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Before & After: See This Basic Bathroom Go Glam

This room takes a chic turn with mixed metals, glossy subway tiles, and a marble-top vanity.

As one of the area’s top wedding photographers, Abby Jiu hangs out in some pretty glamorous settings on the regular. So it should come as no huge surprise that she’d want her home to reflect an equally stylish aesthetic—and that includes in her master bath. Jiu recently paired with designer Joanna Abizaid of Cline Rose Designs to transform her Alexandria home’s basic bath into a dreamy, vintage-inspired haven.

Top priority was incorporating a freestanding soaking tub—a must-have that ended up informing the entire project as Abizaid worked to blend Jiu’s love of clean lines with a feminine, vintage vibe. Abizaid chose a modern take on the classic claw-foot and combined it with white subway tile on the walls and a dark gray herringbone tile on the floors. Next, the pair added a chic mix of metals, pairing a soft aged brass hardware with glossy chrome fixtures. The finishing touches? A luxe Carerra marble-top vanity, French-inspired mirrors—only $159 each!—and a shimmering crystal mini-chandelier to maximize the room’s glam factor.

Feeling inspired? Here’s what they used to create this look:

Andover double-sink vanity, $1,699 at Overstock; Louis Mirror, $159 at Ballard Designs; Giagni soaking tub, $2,134 at Build.com; Filmore crystal gold mini-chandelier, $350 at Lighting Direct; Faceted Ory Knobs, $10 each at Anthropologie; Delta chrome faucet, $239.86 at Faucet Direct.

All photos by Abby Jiu.