Master Bathroom Renovation

This extremely large master bathroom in Sterling, VA was in need of a facelift.  It was a builder’s grade bathroom with old white octagon tile on the bathroom floor, 4 x 6 tile surrounding the old jacuzzi tub, an outdated cherry-stained vanity, and bulky chrome shower doors.

Here one day, gone the next!!! 

All of the tile on the bathroom floor was jack hammered out of an old bed of mortar. Old vanity, mirror, toilet, jacuzzi bathtub, and shower….gone. We completely gutted the entire bathroom, including replacing the plumbing, reworking the electrical, and applying new sub-flooring.  

Next, we focused on the new shower.  After framing it with durock, we installed white marble octagon-shaped tile on the shower floor and staggered 12 x 24 white marble tiles on the shower walls.  Additionally, we placed a 4 x12 marble border around the sides and top of the shower. All of the chrome plumbing supplies are Grohe and all of the marble is from Marble Systems. 

On those cool mornings, there is nothing nicer than stepping onto a heated bathroom floor. My crew installed the floor heating on top of a base layer of durock.  Then, we placed white marble 18 x 18 tile going diagonally across the bathroom floor for a unique feature.

Once the flooring was completed, it was time to bring in the tub… not a small feat!  My guys had to bring it in sideways through the doors in the house but thankfully it arrived in two pieces, the base, and the basin.  We situated it under the skylight in the bathroom and centered it in front of the window. 

Then, we brought in the vanity and positioned it on the wall opposite the shower and tub.  We chose a well-defined double vanity with a marble countertop that complemented the marble throughout the entire bathroom.

There were two finishing touches in this stunning master bathroom. First, my crew installed the full glass panel shower door and walls, giving the bathroom a sleek and open feel.  Second, we brought in a large beveled edge mirror and hung it over the vanity.  Lastly, we installed three chrome sconces on the actual mirror, providing plentiful lighting.


Design by Kelley Astore Interiors

At Kelley Astore Interiors, we provide a full range of renovation and design services to bring our clients’ designs to fruition, while overseeing and managing the entire remodeling and decorating process. We have ongoing relationships with a range of licensed contractors and skilled craftsmen who work under our supervision on all of our projects; they include cabinetmakers, tile setters, upholsterers, furniture makers, carpenters, electricians, and a drapery workroom. My team and I have been working in interior design and home remodels for over 25 years and our work has been featured on HGTV and in various home design publications; continue reading to find out how we can help you transform your living space into the home of your dreams!

Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design

Kitchens are one of my favorite spots in the house to renovate because they are the heart of a house.  Pictured above is a kitchen renovation that I did in Great Falls, VA. Custom cabinetry is a key feature in maximizing the storage in a kitchen.  They are customized to fit precisely in the room which doesn’t occur with standard cabinetry; plus, they last longer and retain their value.  For this project, we chose a gorgeous marble to accent the custom kitchen island and a neutral color palette to complement it.  The final touches included all new stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardware, and accent lighting.

Bathroom Renovation & Remodeling

Bathroom Renovation & Remodeling

I am excited to share this bathroom with you because it is the bathroom of MY dreams… welcome to my master bathroom.  When designing my bathroom, I wanted to create a space that felt bright, open, and, most importantly, clean. Therefore, I decided to opt for a simplistic and neutral color scheme, which would also help me create a sense of luxury in my bathroom. To kickstart this color scheme and design, I opted for patterned marble flooring from Marble Systems. Here, the mix of grey and white is nicely complemented by a snow-white border and marble baseboard – giving the space a distinctive, luxury feel. Since I chose statement flooring, I went for simple walls.  I designed my own custom vanity so that I could have the exact storage space that I needed and my shower giving it a rainfall showerhead, a main showerhead, and another handheld unit.  The last must-have for me was a large tub… what’s the use in your dream bathroom without a large tub to relax and enjoy it in?!

Custom Furniture Reupholstery

Custom Furniture Reupholstery

We have our own upholsterers and they are the best upholstery makers in the DMV area.  We have worked with them for many years and this long-standing relationship allows us to produce pieces with amazing quality while adhering to deadlines and budget requirements. That means assisting with sourcing distinctive materials, creating renditions of the final piece, and execution to turn your vision into a reality.

Custom Closets

Custom Closets

Having a beautifully designed and smartly organized closet is key to stress-free mornings. There is nothing worse than your closet being full of dirty and disorganized laundry when you need to get ready quickly or you have a busy day ahead. You should be able to walk into your closet and know exactly where everything is. That’s why customizing your closet to be organized in a way that makes sense for you is so important!

Built-in Bookcases

Built-in Bookcases

Unlike a regular bookcase that you might purchase from a furniture store and have moved into a room, built-in bookcases present a variety of creative opportunities and will pave the way for a more seamless design. They are the ultimate storage solution, turning storage into beautiful decor – the marriage between beauty and function. Whether you’re interested in a built-in bookcase with a hidden desk, or a case framing a window with a little place to sit, we’ve got you covered!

Window Treatments

Window Treatments

Make your house uniquely your own with custom-made draperies and shades made in our workroom. Choosing from a multitude of styles and fabrics, custom window treatments will add color, texture, and style to any room. From measuring the windows to designing the window treatments to the installation, we are truly a one-stop-shop. The trained artisans in our workroom convert each bolt of fabric into custom-made window treatments.

Custom Painting

Custom Painting

New paint has the power to self-express and energize moods. Applying fresh paint inside your home gives it a fresh look. We will talk with you to help you decide which paint color to choose by discovering the ambiance you want for each particular room in your home.  

To learn more about our interior design process from start to finish, click here. We look forward to working with you and making your design dreams come to life!


Home Exterior Painting

What a difference a coat of paint makes… right?!  There is no easier or faster way to update the look of your home exterior brick than by giving it a fresh coat of paint; it will give your house the ultimate curb appeal.  Furthermore, we spruced up the front entrance to make it more inviting by adding a portico.  To pick the perfect color scheme for this home exterior, we went through many test pots, aka paint samples.  We painted the different color options on boards to finally choose just the right color combo:

  • Brick: Ben Moore #1550, Cumulus Cloud
  • Trim: Ben Moore OC-17, White Dove
  • Shutter: Ben Moore HC-178 Charcoal Slate

All colors matched the existing pale gray siding that is located on the sides and back of the house.

How do you paint brick?

Step 1: Make sure that the brick is cleaned thoroughly.  The best way to do this is by having it professionally power washed.  Additionally, confirm that the chemicals your power washer uses are eco-friendly so that they do not kill your lawn or shrubbery. 

Note: All brick must be completely dry before the painting process can begin.

Step 2: Apply one coat of primer that is suitable to use on bricks. Primer helps to fill the porous surface of the brick so that your paint will go on more smoothly.  

Step 3: Apply two coats of paint to sufficiently cover the brick.  

At Kelley Astore Interiors, we can provide custom coloring and labor for the exterior painting of your home to make your house look beautiful!


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