Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Master bath

When I first envisioned the master bath, I thought I wanted two pedestal sinks. It made sense for saving space, and it goes with the feel of our house. If we did that, we'd definitely need to get larger sinks with usable ledges around the sides.

That could work and look great. But the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced the master bath will be the bathroom where we need storage. It would make sense to have a long vanity with two sinks and storage underneath, but I have a hard time finding one that doesn't look generic. I kind of like this one--not the lack of storage nor the oak-y color, but the overall vibe is "modern cottage" to me.

The vessel sinks reminded me of this photo I had pulled from Ikea, and I actually really like these separate vanities side by side. I also like having medicine cabinets, though I prefer the ones in the top photo--the ones here seem too small or positioned too high.

For finishes, ideally I'd like them to be very similar to the the hall bath but slightly more sophisticated. I would repeat the white subway tile in the shower, but instead of plain white hex tile, I might splurge on some honed marble hex tile like this-

It costs more than the regular white, but it sure is pretty.


  1. The first photo up top IS my friend Mable's bathroom, from the style of mirrored cabinets to the separate open sinks to the wall shelves and floor style. What magazine or site did that photo come from? They just moved into a newly renovated townhouse (orig a 2-family home) in the DuPont Circle area of DC - very classic-chic. Maybe they found the same store! : )