MASTER BATHROOM

DESIGN PROJECT:: MARBLE MASTER BATHROOMS

MARBLE MASTER BATHROOMS - YAY OR NAY?

Like everything else, interior design certainly has it’s share of trends. A lot of our clients fear that some of the choices they will make for interior will trend out. It’s our job to best guide those choices for longevity of your home!

One topic up for debate - marble.

marble

In my opinion, marble will always be in. It is such a classic look, you really can’t go wrong with it. One area I feel marble always has a place is the bathroom. A master bathroom with a little or a lot of marble has a certain look that appeals to the masses - and with the right styling you can make it modern or traditional!

Here are two bathrooms that prove it really can go either way:

TRADITIONAL MARBLE BATHROOM

Traditional marble master bathroom by Lisa Gilmore Design | Image: Native House Photography


MODERN MASTER BATHROOM

Modern Master Bathroom by Lisa Gilmore Design | Image by: Native House Photography

Most people are usually concerned about the maintenance of marble. The great news is, that with technology of today, we can get some really great marble imposters in the way of porcelain tile! So fret no more - start designing the marble filled bathroom of your dreams, it will be sure to turn heads for years to come.

With love & design-y dreams,

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DESIGN PROJECT:: COZY TRANSITIONAL LIVING

A HIDDEN GEM

Picture this!  A narrow dirt road  shaded by a canopy of overgrown trees, as you turn every corner another home appears more beautiful than the next resting on acres of land. When you think it just can't any better we approach a beautiful white carriage style home with a winding driveway which  charmingly states "Welcome Home."

With a growing family and renovation underway, our clients were eager to see the transformation come to life. For the family room, we paired a rich mocha leather sofa with hints of rust, and a  classic herringbone pattern for pillows. With so many windows surrounding the room we wanted to  allow for all the natural light to flow thru, but to soften the room we incorporated a cotton/linen drapery fabric. The drapery was one of our client's favorite with small scale sketches of birds in flight! If you ask me the pair of chairs upholstered in a grayscale peacock fabric stole the show. These two beauties sit perfectly together showing off their sleek and curvy profile!

Mixture of Pattern and Sunlight - Family Room by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Mixture of Pattern and Sunlight - Family Room by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Profile Details by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Profile Details by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Birds a Plenty with Gorgeous Drapery Details

Birds a Plenty with Gorgeous Drapery Details

Oversized Round Wooden Coffee Table to Ground the Space by Lisa Gilmore Design

Oversized Round Wooden Coffee Table to Ground the Space by Lisa Gilmore Design

Designing for the master bedroom came with one request from our client- "must have the softest carpet!"  With this simple request we were given free reign to create this moody yet refreshing space! Using this amazing  wallpaper mural which resembled a storm rolling in on the ocean, we were able to incorporate other elements with drapery and lighting to help lighten the space. We placed abstract art throughout the room as well to help pull the moody hues throughout the space. In the corner of the room was the coziest plaid flannel chair I ever did  have the pleasure to lay in. Literally laid in... this thing was heaven! 

Master Bedroom Details  by Lisa Gilmore Designs

Master Bedroom Details  by Lisa Gilmore Designs

A Moody Wallpaper Mural to Set the Tone in this Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

A Moody Wallpaper Mural to Set the Tone in this Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

The Coziest Chair and a Half Upholstered in the Softest Plaid Fabric

The Coziest Chair and a Half Upholstered in the Softest Plaid Fabric

Room Views with a special guest- Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

Room Views with a special guest- Master Bedroom by Lisa Gilmore Design

For the master bathroom we kept the transitional style of the rest of the home and introduced a industrial with a bit of glam flair . Since there was  great variation from piece to piece  we were able to use  the same porcelain tile throughout the shower, vanity walls and floor, but changed the shape and or direction of the tile. The brass hardware and fixtures looked like beautiful jewelry on the espresso cabinetry, and paired lovely with the large sconces flanking the custom mirrors made at our local frame shop! 

Elements of Brick, Hex, and Brass  for this Master Bathroom designed by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Elements of Brick, Hex, and Brass  for this Master Bathroom designed by Lisa Gilmore Design 

Original concept sketch for master bathroom. 

Details of Hex Porcelain Floor. The worn embossed pattern makes this bathroom timeless and classic

Details of Hex Porcelain Floor. The worn embossed pattern makes this bathroom timeless and classic

This project will always be a near and dear one to my heart, and I hope you love the final outcome as much as I do!

Till next time!

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DESIGN PROJECT:: TIMELESS MONOCHROMATIC PHOTO TOUR, PART II

A few weeks ago, I shared part one of this three part story hereand I know some of you have been itching to see more since I shared, (and I have been so excited to share as well!) So finally, here is part two!

When I left you last, we ended with the dining room and staircase, so today we are going to check out the upstairs. (don't forget to look at the before photos previously posted, too!)

The homeowners have a love for Maine, so we decided to do a coastal feel with a touch of Maine to greet their guests in the guest bedroom. We combined blue and navy patterns and a simple stripe rug. The dresser has a very stately feel to it with it's warm wood tone. 

I am truly kind of in love with the end table, it's pinstripe canvas finished with a camel leather detail on the edge. So handsome! We topped the end table with a heirloom marble lamp passed down through family, together I think they make a lovely pair. 

In addition to their guest room, they also have a pretty sweet music room, a collection of records, vintage concert posters and beyond. While, we didn't provide every detail of design here, we did have a hand in a few finishing touches, colors, and art placement. I couldn't help but share this really fun room what a great place to unwind!

Finally, the master bedroom, such a simply restful place. Every time I see it, I just breathe a deep breath and feel instantly relaxed. A combination of shades of gray, fine details on the textiles that look like mens suiting and beautiful German Silk drapery. I could go on and on!

In the master bathroom we did a bit of a facelift, with a new custom vanity, mirror, sconces and plumbing fixtures. What a difference they made!

Well, that's it for part two of our timeless monochromatic photo tour, next we will hit part three... it's the not so monochromatic space in this residence!

All photos by Native House Photography

KEY THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR A BATHROOM RENOVATION

We all want it, a nice beautiful bathroom. So what is it about bathrooms that make us so happy?

It's our retreat. Our place we start our day and get ready for what is ahead. It's the place we end our day, take off our make up and get ready to unwind and refresh. 

Bathroom renovations are no small undertaking. There are many parts to make your bathroom your perfect oasis. We surely recommend you hire a professional team to conquer the project, however here are a few tips to consider while planning your dream space. 

1. LIGHTING

Lighting is crucial in bathrooms, so planning placement is important to achieve the correct amount in your daily needs. We recommend recessed can lights about 36" apart in your ceiling, a nice amount off of the perimeter of your walls. This way if you bathroom is large enough, you can add a decorative light fixture in the center of the space. (Insert beautiful chandelier here.)

Image featured in Lonny, showcasing recessed can lights and beautiful chandelier.

2. STORAGE

Maybe you don't have the room for that large walk in linen closet? That's okay! Get creative with your towel storage. In this custom vanity we decided to roll them in the bottom for a lux spa look!

View more from this project here.

3. USE YOUR TILE WISELY

We've all seen it, beautiful artisan tile, wouldn't we love to have a whole bathroom adorning it? Well, the reality is, that sometimes it's just not in the budget. So decide to use that tile that you just can't say no to, in small doses. 

Here we used an amazing floral tile made out of small glass pieces (yes, those petals are glass pieces!) then surrounded it with a less expensive subway tile. Everyone wins!

4. FURNITURE INSPIRED PIECES 

If you are hoping to achieve a truly custom and unique look, have fun with your vanity! Look for pieces that are ready made or able to be customized and have a furniture look. You can see here in this traditional bathroom we really got to have fun with the vanity, it looks like an heirloom piece! So think outside of the typical cabinet box. 

Are you ready to tackle your next bathroom renovation? Make sure your armed with proper inspiration to get the look you are aiming for!