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Upstairs Tour…finally

So when I said I’d do the upstairs tour shortly…what I meant was two months later. HA! Wow, time is flying by in a manner I’m not sure of how to keep up with.

The upstairs of contains one of my favorite parts of our house – our master bath.

StairsSources: Chandelier, Paint: Sherwin Williams, Light French Grey (SW 0055)

This is the view you get as you head upstairs. We thought seriously about doing wood stairs, I mean come on, wood stairs are GORGEOUS! But with the curve of the stairs, it would’ve made them quite dangerous (in truth, I fell down these stairs a few weeks after we moved in. I’m fine!). The curve is much more dramatic than it looks and it’s a tight turn when you’re coming down. So carpet it was. Our room is up there on the left, which is where we’ll start the tour.

MasterSources: Chandelier, Paint: Sherwin Williams Original White (SW 7077)

It’s hard to get the full effect, but the vaulted ceiling of this room made for the perfect spot for a chandelier. I wanted something that tied to the chandelier in our dining room, but was a little more elegant. This was the perfect compromise. It wasn’t too feminine and wasn’t too masculine. With the tear-drop glass bobbles and wooden details, it was just the right fit for our wood bed. In all our other homes, we’ve always painted our room a dark color. I wasn’t sure where my hubby’s head was at on color, but I really wanted white. I was honestly a little worried we’d have quite a discussion in front of us when decided color…we both said we really wanted white. It’s such a clean slate that you can personalize any way you want. And it gives the space a very calming feeling.


Because of the size of the wall, I’d love to do shiplap behind the walls and distress it. It would give the bathroom a French Country feel and also just add one more layer of personality.master-bath-2 master-bath3

PLEASE NOTE: Above three bathroom photos by Matti Gresham Photography Master05

Sources: Lighting, Brayden Arch Mirrors, Faucets, Maax Tub
All Marble: Bedrosians White Carrara Tile 3×6 Brick Set,
Floor: Florida Tile Natural Carbon (6×24 Herringbone), Shower floor: MSI Greecian White

Which leads us to quite possibly my favorite room in our whole house…the master bath. This space is truly a sanctuary. It feels peaceful. It’s warm and inviting and quiet. It’s on a side of the house that’s very quite, so it really is like a retreat. And yes, that tub gets used frequently! And every inch of this room was custom designed and I feel like it reflects it. There is so much personality in this space and I am really proud of how it turned out.

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Sources: Light, Paint: Sherwin Williams, Tame Teal (SW 6757)

Our daughters room has a personality all it’s own…because it’s all her. Aside from the window seat, which was a surprise, she has picked out every detail for her room (decorated pictures coming soon, I promise). This room is the brightest in the house, and it’s fitting for her warm and vibrant personality. We had visions of her enjoying this window seat for years to come – and so far that is playing out just as we had hoped.

Eli's room

Sources: Lighting, Paint: Sherwin Williams Naval, SW 6244

This is our sons room. I’d love to tell you it has a lot more personality now that we’ve moved in…but I have not done a single thing to this room. The blue was a nod to our beloved Seahawks and we were going to paint a bright green stripe through the middle. It’s on the ‘to-do’ list.

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Sources: Savoy House Light, Moen Faucets, Grout: Delorean Gray (165), Counter: MSI Quartz Chasmere Carrara, Floor: Pental Mark Chrome (12×24 Off Set)

The kids share a Jack-n-Jill bath. We wanted to have a separate shower/bathroom area so that as they get older they can literally share this space. Two sinks just seemed like good planning. If you’ve noticed, we used the same faucets throughout most of the bathrooms to keep consistency. Plus I just love these faucets! In the shower, I chose a 4×16 brick set subway tile pattern in the shower to give a different visual effect, but kept 3×6 brick set pattern for the backsplash. We love the look of marble, but went with Quartz for durability…and three months in we’re so glad we did!!


Sources: Counter: MSI Quartz Calacatta Vicenza, Floor: Pental Marc Gypsum (12×24 Off Set)

And three cheers for a second floor laundry room!! Never having laundry on the second floor before I didn’t know what I was missing. But now that I do, I understand why everyone raves about them. If you’re remodeling or designing a house, I strongly recommend a second floor laundry!

Coming soon…decorated pictures and just how we’ve pulled this space together.


*Photos (except the 3 noted) by JW Photo

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