Creating faux Carrara marble in the master ensuite.
Update: More photos of my master ensuite in this post here.
Today I’m sharing with you my small but gorgeous master ensuite. I wanted it to be completely Carrara marble but of course that is extremely expensive and it doesn’t wear well after time.
My alternative was finding this gorgeous porcelain tile that looks just like Carrara marble. Bye bye ugly 80s, hello white and grey!
I stuck to my design board that I shared awhile back and I have all the sources listed at the bottom of this post for you.
Let me show you the before and afters of this small but gorgeous master ensuite.
To remind you of my master ensuite before, here she is circa 1989.
At the time of inspection, there was shown to be some mold so the whole bathroom had to be gutted.
I decided to remove the tub and just put in a large built-in shower. I like having baths but the kids bathroom has a bathtub and I wanted this tiny room to look more open.
So with a large shower with glass doors I knew it would open up the space a lot.
I made sure a bench was added as well (how else are you going to shave those legs?)
So now here are all the after shots! Such a transformation, right?
I made sure there was a little niche added for the necessary soaps and hair products.
I love how the glass doors sit on this bench and just look like they are floating there.
The tile from the shower was also carried through to the wall behind the toilet.
And became the backsplash for the vanity.
How did I forget to add a towel to the cute little towel ring?
I love this vanity! I purchased it from the Restoration Hardware outlet store.
The vanity didn’t come with a sink or countertop so I got a small white sink and used the same quartz in my kitchen.
I’m also a bit obsessed with that polished nickel faucet and medicine cabinet.
You’ll see coming up in future posts that I went more modern with my other bathrooms but I wanted my very own bathroom to have a vintage feel.
The shower tile was laid in a stacked pattern but I chose a brick pattern on the floor using the same tile.
White penny tile was used for the shower floor.
I wanted the penny tile to also be used in the niche but the tiler said it couldn’t be done.
Well, I know it can be done because I used to have an entire backsplash of it in my previous house!
Here are a few side by side comparisons for fun:
I hope you enjoyed my master ensuite tour today! I’ve listed all the sources below.
- Porcelain tile – Tierra Sol Gani Collection – 24 x 24 tiles on the floor laid in staggered brick pattern
12 x 24 tiles on the shower walls and behind the toile laid in block pattern
- Penny tile
- Vanity – Restoration Hardware, Empire Rosette
- Medicine cabinet/mirror – Restoration Hardware, Astoria small
- Bathroom faucet – Delta faucet Cassidy in polished nickel
- Shower head – Delta faucet Cassidy in polished nickel
- Light fixture – Pottery Barn Mercer
- Countertop – Vicostone quartz BQ8220 Carrara polished
- Towel hooks, toilet paper holder & towel ring – Delta Cassidy in polished nickel
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