I realize it’s been a hot second since we provided an update on the remodel of our San Francisco Victorian. That’s because there really hasn’t been much to show or tell for quite a few months now – unless you’re fascinated by plumbing, electrical work or the art of insultation. It’s riveting stuff, let me tell you. If you’ve ever gone through an extensive remodel, I’m sure you can relate. There’s an extended amount of time where it really looks like nothing has happened. But, I’m pleased to report we finally have real progress! There are walls. Rooms are starting to look like actual rooms. Flooring is about to go in. These are major milestones for us. Here are a few sneak peeks!

IMG_1564this taken from our living room looking into what will be our kitchen! We removed two walls to create an open concept space.

IMG_1559 I love the curviture of our staircase. Now I just have to design a banister…

IMG_1557 We’re keeping all the original molding and those killer archways throughout the house.

IMG_1552Looking from the dining room into living room/kitchen. I’m just dreaming of those oak floors being laid. 

Now that all the ugly stuff is done, we’re moving onto the fun – finish work! Think light fixutres, counter tops, cabinet design. I’ve been obsessing about our master bathroom lately. It’s a bit of a holy grail of homeownership after all. We actually took an extra bedroom to create the master suite of my dreams. Here’s what it is going to look like!
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All the dream bath ingredients are here. His & Hers vanities. A little room for the toilet to call home. We’ll enjoy the modern revelation called a linen closet. No more shoving towels and sheets where ever the heck I can find space. We’re also creating a dual-headed shower, with a rain showerhead – what I hope will be my tiny oasis from the rest of the world! My goal is to create a spa-like atmosphere. These are a few of the inspiration images I pulled onto my moodboard.

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As with most other things in my day-to-day, I’m drawn to a neautral color palette. Natural materials like stones and wood will have a soothing feel. One of the bathroom’s biggest features is going to be the shower. It will be the first thing you see as you walk from the bedroom into the space. At 12″ tall, it’s got to be eye catching!

To create something modern, but also timeless I headed to Fireclay Tile – an amazing San Francisco-based tile maker. Working with their in-house design team, we decided to do a play on the classic subway tile look. To take a modern approach, the shower will feature an oversized version their Edge tile line. The tile is crisp and clean with sharp edges. I love the color Feldspar – it’s just a touch warmer than white and looks gorgeous in a matte finish. You can see the sketch of the final tile design below.

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I am so excited to see that oversized subway pattern stretching 12″ tall! We’re also tucking in a teak bench and a hidden products storage cubbie behind the wall. I know California is in a drought but it’s going to be really hard to not spend hours in that shower!

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links: white towels, fouta towels, waffle towels, jute basket, petrified wood stool

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link: toilet paper holder, towel hanger, toothbrush, candle, container, toilet brush

When it comes to accessories this is where I want to warm up the space with super cozy towels, woven baskets and a natural stump stool. Modern towel racks in black will add a touch of trendiness.

There’s still quite a bit I’m debating. I haven’t nailed down a paint color. I’m also hunting for great bathroom mirrors (any hot tips?!) and have yet to fall in love with a wall sconce. But all in all, it’s coming together! I can actually envision getting ready in this room everyday.

The countdown is on!

What do you think?

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8 Comments

  1. Gorgeous space, I am excited to see it all come together. That shower is going to be a show stopper! I am also in the midst of renovating our home and it is such an amazing moment when walls go up. As for bathroom mirrors I would check out Restoration Hardware, crate & barrel has a beautiful round brass one I am obsessed with. I am currently finishing up a design on our boys bathroom and went with an oval wood one from Restoration Hardware for a more masculine look.

  2. Love everything so far! I’d go with the mixed towels, but keep that beautiful neutral color scheme. Can’t wait to see more progress!

  3. Are all the walls between her closet and the bathrom wooden or does “W” stand just from wall? how did you manage to do/change the plumming system in such old house, lifted floors or? sorry for alot of questions about “boring” stuf, but I’m working on a remodeling project on my first old house, as assistant architect, and would like to look smart 😉
    btw cant wait to see finished product <3

    1. HI Iskra, We are doing full walls between my closet and the master bath. Those are new that we constructed. We had to open up all the walls (aka remove all the original latham plaster to add new plumming and electrical. The floors were all the original subfloors so where they weren’t dry rotted out we just left them as is and will be putting in new hardwoods over the top. Hope that helps!