This past week was a bit of a whirlwind for us! We welcomed little Annie into our family, so we took a break from our room for the last seven days. We’ve really needed the time off, and have loved all the newborn snuggles, but I’m excited to get to working on our room again!
Ok, back to the makeover! This week I’m sharing all our decisions for building finishes. (In case you missed last weeks post, I shared the design boards for our bedroom and bathroom with the overall look!)
One of the main details in our bedroom, was the angled ceiling. After framing out the walk in closet, we also framed out an angle to mirror the roofline on the opposite side of the room. I’m all for symmetry, and even though it made the room smaller, we have no regrets! We decided to finish the ceiling in a 5″ shiplap (you can see it also installed in our living room ORC!) And even though our ceilings are only 8′, I loved the idea of including beams. We went with 5″W x 4.5″H so they wouldn’t feel overbearing in the space and made them from a red oak. We had always planned on painting them, but wanted some of the texture from the grain to show through. In the walk in closets and ensuite, we planned to continue the shiplap ceiling, to give some more detail to those smaller spaces!
BASEBOARDS AND CASING
For the baseboard and casing, we chose the same style we had used in the rest of our home (including our living room). The step baseboard is a 7-1/4″, and the step casing is 3-1/2″. We also added a back band to the casing to give it some more depth. I know it is typically recommended to go with smaller sizes when the ceiling height is only 8′, however I rarely follow that rule, and usually opt for larger trim. I love the character it adds!
This is the style door we’ve installed throughout most of our home, and I still love it!
Just like the trim, we chose the same flooring we had installed throughout the rest of our second floor; a 5″ unfinished white oak with an oil stain. Applying the stain is much easier than you’d expect, and we love the durability of it! (You can see the finished look in our here!)
In the ensuite, we decided on a tumbled travertine subway tile. When I was searching for a floor tile, I was looking for something that would feel a bit raw and rustic. Overall the ensuite would have mainly polished finishes, and I wanted something that would contrast that and give it more of a casual feel. I also loved the small scale of the tile, and that we would be able to lay it in a herringbone pattern!
Since our shower is fairly small, I wanted to go with finishes that would make it feel as bright and open as possible. For the floor, I chose a herringbone marble mosaic tile. I love the pattern it will add, and the varied shades of grey and white.
On the walls and ceiling, I went with a white ceramic subway tile. It is on the larger side for a subway tile, and we plan to install it in a vertical stacked pattern to make the shower feel taller. It features an imperfect handmade look which gives it a step up from your typical white subway tile!
We also chose to go with a marble curb, and shelf. It ties in with the rest of the marble in the ensuite, and will give a clean edge for the shower tile to run into. I can hardly wait to see these tiles installed with the shower fixtures, (which I will be sharing next week!!)
One of the most asked questions we get, is what paint colour we used, and I’m so excited to share two new favourites with you guys! When choosing a colour for the walls, I was looking for something that would feel like white, while at the same time not be too stark. We landed on Wevet by Farrow and Ball, and I love the neutral grey undertone of it. It’s really light, and could almost pass as white, but is subtly more moody than white.
For the walls in the walk in closet, and ceiling in the ensuite we chose Old White by Farrow and Ball. Both of these spaces were smaller, and I was looking for something to add depth and interest. It is a grey that has green undertones, and I love the warmth that it adds!
We wanted there to be a slight contrast from the walls to the trim, and went with All White by Farrow and Ballfor all the casing and baseboard. It is a white we’ve used previously in our home, and I love the subtle warm undertones it has while still feeling neutral.
After demo was complete, we were all ready for framing. Seeing the walls go up for the new walk in closet was exciting to say the least. I love walking through a space that I’ve spent hours designing on my computer and seeing how it all feels in person. On the left is my closet, and Steve’s is on the right. You can also see how we framed out the ceiling with an angle to match the angle on the opposite side of the room.
Steve held up some pieces of wood to give a visual for the beams so we could nail down a size that would feel big enough in the space while not feeling too heavy. He was then able to build them in place on the ceiling out of red oak wood.
Just putting up the drywall made SUCH a difference!