Master Bath Vanity, walnut floating vanity w his and hers drawers
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Mid Century Home Virtual Tour, Modern Master Bath

Master Bath Vanity, walnut floating vanity w his and hers drawers
Master Bath Vanity

As we continue our social distancing, I realized if we weren’t social distancing, we would be planning our open house or we would be having you over one by one as we planned. This inspired me to come up with a virtual tour of our new home via our blog. With that said, here is our master bathroom.

When we started renovations, we knew that having two bathrooms upstairs would work best for us. It would be a way for family and friends to visit and allow us all more privacy. I will let the photos do most of the talking with this post. If you have read my previous reveal posts, you know that I worked with a local interior decorator who helped me narrow down my choices, Laura Werner.  She works here locally in the Evansville, Indiana area.

Laura Werner & I at Louisville Tile in Evansville, Indiana

I searched every photo I have taken since Sept 2018 and found only a few photos of my before bathrooms and none were worth sharing so you will have to imagine a mint green bathroom with cream floor tiles as the original and a light tan small bedroom for what is now our master bath.  I am still hoping to one day be able to show you a before and after. Until then, here are the after photos.

Since our home was built in 1950, we only had one bathroom centrally located across from 3 bedrooms upstairs. The third bedroom was a small bedroom that was used for upstairs laundry and an office. In order for us to utilize the space to suit our needs,  we felt our best option was to convert the third bedroom into a second upstairs bathroom.  We took the closet out of this tiny bedroom and added a frosted pocket door which made the perfect space for the master bath toilet. We have something similar in the Firehouse and we have always loved this feature. We used the rest of the little bedroom for our master bath.

Master Bath Shower

One of the major aesthetics of our master bathroom is the tile. We shopped at Louisville Tile in Evansville because of their many choices. When you walk into their storefront they have gorgeous displays showing the current trends including various tile samples installed on the floors. This helped me to instantly imagine all the possibilities.  If you have trouble narrowing down your choices, that is when a decorator can help by listening to what colors you like and the style. I appreciated Laura even more after my first visit to Louisville Tile. I recommend you go once to see your choices and then leave the choices up to a decorator. I wanted a neutral bathroom with a modern feel and a lot of my inspiration came from Pinterest and Instagram. To see those inspirations, you can visit my Pinterest page.

Master Bath Tub
Master Bath Tub

Now lets talk about the beautiful walnut panel on my tub and our floating double vanity. It is made of walnut and I could not love it more! When Laura and I searched for designs, she recommended bringing wood into our bathrooms. I shared some of my favorites with our contractor and he said, “No problem!” Our contractor is John Crum and I am so happy we found him. He came highly recommended by other residents in New Harmony. He is so easy to work with, can create anything I ask and has a team around him that I would welcome in our home anytime. I liked them so much, I said, “What’s our next project going to be?” before we were done with this one. His wife, Nancy did all our painting and was so conscientious about keeping items clean and organized. She is definitely the strong woman behind her man. Sounds like a country song, ha ha. I don’t want to forget to mention their son in law, Tommy who has the best laugh. He is also a joy. We would go see what they got done each day and would end up talking and laughing for at least 30 minutes each day. They didn’t charge us for those times, who does that? Good people, that’s who. We now consider them good friends and I hope to still have an open house just so you all can meet them. You will love them too. We used Pfister faucets and KES shower heads and towel racks. If you would like the amazon link, please leave a comment below.

I am always inspired by the choices others make and appreciate all the creative boards and ideas online that inspired me to share mine. We all have so much to give to each other. Thanks for taking the time to read our blog, it means a lot to me to share what we have been doing for the past year during the renovation. My vision is to continue blogging about antiques and vintage or anything you would like to hear about. Please let us know in the comments below what you would like us to see or hear from us or want us to talk about in our upcoming posts. Stay tuned for next week’s post, our guest bathroom, which has my favorite tile in the house.

Happy Sunday friends. We hope you and yours are safe.


Hey everyone! My name in Cindy Smotherman. I’m a beginner blogger. My husband Jeff and I live in small town America, the Town of New Harmony, Indiana. We have over 27 years of antique experience and we own and operate Firehouse Antiques. Check out our page and feel free to contact us!


  • Kathy Sale

    This is so beautiful Cindy. What you and Jeff have done so far with the house is gorgeous and I can hardly wait to see the guests’ bathroom! I have known you for several years and each year you outdo the year before! Keep up the great work and story-telling. I love it!

    Happy Easter!

    • Firehouse Antiques

      Thank you so much Kathy, thanks for stopping by and for your comment. We appreciate your compliment. Have a great day!

    • Firehouse Antiques

      Oh yes! Huge transformation! Thanks again for the before photos, I’ll be sharing them in next Sunday’s post! I forgot about the pink tiles!

  • Barbara Comeau

    I love your bathroom! The tile looks like art on the wall and the window coverings are beautiful! Well done!

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