First, the kitchen, now the master bathroom… The more remodels we complete at the Greystone House, the more I want to move in rather than sell the property. Tell me, when else will I get the chance to enjoy such luxury? I’ve poured my heart into every single design detail, and it feels downright criminal not to enjoy the fruits of my labors – if even for a little.
When designing the Greystone bathroom, I had one idea in mind: timeless luxury. My vision started with modern double French doors leading into the bathroom, centered on the vanity. I wanted the first impression to be this perfectly symmetrical view, below.
Using double French doors allowed us to capitalize on the amazing natural light coming from the bedroom. The bathroom only has a horizontal window in the shower, and adding another window was not an option. So the best way to increase natural light in the master bathroom was to open up as much of the bathroom to the bedroom as was appropriate.
The French doors themselves were inspired by the work of Toronto’s premier architecture and interior design firm Audax, below. There is something so intriguing, glamorous and seductive about reeded glass – wouldn’t you agree? Sometimes called fluted or ribbed, this type of decorative glass is definitely having a moment in design. It’s the perfect blend of industrial and sophisticated elegance, and it was my starting point for the Greystone master bathroom.
The original steel and cut glass doors I fell in love with were custom, with costs starting at $6,000. To recreate the look, I purchased the “Quadro Glass Barn Doors” from SARTO DOORS (size 48 x 84) and painted them “Tricorn Black” by Sherwin Williams. In the next couple weeks, I plan to apply fluted privacy film to the windows. The windows are already frosted for privacy, but with the fluted look being so popular right now, I wanted to incorporate that decorative glass element in a non-permanent, inexpensive way. Window privacy film allows you to do just that!
I’m still on the hunt for the perfect lock for the inside of the doors, but I’m considering “Sinclaire” appliance pulls from Belwith Keeler for the outside for a touch of glam. I used the knobs from the same Sinclaire collection in the Greenfield master bathroom; I love the fluted detail and how it perfectly ties in other fluted elements in the design.
Speaking of fluted details, I plan to use the “Azores” sconces from Kichler Lighting, similar to how I did in the Greenfield master bathroom, except in a bigger size for maximum impact. Three sconces along with polished rose gold “Dante” mirrors from Howard Elliott are going to add so much glamour to this space!
The shower is another star of this design. It’s quite massive, 4 feet wide and 7 feet long. The bathroom wasn’t large enough to fit a freestanding soaking tub along with a shower, so I decided to go all out on the latter.
When designing the shower, I wanted it to feel luxurious and over-the-top. But with it being so big, of course I had to keep costs in mind. I decided to use classic white subway tile – but in an interesting way. By using matching trim pieces and borders, I created a custom design while keeping costs down. For the shower floor, I chose white penny tile for its great traction and modern look.
Side note: Check out my tips and tricks for installing penny tile.
Instead of replacing the entire glass block shower window, which was in great condition, we had a glass replacement company come in and replace only the glass. This is a great option when an update is done solely for aesthetic purposes. The new, clear glass instantly elevated the space.
The shower will also have a 4-foot wide glass enclosure and an open doorway to minimize traffic restrictions. I’ve yet to source a teak bench or stool in lieu of a built-in shower seat. Ideally, I’d like something vintage with an interesting shape, but we’ll see what Marketplace has to offer.
I also plan to source an antique wooden cabinet with glass doors to add warmth to the bathroom. There’s a perfect corner for it across from the toilet. This bathroom by W Design Collective, below, inspired me.
I’d love to find a piece with turned legs to mimic the shape of the mirrors and add some juxtaposition to all the straight lines in the room. The glass doors would give me an opportunity to style necessities like towels, personal care items, etc. in a pretty way; the concealed storage on the bottom is equally as important, since certain necessities don’t need to be out on display.
Floorplan and “Before” Images
The floorplan changes in this space require their own dedicated post, which I’ll share soon. Suffice it to say a whole lot of work was required to take the layout from its original floorplan to current.
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- How to Improve Your Bathroom Layout + Changes We Made to the Greystone Master Bathroom Floorplan
- How to Design a Luxurious, Custom Shower Using Classic Subway Tile
- All About Our Modern French Doors
- How to Mix Metals in the Bathroom
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In conclusion, let’s look at some progress photos and sneak peeks of the finished space! Can you even believe it’s the same room?!
Moodboard + Sources
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Floor Tile | Subway Shower Tile | Square Shower Tile | Bullnose Tile Trim | Chair Rail Tile Trim | Bathroom Faucet | Wall Sconce | Modern French Doors | Door Paint: “Tricorn Black” by Sherwin Williams | Wall Paint: “Chantilly Lace” by Benjamin Moore | Fluted Window Privacy Film | Shower Drain | Penny Tile | Polished Rose Gold Mirror | Shower Head | Toilet | Cabinet Pulls | Extra-Long Brass Pulls for Barn Doors | Cabinet Knobs | Double Vanity with Carrara Marble Top | Frameless Glass Shower Enclosure
Looking for more bathroom inspiration? Check out the following:
- Greenfield Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal
- Greystone Downstairs Bathroom Design Plan
- Greystone Guest Bathroom Design Plans
- Greenfield Master Bathroom Before Tour + My Design Plan
- Neutral but Playful Kids’ Bathroom Design Plan
- Edgmon Ranch Master Bathroom Remodel: Cost Breakdown + Sources
- Moody Powder Room Design Plan
- Edgmon Ranch: Master Bathroom Reveal Tour
- Edgmon Ranch: Guest Bathroom Reveal Tour