Bedrooms + Baths: Stylish Suite With Vintage Charm

To add color and character to this master suite, Lauren Levant Bland outfitted the bedroom and bathroom with vintage accents. From a World War II-era shipping trunks to maple cabinets, each piece helps establish a stylish, collected aesthetic. 

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Photo By: Dave Bryce Photography

Master Suite Features Reclaimed, Antique Finds

The master suite is comprised of three rooms - the bedroom, dressing room and wet room. Behind the bed, a thrift store find creates a stunning focal point - this vintage 1970’s oil painting by a local city artist creates a dramatic and elegant statement. Inspired by the painting, Lauren Levant designed custom pendant lighting that she made herself from copper battery clamps, stainless steel cable and a light socket kit from the hardware store. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.

Cozy Hammock in Master Bedroom

The original brick fireplace was uncovered from beneath plaster and restored to its original condition. A natural fiber hammock offers a relaxing spot for more spectacular city views, beside an area rug woven from recycled blue jeans.

Serene Shower With Plank Tile & Living Orchids Wall

Inside the wet room, a sloped shower floor and linear drain system eliminates the need for a shower door, creating universal access and a feeling of openness. The plank tile is continued vertically up the rear shower wall, while the adjacent walls are tiled in iridescent white porcelain for maximum reflection of natural light. Because the window offers spectacular city skyline views, a curtain of beaded crystal is hung to create a permeable layer of privacy and to represent falling beads of water. The installation of a living orchids wall completes the experience of showering outdoors within the city.

Detail of Wood Plank Tile Shower & Bench

Wood plank tile covers the floor and rear wall of this shower, giving it an earthy, organic feel. The wood bench is a decorative touch to hold orchids.

Double Vanity Features Vintage Maple Cabinets

The entire dressing room and wet room feature a porcelain plank tile in a distressed wood pattern, readily sourced from a local home improvement store. Vintage Birdseye maple obtained from an estate sale was repurposed to finish the new vanity design.

Elegant Dressing Room

The dressing room features the adaptation and repurposing of vintage Birdseye maple cabinetry circa 1950, obtained at an estate sale. Originally a built-in bedroom set, Designer Lauren Levant separated and rearranged the pieces to create the dressing room's closets as well as a new double sink vanity for the bathroom. She raised the clothes armoires onto a new continuous platform she built and lined with LED light for dramatic and efficient shoe storage around the full perimeter of the room. Between some of the armoires, Levant added hanging rod sections and accessory sorting solutions.

Small, Seated Vanity in Dressing Room

In the dressing room, an espresso wood countertop is cut into the window dormer to capture unused space for a seated vanity area, with a reclaimed teak stump for a seat.