Masculine Ensuite Update

Months ago I created an inspiration board for our ensuite with a scheme that was inspired by, and meant to honour my husband. I chose colours and materials that I thought he would be most comfortable in.  We then worked together to iron out the details.
Masculine Ensuite
Here are some of the before photos to get the juices flowing.
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I know…
Here are some of the progress shots.  I would have taken a plywood floor over the old floor in a heartbeat!
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The vanity that we selected is more traditional than the original midcentury modern dresser from the mock-up.  I really like the one that we ended up with.

The mirror that we paired it with is a Georgian style one that we already had.

We chose black granite that has some lovely icy-gold patches for the counter top.  Instead of having it honed, we chose a polished surface and had the fabricators put a traditional looking ogee bullnose edge on it.
We will be building a false wall over the newly installed water system.  We will be creating a cover for the hot water tank as well.  That stuff needs to be accessible but it also needs to be covered!
The sight lines from the bedroom to bathroom are tremendous!  I originally considered putting grasscloth in this room, but we decided to simplify and go with an all black paint cover. The colour we chose is Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron in a matte finish.
It is amazing how bright the room feels with the subway tile tub surround and the mosaic floor.  The floor looks beautiful, but it was really difficult to instal.  I would recommend that the fledgling DIYer hire a professional to put in a mosaic floor like this one.  We struggled through it, but the finish we achieved is far from perfect.
 A new curtain, square dual-flush toilet and an almost finished project!
 We had an outlet and electrical boxes moved so that we can instal sconces on either side of the mirror rather than having one light above.  The infloor heating was installed and now we wait patiently for our sconces to arrive.
And so, we went from this:
To this:
Yes! Trailer blazing once again!
Now for art selection and finishing touches.  Stay tuned!

Bathroom Project

Bathroom Project 1

Trailer Bathroom Renovation 2

Here are some photos from my latest bathroom project.  Can you believe this is a trailer?  Believe it!

The vanity is a converted cherrywood wash stand with a granite top added.  The shower curtain is from Anthropologie.  The photograph is by Kelly Nicolaisen and was purchased on  The sconces from Restoration Hardware are mounted onto the mirror to reflect light in the windowless room.   Mouldings are added to cover drywall seams which are inevitable in a modular home because of shifting. Grasscloth and ceramic tile bring this bathroom from dated to divine.

Here are some before photos from a similar bathroom in the same home:

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The transition is shocking, really.  It makes me feel like I can save the world… one dismal space at a time.