One major renovation we are taking on this year is our upstairs bathroom. We hadn’t necessarily planned to take it on this year, but we started dreaming and scheming and one thing led to another and here we are. Before we talk plans, let’s delve into the space as it is now. It really is not terrible and we lived with it for a year and half as it certainly was not at the top of our priority list. However, it really isn’t our style and we are suckers for design and a good project. The space is tiny, with about 20 square feet of floor space plus the space the tub occupies.
When we moved in, we chose to add a fresh coat of paint (Pink Ground by Farrow and Ball), take down the wicker shelves (yikes!), and hang a few pieces of art. It definitely made it feel better for a while, but now we are ready to really design the space. We don’t use this space on a regular basis; so we have had a good amount of time to review design plans, wrestle with decisions, and pull together a plan we are very excited about without having to rush through renovations to make it functional again. Some things we love about the space: it has great natural light, the layout works well despite its size, and it has a room for a tub! However, there are things we want to change. For the bones of the space, we are replacing the tile (floor and shower) and will take the shower tile all the way to the ceiling. We’re replacing the sink and the toilet but keeping the tub, which is a special size that would be too hard to replace. Plus, it’s cast iron and in great shape. We are knocking out all the walls to smooth them out and to add more outlets in the bathroom and adjoining bedroom (hooray for more outlets in an old home)!
I don’t want to spoil it all and give away all of the design plan, but we could not be more excited to share it with you in the next couple months as it takes shape and comes together! We plan to keep the space classic (think marble and classic fixtures) and timeless like we have worked towards in the remainder of the house. It is important for us that the space feels like it could live in the original home and also speaks to the rest of the home. One thing we do know that I just couldn’t wait to share is that we will have a stunning wallpaper (pictured above) by none other than Gracie! This will really be the focal point of the room and is such a work of art. It’s hard to believe, but it is even more beautiful in person! Each panel is hand painted and takes up to 100 hours to paint, and we can’t wait to see the final product installed in a few months. I hope you are as excited about this bathroom renovation as we are. I can’t wait to share more with you about the process and the final design soon!