainly check Lowes and see if they’re carrying something similar again! 🙂
I am wondering if you recall the dimensions of this bathroom?
Oh, I just saw it — 6X7– on another page.
You were to quick for me! Glad you found it. 🙂
I just discovered your blog and I love everything! Your master bath is gorgeous and I would like to know where you bought your lighting fixture. Thank you!
You can get the full source list here: https://www.maisondepax.com/source-list-and-budget-tips-for-master-bath/
But the light is from: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-Seal-Harbor-Collection-3-Light-Polished-Nickel-Plated-Vanity-Light-V357PK03/202802081#.UorWoWT5lQc
Thanks for the inspiration! I’m planning a small galley style master bath remodel (7′ x 7’8″) that is similar to yours, but with a window above the toilet. I will convert my tub shower combo to a shower for safety reasons (hip problems). My current vanity is 63″ long, practically on top of the toilet. So, I love your idea of not bumping the the vanity into the corner and using a shorter vanity so I can use the wall for hooks for towels or robes.
Ellyce, I am SO glad it was helpful! It is a good solution for a smaller bathroom. 🙂
The thing is I am looking for about home. Thanks for the inspiration!