Unless you are building a brand new home, sometimes you have to compromise on a few things. This was true for us when we bought our home a few years ago. Although I happily gained way more than I could have imagined when we bought our current home, I did have to say goodbye to a newly remodeled bathroom with a large deep soaking tub. I was having this very same conversation with a neighbor a while ago and it was suggested that we add a new bathroom since its not possible to accommodate a large freestanding soaking tub in the current configuration of our home. I remarked “what a wonderful idea”. And it really is a wonderful idea. Something I had not actually thought about. But since having that conversation I will admit to flirting with the idea in my head. I’ve even gone so far as trying to figure out (in my head) the best location for windows so I can take in the views of the trees behind our property while soaking in the tub. Details. But then reality kicks in and I come to terms with the fact that the likelihood of adding on is absolutely zero. Afterall, we don’t actually need another bathroom. But if my dreams ever do come true my ideal bathroom would be exactly this. And if the window looked out toward an unobstructed ocean view, it would call this room picture perfect.

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The owners of a Tudor home located in Palo Alto, California home called on Los Angeles Designer Lindsay Chambers when it came time to remodel their original bathroom. Lindsay took the original bathroom and enlarged it to a spacious 150 square feet. A quiet elegance is achieved by incorporating a show-stopping freestanding tub and herringbone tile from Waterworks. The shower is roomy; measuring in at 6’6″ x 3’4″ feet. It is outfitted with a steam unit, rain shower and hand shower. Job well done!

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It’s your turn. Tell me one thing about your home that you fantasize about changing, fixing or adding? Inquiring minds want to know.

Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest.


9 thoughts on “MY FRIDAY FANTASY

  1. studiyodesign says:

    I’d love to have a fireplace in the dividing wall between the bedroom and the bathroom! I am lucky enough to be an interior designer so I get the fun job of designing dream bathrooms on a daily basis. No one has gone for my fireplace idea yet but I’m still keeping the faith!

    Great post – I think you should add the bathroom!

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Hmmm…I wonder why no one has bought into that idea? You wouldn’t have to twist my arm! We have two fireplaces in our home but wouldn’t mind a third! I have always loved the idea of a fireplace in a bedroom…and bathroom for that matter. In California we don’t get to use them much but we try to take advantage of them every chance we get. It’s such a wonderful amenity that creates such a cozy atmosphere. I actually look forward to days we can use them.

      Thank you for your kind words and following along…much appreciated!

      Oh, and about adding the bath…maybe you can plant the seed with Mr. B, my husband. LOL. Have a great weekend.

  2. After Orange County says:

    As usual, a lovely post. That’s my idea of a really great bathroom too. As for what I dream about doing to my home, well, I was lucky enough to get to build my dream home and I designed it to perfectly suit how we live, getting practically everything I wanted. But now that we are empty nesters I need to get busy redecorating my son’s rooms. I have this fantasy of turning one of them into a bunk room for the grandkids that I hope will fill our home with children again.

    Celia @

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Thank you for the kind words. It’s great that you had the ability to build you dream home. It sounds like you have some fun projects in the future allowing you to continue to adapt for the future. That’s wonderful…

  3. Karen B. says:

    I love your dream bathroom. Like you, we will not be adding any rooms to this house—it’s the perfect size for the 2 of us and for the visiting family from Texas. But, if I could add one thing, it would be walk in closet. I had one in one of our houses and loved it. That would be my wish!

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