Renovations, The Buffalo BurrowThe Burrow Master Bath Design Plan January 23, 2020 This is a sponsored post by Lowe’s Home Improvement. All opinions are 100% my own. I am so excited about this post, friends! I was initially least excited about the master bath at the Burrow because of so many design challenges. I’m usually an eternal design optimist, much like I am in life. I always believe there’s a way to make a space work, if I just keep at it long enough. But this space gave me some doubts. There were times I thought, “Well, we’re just not going to have a beautiful bathroom. It’s okay, it’s functional.” I don’t know why I doubted. I’ve seen time and again that things that have the most challenge often end up being the most rewarding. And this space is no different. Those four doors…what initially felt like an insurmountable obstacle inspired my favorite bathroom I’ve ever designed. Who’s ready to see what we’re doing in this space? As has happened in a lot of this house, one inspiration image gave me an idea. I pinned this image so long ago and it’s still one of my favorites. Source There are so many things I love about this space from Building Walnut Farm. They’re such a fun and inspiring account to follow too! I love the texture of the wall boards. I love the contrast of the deep green with the cream above. I love the old, functional feel of the peg rail. I love the marble. And I love the raw wood against the dark green. It creates the most beautiful mix. I was pouring over my favorite saved inspiration images again and again as I was trying to overcome the design challenges in this bathroom and suddenly, this one struck me! Don’t you just love the breakthrough moment? When you’ve been pouring over something for weeks or months with seemingly no progress and then BAM. In one second, the vision comes flooding. That’s usually how my creative process works and while it’s frustrating for awhile, it’s thrilling in the end. I knew that four olive doors in a white room was too stark and too much. But I didn’t want the doors in this one room to be different than the rest of the house. This image gave me the idea to wrap the room in bead board and paint all of the bead board and trim the door color! Suddenly, the doors blend and feel so purposeful. Can you guys picture it? Here’s the complete design vision it inspired: SOURCES: Inspiration Image FOUNDATION:Beadboard color: HGTV HOME by Sherwin Williams Conduit Gray | Black & White Floor Tile | Marble Subway for Shower | Raw Wood Vanity from Lowe’s Diamond Cabinet Line DETAILS:Delta Shower Head | White Distressed Lantern | French White Rustic Wall Sconce | Delta Faucet | Blue Gray Linen Bath Towels I’m giddy, you guys! I’m so in love with the vision of the olive/puddy colored bead board around the space. The trim of the window and doors will be the same color and then we’ll run a peg rail along the top of it wherever there’s room. Between the doors doesn’t have room for pegs, but there’ll be pegs in the vanity area and by the shower for sure. I love how they look, but I absolutely love the function for towels, bath robes, etc. The walls above the bead board will all be cream and I chose cream light fixtures as well to lighten and balance the dark walls and doors. I like the feel of dark on the bottom and light on the top. I wanted classic light fixtures that had some age to them. I fell in love with the white distressed lantern. It reminds me of lanterns I’ve seen in Charleston and other old Southern cities. And I love how the vanity lights coordinate without matching the lantern. When it came to tile, I wanted the feel of classic and old. For some reason, I immediately pictured black and white once I’d picked out the wall color. I wanted a little pattern to give some life to the room, but I didn’t want too bold. The subtle floral pattern of this tile is so good. And I love that the tile isn’t flat black. It almost has a chalky look and texture. I knew marble would make an appearance somewhere after seeing the marble sink in that inspiration image. Few things scream classic like marble. We decided to go with a large marble subway on the tiled shower and I cannot wait to see it come to life! For the fixtures, I decided to go with oil rubbed bronze. I love how classic it feels. For the vanity, I wanted to bring in light natural wood. We looked at ready-made vanities, but ended up ordering a custom option from Lowe’s Diamond line when we ordered our kitchen cabinets. It will have drawers down the center and claw feet so it feels like furniture. The countertop will also be marble with inset sinks. Whew…so much goodness! We’re excited to get some high-quality linen towels for this bathroom and I think I want to do a blue/gray color for a hint of contrast and also to pull the master bedroom design in. Plans on it to come tomorrow! We’re continuing to fall in love with simpler living over here and go more streamlined with what fills our home. I love the idea of having just a few high-quality towels instead of a cupboard bursting with cheaper, rough towels. I’m still nailing down the mirrors, but I think we’re going to make something ourselves. What I initially picked sold out and it got me brainstorming. More to come on that! But the marble shower and the vanity area will be huge focal points. BUT I’m excited to create an additional focal point in this space that will be really special. I’m going to take advantage of that center hallway that you see from the door. We’re going to put a bench under the window, hang two lanterns down the hallway area to accentuate the length and really play up this view. Deciding to go with the layout of the room and turn this into a focal point instead of trying to “hide” it and just put the focus on the vanity is what I love most about the space. I’m so excited for this little bench nook. And it’s so functional being right outside of our closet doors. We’ll have tile in this space really soon and I can’t wait to share it with you guys! Bead board will follow shortly. Stay tuned for so many house updates to come. There’s suddenly so much gorgeous updates to share. Thanks for following along with our build journey. You guys are the best!