In this post: If you’re thinking of a bathroom remodel, this compilation of master bathroom inspiration underscores the beauty of white marble tile.
I was ready.
Well, truth be told, I was ready since the day we moved in. But finally, hubby was ready too. Or at least giving in.
I’m talking, of course, about our master bathroom remodel and it was something I’d wanted for two years. When we bought our home, it was only about 5 years old, so it was not in “need” of a remodel. The layout was fine and this was going to be strictly cosmetic, but it was a priority of mine since the purchase and in fact something we talked about before buying. I didn’t feel guilty or spoiled because it was a precondition for selecting this house.
The photo above shows the starting point – what the room looked like when we moved in. I immediately re-painted and subsequently removed the large mirror and builder’s grade lighting, replacing them with brass and crystal sconces and gilt framed medicine cabinets. But apart from that, it still looked exactly like this when we agreed to get started on the remodel.
Now if you’ve seen my kitchen renovation, you probably have an idea of the direction I’d be heading in. In a word… white! And lots of it. The two key things I would be working on were new tile and a new vanity. Of course, that would involve new faucets and hardware, as well, but I stopped short of ripping out the tub because… budget. And while I love the way pedestal tubs look, I actually use my tub a lot and love having space around it to put things like candles, flowers and speakers.
White Marble Bath
So at this early planning stage, I had pulled together some of my favorite images for renovation inspiration and thought it would be helpful to share them here. The sources are all linked below so please click on the photos for details on these spaces. Many of these belong to my favorite bloggers so you’ll find detailed information if you click over to their posts.
And if there’s one recurring theme you’ll find in almost every one of them, it is white marble tile. I’m crazy in love with white marble and decided to include it as a key ingredient in our primary bath. Let’s take a look at how it’s used in these stunning baths.
This master bath from The Enchanted Home embodies a lot of the elements I repeatedly gravitate toward, from the white marble floor and tub surround, to the gorgeous moldings and hints of French decor in sconces, window coverings, chinoiserie jar and cane back chair. White towels and vintage inspired tub faucet complete the look.
One of my absolute favorite bath renovations, this one above from Courtney of French Country Cottage is crazy gorgeous! The mirror and sconces and table converted into vanity make it oh-so-special, but most applicable to my own reno are the brass bridge faucets and stunning marble wall tile.
While there’s technically no white marble in my friend Kim from Savvy Southern Style’s master bath remodel, pictured above, it’s nonetheless exquisite and retains the same spirit with it’s top to bottom clean white lines. There are lovely materials used and I encourage you to see the entire space, as she’s used beautiful details on the vanity on the other side of the room.
So much of Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse’s gorgeous French bath owes its character to the accessories in the space, most notably the sinewy fauteuil chair and the pretty table beside it, but the underpinning of subtle white marble tile adds so much to the room and provides the perfect backdrop to her unique styling.
This wonderful bath featured by Hooked on Houses is a vision of stunning white marble tile, from subway shaped wall tile to the hexagons used on the floor. Sleek glass doors look great and the simplicity of design lets the rich materials do all the talking.
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I’m not sure what most enamors me here in this gorgeous space from PHX Architecture. The brilliant polish of the floor and its herringbone patterning adds character and interest. The clean lines of the tub contrast the more fluid look of the French bench, but the mix is perfect.
I simply love an alcove, and this one from Mark Williams is pure bliss. The mix of marble tiles is perfect and the varied clean white elements add to the spa vibe in this bath.
Not even a master bath, this guest bath from Kristy Wicks is remarkable in its adherence to perfection. The vanity is one of my faves, and I’m enjoying the beveled subway tile, as well.
This image from Stagg Design offers what could be my top choice for marble wall tile. The exaggerated size subway tile is lovely and the use of brass hardware really knocks it out of the park.
There so much interest in this image found at Curated Interior, despite it appearing virtually monotone. Instead there are many shades that work well together and lovely French details abound.
This photo from Luxe Source alone almost convinced me to rip out my tub and I’m loving so many of the details from the elegant vanity to the polished marble floor. Roman shades, furry vanity stool and a fabulous fixture top it all off.
Another blogger friend, Randi from Randi Garrett Design did an amazing job with this bath above. The marble counters are absolutely beautiful and enhance the lovely styling set across its expanse. Lighting and a beaded edge mirror add the finishing touch to this wonderful space.
So there you have my direction and inspiration from when I started my primary bath makeover. As I shopped for tile for the project, the ideas here functioned as my guide. And while they all are exquisite, each one is remarkably unique.
I’m delighted that we have completed our bathroom makeover, and if you’d like to see the outcome, you can check it out here: Primary Bath Makeover.
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