A Marvelous Marble Ensuite Bathroom
I love marble. Along with navy blue, Doug the dog, toss cushions and area rugs, marble is definitely one of my most recent addictions – one that I have yet to explore in my own home but have had OODLES of fun exploring with my clients.
My client, Laura, was looking to build her dream bathroom…on a budget. Well, she came to the right gal, as when it comes to getting some bang-for-buck (not street-corner style) I know where to spend money and where to save it – EVEN when it comes to a luxury product like marble.
Laura’s bathroom had a great footprint. With approx 125 sq ft of space, we fit in the loo, double-vanity, walk-in shower and a free-standing tub. After that, it was just a matter of choosing products that would be budget-friendly and high-impact.
Marble ‘Look-a-like’ Countertop
We chose Calacatta Marble 180FX by Formica which is a laminate countertop. Not only does it LOOK like the real thing, it’s darned durable and drastically more affordable!
Hexagon Pattern Marble Backsplash
Oh this backsplash. Love is not the word for it, I think infatuation might begin to cover it. And no, it’s not a puddle of shower water, that’s my drool…
Hexagon marble backsplash from City Tile
Flooring and Shower Surround
Coming in at under $3.50 sq ft, this 12×24 tile made a great visual connection with the countertop and backsplash and kept things budget friendly.
The Vanity and Storage Towers
There is MORE than enough space in this bathroom for the 3 Big T’s (towels, TP, tampons) and we created a beautiful foundation by painting the vanity and storage towers in Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, a lovely grounded charcoal paint colour.
The paint colour is Benjamin Moore Oxford White, a relatively ‘clean’ white with very little undertone. Don’t you just love the gentle curve and texture of the braided metal pipe? Just joking, I’ve drank too much wine tonite, ignore me.
The Free-Standing Tub
I know I’M happy, and it’s all about me – right? Okay, Laura is happy too and that’s what really matters!
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