Wednesday, November 9, 2016

One Room Challenge Week 6 | The Final Reveal



Here we go, the big reveal day! Thank you for stopping by, and if you are new here I hope you will stay & have a little look around. My name is Nancy, and I'm a design enthusiast who has been blogging since 2010, first as a bit of an escape from the pressures of grad school, then as a way to document reno #1, and more recently reno #2 (more on that front soon!).

First off a huge thank you to Linda of Calling It Home (she created this amazing challenge!), thank you to House Beautiful for sponsoring, & thank you to all the amazing partners that helped us beautify the space. I count myself pretty darn blessed to have been part of this ORC. Now, I'll let the "before" & "after" photos speak for themselves, and I will reference sources throughout as well as a complete list at the bottom of this post. (All photography of the "after" space was taken by the lovely and wonderfully talented Tracey Ayton - if you are a designer located in the Greater Vancouver area you will want to get familiar with her stunning work as soon as possible! Thank me later).

Here is where we have come from, the 'humble beginnings,' so to say:


And now to THIS:


So many things to love! I just adore the claw foot tub and the flanking stools, with such a practical function beyond all the pretty. Because this room gets a lot of light the grey Romans from Tonic Living were a favorite addition, they'll save a few Chanel lipsticks from melting in the summer sun! (Sources: Paint color is BM Oxford white, Roman shades, garden stool, white banded towels, Freeport Turkish towel, faux ostrich stool, orchid cache pot).


The shower was once a dark and dingy space, boxed in with a thick metal frame:


Now the glass carries up to the ceiling, increasing visual height tremendously! (Sources: French accent chair, Pyne Hollyhock pillow, Aurum sand No. 3 artwork by Julia Contacessi, Turkish towel).



And I can't get enough of the reflection in the gorgeous gold beaded mirrors, that Arianna Belle pillow is eye-catching from every angle:


Many of you have asked about the materials used in the space. I think we've successfully mixed marble with man-made porcelain and quartz for durability. Here's a little list for you, all purchased through Creekside Tile: shower walls are porcelain marble 12x24 in Verona Calacatta, shower base is moonstone polished, backsplash and shower inset are 1" hexagon in Calacatta, basket weave on main floor is Oriental white and moonstone, and pencil trim is Calacatta.


Where there was once a large builder basic mirror:


We now have the airy & polished appearance of two side by side mirrors:


Because we weren't venturing into electrical work on this project, I had to get creative to visually fill the space between the 2 mirrors. In came this stunning Currey & Co. brass and marble lamp from Bellacor, which will actually provide an extra layer of lighting in the evenings. To me it feels like the perfect solution when a wall sconce is not possible! I followed their helpful Lamp Buying Guide to make sure I had the right sense of scale for it's needed function. And I'm thrilled with the mixed metals in the room as well:


I also really wanted to have a hand in the tiny details of the space. I added one more dash of blue & white with this lovely wallpaper called Three pm from Milton & King as a drawer liner. Why not wake up to a burst of pretty pattern every morning?


The overmount sink & tile counters were difficult to keep clean in the old bathroom:


And now it's like a dream! Our pick of vintage style cross-handles on the faucets added charm (Sources: faucets, knobs):



Another vintage element is the tub caddy - again, form meets function!



This handmade-to-order orchid cache pot from Jill Rosenwald is like the icing on the cake. It's so gorgeous, and it's these subtle touches that make a room special. You can select your color for every one of her stunning handmade ceramic pieces - I just want to make these my Christmas gift to everyone I know!!




A huge sigh of relief! And a big thank you to the generous ORC sponsors who helped provide key décor elements.

 Gold beaded mirrors (Lamps Plus) | Aurum Sand No. 3 art by Julia Contacessi (Minted) | Roman blinds and Freeport Turkish towel on tub (Tonic Living) | Grey-banded cotton towels (Annie Selke - Pine Cone Hill) | Pyne Hollyhock pillow (Arianna Belle) | Orchid Cache pot (Jill Rosenwald) | Brass & marble lamp (Bellacor) | French accent chair, blue & white garden stool, Tub caddy and Tissue holder (ATGSores) | Turkish towel on hook and Faux Ostrich navy stool (Joss & Main)

Thank you so much for following along, cheering me on through your messages here and on social media, I truly mean it when I say I feel blessed to be part of such a supportive & enthusiastic creative community. It enriches my life daily, so thank you to all of YOU! (And if you are just catching up you can view posts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 for the whole process).

I am so excited to check out the other 19 spaces today, it's been a pleasure to follow along with them and an honor to be part of this talented fall line-up:




Don't forget to also check in with the Guest Participants (literally dozens of gorgeous rooms to see!), and if you were watching things from the side-lines and wishing to give this crazy 6 week adventure a shot, think about joining in the fun for Spring 2017! xox

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35 comments:

Amy, Home Glow Design said...

Gorgeous! My master-bath-lacking heart aches with longing. Well done!

mollie's mom said...

So absolutely stunning. I would say I can't choose a favorite element because it's all so beautiful but I'd be lying.... that tub! really? I'd never get out!! What talent to "see" an after like this while you were looking at that before!! I cannot say enough!!

Cassie Bustamante said...

what a dream bathroom! it's so glamorous! i would LOVE to take a bath in a tub like that!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Stunning Nancy! I love all the materials you chose! It is absolutely dreamy!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

BLOW AWAY!!!! The space is so beautiful and relaxing. You did an amazing job lady!

Sarah @ 702 Park Project said...

What an incredible transformation! You can't even recognize this bathroom. White on white on white for the win! Well done!!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

What a difference! That tub is just gorgeous. What a calming space!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

This is fabulous. Talk about a great before and after. Bravo on completing another wonderful One Room Challenge!

Barbara Matson said...

Nancy your "client" must be thrilled!!! What an amazing transformation. You have the magic touch my friend!!

Katy Byrne said...

NANCY!!! It is dreamy! Another great job

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Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook said...

You did a fabulous job!!

Sarah Walker said...

Wow, Nancy. Just WOW!!! Your taste is classic and timeless while still fresh and inviting. I could live in this bathroom forever. You totally nailed it (AND earned a very long soak in that gorgeous claw-footed tub!!!). Celebrating with you, my friend!!! xx Sarah

Vel Criste said...

Elegant and so tasteful! I still remember your kitchen/breakfast room last year Nancy, and you just WOW us always! Fabulous job!

Jessie said...

Gorgeous! Always love a timeless, all white bathroom. Well done!

Anneke said...

The transformation is so huge! What a dream bathroom!!

Jana Bek said...

Wowsa Nancy! That you took on your bath in itself is amazing- that it's so stunning with every detail thoroughly thought through - not enough congrats are due! Such a beautiful & serene space, bravo lady!!

Brenda said...

The transformation in this ensuite is absolutely inspiring! My ensuite is almost exactly like the "before", right down to the corner tub and faucets. I am trying to convince my husband that we NEED to go through the pain of a renovation -- the "after" photos should convince him! Do you mind sharing the brand of the clawfoot tub? It is exactly what I have in mind for when we rip out our dreaded corner tub. What is it with builders and their obsessions with filling corners with fireplaces, pantries and bathtubs? Gah! The other question I have is about the crown molding -- did you have to purchase special moisture-proof molding to protect it from moisture in the shower?

Again, beautiful job -- congratulations!!

Tammie Burton said...

Nancy, Wow! I'm speechless! It's absolutely beautiful! Well done!!!!

cassandra said...

SUCH a transformation!!! And quite the project to tackle too - the tile selections and details are my favorite. And what I wouldn't give for a bubble bath right now!

SHERRY HART said...

Nancy this space is gorgeous.....you must be pinching yourself over all of that beauty! I mean what a before and after right:) That room gets some fabulous light so you played off that so nicely with the white marble! What a luxury to be able to wake up to that pretty bath every morning!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Nancy your bathroom is so stunning!! Beautiful, beautiful! What a transformation! All that white with pops of blue is magnificent. I'm so glad you get to enjoy this beautiful space every day! Bravo!!

Kristine said...

This room is so beautiful Nancy! Talk about one of the most dramatic before and afters! The marble is everything! I love the blue and white accents with the little touches to warm it up too. Amazing job!

Breanna Bertolini said...

I'm drooling over that tub! The whole space is amazing!

Julie Blanner said...

Goodness, that's beautiful. So well designed and your styling is just stunning!

Tim said...

What a stunning mix of tiles in this ultimate spa-inspired retreat! Though I'd love to take a bath right now but that shower is absolutely to-die-for! I need one just like that in my next house and the photos, I wish I live in Vancouver and get to work with Tracey too. I love her work!

That custom vanity is stunning and that lighting solution is genius! I have never thought of that and now I am a fan!

Bravo Nancy and until next time shall we?

xoxo

Norma | The House that Will said...

My, oh my! That is one amazing transformation. I love the clawfoot tub and the beautiful floor tiles.

Amanda Louise Campbell said...

What a transformation! Beautiful space. The blue is perfect. XO, Amanda Louise

Jen Muratet said...

I't such a gorgeous space, Nancy! The brass details really make it pop- so well done!

Vanessa@Decor Happy said...

Great work Nancy. You took this from dark and dated to bright and happy. Love how spa like it feels. Your family member must be very happy.

Ange said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation! I love your tub, I want to bring some wine and a good book over to your home and take a bath! Just beautiful!

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

So lovely, Nancy. Well done!

Nancy said...

seriously stunning makeover!

Dr. Debra Holland said...

Beautiful bathroom. I love how you combined marble with other materials but had a cohesive look.

I poked around on the last few weeks and can find a mention of the pattern/maker of the quartz counter top. Since I'm about to do this for my own house, I'd appreciate you sharing the information.

Linda @ Calling It Home said...

Hi Nancy, just dying over this bathroom. I wish I had a free standing tub like this one. So beautiful, and I love every singe detail. Brilliant idea to wallpaper the drawer. So many ideas to borrow. Well done.

Jennifer Fancher said...

This is so beautiful! It looks like a spa retreat! The tile has me swooning! Congrats on a gorgeous reveal!

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