Marble Bathroom Magic
While bathroom trends come and go, nothing is more timeless than marble. And NOTHING makes me happier than a job well done (is that the A-team or Oprah?) and this home is the EPITOME of that, courtesy of Alair Homes.
My clients, Lisa and Brian, were moving from Calgary, Alberta to build a custom home on our beautiful little island. They wanted advice on products, finishes, layout, etc… as well as someone to answer the builder’s questions on-site when they were back home in Calgary – and I was the gal to do it.
Partnering up with Dan, the project manager, we made our way through this new build, bonding over Starbucks, sills, siding, and Schluter strips.
This is one of my favorite bathrooms of all time.
I’m not a contemporary gal myself, but I can appreciate the simplicity, clean lines, and classic design that were all pulled together with the homeowner’s special touch with accent colour and decor. And while some of these elements could be changed as trends change, the BONES of this bathroom are pretty darn timeless.
Now, there are many amazing parts to this beautiful home (including a wine room UNDER the stairs), but today, I want to start with the primary bathroom (mostly because the amount of editing I still have to do is insane – I may be talented, cute, and modest, but a professional photographer I am not!)
THE BATHROOM LAYOUT
This bathroom boasts a walk-in/walk-out shower, freestanding tub, double vanity, and separate toilet room…
The countertop is Cambria Kirkstead, (it looks yellow on their site…it’s not), which is predominantly white with just weeee tiny speckles in it. It looks beautiful with the gray-painted floating vanity (which has lighting underneath, and I have ZERO photography skills to capture that effect).
Directly across from the double vanity is a wall with towel bars, which is also the back wall of the walk-in/walk-out shower.
To the left, you can see a wink of the freestanding tub. With the natural light shining in, getting a great shot of the tub area with its STUNNING crystal chandelier was challenging.
There, that’s all ya get!
With two shower heads and a rain shower, just TRY not to get wet in this one!
THE TILE CHOICES
We kept things simple by doing two tile styles throughout the entire bathroom. The main large tile is on the shower walls and bathroom floor/baseboards while the hexagon-shaped marble mosaic is in the alcoves, decorative panels behind the faucets, and on the shower floor.
Notice how the hexagon tiles on the faucet wall are finished with a marble pencil edge to separate them from the main tile. They also stop about 12″ shy of the floor. This helps to define the wall/floor areas, so things don’t smoosh together (super technical term, look it up).
THE PAINT COLOR
We wanted a soft, gentle color on the walls, and ended up choosing Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist. This is a super soft, lovely, warm gray with vague purple undertones – perfect with Lisa’s teal accessories.
Here’s the view from the primary bedroom into the bathroom…
There’s MUCH more to come with this beautiful home, but I’m about two weeks and four bottles away from getting it all done, so stay tuned!
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