Master Bathroom Part 1 | Design Plans

One of my home goals this year is giving spaces in my home that are underutilized a refresh and making them beautiful and functional. One my list of rooms to tackle is my master bathroom, design and storage-wise my bathroom has been feeling extremely flat. A few years ago, I painted the vanity grey, added a pretty mirror yet it still felt incomplete. While I love the bones of my master bathroom (classic subway tile, penny tile on floors, nice vanity), I feel like it has been stuck in a mid-way point with no design direction, no practical storage and bathroom fixtures that feel and look basic.

I’m working with 1StopLighting.com to give my bathroom a refresh complete. I'm so excited about partnering with 1StopLighting, they offer a huge selection of lighting for the entire home both interior and exterior. They aim to provide customers with an amazing shopping experience, in fact, each one of their Customer Service Associates is trained and certified by the American Lighting Association. I also love that 1StopLighting is headquartered in Sacramento, giving me all the feels! I should also mention they ship to Canda, my Candian friends will be happy to know there are no taxes and duties to pay! 

Here’s how my bathroom currently looks, it's like a Monet of the bathrooms, looks great in pictures, but in real life, its always felt so flat to me. I love the style of my vanity, its perfect for our small bathroom. One of the features I love most is the open bottom shelf; it's a great design element giving us extra storage space for towels and bedding.  

Current Bathroom Design

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What doesn’t make me happy is the vanity color, it feels all wrong and too flat for my bathroom. I’m so excited to get started in my bathroom refresh, below is my bathroom inspiration.

Bathroom Inspiration: California Modern Casual

image via My Domaine and Jillian Lare

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Stylishly Organized Bathroom Drawers and Counters

image via: Salacia of London

As I mentioned, I am updating the lighting and bathroom mirror; I put together a few lighting and mirror combinations to help me visualize the and nail down I wanted in my master bathroom. What lighting and mirror combinations are you loving below? 

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I’m so excited to share my design plans to transform my basic bathroom into a little retreat for my husband and myself. The plan is to create a Calfornia Modern Casual bathroom, a bathroom that leans towards the minimalist side with clean lines while still feeling welcoming.  

I'm obsessed with the mirror and lighting combination I selected for the bathroom, I love that these two elements will add impact in my small bathroom. Remember never underestimates the power of an amazing light fixture.

I plan on painting my bathroom vanity black and adding trim to the cabinet drawers to create shaker style look. In addition, I will be mixing metals. I love the idea of pairing tones of Gold tones with Polished Silver, I think both finishes will play off each other nicely. My bathroom is small, so it's crucial I use every inch of my space wisely and sneak-in storge in a clever way without losing the look I'm going for. 

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Bathroom Design Sources: ONE Gold Bathroom Light TWO Gold Mirror THREE Chrome Faucet FOUR Natural Weave Baskets FIVE Drawer Organizers SIX Stripe Tassel Shower Curtain SEVEN Turkish Towels EIGHT Canister Set


Here's a quick recap of my bathroom refresh plans: New Light Fixture, New Mirror, New Bathroom, and Hardware (pulls, towel bar, robe & towel hooks) creating an organization in the vanity drawers, installing new roman shade, painting the bathroom vanity black and adding trim to the vanity doors. 

Two things I'm still deciding on is adding a small shelf below our bathroom mirror, to help keep my beauty products better organized and free up counter space. I'm also considering adding an extendable mirror in our bathroom, I'm not a huge makeup person, But I can so see this mirror coming in handy for Hasani when shaving and myself for applying mascara! The design jury is still out, but I do love how practical they both are. 

We're tackling this project on a budget and tight timeline! We plan to have our bathroom refresh completed this month. Yes, friends this month! Over the next several weeks I will share bathroom updates on Instagram Stories if you not following me on Instagram you should be, find me on Instagram @TheKatrinaBlair  I'm so excited to finally transform my bathroom and take it from the mid-way point of feeling so-so to transforming into a little retreat for my husband and myself.  A few of my bathroom selections arrived yesterday evening and I'm so excited to share! 

What are your thoughts my bathroom selections for my update? Are you also dying of how amazing my new light fixture paired with the stunning gold mirror is going to look?