Master Bath Remodel

Happy Friday! What better way to go into the weekend than share my finally finished master bath remodel?! I’ve been talking about this day since we moved into the #hickoryhouse and I’m so excited to finally share it with you all. 

master bath remodel

The master suite in the #hickoryhouse is in the upstairs which is what I believe to be used to be a completely unfinished “attic”. I shared some more before photos of the whole house and master bedroom here. As you can see the ceiling height follows the roofline making it angle on both sides of the long room. It does this same thing in the bathroom and the owners prior to us chose to put the shower underneath the angled ceiling. This normally wouldn’t be a problem except when the ceiling is only an inch higher than my head and my husband is about 8 inches taller than me! Also, a single pedestal vanity wasn’t going to work for us. We knew when we bought it this was going to be one of the main focus areas that needed to be remodeled immediately.

master bath remodel

Little did we know “immediately” would be about 6 months time. Where are Chip and Jojo when you need ’em?? 

master bath remodel

My husband and I (read mostly the hubs) did the demo portion of our remodel. The plans for the new space were as follows:

-move the wall that divides the bed from bath to line up with the closet wall

-move the shower to the center of bath in front of the window

-two, separate vanities on the new dividing wall

-all new fixtures and finishes

Sounds simple right?? It probably would be except we live in a house built in the 1930’s. We actually didn’t run into too many major issues that kept us from carrying out the plan we had. However it just took longer and cost more money than we expected. That being said, it was all worth it now that we have a beautifully finished bathroom that suits our needs! Take a peek:

master bath remodel

Because of some plumbing obstacles we changed the shape of the shower a little bit which actually in turn made it longer and we have a little “drying off” area that is still in the shower. I love this because it keeps the water in the shower versus out of it 🙂

master bath remodel

After peeling back the glass blocks that were covering the window on the exterior wall we figured out that that window had to be replaced which was an unexpected cost. However the new window is sealed much better and has obscure glass so we’re not putting on a show for the neighbors-neighbors you can thank me later!

master bath remodel

Another issue/obstacle/cool feature is the linear drain I wanted to be installed. Can hardly see where said drain is?? That’s the point! 

master bath remodel

While I wanted this updated bathroom to be modern and fit our style I also wanted it to not feel out of place in our 1930’s tudor style home. Though the tile guys didn’t love me for the amount of subway tiles that are in that shower, I think it keeps a little authenticity to the age of the home. 

master bath remodel

I did, however, have to jazz it up a little with my style with these floating vanities. I love the gray wood grain finish on them and they suprisingly have a good amount of storage in them as well. 

master bath remodel

master bath remodel

And that’s all for the bathroom! I’m doing a few finishing touches on the bedroom this weekend while we will be snowed in. I can’t wait to share that with you next week as well!


Source List:

Vanities: Wayfair

Floor Tile: Daltile LP 121 Grigio

Shower Floor Tile: Black Matte Hex from Home Depot

Shower Walls: Lowes

Shower Plumbing Fixtures: Shower Head, Handheld with Slide Bar

Vanity Sconces: Lowes in store

Teak Corner Bench: Homegoods

Mirrors: Target

How to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year

When I first heard what Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 was I was a little skeptical. After one of last year’s colors being Rose Quartz, Greenery seemed like a little of a let down. 

But then I started thinking-I love to decorate with this color because hello! It’s greenery, it’s plants, succulents, new life. I believe greenery symbolizes so much more than just a color and I now love that it happens to be Pantone’s color of the year. In a time when so many people are down about the goings on in our world what better color that greenery? A color that symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature and one another as well as personal passions and vitality. I actually just updated our guest bedroom and one of my main pops of color was greenery without me even thinking about it. You can see that here

Photo Sources: teak & bottle vase // cb2 sofa // overdyed green rug // green pillow //wall art

During these cold, drab winter months greenery is the perfect color to bring into your home. My number one advice is don’t over think it. If you see something that makes you happy then put it in your space, it will continually bring you happiness. That may be buying some inexpensive blooms at the grocery store each week and putting them in a great vase as a centerpiece. Or getting a couple succulents (fake or real-I won’t judge!) and making an arrangement with those for your coffee table. One of my favorite things in my home is my fiddle leaf fig. If you’ve been on social media for any length of time I’m sure you’ve seen these beautiful plants floating around. Here’s where I put mine once we moved to the #hickoryhouse.

If you’re more bold than just adding a couple plants around I love a good green velvet sofa, or an overdyed green rug like the one I have in my living room. If you’re not so bold as to go with a big statement piece like a rug or sofa throw pillows should be your go to! There are so many amazing pillows at there at affordable prices. The ones I linked to are just covers from IKEA that are $4.99. I love IKEA’s pillow covers because its super easy to have many options and they take up much less room to store! 

And if none of these sound like good options for you maybe you should look at some wall art that incorporate pantone’s color. Love this one from world market that’s an image of a succulent. No green thumb to speak of? This doesn’t require it! They also have several other more abstract art pieces like this one, and I really like this one.

Want to take your inspiration to the next level? Head to to check out their properties! However you choose to add pantone’s color of the year, greenery, into your home I promise you won’t regret it! 



Gifts for the Man in Your Life

Ladies, are you stressing about what to buy your man for Valentine’s day? It may be because I’m a female but I think men are so hard to shop for! So to help you out if you still don’t know what you’re gifting him for Valentine’s Day I rounded up a couple gift ideas. 

1.RTIC SoftPak 20

I am all about YETI but not really about their price point. Love that RTIC makes super similar products for a price thats easier to swallow! I think this is a great gift for so many men.

2.Ecco Dress Sneaker

Does your man wear sneakers all. the. time? Oh that must just be mine! I love the dressy sneaker trend that’s going on right now. Up your man’s shoe game by getting him a pair of these babies!

3.MVMT Graphite Watch

My husband got one of these watches as a gift for Christmas and he loves it! I love the rose gold with the dark charcoal band. Men can be trendy and wear rose gold too, it’s even festive for Valentine’s Day!

4.Happy Socks

Don’t like to spend a lot on Valentine’s gifts? Just order him some fun dress socks like these Happy Socks. Maybe his shoe game is already on point but he could up his sock game. These are perfect for that. They make for a great unexpected prize when their pant leg is lifted up!

5. Personalized Key Holder

I’m all about personalized gifts! I love this cute, inexpensive key holder. I don’t know about you but I take it as my personal goal to up my husband’s style 🙂 whether that’s his shoes, wallet, or socks I think this definitely adds to a man’s style!

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Gifts for your Sweetheart

Happy Tuesday! Stopping in on the blog today to share a little gift guide for your sweetheart out there. Men: here ya go!


1. Rodan & Fields Lash Boost 

What girl doesn’t want longer, fuller lashes that don’t come at the price of typical lash extensions? Every girl does guys. So hook her up with some lash boost and she will be so thankful! I’ve been using mine since October and I’m still just on the first tube of it and have noticed a significant difference in my lashes! Comment on this post if you need to be hooked up with a rep and I will connect you with mine.

2. Echo Dot

For the girl who has everything-or buys herself everything. Get her this echo dot! It’s budget friendly and supposed to be amazing. While I don’t have one I’ve heard great things about it and think I would love to have one. I love that it can connect to other smart devices in your home and be controlled simply by your voice!

3. Stella & Dot Covet Necklace

If you’ve ever shopped around for diamond necklaces for your sweetheart then you know they can be pricy! Stella & Dot came out with a new line of fine jewelry at the end of last year and it’s amazing. Buy her an initial, kids initials or one of the cute symbols that have so much meaning! I haven’t taken mine off since I got them and the black diamonds are to die for!

4. Target mug

This really doesn’t need explanation. Just order it for her.

5. BloomsyBox

I LOVE fresh flowers in my house. Something about them brightens the space so simply and makes me happy especially during the winter months. With BloomsyBox you can have flowers delivered to your sweetheart every week or month whatever you choose and at different price points! I would love this!

6. Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody

What girl wouldn’t love a new purse for date night? Love this trendy little crossbody and how it would add the perfect touch of color to any outfit.

So tell me what are you buying for the sweetheart in your life this Valentine season?

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