I’m sure I say this with every reveal, but this one is my favorite, ha!
If you’d like to read about my rationale behind each design decision, check out the Greenfield Master Bathroom Remodel (Before Tour + My Design Plan). Now, let’s start by throwing it back to how this space looked when we first bought this property back in November 2020.
The most-asked question: Did we do the work ourselves? No, for this project we hired out most of the labor. There are advantages and disadvantages to doing either, and in this scenario – where we were living in the house during renovation – hiring out made the most sense.
Second most-asked question: Does anyone actually take baths in the freestanding tub?
You better believe it! I’ve formed the loveliest of habits of soaking away the day’s troubles in some Epsom salts and oils. Running a bath has become my favorite way to wind down every evening. The last house where we had a freestanding tub was the Strelkov Bungalow, and although I didn’t use it as much as I had imagined, I missed it terribly when we later moved into a townhouse rental.
A dated jacuzzi tub previously stood here in all of its 90s glory. The husband briefly tried to convince me to keep it, but I’ve made that mistake before, so we compromised on keeping the shower insert and updating the jacuzzi to a freestanding soaking tub.
Finding a tub that fit in the 60-inch alcove proved to be a challenge, though. Freestanding tubs are most commonly 60 inches long, and you want a minimum of 2-3 inches of clearance. This predicament left me with extremely limited options to choose from. Add in budget restraints, and, well, it’s no wonder this master bathroom remodel lasted forever. After literal months of searching for the perfect tub, I found the “Eden” freestanding soaking tub from Kingston Brass – and for quite a reasonable price, at that!
To keep in line with the existing shower plumbing fixtures, I chose a freestanding, chrome tub filler with a single lever and a swivel spout. The vintage style of this faucet matches the style of the sink faucets, even though they’re from different brands.
Mixing plumbing fixture brands in a bathroom can be a great way to ensure that every faucet, valve and trim kit you use fits perfectly with the design you are hoping to achieve. It also helps keep you on budget. My only suggestion is to order the fixtures with enough time to make any necessary returns, in case the finish is a bit off. Even with a finish as classic as chrome, you can find differences in finish between brands.
Can you even believe this beautiful vanity was ready-made?! It’s such a beautiful, high-quality statement piece with so many well-designed details that make it feel like a custom cabinet.
I especially love the cutaway profile, double thick bullnose edge, and turned bun feet. As they say, details make the design.
All of these beautiful details are what you’d expect to find on a custom-made cabinet. So to find it at a big box store like Home Depot is a total dream. FYI: It’s currently on sale for almost $1000 off! If possible, we like to wait until Black Friday, Labor Day or Memorial Day sales to purchase big-ticket items like this, but the current 40% off promotion is a really good deal, so don’t miss it if you’re in the market for a beautiful 72″ vanity!
The vanity came with intricate iron black hardware, so to modernize the piece a little bit I installed the “Sinclaire” fluted knobs from Belwith Keeler. The brass pops nicely against the dark cabinet and ties with the brass mirrors. I especially love the fluted detail, which is also repeated in the sconces.
The Sinclaire collection also has a T-bar knob, lots of sizes for cabinet pulls with the same fluted details, another round knob option, and more! The Sinclaire collection showcases a traditional play on an art deco aesthetic – and I am here for it.
The vanity also came with a black granite vanity top and sinks. As with any dark finish, the black granite requires a bit more daily maintenance than I personally like. But it sure is beautiful and adds drama to the space.
I added classic faucets in a chrome finish to match the finish of the shower plumbing fixtures and the vintage-style tub filler. I’ve used these same faucets in multiple properties, and every time I am in awe of their high quality and shocking price.
You’ve likely already heard my passionate feelings about patterned tile floors, so I’ll save you that novella. In short: I’m obsessed.
Despite being a popular design choice right now, they are such a classic choice and have been around for centuries. Check out the roundup of favorites I shared a while back, if you’re in the market!
One thing that solidified my love for patterned floors is having traveled a bit around Europe and seen just how many of the old, historic buildings have floors with patterned tiles. It’s really such a timeless, classic look that extends far beyond more recent trends. Patterned tile instantly adds personality and dimension to a room. It brings old-world charm – like something you’d find in a Parisian cafe or a boutique hotel in Barcelona.
If you’re hesitating with a bold pattern, you always have the option of choosing a pattern that has a little less contrast – like what we used in our recent kids’ bathroom renovation.
The brass wall sconces are actually one of the first design elements I chose for this project. I was adamant on using three wall sconces, so that added an extra challenge when sourcing the vanity, because the distance between the two sinks had to be very specific in order for the sconces and mirrors to look proportional.
I worked with Kichler Lighting when sourcing the sconces, and I do not exaggerate when I tell you that I’ve never seen prettier sconces than these. The fluted glass detail is equal parts vintage and modern; I love how it correlates with the fluted detail of the cabinet hardware.
These beautiful sconces remind me of something you’d find in a boutique hotel or a Parisian cafe – and you know I’m all about that aesthetic. In fact, I love these sconces so much, I’m planning to use the even longer version in the Greystone master bathroom remodel.
Another way I wanted to push my design comfort level in this project is by using these extra-tall, pill-shaped mirrors. I’m obsessed with this dramatic look. It combines the feminine lines of a round mirror while adding so much height to the room.
Playing with proportions allows you to create an interesting and visually impactful design. So don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
I brought in another decorative glass detail with the glass soap dispensers. Here’s a money-saving tip: Instead of spending $20-30 on these decorative soap dispensers at a place like West Elm or CB2, head to your local HomeGoods or TJMaxx and peruse the soap section. I found several beautiful options – obviously already filled with soap – for $6-8 each!
Amazon offers a similar 3-pack of the hobnail glass soap dispensers (without the soap, obviously) for under $20 – another great deal.
To add warmth to the neutral aesthetic, I skipped traditional towel rods and instead hung an antique wooden rack. I found it thrifting forever ago and am so happy to have such a perfect spot to hang it. It can hold a robe, a body brush, multiple towels, and whatever else you please.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about the Greenfield master bathroom remodel! Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section, below. If there’s enough interest, I’ll share a cost breakdown like I did for the Edgmon master bathroom remodel.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out the following posts with our latest bathroom projects:
- Greenfield Master Bathroom Before Tour + My Design Plan
- Neutral but Playful Kids’ Bathroom Design Plan
- Moody Powder Room Design Plan
- Greystone Guest Bathroom Design Plans