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Mountain House Reveal: Our Soft Yet Secretly Sultry Downstairs Guest Bed + Bath

Welcome to the downstairs guest suite—one of two that my friends fight over, understandably. In not-so-shocking news, I like a calm bedroom and at this point, have really specialized in how to do this. So here’s what to expect from this post/reveal: I’m going to break down the goal of the room, how we executed that goal design-wise, the challenges we had to overcome (with solutions), where we saved money, and how we have lived in it since (aka has anything changed due to real life?). If you missed yesterday’s post with the living room reveal, make sure to head over there at some point because I break down my general thoughts on this home’s style as a whole, but if you’re up to speed, let’s keep going.

As a reminder, here was the before:

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It was a decent room, with no closet and attached to a full bath. It wasn’t super bright as it’s an interior bedroom. It had a half-exposed ceiling and half not, which was awkward and made my stomach feel uncomfortable.

So let’s get into how we changed that…

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My Goal With This Room:

I really wanted our guests to feel cozy, calm and comfortable. Pampered, even. I wanted them to feel like they had their own retreat (thus the adjoining bathroom) and feel like they were on a mountain vacation away from any stress and chaos. Perhaps I was projecting a bit. Nobody ever wants to leave this house, and I think one of the main reasons is that the bedrooms are incredibly comfortable and livable.

How did we do this? Well, we pretended that this was our room. If WE were staying here, what would we want? Here is what we came up with:

1. A color palette that is neutral and calm. We also added in “nature-inspired” with hits of darker green to ground the room and give it some color and interest, without a lot of busy-ness.

2. A king upholstered bed. We like big beds and having that velvet-soft yet modern and low bed feels so inviting. The color is earthy, not too bright but gives the room a focal point.

3. Great natural light. ALL neutrals in a room without great light can feel dead. You need that light bouncing around. So we wanted lots of windows and doors (these, like the rest of the home, are by Marvin) to bring that in.

3. Blackout shades. We loved these in Portland so we used them again. You easily pull them up and down and they take up way less space when up than Roman shades, and felt more modern for this house.

4. Really cozy bedding for obvious reasons. We layered four king pillows, with two long lumbars and layered a duvet with two quilts. As I’m writing that I realize that it sounds like A LOT, but it’s pretty darn cozy and beautiful (but no, you don’t need all of those if you are sleeping in their daily and especially if you don’t like taking them off at night).

5. Art that is simple and quiet but textured. We mixed an MQuan sculptural piece with two simple yet more graphic Jane Dentons, some smaller pieces by Addie Juell and then, of course, a mirror. It’s a variety of mediums, sizes, and frames all in our color palette and all in the same quiet but special vibe.

6. A super cozy rug. We believe strongly in comfortable rugs in a bedroom and I loved that this one from Annie Selke felt kinda mountain-y. I’ve used it before and LOVE it because it has movement without a bold pattern, and is a tone that hides dirt while still feeling light, therefore, making the space feel bigger.

7. Nightstands with storage. While this isn’t necessary in a guest room, I generally opt for at least one drawer for nightstands.

8. Good and convenient ambient lighting. This seems obvious but I appreciate when a lamp has a nice fabric shade and is easy to turn on and off.

9. A pretty sculptural chair. Even if it’s just for throwing stuff on.

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The Challenges:

1. The ceiling had to be addressed. Would we bust up the half that was dropped? We explored and what was above it didn’t match, meaning that we would have to actually demo out the ceiling (and thus floor of the above bedroom) and install the wood ceiling to match. My contractor didn’t really know how much it would cost but thought around $5k. Making the decision to just have it be sheetrock made so much sense even if we were losing some character.

2. Early on we decided to put french doors in here to give these guests access to outside and potentially a hut tub room someday. This meant that the bed would need to go on the wall where it is, making the sides of the bed non-symmetrical. This isn’t a huge challenge but meant that yes, a lamp would go in front of the window, which is not a big deal. So to balance out the window, we put a vintage articulating sconce on the other side. Problem solved.

3. No closet. This seemed unacceptable to us because the room was certainly BIG enough, so we put in a closet by bumping out the wall, thus creating a little entry into the room. The original intent was to have the closet go floor to ceiling, but we didn’t catch it before it was framed out. Then we said, ugh, this is where we’ll save some money and just put in simple white, readymade closet doors. But then we decided to do all the doors in the Ross Alan beech which matched the floors and I knew that ultimately I would be bummed that we missed a design opportunity, especially since it’s really the only “feature” of one wall. So we could have demoed out the framing to do the original floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall intent, but we didn’t because of time and cost.

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Where We Saved Money:

1. The nightstands. You are going to kill me but those nightstands I got on Overstock for $60 each two years ago. They came assembled, even, and are suspiciously high quality (but sadly no longer available). I bought four of them and sent the link to all of my friends. None of them felt they “needed” them at the time but all have regretted it. Currently, we are storing the other two, but I can’t let go of them because they are so good for that crazy price. UPDATE: A reader just told they found them but sadly not as inexpensive. But here is the link if you want them!

2. The sherpa Target chair (which comes out August 25th). Yes, this is part of our partnership, sure, but it’s SO GREAT for the price.

3. Bedding. I don’t mind spending more on our master bedding, especially sheets and duvet cover, but as far as pillows and quilts? There are so many affordable options like these out there.

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How We Live In It—What Has Changed?

It’s pretty darn great. The only thing that we’ve changed is that we moved that tree down to LA because I knew that I couldn’t keep it alive up here and ultimately didn’t want the guilt, but I really wanted that sculptural natural element to break up the space. Instead, I’m going to put a tall dresser there (I already have it, it’s this one) for storage. It just makes more sense.

Otherwise, as I said, no one wants to leave. Maybe by next winter, we’ll have our hot tub room/deck outside those doors…

Onto the bathroom!

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The Before:

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It was a decent size, but we were able to make it even bigger by stealing from the adjacent full bathroom and turning that one into the powder room. It was a 2000s remodel of mostly IKEA which we salvaged and donated.

The Goal Of This Room:

I wanted to create a bolder, darker, moodier and edgier bathroom while still fitting in the modern mountain/Scandi vibe. This is a guest bath thus a great place to create an experience and excitement. Due to its vibe, we might call this internally “the sexy bathroom.” It’s undeniably very exciting.

Here’s how we did it:

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1. The black reclaimed wood walls. These are stained, not painted. We got the wood from Ross Alan Reclaimed Lumber, with whom we partnered on the entire house, and it was far more rustic and worn than our flooring. So when it’s stained you still see a TON of the grain. It’s awesome. If this were a bathroom that was going to get a ton of use, we would likely not have done it. But since this is a guest bathroom, we just created a ledge on top of the tub to protect it from water damage.

2. We chose lantern style lighting that is still modern and linear. This one from The Urban Electric Co. works with the rest of the house, but still with a cabin-y vibe.

3. The stone on the floor was cut into tiles. Rather than using stone tiles, we picked out a slab from Bedrosians and had it custom cut into 12″x12″ tiles so that the veins match and the small grout lines give more of a slab effect. I’m not totally convinced this was worth the extra cost, but I sure do love it. We used the same Calacatta Oro slab for the vanity countertop and it’s gorgeous.

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5. Handmade tile.  The Pratt & Larson tiles in the shower surround are handmade but so simple not stealing attention from the black wood walls or the polished brass fixtures. We had our tiler install them as close together as possible, not the typical 1/8″, but instead stacked really tight with bright white grout so it looks seamless and more of a beautiful quiet texture.

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6. We contrasted the walls with wood mirrors and polished brass fixtures to warm up the space. The brass faucets are so modern using the wall mount/undermount sink formula (remember this post where we debated if this could be a thing?). You can see that it created a really clean and still minimal aesthetic. A vessel sink would have added another level, but we really wanted it to be as minimal and simple as possible letting the texture of the walls and stone be the focus.

7. We kept with our simple and linear theme, not just through the lighting. but also with all the plumbing fixtures and the simple hardware from Schoolhouse.

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8. We used a large vanity that has a ton of storage, but chose one with feet so you could see underneath it, thus making the bathroom look and feel bigger. This means that it’s a bit harder to clean underneath, but we love the look and it’s a guest bath that doesn’t get as much use.

9. We chose an undermount tub that is ergonomic and big. It has nice sloping back for a spa-like experience. We put a Thassos slab on top that went over the wood so the wood wouldn’t get touched with water (ideally). I wouldn’t have done this in a bath that got a ton of use because water can damage the wood, but felt that it was ok with a less-used space (there are maybe 1-2 baths a month). The wood is all sealed to withstand moisture, don’t worry.

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The Challenges:

This bathroom had a pretty small and low window, which is never great so we put in a bigger pretty window that is higher up for privacy and to allow more natural light into the space. Outside the window is greenery thus giving privacy, but we could always put a window treatment if we decide that our guests want more privacy.

Savings Tip:

After much debate, we decided to not do glass enclosures, opting for a shower curtain. We felt that this was a great place to save and also the curtain softens up the harshness of the space, making it feel more inviting, less cold.

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All in all, it’s a suite that is fought over and honestly this bathroom is a showstopper. It’s so dramatic and such an experience to be in. The whole suite is just so inviting and comfortable, with all a guest needs. That’s if our guests need total comfort and luxury. 🙂

Before and Afters:

And who doesn’t love a good side by side before and after?

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Bedroom Resources


Pure White by Sherwin-WilliamsReclaimed Beechwood Flooring and Doors by Ross Alan Reclaimed Lumber


Table Lamp by Schoolhouse (no longer available) | Wooden Sconce from Etsy

Furniture & Decor:

Bed from Lulu & Georgia | Rug by Annie Selke | Nightstand | Ceramic Wall Hanging by MQuan (with extended wood rod/ additional 4 strands) | Vase by LGS from Lawson-Fenning | Leather Tray from West Elm | Catch-All Dish from Urban Outfitters | Blue Vase (source unknown) | Sherpa Chair from Target (coming soon) | Brown Suede Pillow from CB2 | Oak Mirror by Skagerak | Vintage Bone Wall Hanging | Vintage Leather Pouf | Anew xi by Jane Denton | Anew x by Jane Denton | Vintage Deer Head | Tree from Good Omen Plants | Concrete Planter from Target | Small Painting by Addie Juell | Frames by Framebridge

Bed Linens:

Grey Quilt from Target (coming soon) | Green Quilt from Target (coming soon) | White Linen Duvet from Target | Pillow Shams (source unknown) | White Pillowcases from Brooklinen | Charcoal Chambray and White Sheets | Large Lumbar Pillow by Filling Spaces | Small Green Lumbar Pillow from Target

Fixtures & Hardware:

Interior Door Hardware by Rejuvenation | Closet Door Hardware by Schoolhouse | Pocket Door Pull by Rejuvenation | French Door Handle by Marvin (no longer available) | Switches and Outlets in Antique Bronze by Forbes and Lomax

Windows & Doors:

White Oak Ultimate Casement Narrow Window Frame by MarvinFrench Doors by Marvin | Window Treatments by Hunter Douglas through Decorview | Reclaimed Beechwood Closet by Ross Alan Reclaimed Lumber

Bathroom Resources


Pure White by Sherwin-Williams | Wall Cladding in Lynx Barn Wood by Ross Alan Reclaimed Lumber | Shower Tile by Pratt & Larson | Grout Color | Shower Tub Deck in Honed Thassos by Bedrosians Tile & Stone | Flooring in Honed Calacatta Oro by Bedrosians Tile & StoneVanity Countertop in Honed Calacatta Oro by Bedrosians Tile & Stone 


Sconces in Matte Black/Brass Candle by Urban Electric Co.

Furniture & Decor:

Mirror by Thos. Moser | Vintage Map Art  | Soap Dish from Target | Tray (source unknown) | Ceramic Vase (source unknown) | Vintage Black Box | Hair Brush | Hand Towel from Target | Vintage Footed Vase | Vintage Black Bud Vase | Waffle Towel by Parachute Home | Soap Bar | Shower Curtain from Target 

Fixtures (all by Kohler):

Vanity | Faucet | Sink  | Shower Head | Rite-Temp Valve | Transfer Valve Trim | Toilet | Purist Hand Shower KitBathtub  


Toilet Paper Holder by Kohler | Towel Ring by KohlerRobe Hook by Kohler | Pocket Door Hardware by Rejuvenation | Switches and Outlets in Antique Bronze by Forbes and Lomax | Vanity Hardware by Schoolhouse | Shower Curtain Rod from


White Oak Ultimate Casement Narrow Window Frame by Marvin

Again, I wanted to give a great big thank you to my incredible team who made this house a possibility: Julie Rose, Velinda Hellen and Grace de Asis. Photos are by our own Sara Ligorria-Tramp, styled by me with help from Emily Bowser, Erik Staalberg and Veronica Crawford. Our contractor was Jeff Malcolm and our architect (that we used at the beginning of the project) was John Lyles.

Check out the rest of The Mountain House reveals here: The Kitchen The Kitchen Organization | The Kitchen Appliances | The Powder Bath | The Living Room | The Kids’ RoomThe Loft | The Hall Bath | The Upstairs Guest Bath | The Dining Room | The Family Room


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99 thoughts on “Mountain House Reveal: Our Soft Yet Secretly Sultry Downstairs Guest Bed + Bath

  1. Beautiful job! I love the green bed and that black stained wood. The reclaimed wood is such a star in this house.

  2. Give me that bathroom! So many awesome features and a great mooooood attached to the calm vibe of the bedroom. I’d love to see those sconces turned on. Very cool.

  3. These posts have me wishing “Mountain Week” was “Mountain Month.” What an inviting retreat you’ve created!

  4. This is all so beautiful! I love how unfussy it is. My current hunt is for a bathroom mirror in a pretty shape but that isn’t too feminine as our bathroom otherwise has no personality to it (maybe some day). These are great but probably more expensive than I can justify. It would be really great to get a roundup of items that generally fit in the mountain house style but at different price points. There’s a lot of appeal to this relaxed but refined vibe.

    1. Yes! This! A “get the look” at different budgets!

      I LOVE this bathroom. Drama is my jam. And this has it IN SPADES. Bravo! Gorgeous work Emily & Co!

  5. Looks like the Porthos Home Keegan Side Table on Amazon is similar if not identical, if you want to add a link to it. And Wayfair sells the Robert Abbey Cecilia table lamp.

  6. Loving it! Would not change anything. Thinking the closet looks perfect just how it is. Question: functionally, why don’t more people do thin grout in showers given that it looks so good?

    1. I think that tile installers don’t love the thing grout because there is more room for error than if you have a spacer. maybe 🙂

    2. Thin grout lines are beautiful and perfect for a guest bath that doesn’t get much use, but they just aren’t practical/durable in rooms with heavier traffic. That thin line of grout will break down much faster (from water spray from the shower head and scrubbing + cleaning) and is more brittle than a thicker grout line. Cracked grout leads to mold and mildew, and then having to regrout to fix it.

      Also, zero grout lines work better for smaller sized tile rather than large format tiles. Large tiles generally aren’t perfectly level on any side and may not lay flat next to each other even if your tiler is highly skilled and uses a tile leveling system. Grout hides many imperfections.

      There are a lot of factors to consider, so best to speak with you tiler, designer, or contractor for each specific project. But I couldn’t agree more… they sure are pretty.

    3. The labor costs are higher because it takes so much more time and effort! We just did this and requested 1/16 instead of 1/8 inch from our contractor. I don’t think they liked doing it but it looks amazing.

  7. My favorite things are the art above the bed, the rug, the standing mirror, and THE ENTIRE BATHROOM. I am so glad you tried the stained black wood here because it’s stunning mixed with the polished stone, tile, and brass fixtures — LOVE! What lucky guests you have. I am really looking forward to seeing the other bathrooms.

  8. Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom … it’s like looking at “door”framed art. I definitely want to walk through that doorway but I’d also be ok just sitting in that chair and looking through it.

  9. I think everything looks beautiful, but I just can’t get past the impracticality of the reclaimed wood in the bathroom, both in terms of potential water damage and for cleaning. It’s hard for me to get on board with designs where aesthetics and practicality don’t balance out.

    1. Your comment is interesting given that she explained her reasoning about using the wood here and the practicality here that totally works IMO.
      In my bathroom, shower set up is the same and NO water gets on the outer walls at all. Also given that it is not the bathroom that usually little children will be splashing around and playing in the tub for an hour the tub ledge should be sufficient to preserve the bottom tub surround.
      Anyway that is my 2 cents. Love it for beauty and function!

    2. It’s true, this is not really built for the long term. What if a family member needs to move in? Long term guests? Rebound kid? People might be using this bathroom a lot more than originally imagined.

  10. Everything is wonderful except for me, the vanity misses the mark. It looks builder’s grade in photos. Would have loved a wood look or maybe a black one instead.

  11. And I thought the powder bath was my favorite. OMG. Love! I love black wood on the wall versus tile.

  12. Gorgeous!!! I’m so jealous of those nightstands! I can’t believe that bargain. The bathroom is gorgeous. I thought it would read too dark but it actually looks amazing.

  13. Slow clap. It’s gorgeous. I love how the black wood ties in with the kitchen island. Feels very grown up, very cohesive, not at all blogger-y just doing a ton of different styles and finishes to show off.

    I also really appreciate the trim-less windows and just using quarter round on the floor. I’ve spec’d nearly the same for my house (new build) and I got some crazy looks and started doubting myself, but you’ve proven that it is clean and minimal and exactly what I want.

    1. Oh good. yes I love it. its just taking away more lines that you don’t need – sans trim. I kinda wanted a squared off quarter round (quarter square?) but i don’t know if it exists readymade. But you don’t really notice the quarter round because it blends in with the floor so much.

  14. Gorgeous! Love the bathroom mirrors – they look like two drops of water suspended in time. 🙂

  15. You have truly outdone yourself. The contrast between the light filled bedroom to the moody dark bathroom is breathtaking.

  16. Oh wow… bedroom goals! I love how calm and is and other than wishing the shower curtain wasn’t a high-water, that bathroom is stunning! Beautiful job EHD team!

      1. Your guests are very lucky!

        Gorgeous bathroom! But please for the love of god fix that shower curtain. To me it looks no different than high water drapes. I bought a pair of long white panels from ikea that flank my tub = cheap fix.

      2. Ha! This is the only thing that caught my eye in a negative way! I love everything else, and at least that’s a relatively easy/quick/cheap (who says you can’t have all three?) switch in the future if you decide it does bother you!

  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! And I absolutely love that you installed a tub where there was only a shower before. It seems like so many renovations out there get rid of the tub, so I appreciate that you did the opposite!

  18. Love it! If you put in the high dresser, remember to attach it to the wall since you and your friends all have littles around!

  19. Stunning!!! I am LOVING these mountain house reveals and will be so sad when they’re over!

  20. It’s perfection! I would die to be a guest in that room. And that bathroom is killer. I think the French doors off the room are my favorite part. It’s transformative and makes it such a peaceful mountain oasis. Amazing work!
    I can totally see how the floor to ceiling closets would have elevated it “just so”… I almost wish you didn’t mention it so I didn’t have a chance to imagine it 😉

  21. Can you talk more about the design choice behind the length of the shower curtain? When do you go long? when do you go short? What’s an appropriate length?

  22. Ugh, that black stained wood is giving me heart palpitations. It’s stunning. I want it in every room in my house.

  23. This bathroom is the most splendid thing I’ve ever seen!

    But I am grieving over that misplaced marble tile by the toilet. All the time to match the veining but one stinky tile is in the wrong place!

    1. We are grieving it, too! The desk team mentioned everything was laid out and approved, so there was probably a little mix-up. We actually had our photo team photoshop it and update the photo in the post because it wasn’t ideal!

  24. Wow, Emily! STUNNING! Both the bedroom and especially the bathroom made me gasp. I have no doubt it’s a fought for room. Wow, wow, wow!

  25. It’s amazing. Favorite bits, the bed, and the bathroom walls. I get that wood might be impractical but I seriously wouldn’t care.

    In fact the only think I don’t like are those mirrors – I find them ungainly. But that’s just personal taste, the whole thing is spectacular.

  26. Wow! Love the bathroom! But those floor slabs in front of the toilet is killing me! Why have the two far left ones switched places? I would go crazy sitting there looking at them.

  27. Love it, Emily. That bathroom is genius. Even with black walls, it is much brighter than the “before”. This is providing new inspiration for my own upcoming bathroom remodels. Yes, I would go into that suite and I might not ever come out. Except for some of your soup.

  28. This is spectacular! Wow! I love that bathroom. Could you explain the original glass block window in the shower? It seems like that would have to be an interior wall with the exterior window by the toilet.

  29. OMG that bathroom! I gasped when I saw the first picture of it. So beautiful and simple and perfect. That tile in the shower…so good. This might be the first room I’ve seen in the mountain house where I truly understood the aesthetic you were going for. What a winner. The bedroom is beautiful too. I have to say that seeing this beautiful neutral room makes me think you really need some color or contrast in your living room. Either the couch or the rug need to be different IMO. I didn’t make any comments yesterday in the reveal because although I didn’t love the room, it seemed like everyone else did, so what do I know? 🙂 Neutral, tonal rooms are not my favorite usually, so I just moved on. But seeing how lovely this neutral bedroom is made me realize that I could love the living room too, but it needs a little something more to take it to that aha level. Anyway, I don’t want to end this negatively because I truly think the mountain house is amazing. You guys have done an incredible job! Can’t wait to see the rest of the reveals.

  30. Brilliant, just brilliant! I would fight to be in that guest room too. I especially love what you’ve
    done with the bathroom – it’s your typical smallish bathroom just about everyone has in their home
    and what a great idea to transform it into a show stopper. You’re giving me great ideas for
    my next bathroom remodel and great incentive to save up for it.

  31. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about mountain house!! Can’t wait to see more! I’m also obsessed with the tree in the spare bedroom, do you happen to know the name of it?

  32. I love it <3 Just a great balance of light and dark, calm and texture, soothing but not soporific. This project is turning out to be phenomenal.

  33. This room looks gorgeous! What type of tree is that? I would love to find one for my own bedroom.

  34. That bathroom is STUNNING!! And the room is so beautiful and inviting. You should get some kind of medal for beautifying these rooms the way you have!

    By the way, I got my copy of House Beautiful yesterday and seeing the pics of your house up close like that…wow! Everything is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!! Well done!!

  35. I love the mountain house! Everything you’ve posted about it has been absolutely stunning, especially the kitchen and living room. My thoughts on this guest suite come primarily from a lack of lushness that is usually part of EHD. While I get the idea is minimalism and neutrals, something feels like it is missing. Maybe it’s the scale of the nightstands compared to the bed, but there is a lack of EHD quirkiness in this design. I think the art over the bed could be a little larger or do some type of natural landscape picture. Something feels off. Maybe adding some moss green for just a touch of color and still be natural and neutral? I love the black wood in the bathroom, but not sure about the contrast to the white tile and white vanity. Your designs don’t usually stop in sections… they flow continuously. This one does not flow as well. Hope this is constructive and doesn’t sound bad. I really love almost all of your designs and I cannot wait to see the rest of the house.

  36. I can see why nobody would ever want to leave. It’s stunning. But I was wondering why the lack of TV and dresser.

  37. I’m in the process of a bathroom renovation and have been looking at the Kohler purist line. I noticed you’ve used them here and in previous homes. Any suggestions or watch outs with that line?

  38. I love EVERYTHING except how you hung the shower curtain. I treat my shower curtains the same as I do my window treatments. I put the rod up to the ceiling & the shower curtain kisses the floor. It feels more lux that way.
    Longer shower curtains are available on-line. My current one was found on Wayfair. But you can find them on Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond along with longer liners.

  39. I am in LOVE with your house! This is all my lottery plans wrapped up in one. I didn’t have time to comment on yesterday’s post because it would have taken me a while to go on and on about everything. But i have a minute now, so i am going to say this:
    Living Room: AMAZING. i LOVE that sectional. i was so hoping it wasn’t vintage because i want it!
    Guest Room: I want to move in. Just let me know when i can come.
    Guest Bathroom: This bathroom is absolutely STUNNING. I have no other words.

  40. Just gorgeous and love the deep color contrast in the bathroom. That Target chair is great, but when I am a guest I do love me a chair with arms.

  41. Wow, this is so stunning. Just stunning. I want to marry that bathroom and just live in it. I have the same Calacutta Ora counter but it looks so much better in your house!! That dark-stained reclaimed wood is giving me heart palpitations!! And the bedroom with the mossy greens and gorgeous wood…so my kind of room!! I LOVE green. Superb job team!!!

  42. I love the way you used natural wood all over the house. It’s so beautiful. The closet door is incredible

  43. Love it all!
    I’d love to know when the Target stuff you used goes on sale. Will you let us know somehow?

    1. I have a request, but didn’t know where to send it, so posting here. I love your blog, especially the posts about design “rules.” I’d love to see your team do a post on design tips for kitchen islands. Thanks for what you do!

  44. How did the process of staining the walls go? We have cedar paneling in our home that is not in great shape- I’ve painted some of it but some is still natural. I thought about staining it but wasn’t sure how it would go (or what to use and how long the odor would linger)

  45. What a gorgeous space! Do you happen to know when the quilts will be available from Target?

  46. So far my favorite room is that bathroom!!! The dark wood walls!!! Sweet Jesus it is awesome. I can only imagine what it looks like in person.

  47. WOW — to echo a comment below, you have truly outdone yourself!!!! Rooms like these two make me realize how much of an artist you are. Jaw-dropping! and brava!

  48. You did such a fantastic job on this! You can be very proud. I love this room. The bathroom…black isn’t my thing, but it does looks elegant and I’m happy that you’re happy! That’s what matters. What I find interesting about this process is the unforeseen nature of even the best, most practical intentions. For instance, you chose a specific material for your couch (from yesterday) because it’s kid-friendly. Unbeknownst to all, that makes the cushions easier to slide off the couch. Can’t win… 😉 Also can’t wait to see the rest of the house!

  49. I wish there was a backsplash behind the vanity to protect the wood from splashing or when the taps are turned off with wet hands. Also, I wish the wood had been sealed with a matte sealer – the satin finish is not for me. The tile is BEAUTIFUL, but it looks very much like the [vein-matched] marble tile from CLJ’s former master bath; for all that it cost to cut up a marble slab into tiles, I’m not blown away.

  50. It’s all gorgeous, and I’m v. jealous of anyone who gets to sleep and/or shower in there!

    Quick question: what is the style name of the window shades you went with? The link directs to the general Decorview landing page (same with the link for the Portland house). I’m currently scoping out window treatment options for my house, so I’m dying to know!

    Great job all around!

  51. I want to copy this room for s guest suite we are building. It’s perfect. Thank you! Do you know if the wall sculpture is still available? The link doesn’t work. Thank you and congrats on this gorgeous house. Lucky guests.

  52. Emily, how high from the undermount sink do you place the wall faucets?? We are doing that and the plumber wants to know…. Do tell!!

  53. I love the stained bathroom walls – I didn’t see a reference for the black stain used – can you tell me what that was?


  54. The bathroom sconces are beautiful, but $2500 EACH and you have THREE! I hope you didn’t have to pay for them! Would have loved to see ones that normal people could even splurge and buy, but these are SO unrealistic!

  55. Love that you used a shower curtain. I’m readying my guest suite, and would love to get this same shower curtain. Do you use a liner, or just this curtain? Thanks! Gorgeous!

  56. Both rooms are GORGEOUS! Love the green bed and that black wood paneling is amazing. Congrats!

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