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“Eighties awesome” could possibly greatest describe the old grasp bathtub on the chopping block in Meghan and Matt Letne’s Edina property. The vaulted ceiling, miles of white sheetrock, black marble-topped Jacuzzi tub, and black-and-red bow tie tiles sealed the deal for Meghan. “That bathroom marketed me on the total household,” she recollects, laughing. “I could not wait to rip it out.” The job was element of a total-residence renovation the pair undertook right after buying the home in 2019, their third in 7 a long time, and possibly—Matt suggests unquestionably, Meghan says maybe—their very last. Working with interior designer Bria Hammel, their target was to increase heat and shade to the place, dragging it out of the 1980s and ushering it into a far more current, enduring aesthetic.
Similarly significant was staying inside funds, though, which intended largely leaving the plumbing and electrical in position. (Thankfully, this wasn’t a hardship considering the fact that the room was already nicely laid-out.) The only structural modify? Hammel’s crew set up a handful of new partitions to build a bathroom room—a good contact for a shared bathroom. Replacing the bathtub with a freestanding tub designed sufficient room for a greater glass shower and customized vainness with double sinks. Drenched in a delicate, smoky blue with beadboard partitions and abundant storage, it has a modern cottage really feel and provides on the colour Meghan and Matt wished. “Increasingly, our shoppers are prepared to take the hazard and go with shade, and it seems like they love the house additional when they do,” Hammel observes, noting that in this circumstance, they had been watchful to decide on a neutral blue with grey undertones that would stand the examination of time for decades to come.
Ground tiles that imitate painted white bricks are a surprising choice and a welcome textural counterpoint in a area with so several clean finishes. Wooden and pure fiber accessories and striped linen window shades hint at a single of Meghan’s fashion inspirations: the relaxed coastal model Serena & Lily.
The shade story continues with a built-in makeup table in an alcove just outside the house the lavatory. Finish with mirrors, lights, and far more storage, it’s Meghan’s favourite matter. “My makeup space, closet, and bathroom are separated from our bedroom by a pocket doorway, and when I shut it, it’s a definitely wonderful retreat.”