Well it’s our Family vacation week, so dad and I should technically be down the shore, but both of us snuck back mid-week to get a little work done. There is just SO much going on right now! We are collaborating on a lot of exciting projects. We’ve been hired to design and specify two different major additions. They will both be two-story expansions with new kitchens and master suites. I just love juicy renovations like this mixed in with smaller decorative projects.
On the Manifest (Build) front lines, the guys remodeling a showstopper master bathroom. I’ve been giving little teases of it on instagram (#blackrockmasterbath) and I’m thrilled to see the design finally come to life. This is the best part. (For me…. I don’t have to live in the house during the renovation. Ha!)
I would describe this bathroom design as modern, yet it blends really well into their more traditional home. I did a blog post back in May while I was designing the vanity wall. (You can see the post HERE.) As I mentioned in that post, my clients wanted a space with pizzazz. Of course we wanted to add function (better storage, improved lighting, window treatment solutions,) and luxury (multiple shower heads, heated floors, stone pedestal bathtub) but mainly we wanted style. We decided to frame an arch over floating vanities. It will be the focal point when you walk in the door. We are also doing a fabulous patterned (neutral) tile in the shower. There are so many good moments here- the plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, lighting(!), hardware, wallpaper… its goood.
This is the bathroom layout. Same as before, we just made the shower larger, switched the tub and re-worked the vanity wall.
(OH GAWD remind me to dress better on BEFORE photo day!)
This is a little rendering of how the bathroom will look…
We are currently in week three of the renovation. The old bathroom is all gone, new plumbing and electrical lines have been run and all framing and drywall is done.
Here is the sink wall now:
Once the painter primes we will begin tile work! We were over there yesterday looking at the layout together. We’ve already had our first “challenge” in that floor tile came in slightly different than we expected. These things happen and what’s most important to us to deal with it, find a solution and keep our clients happy. It looks like we will be keeping the tile, but dropping the plan to do a herringbone pattern. The dark wood-look porcelain is so pretty on it’s own, it doesn’t need the extra pattern.
Here is a pic I snapped of the cabinetry sample (two-tone gray!) with the floor tile (left,) vanity wall tile (upper right,) and shower wall tile (lower right.)
A few weeks ago I went to my favorite stone yard to tag stone for the countertop, shower bench and sills. Here are a couple of options we considered.
Which would you choose?
And here is the delicious stone tub I mentioned above. I would SO love to soak in this baby.
Stay tuned while we make progress on this project. In the meanwhile, I’m heading back to the beach!