Marble Bathroom Magic
Nothing makes me happier than a job well done (is that the A-team or Oprah?) and this home is the EPITOME of well-done, courtesy of Alair Homes.
My clients, Lisa and Brian, were moving from Calgary AB to build a custom home on our beautiful little island. They were wanting advice on products, finishes, layout, etc… as well as someone to answer the builders questions on-site when they were back home in Calgary – and I was the gal to do it.
Partnering up with Dan, the project manager, we made our way through this new build, bonding over Starbucks, sills and Schluter strips.
And I have to say, this is one of my fave homes of all time. Why? Well, I’m not a contemporary gal myself, but I can appreciate the simplicity, clean lines and classic design that were all pulled together with the homeowners special touch with accent colour and decor.
Now there are many amazing parts to this beautiful home (including a wine room UNDER the stairs), but today I want to start with the Master Bathroom (mostly because the amount of editing I still have to do is insane. I may be talented, cute and modest, but a professional photographer I am not!)
This bathroom boasts as walk-in / walk-out shower, freestanding tub, double vanity and separate loo room…
The countertop we chose was Cambria Kirkstead, (it looks yellow on their site…it’s not) which is predominantly white with just weee tiny speckles on it. Looks beautiful with the gray painted floating vanity (which has lighting underneath and I have ZERO photography skills to capture that effect).
Directly across from the double-vanity is a wall with towel bars on it, which is also the back wall of the walk-in/walk-out shower.
We kept things simple by doing 2 styles of tile throughout the entire bathroom. The main large tile is on the shower walls and bathroom floor/baseboards while the hexagon shape marble mosaic is in the alcoves, decorative panels behind the faucets and on the shower floor.
Notice how the hexagon tiles on the faucet wall are finished with a marble pencil edge to separate them from the main wall tile. They also stop about 12″ shy of the floor. This helped to define the area wall/floor areas, so things didn’t smoosh together (super technical term, look it up).
The paint colour is Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist, a super soft, lovely warm gray with vague purple undertones – perfect with Lisa’s teal accessories.
Now there is MUCH more to come with this beautiful home, but I’m about 2 weeks and 4 bottles away from getting it all done, so stay tuned!
Builder: Alair Homes
Project Manager: Dan the Man
Vanity and Countertop: Mid Island Cabinets
Tile: City Tile
Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist