Sharing our design plans to create a character-filled ensuite bathroom.
This my friends is the current state of our ensuite bathroom. In fact, it’s looked like this for several months now. It took us ages to come up with and commit to a floor plan for it all, but that’s about as far as we’ve gotten since tearing this all out last Fall. While I’ve been waiting for inspiration for this space to strike, our primary bedroom and ensuite renovation has been stuck at a total stand-still. Luckily, we’ve had a ton of other projects to keep us busy through the Summer, but now that Fall is rolling in, we’re ready to hop back into this primary suite renovation.
I’ve really struggled to make any design decisions at all since moving into this new/old house of ours. Between the memories and nostalgia wrapped up in each + every space, and the fact that I’d really love to push myself outside of my comfort zone in terms of design (ie: white + beige everything), I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to really knock it out of the park with each and every little thing around here. I guess it’s easy to see then why I’ve found it so difficult to make any design decisions. That pressure to take some risks, yet get it all exactly right in the very best possible ways – well, I guess it’s made it pretty hard to commit to even the smallest of choices, let alone find a clear vision for a whole room.
Aside from a whole lot of painting (which felt easier to change my mind about and therefore, much less of a permanent commitment to any one choice), we haven’t really been able to do a whole lot around here through this first year here. I mean, painting all things wasn’t insignificant – it truly went such a long way to making each space in this old house feel more like home for us. You can catch up with the whole before + after tour of our first year in this old Tudor here if you missed it. As I worked my way through painting each space, somewhere along the way I started to see glimpses of other things I could do, other little changes I could make that would carry that feeling of home just a little further for us – things like lighting, hardware and even a few new furniture pieces. I actually shared a whole post about these simple little ways we were able to update our home without any renovations.
It’s funny really, with each little change, it became easier to see the next right step and somewhere along the way, I even started to envision some bigger picture, whole room designs. It started relatively small with some changes for our Study – this was the space we knew would be changing the least of all the rooms in this old house (mostly because it held the most sentimental value for us). You can catch up with those design plans here. Knowing we were limited by all of the things we would be keeping made it easier to choose the few things we’d be changing. As we’ve been working away in here and getting closer + closer to our first finished space in this new/old house, the wheels started turning in the background for our next renovation project – our primary bedroom + the attached ensuite bathroom.
In an effort to be ready to move onto that next project as we wrap up the last of our projects in the Study, I sat down to collect my inspiration and ideas for our ensuite and put together some design plans. I was prepared for the planning to feel as difficult as it has through this past year, but as I started to piece together all of the different elements, it all just sort of flowed and I managed to put together a design plan for our entire ensuite that I absolutely love. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about my design plans for a space. Are you ready to see what we’ve got planned?
Ensuite Bathroom Design Plans
First of all, here’s a quick peek at the layout we’ve planned out for this space – our primary suite sits on the left hand side of our home in the layout pictured below. We’ll be moving/building a few walls to bring this floor plan to life – you can read more about that all here if you’re curious.
We’re planning to build in a double vanity on that wall beside the bathroom door and then tuck the tub into the alcove between the water closet and the window.
Now, here’s a little peek at the design and finishes we’ve got planned…
Wall + Trim Colour | Towel Ring | Towel Hook | Toilet Roll Holder | Cabinet Knobs | Sink Faucets (in unlacquered brass finish) | Mirrors | Vanity Lights | Shower Head & Faucet (in unlacquered brass finish) | Wallpaper for Water Closet | Ceiling Light for Water Closet | Tub | Tub Faucet (in unlacquered brass finish) | Sconces Over Tub | Cafe Curtains | Cafe Curtain Rod (likely in ORB finish)
Most of this I’ve already sourced, but some I’ve only just got the general idea of and not necessarily the exact material picked out (like the vanity lights, tile, and wall colour). This does provide a pretty clear direction for me though as I source the various pieces at least.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a design I’ve created. This so perfectly embodies everything I’d hoped – charm, character, a truly collected feel. It’s what I’ve always pictured for this old Tudor and I cannot wait to see this space come to life!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!