We moved in October to a new home with lots of "potential".  
We left behind a steam shower.  
The End.   
Seriously though, as it turns out "potential" means things can take a long time.  It also means you have the opportunity to make things your very own, this part I love. {ahem, it also means it's a money pit.  this part horseface does not love.  womp.}
But it is all okay because we hope this is our forever home and we feel so lucky to be here.
There are many home improvements to tackle, but right off the bat, we took on a master bedroom project that is stuck in the 'before' phase.  Well, technically it's stuck in the post-demo phase.  In the meantime I get to share a dated bathroom with my entire family and a full bed with horseface.  yikes. 
I know it will be worth the wait and I count my blessings every day for these are not bad "problems" to have.  And I'm most definitely enjoying researching my 'dream bathroom' - I'm specifically drawing inspiration from the images below.  Now if only we can roll them into one and wave a magic wand and make it happen.  But that wouldn't be any fun . . . would it?  
{please. someone. wave the damn wand!}

via AD

via my blue china
via jenny wolf interiors

via southern living
via BHG
via elle decor
via lonny
via house & garden UK
via houzz
via AD
via AD
via William Hefner
designer Berkley Vallone via traditional home
Our architect friend wasn't sure we had room for a tub in this bungalow of ours but I put up a fight and he graciously worked one into the plans.   The dimensions I gave may or may not belong to this beauty from penhaglion. sorry, horseface
isn't she lovely?


  1. I am in the process of moving into a new home as well and it's good to know that I am not experiencing this change by myself. I wish for a magic wand myself, but for things to be in their particular places. Let's create our spaces to what we dream of. I am certain we will love them after.

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

  2. You will soon have a lovely new bathroom, do not despair. When we moved into our new home, again with @bags of potential', we had to completely gut the bathroom. But with the help of a plumbing company, and some great design ideas, we soon had a functional and stunning bathroom for the whole family to enjoy.

    Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing and Heating