A few Peeks at my favorite Bathroom Yet

Last Friday Dad and I were out at our Malvern Project reviewing final details for a master suite renovation we plan to begin soon.  We’ve been designing it for months and its full of stunning details and finishes.  I’m really quite excited to see it come to life.  This will be our second project with these clients as we designed and renovated their hall bath last year.  The hall bathroom went from standard builder-grade hum drum to a classic, collected beauty.  Our goal was traditional with a twist: natural woods, marbles and subway tile combined with mixed metals, stand-out lighting, interesting shapes and delicious textiles.  Every time I visit this bath I can’t help but smile.

Here is the BEFORE…

Malvern Reno Hall bath before

A closet crowded the entry, The shower was tucked to the left (not seen) and the whole space felt long and narrow.

This is how it looked when I visited last Friday…

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We flip flopped the toilet and the shower making the shower to focal point at the end of the room.  

(And yes with a window in the shower!)

The toilet is now tucked into the old shower alcove, quite inconspicuously.  (Not seen.)

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Library Sconces provide unexpected lighting for the round iron-rope mirror.

All fixtures are matte black- Jason Wu for Brizo.

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My client was down for open shelving instead of your typical linen closet, so we chose a faux bamboo etagere.

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I just love the way she has styled it!

I helped her select the navy Serena and Lily towels.

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We designed the sink cabinet to look like a classic chest.

The bottom two middle drawers are actually one deep drawer.  Gotta have a place to store bigger items!

The rug is vintage and I love how it pops off the Carrara hexagon floor.

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Once we finish the master suite I plan to have both bathrooms shot professionally, but until then I thought you guys might enjoy this little peek.


  1. Catherine

    I love this bathroom! Can you tell me the hexagon tile size? It looks like it might be a 2 inch hexagon. Would you be willing to share your tile source?

  2. Jody

    Love the mix! Am trying to recreate something similar in my home. You know what they say about imitation! What is the paint color you used in this room?

    • Naomi

      Thanks, Jody. The walls are covered in a Philip Jeffries grasscloth.

  3. LOVE that etagere! Perfect for the bath when she can stand front row and center! Beautiful styling, amazing craftsmanship as always!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  4. I love it! Congratulations! The black fixtures are amazing. I have black door hardware in my home and ADORE it…especially because it;s different and not everyone has it. beautiful sconces.

  5. Oh crap….I just absolutely love this bathroom….every single detail!

    • Naomi

      Thanks, Sherry!

  6. Shannon

    It’s absolutely beautiful! We have a similar issue with our shower hidden away and the toilet as more of a focal point. Is the plumbing work to do what you did here particularly extensive? Thanks!

    • Naomi

      Our plumber had to find a path for the stack. Luckily we have a great plumber!

  7. Debora J

    So beautiful! Can you tell me where the sconces came from? We just redid our very small bathroom to include subway tile and a window in the shower area. So far no problems, water drains away from it and doesn’t puddle, lots of light streaming in…love it. Great attention to detail, thanks for sharing.

    • Naomi

      The sconces are from Visual Comfort.

  8. Yes, I’m kind of dying for the matte black deliciousness.

    So, why do people freak over windows in the shower? When we remodel our master (someday… I hope) I plan to poke a hole in the shower for a window and no one can stop me. Are they really that hard to maintain?

  9. I love the whole thing!!! My favorites are etagere, mirror and scones…ohh and i can’t forget the carrara hexagon tiles!What an amazing update! Can’t wait to see the whole suite!

  10. Get it girl! Looks amazing. So many great elements, brass sconces, hex tile, vintage rug, but my fav is the bamboo etagere. Beyond! Also, I had no clue Jason Wu designed faucets, where have I been?!

  11. Laura J

    deatils on the etagere. Please tell me it isn’t a custom piece and that mere mortals may dare to dream of owning one!

    • Naomi

      It’s the Wilton Etagere from Ballard Designs and quite reasonable!

      • Laura J

        Thanks!! A little rich for my blood, but maybe they’ll put it on sale . . . .


    Love the matte black fixtures. Love.

    • Naomi

      Thanks, Erin! I shoulda snapped a picture of the shower fixtures. They look great against the white tile.

  13. Quite the transformation, lady! I think my favorite thing is the way the space feels now. So clean and classic. Love how you reconfigured the space. That gorgeous shower deserves to the the focal point! Do us all a favor and write a blog post about keeping the window in the shower. How do you address keeping the wood dry?

  14. Leah

    simply perfect! i am always impressed with your custom pieces. love the mix of faucets/hardware and lighting finishes!

  15. Kim Macumber

    I love how sleek it feels and so much more spacious and bright! xo

  16. Chantel

    This is a great bathroom! It’s very chic but down to earth and cozy. Love the matte black and brass combo as well as the storage unit. Great work!

  17. gayleen

    I love the sconces in the bathroom! Mine is poorly lit, I’ve been looking at plug-in sconces from Schoolhouse Electric for a bedroom, now I think I might just order them for the bathroom.
    Your blog is the best!

  18. Kristen

    Wow this came together so beautifully! I can’t imagine what the master is going to look like!

  19. Kristen

    So pretty!! Love it.

  20. Leslie @ Lekalia Interiors

    I love the light fixtures flanking that fabulous mirror! Beautiful!

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