Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Creating a Master Suite

Back in 1938, when this house was built, no one would have thought to have a master suite.  A separate bathroom for the adults?  Crazy!  Just having a hall bathroom was a nice touch!  But for modern living, it's an amenity many buyers want and I like to create one whenever I can.  And this house was a perfect candidate.

The original house had a large master bedroom next to an adjoining hall bathroom.  That gave us the opportunity to reconfigure the bathroom and connect it to the master bedroom (of course we had to add a new hall bath, but more about that in a future post!).

To do that, we had to gut the space, move the doorway, install all new plumbing, fixtures and tile.  So it was a big job - but oh, so worth it!  
Bathroom - Before
Bathroom - After 
For the floor tile, I installed a new pattern - water jet hexagonal carrera & black marble.   It's big and bold and I love it!
Bathroom - Before
And for a touch of drama, I installed a feature wall of blue glass, to complement the blue vanity.
In the bedroom, we made some changes as well.  It's a big room with lots of windows and doors.
Master Bedroom - Before
Since people always need storage space, we added two new closets, connected by a window seat.  With the radiator underneath it, it's a toasty spot to sit!
Look closely at the ceiling.  This house didn't have insulation for so many years, the ceilings and exterior walls had somehow 'pillowed' over the years.  This required lots of plaster work, to create a smooth, clean finish.
We moved the light fixture, so we could add this chandelier above the bed.  From Restoration Hardware, the black and brass combination looks great, with the white silk shades.

And the result?  A lovely suite with a calm, soothing color palette.  


Chandelier - Restoration Hardware Milo
Bathroom Light Fixture - Wayfair 
Window Treatments & Pillows- Custom
Dresser - Crate & Barrel
Paint Color - Walls, Sherwin Williams Medici Ivory
  Trim, Sherwin Williams Extra White

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  1. Lovely! What is the source of those cute bedside stands? Thank you.

    1. Aren’t they great? I bought them several years ago at a cute little shops called Dwellings in Falmouth, ME.

  2. Great transformation and I do like the calming colors you picked for the master suite. I see you covered the old radiator which makes it look classier.


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