Before + After: From Blah to Boutique Hotel Bath

Bright blue cabinetry, massive slabs of Carrara marble and a classic Chinoiserie fabric take this once-glum master bathroom from ho-hum to “hmm, would it be weird to throw a cocktail party in here?” The before and afters — from cramped and drab to airy and luxurious — are jaw-droppers.

From: Carla Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Photo By: Tori Aston

Master Bathroom Vanity With Blue Cabinets

This bathroom vanity gets a whole new, vibrant look with bright blue cabinetry (Sherwin Williams Loyal Blue) and a Carrara marble backsplash. Hardware is polished nickel for an elegant sheen.

Gray and White Bathroom

Gray walls are a crisp contrast for this bathroom's white backsplash and blinds.

Blue and White Bathroom With Dragon Valance

The blue of this master bathroom's cabinetry was matched with a shade in the chinoiserie valance.

Before, Bathroom

Bathroom Sink and Marble Backsplash

A slim marble ledge beneath the mirror is a pretty place for toiletries and small accessories. Details like these were one of the ways designer Carla Aston strived to give the bathroom a boutique hotel feel.

Marble Bathroom Shelf With Yellow Bouquet

A slim ledge, made of Carrara marble, makes an elegant landing pad for mini bouquets and necessary toiletries.

Before, Shower

Blue and White Master Bathroom With Glass Shower

Ann Sacks hexagonal tiles were used for the floor of the bathroom and shower. Bonus: the floor is heated! The shower has a curbless entrance and a large niche for holding toiletries.

Before, Shower

White and Blue Master Bathroom With Hexagon Tiles

This master bathroom, part of a 50s ranch-style home, was gutted to open up its dark, cramped spaces. Now, pale gray marble and white walls set a bright, airy feel, punctuated by the zip of blue cabinets. For more storage, the designer added a shallow cabinet tower.

Dragon Chinoiserie Valance

This gorgeous valance, featuring the Chiang Mai Dragon pattern from Schumacher, came from the homeowner's fabric collection. Its rich palette set the tone for the entire bathroom.

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