Phase 3C: Master Bath, Dressing Room

Master bath and dressing room. This space had at one time been the sleeping porch, but when the original family had their third child, another bedroom was needed and so the porch was enclosed. When I moved into the house in 1985, it was decided to turn this room into a bathroom, but my interior design sense was a bit lacking. I did find time to shoot the before pictures which you will find in the above slideshow.

My inspiration for the new design was from the book, David Adler, Architect: Elements of Style. In 1931, he had adapted an existing farmhouse to create an exquisite home for his mother, Mrs. Isaac D. Adler (1861–1939). On two sides of his mother’s bedroom, he had designed walls of mirrored paneled doors. His sister, Frances Elkins, was also a huge influence on my interior choices. Both brother and sister were at the peak of their careers when my little bungalow was being built in 1938. I have written more extensively about the two of them on my blog here and here.

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