Project in Progress - Master Bathroom

One of the projects I have been working on is a total renovation of a home in Mountain Brook.  For those not familiar with Birmingham,  Mountain Brook is a city just outside of Birmingham.  It is a beautiful residential area with lots of great homes and mature landscaping - just lovely.

My clients purchased a home in foreclosure and have been renovating the entire space.  It has been such a fun project to be a part of and the new house is beginning to finally emerge.  Although we are far from the finish line, I thought I would share a small sneak peek of a few rooms.

Master Bathroom
In this shot you can see the other vanity area.  Really pretty layout. 

For the floors, we used large 18" square tiles and had them laid on the diagonal for a dramatic look.  They still need to grout the floors, but aren't they pretty!  

It's hard to see (since I am such a bad photographer), but the large tiles are polished and the small accent tiles are a tumbled finish.  This contrast really adds a lot to the look.
Here's a tip:  the floor tiles are porcelain (not marble)!  But we selected one that has the same look.  We saved quite a bit of money by doing this, which can then be invested in the free standing tub and the marble countertops on the vanity.  You have to know where to save and where to splurge to make this work! 

A few pictures of other rooms.

Master Bedroom
 You can easily see the wall where the bed will go.  The home has lots of light. 

Family Room
This rooms opens on to a back terrace.  Very elegant.

Breakfast Room
This is the breakfast room which opens to the kitchen and out onto the terrace to the right.  It has such a beautiful view of the back yard.  The ceiling is a high cupola with beam work.

I will share the final results when we get there!! It will take a while, but will be totally worth it. M.


  1. Love, love, love that tub!! Take care, Caroline

  2. Looks like its going to be quite the tub and the bathroom looks quite large....cannot wait to see more.

  3. I just can't wait to see the final result!

    You're great and I'm loving the ideas!!!!

    Have a great day!


    Luciane at

  4. The home has very beautiful, huge windows. I am sure every room will look top notch when everything is finished. Looking forward to the big reveal!


  5. OMG - those windows!!! I can't wait to see it all :)

  6. Yes, it always takes longer than I like. Love the direction you've taken so far!

  7. Deciding to tile your kitchen countertops is a good idea and there are many tile options out there in which to choose from. It really depends on your budget as to which tiles you opt for and some materials are more expensive than others.


Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.