Winter project....French inspired master bath

Usually about this time in February, I get cabin fever...I've  had enough of Pinterest and other social media, and I begin to look for things to do...projects to keep the long winter hours moving along....

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I have much to do, as far as home projects go....one that I am trying to finish up, is the master bath renovation...

Unfortunately, I don't have before pics....the master bathroom was completely gutted and reconfigured...we eliminated a bathtub to make more room for a large walk in shower...in the above photo you can see the size...there is a reflection of an adjacent window in the glass panel on one side...

 

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I love the look of old bureaus or dressers used as a vanity, so I took that inspiration and designed this to resemble the same....the entire vanity top and back were cut to resemble an old dresser...it is made of Corian, in a soft off white, cream colour...it was painted and distressed....although there were plenty of antiques to choose from, I decided to forego the hassles of refitting everything to accommodate new fixtures and plumbing...

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 ....also added for extra counter space, are small, raised shelves, made of the same material...the brackets holding the shelves, were notched and cut to mimic vintage details you find on an old dresser...

I have no trouble mixing metals...here brass and chrome and antiqued brass handles for the vanity...it all contributes to a layered, collected look I prefer...

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I also wanted to keep the colours I used, in the same tones of white and cream, and used the stone tiles of the floor as a guide for the wall paint and vanity finish...

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Vintage, brushed brass sconces contribute to the French,  European look I wanted to achieve ...the frameless mirror keeps things light and airy....

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Vintage pressed glass containers hold toiletries...I know what you're thinking...my husband rises at 6 am. , brushes his teeth and showers at the office...we rarely use this bathroom together at the same time...and it is completely functional for both of us, and used daily....a hook behind the door holds everyday towels and robes...

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The above towels, are used and replaced regularly, and the chair is a handpainted vintage chair from Belgium...

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I tend to favour, hand painted vintage furniture, and this piece has been in my possession for some time...I wanted to introduce some black to compliment the cream and blush colour tones which I'm using in the bedroom...

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 .....some accessories which also contribute to a French inspired space...

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As well as two sconces flanking the mirror, a vintage light is used overhead, offering plenty of lighting...which I think is essential in a master bathroom...

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A view into the bathroom, from the bedroom....a simple linen shade currently covers the window, but I think a small toile valance is something to consider...

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This toile sample is what I am considering for accents in both rooms, to co ordinate with the blush and cream...What do you think?

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 ....and a few more accessories waiting to be added...

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Next week, I will be pulling out the sewing machine to finish up the details in this space....I hope you enjoyed my winter work project, on this very cold February day...N.