master bathroom

primary bathroom tour

It has been a minute since I’ve continued the house tour, so much has happened… I had no idea just how much this room would become my happy place. My ‘take a bath and decompress and actually never leave the house’ happy place. I had a shoot planned in April for the entire house (before that I only had the photos from our Domino feature) but obviously the shoot was cancelled while we were all on shelter in place orders. Before that, however, I did get a chance to shoot the kitchen for my new Semihandmade cabinet front launch in February with John and Maura Stoffer and while they were here they snagged a few shots of our principal bath. So while I still want to change out these mirrors (they are like 3″ too short and I can’t not see it. ha) at least I can share the beautiful space where I have been washing my hands again and again and trying to pretend I am on a really long vacation. Which of course gets quickly interrupted by two kids that need me the second I step foot in here. every. single. time. :)

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My Master Bath Must-Haves

I have yet to photograph the #samuelfamilyfixer for myself and to show you guys the full tour (but this image from the shoot for Domino Magazine is still giving me life, as are the nightly baths right in this spot), so in the meantime I wanted to give you a look into what my non negotiables were for my dream master bath and delve into the design and making of it.

When we moved in there was an un-used and unfinished “hot tub room” just off the master bedroom (which you could also access from clover’s bedroom) that I suppose once had a hot tub in it, but by the time we got there it was by name only. Essentially, it was an un-heated and unfinished exterior room with decking for the flooring and plywood walls but it was a good amount of space and it had the best light with all the windows. The master bathroom at the time had almost no natural light and was divided up into two small rooms, one with the sink/vanity and the toilet and the other had an alcove bathtub and closet. Here is a look at the “as-built” floor plans and then what our plans were for the space.

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Trullbrook Master Bath Reveal

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Oh hey, it’s reveal day! For one of my all time favorite bathrooms that I have sat on for over two years now. eh hemm. I have had a busy few years, what can I say? ha The good news is I still love this bathroom as much as the first day and I am thrilled to share it with you in its’ full glory.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

This bathroom renovation was close to my heart because, for one, it is the home of a good friend but also because, hello brown wall to wall carpet in the bathroom. EW! I take great pity on anyone that still has to endure the trend in the 80s/90s of carpeting a bathroom. I am happy we got it out of here and even more happy we got our navy shag out of our master bathroom in the #samuelfamilyfixer.

Along with carpet removal we had to bust out about 27 walls (ok more like 5 but close enough). See the design plans here to see how we reconfigured the entire space to give Jaimi and Matt their dream bathroom.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Jaimi wanted a serene, neutral bathroom but one that was still full of visual interest. Nuanced might be her favorite adjective to describe her style (mine too). The monochromatic pattern play from the mix of tiles and the gorgeous taupey marble slab along with the extra long custom double vanity delivered on all accounts.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Having a previous career in the beauty business the homeowner Jaimi has a healthy amount of product and creating the custom vanity also opened up the opportunity to give her the truly customized storage. We packed in shallow drawers on each side of the seated vanity so everything is at her fingertips.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Et voila! A choppy cramped and dated bathroom turned into a spacious zen retreat. Make sure to scope out the before photos here!

and see more spaces from #clienttrullbrooks here.

Matte White Tiles // Archer Pendant Lights // Mirrors // Sinks // Plumbing Fixtures // Vanity is custom // Vanity mirror is custom

Mandy Moore Master Bathroom Tour

I’m continuing on with the full tour of our residential project for Mandy Moore, we have the master bathroom! Bathrooms and kitchens are my favorite spaces to design and this one measures pretty high in the ranks of favorites. Just wait until you see the before and after (below). As I’ve mentioned Mandy’s house had a few unfortunate 90’s renovations where they added curved elements that clashed with the original architect’s design. At first glance we were going work with the existing footprint but the deeper we got into the project the more it was evident that we needed to straighten those lines up. So Emily Farnham, the architect, worked to adjust the footprint around the bathtub to match the lines of the rest of the house, which also created the opportunity for a much more generous shower.

And speaking of that shower… we (Mandy, Taylor, Emily and I) all took a trip to Stoneland to pick out the beautiful marble slabs. The unlacquered brass shower hardware, sink and tub faucets came from Rejuvenation (aren’t they stunning?!).

This bathtub moment is what bubble bath dreams are made of. The modern freestanding bathtub and the statement light fixture above are both from Wayfair.

The custom vanity Emily and I collaborated on is made of white oak, and houses kohler sinks and Rejuvenation faucets. We carried the marble slab over from the shower to the vanity by using it as the countertop and up the backsplash.

And it wouldn’t be as satisfying without a side by side before and after right?

BEFORE

before and after mandy moore master bathroom

AFTER

BEFORE

before and after mandy moore master bathroom

AFTER

BEFORE

before and after mandy moore master bathroom

AFTER

To see all of the progress and tours so far on Mandy Moore’s house,  check here.

Shop the Look: Ceiling Light Fixture From Wayfair // Bathtub From Wayfair // Sinks From Kohler //  Sink Faucet From Rejuvenation // Sink Drain From Rejuvenation // Mirrors From CB2 // Bathtub Faucet & Hand Shower From Rejuvenation // Shower Trim From Rejuvenation // Toilet Paper Holder From Analogue Life // Sconces From Candelabra // Pink Ottoman From Modshop // White Canisters From CB2 // Bath Towels From Amber Interiors Shoppe //  Hand Soap & Lotion From Aesop // Rug – Vintage // Marble Slabs from Stoneland

Interior Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel
Interior Architecture by Emily Farnham 
Landscape Architecture by Terremoto
Photography by Tessa Neustadt 
Built by Bronstruction and Johnston Vidal Projects

Mandy Moore Master Bathroom Design

mandy moore master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Happy New Year! I’m really excited to share another room design and progress from our Moore project. The house is getting to it’s final stages and this is the last bathroom of the three in the home. It is the master bath, complete with a serious statement marble slab shower, custom vanity area and a bathtub fit for a queen, or rather Mandy Moore… close enough, am I right? ;).

Before we talk about all the beautiful finishes that are going into the space lets take a look back where we started. READ MORE

Master Bath Finished Tour

master bathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelYou may have seen around Instagram that I’ve been putting some finishing touches in our master bathroom. After living with it for a couple years, I’ve finally added in the little details that made it feel complete. You wouldn’t think it would take much in a bathroom but even small changes like switching out the pendant lights or additions like a rug and some pretty towels, can make a big difference.  READ MORE