The big reveal is finally ready! After months of planning, preparation, construction and all the wee tiny details have been completed, the finished product of the new master suite at Carlton Landing is ready for its reveal. And it was absolutely worth every penny and all the wait.
What’s really amazing to me is that only a few months ago, this space was literally our yard. Grass, dirt, a tree, a fence. And to see it now, it’s as if it’s been there this entire time.
I’ll do another post soon on the outdoor reveal, because the details there are worth spending some time on. But today is all about what happened on the inside.
MASTER BEDROOM DETAILS
The new master is directly off of the living room (which you can see in the floorplans from this post) and adds an additional 200 square feet to the existing house. It also expanded our front porch by another 100 square feet (which was an unexpected bonus and made our porch feel twice as large).
Inside, it’s light and bright with Benjamin Moore Decorator White walls. We did a pair of french doors to open up onto the porch, and a pair of smaller windows placed above the queen sized bed.
GET THE LOOK
The headboard was custom made for me by Rowe and we did a queen size hybrid Tempur-Pedic mattress on this Modway metal platform bed frame (TOTAL AMAZON STEAL). Chambray pillows from Serena & Lily (and on major sale!) // striped bolster custom made by me // outdoor rug by Jaipur // Project 62 Delavan tripod lamps from Target // Bungalow 5 Berkeley nightstands // blue watercolor artwork
MASTER BATHROOM REVEAL
But while the bedroom is absolutely delightful, it’s the bathroom that makes me swoon. Mercury Mosaics really knocked this one out of the park — each tile was handcut and handpainted. I can’t get over the depth of color. That blue! I mean WOW. I had this crazy idea to make a focal point out of the vanity wall and Mercedes absolutely hopped on my vision train (haha). We took the tile all the way up to the ceiling (10 feet!) and it makes this relatively tiny space feel enormous. It does not feel like a small bathroom. They included a Fugoo Sport shower speaker into the design – if you’re a musichead. You’ll also recall the debates Simon and I had over the bathroom vanity design. I pled my case for the cabinets that also went up to the ceiling and I’m so happy with how they turned out. The carpenter took my drawings and faithfully recreated them.
Mercedes talked me into doing an inset niche in the shower and I am so happy she did. It’s the perfect little shelf for our shampoo bottles and a great focal point. And the floor – THE FLOOR! I mean could it be any happier? That’s the best thing about designing a lake house – let it be fun and colorful and happy and carefree.
So there you have it. From empty yard to beautifully-appointed in only a few months. Big thanks to our builder at Scissortail Homes and to Mercury Mosaics for helping my bold tile vision come to life!