I'm excited to finally get to share all the details of a beautiful master bath renovation that was published by Homepolish a couple months back. 

(As you know, since we opened our store Clad Home almost a year ago the time I used to be able to devote to blogging has completely disappeared. BUT we've recently hired a bunch of new staff, and guess what?  We're bringing back the blog!)

When we started working with this client they had two upstairs baths that were cramped, dark, and dated. The home was a lovely 1930s art deco vintage, but the master had been divided up into multiple smaller spaces, hiding the fact that the room actually had a nice large footprint.  Dark turquoise walls, 1980s glass block windows, 1950s cabinets wrapping the entire space ... this bathroom had seen too many bad renos and just needed to be taken down to the studs so we could start fresh.


Here are the original and the reconfigured floor plans.  The two upstairs bathrooms were unnecessarily linked by a doorway which we did away with, as well as tearing down the walls that enclosed the toilet and shower areas.  All the dated built-in closets made the room feel way smaller than it was and had to go.

By ditching the unnecessary door into the guest bath and all those old, shallow closets that weren't particularly spacious or useful, and by busting into a closet that was originally accessed from the master bedroom, we gained the space for a real walk-in closet!  Instead of full height walls that made the toilet and shower areas feel dark and tiny, we designed half-height "pony" walls to keep the bathroom feeling as large and open as possible. 

Here's the raw shell of the space after demo ...  

Obviously new windows were a must and did a world of good. You already know what a fan I am of transom windows.  They add height to standard sized windows and are lovely for air circulation.

We wanted to bring some classic art deco drama and beauty back into this space, so we went for high contrast finishes in black, white, and brass.  The floor tile is a concrete scallop called "Conche" by ArtoBrick. The fish scale shape is a playful digression from more typical tile shapes.

We reglazed an old clawfoot tub found on Craigslist and painted the exterior in the same matte charcoal hue as the floor. This color was repeated with the dark soapstone countertops. We aimed to balance out all the dark tones by painting the walls and woodwork white and tiling the shower with white subway tile. 


The brass hardware throughout ties in with the fabulous original brass feet of the clawfoot tub, and we made sure to source a few other vintage items to lend some age and gravitas to to this otherwise brand new space. The marble topped brass table beside the tub and the art deco pendant hanging above it are both antiques found on Etsy.

The Marc Royce photography print of a crumbling palace in Havana is such an awesome focal point and visually extends the spaceI like to lean a tall mirror rather than hang it as we did with the gilded arched mirror by the doorway (all sources listed down below) and the Mongolian sheepskin stool from Clad Home helps to soften all the hardscape.

This transformation from cramped, outdated, and dark to bright, classic, and airy was exactly what we aimed for. I hope you love this space as much as we do! 


floor tile: ArtoBrick
vanity mirrors: Restoration Hardware
sconces: Rejuvenation
brass faucets: George’s Showroom
cabinet and towel hardware: Rejuvenation
bathtub pendant: vintage; Etsy
marble side table: Vintage; Etsy
tub: Vintage; Craigslist
leaning mirror: Ballard Designs 
sheepskin stool & all small accessories: Clad Home
framed print above tub: Marc Royce
floating lady painting: original painting interpreted by our talented homeowner


Patricia said...

Welcome back! And what a lovely classic remodel to welcome us back with. I look forward to future posts.

brenda murphy said...

Welcome back sister! Stunning creation. Congratulations.

Rebecka said...

Wow, awesome!

alison giese Interiors said...

I've seen this bathroom all over Pinterest, but am so happy to know the lady behind the genius! Gorgeous work!
alison g.

Mushiii said...

Thanks for BADRUMSRENOVERING STOCKHOLM I like your post :)

Unknown said...

Can you tell me what color grout did you use? Thank you I am in love with this tile.

Joan Becich said...

Wow, Rosa, this is a fabulous bathroom remodel! I wish you lived closer so I could hire you! I am 700 miles away in Ashland Oregon

I am trying to locate the brown octagonal tile from Arto to consider for my small entryway (17.34 ft.²). My goal is to find something with "gravitas" as well! I don't know if there is a way to add pictures to this blog...?

Joan Becich said...

You used that tile in the guest bathroom of the home in Glendale.

Joan Becich said...

I found it... 10" octagon called Charley Brown!

Unknown said...

Please tell me that wall paint color. Omg I’m in love with the entire thing

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The minor redevelopment of the premises was beneficial for the optimal placement of equipment and furniture. The optimization of the space allowed to increase the amount of the free space.


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