January 2015 Home Tour: Master Bedroom & Bathroom

This is the last stop of the tour.  Aww, I know you’re sad but don’t you worry – this is only the beginning.  Yay!

For your reference: Exterior, Entry & Upstairs Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen & Dining Room, Fireplace Room, Bathrooms & Spare Bedroom, Master Bedroom and Bathroom.

Home Tour January 2015 Master Bed & Bath

The master bedroom and bathroom are in the back wing of the second floor.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bed & Bath Floor Plan

I love how the ceilings are vaulted.  I don’t like how there’s a nook above the closet.  You may see it as a place to add decor, but I see it as a dust collector!

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom

I have a California King bed and I’m using a full-sized duvet.  Please don’t judge me.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom California King Bed

I slowly started to upgrade my beddings.  Beneath the duvet is my Italian 50-Year-Wash Vintage sheet from Restoration Hardware I had purchased on sale a couple years ago.  I also got Vintage-Washed Belgian Linen Quilt shams at the same time and a bed skirt from Target.  I’ve been wanting a fabric winged headboard for the longest time, a bench, and of course, a king-sized duvet and duvet cover.  I’ll write about my dream master bedroom in a future blog post.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom California King Bed

We got the Pax wardrobe with the Bergsbo doors from Ikea when we lacked space moving into our apartment.  You might have noticed the uneven gap between wardrobes.  It probably wasn’t the brightest idea to drag the wardrobe on carpet to the correct spot.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom Pax Wardrobes

The sad and tiny nightstand also from Ikea (no longer available) matched well with the full-sized bed I used to have, but it now looks like a crawfish next to an Alaskan King crab.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom Nightstand

Along with the Pax wardrobes, we purchased the Hemnes dresser from Ikea.  I’m not in love with but it was a inexpensive storage solution.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom Hemnes Dresser

Fortunately, we have two well-sized closets.  Unfortunately,the shelves are pretty much useless since they’re in the middle and hard to access because of the sliding doors.  That’s about 2×8 feet of unusable storage!  I’d love to renovate the closet spaces to better fit our needs.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bedroom Closet

And ugh, the vanity!  I mentioned my feelings toward the tiles previously.  Here they are again in my master bathroom.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bathroom Double Vanity

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bathroom Double Vanity

The flooring looks and feels like outdoor tiles.  It reminded me of the outdoor shower at our beach bungalow in Phi Phi.  However, it’s not what I want permanently in my own home.

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bathroom Tile Flooring

I’d like to re-tile the floors and shower, along with replace the whole vanity and lighting.  I’d like to also add an exhaust fan in all the bathrooms with this:

Panasonic FV-08VRL1 WhisperRecessed Bathroom Fan

Here’s the shower.  So much better than the shower in my apartment, but again the tile!  The teak wood shower bench is from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I got it for under $50 because it was on clearance.  I think it was a return because it wasn’t in perfect condition.  At over 50% off, it was perfect for me!

January 2015 Home Tour Master Bathroom Shower & Toilet

There you have it.  We’ve reached the conclusion of the January 2015 home tour.  I’m hoping you continue to follow along as I make our home more us!  Please feel free to comment or contact me personally if you have any questions on sources, the home-buying process (I do plan to share my experience), or anything about me or the blog.

Enjoy Ginet

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