Faux Sho-House: Master Bath

The master bath is always an area of the home that you want to be relaxing. We spend a lot of time in this room so you want to feel at ease. You also want to have fun with the design and incorporate a few dramatic points of interest!  I selected a mix of elements that achieves both goals.  I kept a natural color palette of earthy browns and greys mingled with rich blues.



First up we have the gorgeous Laguna Pearl bath from Alegna. I could soak in here for hours!  I paired it with the clean lined Carissa Tub Faucet and stuck with a similar look in the shower with the Callas Shower System, both from Signature Hardware in oil rubbed bronze.

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The Jardin collection from Artistic Tile is amazing, the glazed ceramic Bloom pattern in Lily White (right) was perfect for the main wall tile.  I love the pattern that comes to life when its applied in a large area. The subtle but intriguing pattern of  the Flow Collection in Sky (top left) adds movement to the shower wall and Kingswood Stilo Honed Mosaic (bottom left) is a great balance for floor throughout the room, both from Artistic Tile.

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I wanted dark grey cabinets with wood countertop similar to the walnut tone of the bath.  Exira Faucet by Signature Hardware is a lovely complement to both the countertop and the other plumbing fixtures. And I could not resist the new Whist Glass Undermount Sink in Doe from Kohler. Take a look at the pattern close up!

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For a vanity mirror I chose a new design from Mirror Image. It’s actually from their hospitality line but it has a great shape and I just love the height! The Tyrone Wall Sconce by Robert Abbey is a nice addition to the long line of the mirror.

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I’m obsessed with the wallcoverings from Flat Vernacular. When I saw their Nimbo Wallpaper in Noctilucent and there was no turning back, it started the tone and color palette for the room.  I’m using it as a statement in the water closet since it maybe a little too bold for the whole bathroom.  The Grey Diva Chandelier by Regina Andrew Design is a great accent with its circular discs. Can you imagine how the light shines off all those beauties?

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And finally we come to the finishing touches that add a personal feel to your space.  I am all about a spa-like feel in the bathroom so I combined the striped Linie rug from Jaipur’s Konstrukt Collection, the Luna Stool by MadeGoods (it’s crocheted raffia!), and this photograph, Off Orcas Island, from Mirror Image. How tranquil!

rug stool

I hope you enjoyed this year’s Faux Sho-House Master Bath!

Faux Sho- Guest Bedroom Edition

Nothing is better than getting to a friend or family members house and seeing a stylish, lux room with a white fluffy bed and fresh flowers and its all for you. Greys, creams, beiges, and browns set a neutral backdrop while luxurious, soft fabrics and natural earthen materials ground the space. The neutral backdrop is cozy, relaxing, and exudes easy, at home elegance.

Faux Sho guest bedroom

Serene and subdued patterned wallpaper from Eskayel sets the tone for the space. It is bold but understated – cool yet timeless. The dark stained wood floors paired with the silky soft oversized carpet from Niba give the room texture and warmth.

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The square-backed, kingsize Robert Allen bed is strong while the vertical rounded panels give it a nice softness. White, crisp linens give any space a really fresh and clean look. Super plush velvet pillows paired with a cream herringbone stripped cashmere throw blanket add another layer of luxury and texture.

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A pair of Worlds Away bedside tables give the room a dash of glamour and without feeling too precious or delicate. At the foot of the bed I would place this great Arteriors bench. The creamy tufted leather paired with the gleaming polished nickel frame would look just right. 

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A Global Views 3 drawer dresser is polished and perfectly sized. The hardware picks up the metals in the space while the rich walnut adds another layer of warmth to the room.  The hand made raku ceramic mirror from Lazy Susan ties all the accents of the room together. The colors are all there! Raku is so beautiful and I love the earthy, organic patterns. Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 8.11.03 PM To complete the guest room, a pair of Alabaster lamps by Regina Andrew flank the bed while a vase full of fresh flowers brighten the room. A vintage, easy to use alarm clock is purposefully placed near the bed next to a rose scented candle. A small artesian pottery bowl is the final accessory for the space, the perfect place to stow earrings. Little gestures of comfort and convenience go a long way in any guest room. 

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Hope you have enjoyed the Faux-Sho Guest Bedroom. It is never to early to start thinking of holiday guests! Look out for the Master Bath later this week!









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Kate’s Week in Pics!

This week has been nothing but crazy! My husband has been working night shifts and it always throws me off when he is away. The only up-side is I pay more attention to breakfast because in a weird way breakfast replaces dinner. The highlights have been a German/ Dutch pancake and breakfast-in-bed savory french toast!

edited foodLast week I got back from vacation in the Caribbean. The trip was spectacular, except for a major tropical storm that scared the living daylights out of me!

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Before this trip I never noticed that cactus can grow in the Caribbean. But here we had agave, aloe, and cactus in the front yard! Say what! I never noticed the strange juxtaposition of cactus and the ocean before until this trip.


Capture123I visited the neighbors and fell in love with their art. I am trying to track down the artist Pile. If anyone knows anything please let me know! I am also dreaming up schemes for a swimming “dipping” pool. How nice would it be to have this in your backyard?!

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Here is a shot of downtown. Can you imagine this being your “downtown”?downtown

I managed to bring back home a purple sea fan. It didn’t break in my bag AND it didn’t smell too bad. Win win! I gave it a bath when I got home with warm soapy water and let it sit outside in the sun for a few days to dry out. My shelves are always a work in progress but the sea fan is pulling it together nicely. wall art

Hope you all are having good, restful last days of summer!



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