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Design Reveal :: Marble Bathroom

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After months of planning, designing and building, our home addition is complete. ūüôā Although I’m enjoying all of the new space, my favorite is the new master bathroom. At 6′ x 7′ its certainly isn’t big, but it has what we need. Come take a peek.

white bathroom vanity with gray countertop // cristin priest // #bathrooms

The white and gray carrera tile was my starting point for the crisp, clean color scheme. The honeycomb pattern floor tiles are paired with 6″ x 18″ honed white carrera field tiles in a subway pattern for the shower and walls. Both were ordered through my friends at the Tile Bar. For maximum storage I designed the custom white vanity with a tower and a single sink (we needed the storage more than a second sink). ¬†For contrast and durability it was topped with a charcoal quartz. The hardware gives it a little mix of chinoiserie and mid-century modern style. I love the result.

designer marble bathroom // custom vanity // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathroomsdesigner marble bathroom with chrome faucet // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms #chrome

It was hard to resist the brass trend and instead selected polished chrome finishes for all of the fixtures and hardware. I wanted the new addition to feel like it was always part of the home, so didn’t change up the finishes. I selected a beautiful traditional faucet by California Faucets that is perfect for my 1940s ranch style home. This particular style of widespread faucet (shown above) is available through Belmont Hardware. Ask for Ron in the Belmont store and he can hook you up! I also love that California Faucets allows you to design your own faucet¬†in over 30 decorative finishes!

designer marble bathroom with steam shower // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

The shower also features California Faucets’ hand-shower, thermostatic system and drain. Not only do I love the look and feel, but all of these products comply with strict water conservation building codes.¬†According to the California law, all shower heads must flow no more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute, interior faucets must emit no more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute and all toilets must use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

shower thermostatic system by California Faucets // #showers

Here’s a closer look at California Faucets’ StyleTherm Thermostatic System. We selected a round chrome plate with a single volume control. Even though we have two shower heads, the control will only allow us to run one at a time to comply with the new water conservation rules. Anything to help the drought and save water is okay by me!

marble hexagon tiled floor // bathroom design // cristin priest of simplified bee #tile #marbledesigner marble bathroom with square shower drain // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

The Neo Style drain is so chic too! Love it. You have to check out all of the other luxe drains at California Faucets!

designer marble bathroom // steam shower // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

Do you remember my Mr. Steam article? Well, I fell in love with the product so much I had to get one for the new shower. In addition to the Mr. Steam unit we selected a fold-down teak bench and a sleek iTempo control system. The control system is housed inside the shower which is the best. We are loving our new steam bath!

marble bathroom // mirror with scones // simplified bee design #bathrooms

There are also some smaller design details in the bathroom that make the space functional and beautiful including the light scones, towel rack, acrylic tray, tassel hand towels, cement succulent, enamel bath accessories and simple banded Roman shade. The scone shades have a silver trim which I was drawn to.

designer marble bathroom // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathroomsdesigner marble bathroom // acrylic tray // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathroomsdesigner marble bathroom // chrome towel rack // cristin priest of simplified bee #bathrooms

A big thank you to California Faucets, Mr. Steam and TileBar for helping me create the perfect bathroom. Loved working with you on the design and thrilled with the result.

happy decorating,


 *all photography by Cristin Priest and property of Simplified Bee

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Quality Decorative Hardware :: Top Knobs

Decorative knobs, pulls and hooks are often referred to as the jewelry of kitchens and baths. New hardware is a great way to quickly update a kitchen or bath without a big financial commitment. But beware, not all decorative hardware is created equally. As a designer, I value quality as much as I style and that’s where Top Knobs comes in.¬†Top Knobs, a sponsor of my trip to KBIS with #BlogtourVegas, specializes in decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath. Their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail is apparent in the weighted feel and hand-finish. With Top Knobs’ sealed finish you won’t see wear on even the knobs and pulls used most. In addition, Top Knobs confidently offers an exclusive lifetime warranty for the original purchaser. That’s incredible!

cabinet hardware by Top Knobs

With ¬†4,000+ kitchen, bath and closet designs, Top Knobs offers hardware that coordinates with nearly every style and d√©cor. Recently the Mercer Collection, a contemporary line for Top Knobs, debuted several new series. Here’s a look at some of the sleek, fashion-forward designs:

Top Knobs - Mercer Collection - Glacier

Mercer Collection – Glacier Series (above)

Top Knobs - Mercer Collection - Europa

Mercer Collection – Europa Series (above)

Our newest Europa series with Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls attach to the inside of the drawer for a minimal look that lets the cabinetry be the hero. – Christine Zimmer, Product Manager, Top Knobs

Top Knobs - Mercer Collection - Tango

Mercer Collection – Tango Series (above)

Top Knobs - Mercer Collection - Holland

Mercer Collection – Holland Series (above)

Top Knobs - Mercer Collection - Quilted

Mercer Collection – Quilted Series (above)

Quilted patterns are a design chameleon. They can feel traditional or contemporary, crafted or sleek, high end or homey. For the Mercer Collection, our Quilted pattern uses the geometric shaping to create focal interest while maintaining a clean, modern line. – Christine Zimmer, Product Manager, Top Knobs

Top Knobs - Mercer Collection - Oculus

Mercer Collection – Oculus Series (above)

happy decorating,


*disclosure: this post was sponsored by Top Knobs through BlogTour, although all opinions are my own.

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