My Old Kentucky Home: Mid-Century Master Bedroom & Bathroom Renovation
Now to the final rooms inside our mid-century renovation – the Master Bedroom and Bathroom.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, my husband Tom and I made to make one of the smaller bedrooms our Master so we have an ensuite Bathroom. This decision was not made without sacrifice. We gave up our beautiful king size bed (it has since found a new home with a client of mine) and went with a queen size bed. I can safely say this change has literally brought us closer together!
Furniture placement and size is also an issue because there are 3 corner windows which dictate where the bed has to go. We “stole” a closet from the adjacent bedroom to enlarge the closet in this mid-century master bedroom. Again, size is a relative term – it’s still a small closet. The cedar closet we built in the Basement helps out a lot!
The window treatment fabric is the source of inspiritaion for the room. All the colors in the room sprang from it. Our previous Master was a bit masculine with earthy browns, reds and golds. Tom is so kind, he let me use my favorite colors – greens and blues and any combination of the two – in our new Master.
I love to mix pattern and colors, and my motto is “the more fabrics, the merrier!” I have six different fabrics in this small room, and each one builds on the other. The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue HC-143.
Drapery panels were not an option, and I knew I wanted to really make a statement with the treatment since the windows were an unique feature of the room. I went with a dramatic balloon style shade. To soften the look, the wood blinds were replaced with silhouette shades.
We gutted the former bath, moved the entrance into the Bedroom, and added a pocket door to conserve space. Tom really liked this accent tile so we built the entire space around it. White tiles with brown veining measuring 10×13 were installed in the shower. We added white tile with gray accents to the floor for a vintage feel and used a remnant of Pergamino granite for our countertop. To accent, we chose polished nickel for our finishes. I wanted to do something different with the cabinetry so we went with a mocha stain on a flat front cabinet. We only have one sink, but lots of great storage with a set of drawers and a utility cabinet for linens.
Benjamin Moore’s Palladium Blue HC-144 is great bathroom color. A vertical canvas fits nicely over the toilet. For window treatments, we chose a custom relaxed roman shade to top the frosted glass. The fabric was one we also used in the Master. Although this is the smallest Master Bath Tom and I have ever had, it is by far the most functional. It packs a big punch in a small space.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of our renovated 1950’s mid-century gem. Our last blog entry will feature the exterior. Enjoy!