new home inspiration {master ensuite}

a nomadic abode

second to planning a kitchen, i think the master ensuite could ultimately end up being the most stress-inducing of rooms to design: with the cost & detailed planning involved coupled with an infinite amount of options, getting it right is going to be difficult, but crucial…

so, it’s kind of surprising how much i’m enjoying the process {drainage & soil pipe discussions aside}…

after years of being subjected to ill-conceived, cheaply-fitted rental bathrooms squeezed into an alcove the size of a broom closet, it’s going to be positively blissful to have a room befitting the luxuriating it shall accomodate…

ensuite

our master ensuite will be accessed via the walk-in robe {which itself is set behind the bedhead wall} &, as it currently stands, sits approximately 3 metres deep & 4 metres wide…

bathroom layouts

 

despite its lofty dimensions it’s proving tricky to resolve the layout {a quick floor plan & some elevations are helping}, but then that could be because of my rather hefty wish list…

freestanding baths

top of that list is a free-standing bath…

there’s something so deliciously decadent about having a bath plonked in the middle of a room surrounded by nothing but empty space: it instantly ups the wow factor & makes everything around it feel more luxe…

i’m tempted by the classic claw-foot baths of old, but at this stage i’m leaning towards the crisp, smooth lines of a modern piece with a freestanding mixer unit…

Freestanding

throw in a nearby window & a full-length mirror & i’m pretty much sold {though i’d swap out this leather ottoman for a rustic wooden stool to provide more contrast & utility}…

walk-in shower

next on my list is a shower big enough to bathe a baby elephant in…

dispense with shower trays & doors {i have an aversion to both} & just give me a lofty, glass-encased cubicle with clever drainage…

wet room

an overhead shower rose & an inbuilt niche for soaps & shampoos up the ante…

open air

& i wouldn’t say no to a bench {what, am i the only person under-50 who likes to sit in the shower?}

bathroom vanity

my dream vanity is long, sleek & floats like a dream on a breeze: simplicity is key…

floating vanity

concrete, stone or perhaps marble counters will achieve the streamlined look i’m after, whilst wall-hung taps leave surfaces uncluttered…

but when it comes to wall & floor finishes i’m still up in the air…

navone

i love the notion of some patterned tile to introduce some flavour…

patterned tiles

though i think the key to keeping this look timeless & classic is by keeping the colour palette simple…

alternatively i’ve recently seen some stunning decorative effects using wallpaper in bathrooms…

plastered

this one beautifully suggesting architectural details which are otherwise lacking…

raw

but then there’s always something to be said for keeping things minimal courtesy of some skillful plastering effects…

decisions, decisions, decisions…

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8 thoughts on “new home inspiration {master ensuite}

  1. Oh man, you’re giving me serious bathroom envy. We’ve been back and forth SO much on what to do with our master bath… We’ve finally decided that simpler is better, for now at least. Our plan is to move within the next 5-8 years, so we don’t want to go crazytown in *this* house. In the next house, however… Well, I’ll be coming back to look at this post! 😉

    • i’m giving myself bathroom envy! this is at least a year, if not two away! 5-8 years of making do would kill me lauren! you’re more patient than i!!!

  2. Your delicate ears would not have survived the storm of expletives I just let out scrolling through these incredible pictures. I want all of them! Specifically a floating, poured-concrete sink trough, a giant walk in shower (though here’s my biggest pet peeve about rain showers: 99% of the time you have to be standing underneath of them to turn the nozzles on, thus getting blasted with cold water. If you end up going with a big shower, have your contractor put the dials on the entry side of the shower, not directly underneath the showerhead, so you can let it warm up before you get in!), and lots of light. And a claw foot tub. And subway tile. The list goes on and on, but you’ve captured it perfectly in these pictures. I cannot wait to see your home all finished! Promise you’ll share afters?

  3. I’ve been checking your blog daily to see this post and for some unknown reason, I didn’t see it! (WTF Bloglovin’?!) Anyway, we are SO on the same page but good god I wish I could have half the stuff you are going to be able to squeeze into your space. I’m working on the tiniest bathroom known to man but if I had the space? Definitely the freestanding tub, definitely the rain shower all lovely and open, definitely the gorgeous long counters… the wall hung taps I’m managing though so there’s that I suppose 😉 This design is going to be out of this world and I’m so envious of what will no doubt be a space you will want to spend an extraordinary amount of time in (poor Mr Colbourne ;)) xxx

    • thank you love… can’t wait to see your reno… it will no doubt be finished approx. 2 years before my new build!

  4. Wow that is going to be a stunning bathroom, I love all of it! Especially the fabulous statement mirrors, I ‘need’ that floor standing mosaic one.

    It’s so hard being patient but then at least you have lots of time to plan and choose exactly what you want. My renovation was all done in a bit of a rush, I would do it all differently now if I could!

    How wonderful to have a walk in wardrobe and an ensuite big enough for a free standing bath, I’m dreaming of my next house already…

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