Ensuite Bath Renovation


My clients Cynthia & Keith are thrilled with their ‘new’ bathroom.

A few weeks ago I told you all about the details of the choices we made for the finishes in this renovation.  I hope that gave you some insight into the basics of what’s involved in creating a cohesive & amazing space.

Now that it’s complete, you can see how those choices came together.

The prevailing concept for this Renovation MakeOver was Timeless.

I designed the vanity, and it was custom built for this space.  This allows you to customize height & depth, in this case, the vanity is 33” high, and 25” deep…..it’s just an extra inch or two, but it really makes a world of difference.

The countertop is caesarstone Lagos Blue – (which is actually not blue at all) – it’s a gorgeous, deep charcoal taupe.

Pull out drawers are hidden behind the doors; giving the cabinet a clean, understated look, without compromising necessary functionality.


I can honestly say that there were absolutely no ‘splurges’ in this bathroom – and yet, it feels very luxurious and special.

The large oval tub was replaced with a standard 30”x60” tub. To accommodate the width of the niche at 40+” a ledge was created behind the tub.  This brought the tub forward, and added a practical space for bath supplies.

Adding another special touch is the lantern lighting above the tub.  I love a sparkly chandelier more than just about anyone, but this more ‘gender neutral’ style adds elegance and grace without being ‘girly’.

Eliminating the bulkhead that was in the shower stall created height and visual space – it’s always such an impactful change.

The footprint of this bathroom didn’t change at all – saving costs on plumbing and labor.

Oversize matte white subway tiles are the (budget conscious!) foundation that perfectly sets off
the finger mosaic in shades of taupe & gray.

The wall color is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.



A project like this is completely do-able for a skilled DIY-er; but if you are not one of those creatures, or if the scope of this would be out of your range, then I can’t emphasize enough the value of working with a good contractor.  They bring expertise & care to the project, and it really is the quality of work and the details that matter when it’s complete.

This project was completed by The Gatti Group, who are probably the most atypical contractors you’d ever meet, and though I tease them relentlessly about their funny quirks, I am so grateful to work with such talent.

A few well chosen & elegant accessories are all that’s necessary to complete the space.

A silver tray of hand milled soaps, plush white towels, a glass canisters with bath salts.
The black and white framed photography behind the tub fills the space beautifully without becoming the focal point.



Another Before & After from the tub side of the space – because it’s such beautiful transformation!











This space is now a peaceful & relaxing Master bathroom for Cynthia & Keith….which they probably really need right now (along with some sleep) because they just welcomed little Sophie into the family:

Thanks Cynthia & Keith for letting me share your project, and for welcoming me into your home to work with you!



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  1. Susan Coleman says:

    Beautiful and classical. Like a fine hotel bathroom. Only thing I would change is to move the framed art up a couple of inches – seems a bit too close to the tile border. The design of the space, however, is top notch. Awesome!

  2. I’m drooling. That bathroom is just perfect–clean, classic, functional. Great job thanks for sharing, great pictures too!

  3. Beautiful bathroom redo! Love the clean, spa-like feel. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love the dark countertop. We used a very similar wall color in our bedroom this past year. love it!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/


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