When we were building our house, my husband (EG) left most of the design decisions up to me (exactly what I wanted!) --except when it came to our master bathroom. He had a brilliant revelation halfway through our planning phase. If we were customizing our house specifically to our needs, why not create two completely separate master baths? A his and hers...(Hey I was all for this idea! In our previous house, I had monopolized the master bathroom which meant EG was relegated to our tiny guest bathroom).
So now, when you enter our master bedroom, you'll find the 'his' bathroom to the left. And the 'hers' bathroom to the right.
I have a little dressing area along the way. To the left is my closet (you won't dare see in there unless I feature it on an organization post!)
I'm in the processing of reupholstering that bench, thus, the fabric swatches
(I selected the butter cream velvet color though now that I see it again, the subdued printed one would have been nice. Ah heck, can't second guess myself).
I have not decorated my bathroom yet, other than the vanities I designed for the house.
I wanted all white marble (since I lost that battle in our kitchen). I also wanted a little vanity area where I could put my make up on in the morning. (Note: I still need a proper vanity stool!) Eventually, I want to add some fun wallpaper...maybe something that yells West Palm Beach in the seventies...remember the banana leafs?
I'm a huge 'bath' person so this soaking tub was my big splurge! (Still need curtains, etc!). There's a shower to the left for quick mornings when I can't actually lounge in the tub. Confession, that's MOST mornings and if I'm honest with ya'll, this tub has given more baths for the kids than for myself! Ah, someday I'll take my tub back!
Welcome to my husband, EG's side...
I wanted sort of a resort-hotel-spa feel to his design. His one request, he wanted a TV in his bathroom...(left). He also fought to have a urinal in there (for the cool factor of being able to tell his buddies about it...needlesstosay, the urinal didn't make it into his master bathroom...but it did find it's way into our gym bathroom in the basement.
I wanted to replicate a very metropolitan and modern feel to the vanity. For all of the vanities, I wanted them to be more like dressers than cabinets. So all of them have feet and space under neath them. I used the restoration hardware vanities as inspiration and gave that reference to the cabinet maker.
And he's going to kill me for showing the inside of his closet...but I mean REALLY? Who keeps their closet this organized. You will only find mine like this if I know some crazy person is going to come through with a camera and take pictures to post on their blog!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of the his + hers! Please stop by to see the rest of the house here.