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Master Suite: Wilmar Drive Project Part Four

It's hard to believe that after months of construction at our Wilmar Drive Project, the time has come to share it with all of you. We couldn't be more thrilled to reveal this home, introduce the amazing tradesman and vendors behind the project, and chat all the fun details! Yesterday we shared the Mudroom, Laundry Room + Powder Bath. Today we're revealing The Master Suite, including the master bedroom, bathroom and closet.

Our client's new Master Suite is a beautiful, peaceful and calming retreat consisting of a bedroom, bathroom and an expansive walk-in closet.

Those who know me well know that I love balance and symmetry. Unfortunately, the original master bedroom had some layout issues. There was no perfect way to center the bed to the room, if placed between the the two windows on the far wall. So we decided to center it on the other wall, frame over the existing single window, and install decorative millwork to add dimension to the space. Our clients decided to keep their existing bedroom furniture, so we layered in an area rug over the refinished hardwood and added two ottomans at the foot of the bed for seating. I love how simple and classic the design of this room is. We did add one pop of color though: the custom pocket door leading to their master closet. More about that later.

The original master bathroom was very small. Behind it was an equally small walk-in master closet that we no longer saw a need for, thanks to the new master closet scoped in the architectural plans. So the team demo'd the shower wall and built a large walk-in shower for our clients. My favorite design feature is in the shower. Instead of your typical shower niche, we asked our contractors to create a 4'' deep, bump out ledge to run the entire length of the wall. It's so sleek and I love that it blends into the shower wall. By reconfiguring the space, we were able to fit a custom, double sink vanity placed adjacent to the shower. Finally, we had a classic ticking stripe pattern wallpaper installed as a backsplash for the vanity. I love the unexpectedness of it. Yet because of it's classic pattern, it's a timeless feature for years to come.

The new walk-in master closet used to be a bedroom (gasp!). It really is a show stopper thanks to the stunning woven hanging pendant and glitzy hardware. We collaborated with Inspired Closets by Tom on the closet design and installation. We wanted to keep the design simple, functional and affordable. I love that the cabinet hardware adds a pop of color. They certainly elevate the simpleness of the closet materials we chose. In order to add some warmth and coziness, we added a low pile neutral carpet and soft, textured roman shades. Finally, we teamed up with Neat Pittsburgh on the organization and styling of the closet. If you're in need of organizational support within your home, we can't recommend the ladies of Neat enough. They are fabulous!

We're revealing our Wilmar Drive Project all week. Tune in tomorrow for our final project reveal: The Kid Spaces!

Vendors and Tradesmen:

Architect: Gwen Dakis of DragonArch Consulting

Interior Design + Styling: Christine McCall Home

Contractor: Shly Construction

Floor Refinishing: Steve Kuhn Flooring

Custom Cabinetry: Brogna Designs

Countertops: Ultimate Granite

Shower Glass: Rex Glass

Tile + Carpeting Provided by Touch of Color

Plumbing: Watersource by Don's Appliances

Closet Design + Installation: Inspired Closets by Tom

Closet Organization + Styling: Pittsburgh Neat

Window Treatments + Upholstery: Karen Garrity Designs

Photography: Tyler Norman Photography

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