Guest Bathroom Reveal

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI’m incredibly excited to share the very first room reveal in our new house. As most of you know, Emmett and I moved in December from this house to our current home. We had to address the guest bathroom first because of plumbing issues that needed attention ASAP, but I was fully on board to kick off the renovation with a BIG project- such as a bath. It’s probably the most difficult room we’ve ever tackled and I hope our friends and family will be very happy when they visit and use the space. I really wanted it to feel like a spa-like retreat or luxurious hotel bath. Meet the newly remodeled guest bathroom! Emmett and I have been working extremely hard on this space since January and I’m excited to finally share the finished project with you. It turned out even better than I had hoped! 

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Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comAs a reminder, pictured above- this is where we started…remember the “bananity”? Check out all of the before images in this post. This bathroom used to be separated into three smaller rooms (toilet, shower, and sink). Now it feels spacious and so much more functional. There is certainly nothing builder grade about this room anymore. This is what it currently looks like… hardly recognizable, right?

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comWe demoed walls, three different ceiling heights, and basically took this room down to the studs. We still have three designated spaces for the toilet, shower, and sink (plus a vanity table), but it feels more intentional and open… like I can actually breathe in the space.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comAlthough this bathroom looks high-end (at least I hope it does!), we saved a lot of money and actually came in under budget for the project. If you’re wondering how… we tackled all of the labor ourselves and took the DIY route, per usual. We also customized readymade fixtures (like the gorgeous Ariel double sink vanity), stuck to budget-friendly light fixtures (remember this DIY?), and mixed high and low priced pieces. Every single fixture (plumbing, lighting, hardware, etc) and building material (tile, grout, etc) came from Lowe’s! It’s all very accessible.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comWe also got thrifty to create some custom features- I sewed the shower curtain, Emmett crafted that gorgeous burl vanity table, and I scored black marble remnants for the countertop. In case you missed my tips to customize a readymade bathroom vanity- check that out here. I’m going to walk you through each space in the bath. First up… the shower!

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comIn keeping with the “classic hotel bath vibe”, I wanted it to read simple and sophisticated in the bath and shower area. Classic black, white, and marble tile surround the alcove bathtub. I stuck with the Delta Cassidy brass shower trim and I have to say- that gooseneck shower head has me smitten! I share details on all of the plumbing fixtures in this post, plus tips for making cohesive selections.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI have no idea why I hadn’t heard of these until now, but Lowe’s sells a recessed Broan can light that is also an exhaust! My mind was blown when Emmett brought that home. It’s a total game changer! We put one above the shower and one above the toilet. They look so much nicer than an ugly exhaust vent… plus they’re great for additional light. This bathroom doesn’t have any windows or skylights, so having multiple light sources was key. The best part? It’s incredibly quiet… you can barely hear that it’s running.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comAs for the shower niche, I opted for carrara marble to tie in the mosaic floor tile. I think for a guest bath, simplicity works well. I filled the toiletry containers with my favorite relaxing shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Here’s to hoping our house guests will appreciate them as much as I do!

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI didn’t really have a plan as to where the champagne bronze towel hooks would live or how they’d fit into the design… I just knew they’d come in handy and towel hanging space is absolutely necessary. Emmett is most proud of the column he built to bridge the gap between the shower and toilet area- I think the hooks fit perfectly on the inner panels and emphasize the beautiful architectural feature he created. They’re also within ideal reaching distance from the shower. Their scale and finish is really great! I’d definitely use these again elsewhere in the house, so don’t be surprised when they show up in another room.

This shower took me two weeks to tile and I’ll say this… my iPhone can no longer be unlocked via fingerprint (because it basically rubbed off during the process, haha!), but it was well worth it!

Let’s move into the space to the right of the shower- the water closet or toilet area. I never thought I’d fall in love with a toilet, but it happened with this Kohler memoirs elongated toilet. On it’s own, it’s beautiful. The skirted and easy-to-clean flange, the bright white color, and the timeless shape is very pretty… but I wanted to spice it up a bit. I swapped the toilet seat for a black number and switched the lever to match the rest of my plumbing fixtures. Va-va-voom! It feels perfectly vintage, yet modern- don’t you think?

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comThe toilet paper holder is also from the Delta cassidy collection. This is another area I spent countless hours tiling, but I’d say the payoff was worth the labor. Not only will this area be a breeze to clean, but I know I’ll love it for years to come.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI wanted a little pop of surprising pattern to live within the three panels surrounding the toilet. I wallpapered a monochromatic floral print and layered vintage artwork on top of it. Do you guys remember me telling you about sweet Margo? If not, read this Instagram post… this artwork also came from her and you know I have a thing for horses. The english prints add the traditional aspect I’ve been craving. I also love the unexpected element the wallpaper adds to the water closet.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comOf course you knew you’d see matches and candles in the space… my go-to styling move! It’s super functional (and necessary) in a bathroom- especially if you’re going for that spa-like scent.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comWorking our way around the space, you’ll see the backside of the door which swings in toward the toilet area. For every single home we’ve renovated, I’ve always special ordered interior doors from Lowe’s. It’s the best way to get exactly what you want, the price point is great, and you don’t have to worry about retrofitting anything. This is the interior door style we’ll be using throughout our entire house and I’m pretty excited about it. I love the balanced three panel aesthetic. You can modify any shape or profile in their millwork ordering department.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comThe vanity turned out SO amazing. I love how dramatic the storage tower looks connected to the ceiling and crown moulding. I also think swapping the Amerock hardware and mixing metals was the perfect solution to add depth and interest.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comIf you remember, we added the lower portion of the vanity tower to increase the height. I wanted a section to slide tall toiletries into- like fancy decanted mouthwash and tall bubble bath bottles (who have I turned into?!).

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comOne thing is for sure- there is certainly no lack of storage in this space. Visitors will have plenty of room to tuck away their toiletries and cosmetics. I’m working on a post to share soon… how I “stocked the guest bath”. Let’s just say, I went all out- spa slippers, plush towels, a hair dryer, toiletries, and all of the other hotel things I love. They’ll never want to leave! It’s crazy to think this is the first time Emmett and I have lived in a home with more than one bathroom. It’s going to be wonderful to not share a bath with friends and family when they come into town.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comAs I previously mentioned, this bathroom doesn’t have any windows or natural light, BUT with the door open, light from our giant front balcony window floods into the space. Maybe someday I’d like to add a skylight (if possible), but for now- I tried to adequately light the space from multiple sources… recessed lights, pendant lights, a semi-flush mount, and a sconce. It’s really very charming in the evening when you can choose just how bright to light the environment. It can get really bright, but also very soft and romantic.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI do have to take a minute to give those pendant lights a shout out of their own. They were $95 each and are amazing! The scale is fantastic and they look so much more expensive than they actually are. They’re my favorite light fixture in the space.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comNow, for a very beautiful vignette which resulted as a solution to a problem… the burl wood vanity table. Emmett wanted to build another tower or add onto the vanity to make it fit perfectly from wall-to-wall. That sounded like trying too hard and was definitely going to be difficult. This bathroom is huge and the thought of a gigantic spanning vanity also sounded kind of weird and grand to me (in a bad way). I had another idea- a vanity table. I love that it perfectly fills the negative space and provides functional seating.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comIt’s a few inches lower than the sink vanity and will give guests another functional surface. I’ll take any chance I can to use burl or warm wood in a space. It’s such a nice, organic contrast to the tile. I’m just so impressed with how far Emmett’s craftsmanship has come… he grain matched that thing- it’s really unbelieveable in person.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comThe sink vanity actually came with two basic mirrors, but I ended up buying polished nickel options instead (they just felt more formal with the bevel). Long story short- I painted one that came with the vanity the same color as the door and installed that above the burl vanity table. I’m digging the layered look and this will be the perfect spot to put on makeup or get ready.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comThat’s another great way to save money… use what you already have! This mirror ended up being a great fit for this vignette and only took an hour of my time to paint.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI’m going to link fixtures and materials below, but please let me know if I missed anything you’re curious about…

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.com01: progress lighting nickel globe pendant // 02: ariel stafford double sink vanity // 03: quoizel frameless wall mirror // 04: delta cassidy widespread faucet // 05: amerock glacio polished nickel hardware // 06: allen+roth semi flush mount light // 07: delta cassidy towel hook // 08: project source fixed shower rod // 09: american olean chair rail // 10: american olean black pencil liner tile // 11: american clean 3×6 subway tile // 12: american olean bullnose tile // 13: american clean black base tile // 14: elida ceramica geo marble mosaic floor tile // 15: delta cassidy shower trim // 16: maax rubix alcove bathtub // 17: three panel interior door // 18: delta cassidy toilet paper holder // 19: home styles makeup vanity stool // 20: livex lighting mendham sconce + shade DIY // 21: kohler memoirs elongated toilet // 22: delta cassidy toilet lever // 23: kohler black slow-close toilet seat // 24: broan white bathroom fan and light // 25: anatolia marble floor and wall tile (for shower niche) // 26: mapei premix grout (silver for floor tile & pearl gray for wall tile)

For all other sources and paint colors, you can always refer to the SHOP MY HOUSE tab. I’ve created a new one for our current home, and you can still shop the resources in our previous home. It’s basically the ultimate linked source guide.

Guest Bathroom Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI have to give a GIANT thank you to our friends Emily & Brant (whose house you’ll be seeing on the blog very soon!). They are basically the only reason we were able to meet our deadline and helped us tile and work for two days straight. You know you have true friends when they dead lift a toilet through your hall into the bathroom. They only live a block away, but I told them to come use the guest bath anytime they want. Haha! I also have to thank Lowe’s for being an incredible partner- without them, my vision probably wouldn’t be a reality right now. They truly are a wonderful company to work with, filled with amazing people.

If you missed any guest bathroom projects, find them here:

If you made it through that entire post, thank you!! I appreciate every single one of you for reading and sending your encouragement. I have SO many more bathroom related things on the calendar to share with you. Tomorrow- please come back for a vintage rug giveaway… I want to properly say thank you and am giving away two rugs I got for the space but didn’t use. As always, I LOVE hearing your feedback in the comment section below. I’d love to hear what you think! xo

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  1. Gorgeous! Stunning! I’ve been searching for an adequate superlative. I think I’ll write a poem to your guest bath. What an amazing job you guys did. Emmett’s burl vanity and the transition column are truly stellar; seems he’s a numbers’ guy with the heart of a craftsman. I’m not sure I could love your design more. The blues, burl, black and brass…alliteration; huzzah! this bathroom actually IS a poem! I’ve been wanting to do framed wallpaper panels somewhere; I just love how special that looks, and the art compliments perfectly. The entire burl vanity area is just genius; the sconce, layered mirror, the stool…gah! I might start wearing make-up again just to sit there and primp! (Never mind the fancy decanted mouthwash that has me thinking of a bathroom bar!) Speaking of bar, you’ve certainly set it high with this first project. I haven’t even mentioned the door hardware, the pendants…so much to love. Beautiful work!

    1. Awww, thank you Peggi!! Emmett is definitely a numbers guy with a craftsman heart. You it the nail on the head with that one. I really appreciate all of your kind words and poetry! I’m with you… forget house guests, I might start wearing make-up more often just so I can sit at the vanity. Haha! :) Thanks for showing up here everyday to see what we’re up to- and for always being the first one with a nice comment. I just love hitting refresh to chat with you!

  2. Wow, this space blew me away and I absolutely love it. I was nervous when you first started talking about going bold with the new house. I’m not confident in my design taste so it’s I thought it’d be easier for me to mimic your style when it’s neutral but this space completely changed my mind. It’s stunning and you should be so proud. This space is the perfect mix of curated, sophisticated, bold, and timeless. You’re so talented and I can’t wait for more!!

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I was excited to push myself outside of my comfort zone and try something new. This house is an entirely different kind of challenge for me, and I kind of love that :)

  3. Wow. Just wow. You guys absolutely went above and beyond in this space!! I can’t get over that blue, the tile work (and I know how much work went into it and it’s FLAWLESS), that girl vanity and that door hardware. But really, everything is perfect. You have some VERY lucky guests!!

    1. Thanks Erin! You know where I learned to decant my mouthwash? Only from the best!! AKA- you :) Come visit us anytime if you ever venture out west. You’re always welcome. xo

  4. This space is absolutely stunning. You and Emmett did a fabulous job. It was so fun watching this project evolve from beginning to end. It looks so sophisticated and timeless. It has to feel good to step back and know you two created this. Another beautiful job.

    1. Thanks Lynne! We appreciate you following along from beginning to end- that means so much. xo

  5. It’s just perfect Sarah! I love love love the tile! I know how hard you guys worked on it. We tiled a few baths ourselves and I will admit they didn’t turn out well or something I’m proud of. Yours is gorgeous and worth all the effort. I now realize I should have spent more time laying out pattern as well as taking time to install as it is a meticulous task. It was so fun to follow this room, thank you for documenting the process:).

    1. Thanks Rose! The tile was definitely the most time consuming part of the renovation, but I really love how it turned out. Emmett made me take the time to plan the tile and I’m glad he did… otherwise, I probably would’ve just guesstimated or slapped it on the wall. Haha! He’s the numbers guy and I just go with what feels best visually. I learned that tile is something you should probably calculate in advance. Good to know, right? :)

  6. Oh Sarah – this space is everything! I knew it would be. Every detail is timeless and so well curated. You can put this bathroom up one that costs 5 times as much – it would win lol. Enjoy all your hard work!

    1. Thanks Renee! I’m so happy our hard work shows and the design plan looks more expensive than it actually is… that’s always our goal! xox

  7. Wow! Seriously blown away over here. I thought the previous house’s bathroom was insane but this is really just…wow. The space is everything! I’ve been following for a long time and really appreciate all the attention to detail you put into your spaces. Can we be fast friends so I can come use this new bathroom?! Can’t wait to see what you do next! Congrats on an amazing job well done!

    1. Aw thank you Amanda! I was reallllly missing our old bathroom, but this one makes me even happier. We can definitely be fast friends and you can certainly come for a visit, ha! Thank you again for following along all this time… I can’t tell you how much that means! See- we’re already friends because of that :)

  8. OMG Sarah, how beautiful!!!!! This is one of your best rooms, in all of your houses. You and Emmett did an incredible, incredible job! BRAVO!!!! PS- I’ve never said this about a toilet before, but it is glorious!

    1. Thank you so much Ashley! I absolutely love hearing that. I’m always afraid that my best work is in the past and it’s fun to try to push the limits and design something new that could be even better. And the toilet…. I’m a fan! I had no idea I could be into a toilet so much. lol!

  9. Beautiful job! I think the tile selection is my favorite with the plumbing fixtures a close second. And can’t forget Emmett’s creative contributions- just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks Melissa! Emmett is crazy talented… I don’t understand how he evolved into this handy craftsman guy. It’s like I blinked and boom- he can build / do anything now. Haha! I’m very proud of him. I really adore the plumbing fixtures. Delta does it right! The finish is fantastic in person :) xo

  10. Stunning! You did a fabulous job. I’m relaxed just looking at the photos. Your guests will love it. The tile border is perfect, and I am so impressed with the toilet customizations — something I never thought I’d say, haha. Maybe a dumb question: why aren’t a the towel hooks level? Also, I know it was sponsored, but if possible I would enjoy a cost/budgeting blog for this particular project.

    1. Thank you Katy! I’m so happy to hear that it looks calming and peaceful. I really want our friends and family to enjoy it and feel like they can relax. I’m also new to toilet customizations! This is the first time I’ve ever switched things out on a toilet (the lever, the the seat). There are no dumb questions- I like the look of the asymmetric towel hooks best… that’s all there is to it! Lowe’s definitely sponsored products as I disclaimed, but we also paid for a lot of it- regardless, I can certainly break down the numbers :) You know I have a budgeting husband, so everything is in Excel. Ha

  11. Emily Villejoin] says:

    I absolutely LOVE it! Emmett did a really jib job with the column. You can tell how much detail he put into it. The entire space is gorgeous. I love how you mixed the blue with the marbles, blacks, whites, and the tile. I have to say I did not think all of the elements were going to fit well together, but man did you show me wrong!

    Also, where do you get your matches and holders? I know you’ve mentioned this before but I can’t personally fine some for a decent price on ebay.

    1. Thanks so much, Emily! Emmett is a crazy man… he’s continues to amaze me with his craftsmanship. I’m also impressed! It’s funny- I actually get that a lot… the “I think you’re crazy, this will never work” comment, but then it’s usually followed up by, “wow- it actually came together” Haha! I think that’s so fun to hear! I appreciate your sweet words and kind compliments. xo

  12. OMG Sarah, this bathroom is BEAUTIFUL!! This has to be one of the best transformations in all of your three houses. The details, everything! You and Emmett did an incredible, incredible job. BRAVO!!!!! PS- I’ve never said this about a toilet before, but it is GLORIOUS.

    1. Thanks Ashley!! That just makes my day hearing that. I’m so glad you like it. I’m also fully on board with that toilet! HAH! Another thing I thought I’d never say :)

  13. This is perfect and gorgeous! Your hard work and attention to detail was definitely worth it – thumbprints and all!!!

    1. Who needs thumbprints anyway? Haha!! Thank you Amanda :)

  14. Bravo! This bathroom is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

    1. Thank you so much Blair!

  15. Meagan Puterman says:

    This is stunning

  16. Sarah, this is GORGEOUS! All of the hard work you guys put in paid off so, so much – your handiwork is flawless. The tiling job is meticulous, and Emmett’s burl vanity and transition column are two of my absolute favorite pieces. I love that toilet, too! Your guests are very, very lucky. I’m so happy for you both!

    1. I really appreciate that Julie! Thank you :) I can’t wait to have a soak in the tub tonight and test it out before our family arrives! haha

  17. Michelle | Birds of Berwick says:

    Looks amazing!!! I, too, LOVE the column Emmet built to cap the wall and what a gorgeous wallpaper choice for the toilet alcove. Beautiful job guys! I hope you take a weekend to rest up with family before you launch into the next project. I’m hoping the home office is up next…

    1. Thank you Michelle! That column was all Emmett- his idea and his handy skills. I was so impressed! We’re definitely going to take it easy this weekend and spend time with family once they arrive! I also want the office to happen ASAP… I have grand plans for it :)

  18. This is sooooo beautiful! Great work! So awesome you can customize so much from Lowes.

    1. Thanks so much Liz! I’m constantly discovering new things at Lowe’s and am always pleased with the end result… sometimes it takes thinking outside the box and getting creative with the budget, but they basically have everything we need!

  19. Julie Sikora says:

    Fantastic work!! I’m so impressed by the amount of time and labor you put into this! It looks so luxe, like a pre war apartment from New York. Very vintage-traditional and can I just say thank you for not doing water/swimming/bathing/etc type of art? I always feel that is slightly theme-y and want to make other choices in my own bathrooms but haven’t found much inpspiration. The floor tile relating directionally to the wall tile is a nice touch also. And yes, that wood vanity adds a huge element to the room!

    1. Thank you Julie! I had to laugh at the art comment- I’m with you on that :) I actually think that type of artwork is more interesting out of context… like in a bedroom or something. xo

  20. Wow! Your bathroom is spectacular. I would feel like a movie star if I were a guest in your home 🤩 This bathroom is exuding a “Vintage Hollywood Glam” vibe for me. I’m not even sure if that’s a style but that’s the only way I can describe it. You both should be so proud and I can’t wait to see what you do next. Cheers to a fabulous reveal 🥂

    1. Thanks Colleen! I love hearing that it has a vintage glam aesthetic… I’m hoping to take the tub for a spin and put that bubble bath to good use! I’m still very sore from all that tiling. Haha! I didn’t realize how out of shape I was until we started renovating.

  21. OMG Sarah! It’s beautiful! Cannot decide on my favorite feature – it’s a tossup between the burl vanity and that wallpaper. Great job-I have no idea how you got it finished, cleaned and styled so quickly.

    I hope you and Emmet have some down time planned – you deserve it!

    1. I am so smitten with that burl vanity!! It definitely takes the cake for me :) Thank you Kathy! We’re planning a camping trip for Emmett’s birthday with zero cell service… it’s going to be so nice to zone out and unplug.

  22. This is amazing- it turned out so well! I’ve really been looking forward to this reveal and you guys did not disappoint! Your house guests are very lucky to have this space to use.

    1. Aw, I’m really glad it didn’t disappoint Kaitlin! Thank you so much for following along :)

  23. Absolutely beautiful! I love the way your design style is going. Everything looks great and I can’t wait to see more ideas come to life!!

    1. Thanks Amy! I think it’s interesting to see how our style and aesthetic evolves based on the home we’re in and stage of life, I suppose. We’re having fun with this one!

  24. Create/Enjoy (@suzannahstanley) says:

    You did this SO FAST and it looks amazing!! You are so good at choosing light fixtures from Lowe’s, great picks and solutions for a natural light-less room!

    So classy and elegant, as always!

    1. It felt sloooow to me… and a little faster toward the end. Haha! Lowe’s has some amazing light fixtures! I have an entire secret Pinterest board filled with my favorites from there- maybe I should make it public so everyone can enjoy? Thank you!!

  25. Laurie Anne Gonzalez says:

    I cannot wait to take a bath in there!!!! Thank you for making such a beautiful bathroom for ME!!!!! hahaha!! It is seriously beautiful and I am so proud of yall!!!!!

    1. Yessss!! I stocked up on all of your favorite bath products. Haha! Please bring Hazel. And Taylor. I have spa slippers for everyone :)

  26. Christiane Nick says:

    WOW. It’s so pretty. I can’t stop looking.

    1. Thanks Christiane! You guys are welcome to come visit anytime :)

  27. Sarah, I think you have some sort of magical wizardry in your fingertips but your work is stunning. I love the more traditional route you are taking with this house. As someone who got caught up in the modern trends a few years ago, I’ve recently realized how much I love classic design and how much traditional style plays a role in my personal aesthetic. Thank you for helping me embrace that! Enjoy your new space, I know I am!

    1. HAHA! This made my laugh Meryl. Thank you!! I also got caught up in modern and mid century design with our first home years ago. It was fun, but this feels more like me at this stage in life. I think you figure out what you like and your space evolves with you :)

  28. Ahh! Absolutely stunning. So inspiring!

    1. Thanks so much Dani! xo

  29. It came together so well! I’d love to see a roundup of pretty shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. bottles (either empty or just great packaging that can be refilled). I’ve been thinking about how to make my guest bath more spa-like, and having pretty toiletries would definitely help.

    1. Thank you Melanie! That’s a great post idea. I’m kind of a product junkie when it comes to bath stuff. Haha! I think I like the looks and packaging just as much as whatever is inside. Pretty toiletries definitely make a space feel luxurious… I enjoy pampering myself and house guests with things like that :)

  30. Laine & Layne says:

    Mind BLOWN, Sarah! It is absolutely beautiful, regal, stately, and fits the aesthetic of the home’s potential perfectly! Kudos to you and Emmett- your guests will be in love!

    1. Aw thank you!! We are so excited to put this space to good use. Our guests (aka, my family) arrives in a week or so. Hopefully they’ll love it and be able to relax.

  31. I am so excited you shared the can-light-exhaust, total game changer. Also that burp table is 😍😍😍😍! Amazing job, so awesome! Love everything you guys did.

    1. That recessed exhaust light is everything! Where have those been my entire life? Haha! But really- it’s a great solution that looks nice and is very functional. Thanks Katie!

  32. I love it all! But the burl table and the wallpaper are my favorites!

    1. Thank you Elena! I’m so happy you like it. The burl table makes me SO happy. Emmett did such a wonderful job on that.

  33. Wenda Scott says:

    OMG, this is just absolutely stunning. Everything is so beautiful together. You guys are amazing. Totally love it.
    What a gift your talents are!! Best Regards, W. Scott

    1. Thank you so much Wenda! I think we work really well as a team. It has been fun to see Emmett contribute certain design elements, like the column. That was definitely his idea. Thanks for following along!

  34. Kimberly Stewart says:

    I admit that I, very pathetically, got a little teary eyed looking at these afters. It’s so beautiful! Everything is placed perfectly and nothing was left unattended. You could not have done anything better and I will be studying your choices (as per always) for inspiration. BRAVO!!

    1. Awww really Kimberly?! You must’ve been really into this one! Thank you so much for following along- I can’t tell you how much that means. xox

      1. Kimberly Stewart says:

        It’s just #goals! You’ll have to push your guests out the door.

  35. Cathy | the Grit and Polish says:

    It’s so beautiful!!! For me, I think it’s the tile that steals the show. That black line is perfection as is all of the tile. Every missing finger print was worth. the. effort! And that niche…my goodness it’s perfection. Well done!!!

    1. Thanks Cathy! There was SO much tile…. I basically don’t want to tile for months. haha! So I’m happy to hear it was worth it. I think the inset border is so fun- thanks for noticing and appreciating that little detail :) We used Garrett’s honed marble tutorial and tips for the niche! I should’ve taken different photos, but there’s a nice radius edge on the bottom ledge. xo

  36. says:

    Love the addition of the burl vanity so much! The grain match is perfect 👌🏼If you love adding warm wooden accents to your spaces, you should check out!

    Beautiful job!!

    1. He did a wonderful job on that! Thank you

  37. You took ugly and made it ever so beautiful! It seemed like magic as I watched it emerge photo by photo. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

    1. Thank you Dotti! It felt like a long process, but it’s always worth it in the end :) Onto the next room. I’m already getting excited for the next project. Thank you for following along!

  38. Beautiful work! It looks as large and well-outfitted as a master bathroom!

  39. Ashley - The Gold Hive says:

    What a transformation! My favorite is the tile, the shower niches, and that blue paint. Congrats on the first of many more room transformations at your new house!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I’m also liking the blue paint :) I’m excited for new adventures in this house… it’s going to be a fun one! xo

  40. Meg Evans says:

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful! So classy!

  41. Helen Hubbard says:

    Looks beautiful! Will you look all of the accessories as well?

  42. This post floored me! What a beautiful transformation! So impressed with both your and Emmett’s work!

    1. Aw thank you Jessica! Our skills definitely improve with each room renovation. It’s fun to see hard work pay off. Thank you for following along! xox

  43. Very beautiful transformation. I think the column was a very creative idea on Emmit’s part. I have to ask though – the drawer in the vanity tower looks a little high from the photos. Is it hard to see what’s inside?

    1. Thank you Case! I also loved his column idea. The drawer is definitely higher than standard, but I can still see into it (I’m 5’6″ for reference). Since the vanity wasn’t custom, without hacking it up completely- the best solution was to add the height / storage shelf at the bottom. It felt more balanced and that was the easiest solution, so it was kind of a trade off. If I were to build a custom tower, I wouldn’t want the drawer so high, but given it’s a ready-made piece we adjusted, I’m pretty happy with it. It’s also a guest bathroom, so it won’t be used on a daily basis. I’m guessing we won’t even need to keep anything in that drawer… there is SO much storage in the room. Hope this helps to answer your question :)

  44. Susie | Chelsea Project says:

    I love this makeover from top to bottom. You and Emmett make a great team. I would pay you to come and do my master bath makeover. LOL…But for Now…time to enjoy.

    1. Thank you Susie!! Definitely time to watch all the shows, eat all the food, soak in that pretty tub, and use up the bubble bath. HAH! :) xox

  45. EXHAUST LIGHT!!! Burlwood diy video coming soon?!?! It’s fab!

    1. That exhaust light was probably my favorite discovery throughout this renovation- SO smart! I wish a burl wood vanity DIY post was happening, but Emmett built that at his work (they have a bigger wood shop) and he didn’t take any photos. I’m sorry!

  46. Janet Lister says:

    Where do you find sheets or burl wood?

    1. We bought ours from a local wood company (ESI in Salt Lake), but you can find it online too.

  47. My imagination of this space pales in comparison to what you have created in real life! This space is soothing and practical. I cannot wait to see it in person! Skilled work paid off my friend!

    1. Really?! I can’t wait for you to see it in person- especially since you used the space before we touched it! I’ll have all of the spa things ready for you if you’d like some R&R! Miss you!xox

  48. Melissa Pedrazzani says:

    Utterly beautiful. How did you match the paint for the vanity addition.

    1. I color matched it at Sherwin-Williams… it ended up being Extra White 7006- an exact match to an existing swatch. Pretty easy!

  49. This is so stunning! I’ve been looking for product sources for a bathroom Reno I am doing right now so you have created the post of my dreams!!

    One question- where are the door handles from? They are so beautiful!

    Amazing work!


  50. Beautiful room! You both are very talented! I do have kind of a crazy question though… I cannot find a shower curtain rod that does not rust or corrode!! Any suggestions?

    1. Thank you so much Karen! I’ll let you know how this rod does since it was super cheap. Usually I try to find ones that say “rust resistant”. I actually brought home another one from Lowe’s (Moen) brand, but liked the more simplistic option best even though it didn’t have the “rust resistant” stamp… fingers crossed. xox

  51. Andrea Viscuso says:

    How did you add the section in the vanity tower and have it match whites perfectly with the color that it came in? Or did you paint the whole thing after? Also, was there a seam where the two pieces meet? I like this idea but I feel I would have a hard time matching materials and making it look like it was all one piece.

    1. I colored matched it at Sherwin-Williams and just painted that bottom section that we added… it was actually really easy. We matched the seam to the rest of the vanity and sanded everything smooth. Hope this helps! It all flows nicely and you can’t even detect it was an addition.

  52. This is INCREDIBLE!!! Wow, wow, wow. I was linked to this site through chrislovesjulia and I am definitely going to become a regular reader. I’m so impressed by what you were able to execute. Would you consider sharing the actual numbers of the budget? Thank you!

    1. Thank you Tara! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. I just love Chris & Julia… their blog is also amazing. I’ll have to send a thank you their way :) I can definitely breakdown the budget. xo

  53. Love this room!! It reminds me of a fancy equestrian hotel in Virginia I’ve been to. I plan to steal the light idea for my daughters room, and that burl table is genus. One question; is the toilet tank a little crooked or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

    1. Thanks so much Lynn! I’d love to check out that hotel. The toilet tank is definitely crooked in the photos (face palm. ARGH). I noticed that after the blog post went live, went upstairs, gave it a nudge and it fell right into place where it should have been for the photos. I just didn’t put it on very well. Haha! Now it’s going to drive me crazy. Your eagle eyes are not playing tricks on you. Totally my fault! xo

      1. I’m glad it was such an easy fix!! I installed a wall of paneling with the top sill crooked, so that was a painful alteration and now my eyes are on overdrive for all things level. #firstworldproblems
        Check out the Salamader resort in Middleburg VA, it’s got great classic equestrian design!

  54. this gives me so many ideas for my upcoming bath remodel. and so many great links. fyi–links to sources / 10: american olean black pencil liner tile // 11: american clean 3×6 subway tile direct to the same page for the black pencil tile.

    1. So happy to hear that… and THANK YOU! I’m sorry- I’m updating the links now. Too much tiling has turned my brain to mush. haha! xox

      1. I’m curious to know what tile you used for the bottom of the shower niche? is it the large tile you linked to, just cut to size? It’s got such a nice curved edge.

  55. Kim // Yellow Brick Home says:

    My mouth is on the floor! Beautiful, Sarah!

    1. Thank you Kim! I so wish I was in Chicago for your big sale- I just think that is the coolest!! Have a great weekend. xox

  56. Theresa Ducksworth says:

    I absolutely love love love your design style and how you pay attention to bring your followers along for all the details. Your guest bath is gorgeous. I really like everything…especially the custom table. The color is a great pop/cons tear in the space. Too bad the burnt orange rug didn’t match. Since it didn’t that would be my pick. ☺️

    1. Thank you Theresa! I really appreciate that :) xo

  57. Beth Oliver says:

    You guys killed it and left no detail out of this fantastic space!!! I want that burl wood parsons style console table hand made by Emmit!!! We want to visit and see it in person! 😘

    1. Thanks Beth!! You are welcome to come visit anytime- you know that :) PS… we might have to take you up on your offer in July. I can’t wait to see your place! Love and miss you lady. xox

  58. This is so beautiful. Will you be sharing how he built the burl vanity? I love eery detail.

    1. Thank you Jess! I so wish we would’ve had time to shoot a proper tutorial, but since we were in a time crunch this time, we didn’t photograph the burl vanity table process. I’m sorry!

  59. Your are incredibly talented! How did you make a water closet so gorgeous? Skills girl! I love that it all came from Lowes! Don’t know why…just do. Ok, going back to look at it again!

    1. Thank you so much Danna!! xox

  60. ok wow this is beautiful. And I am so glad you included the link to the exhaust fan light because what a genius idea! I am in the middle of building a house and would like to include one of these. But I have a question. It says they’re rated for 60sqft bathrooms and mine is closer to 130sqft. But if it is just in the shower (which is obviously not 130sqft) would that be ok? My shower is a walk in shower that wont have a door or curtain to stop steam from escaping so do you the think the fan needs to be located in the middle of the bathroom? That’s how its drawn in the plan. Sorry this is a lot! Any help is appreciated.

    1. Thanks Dee! I would install more exhausts (2) for your bathroom to meet the specifications. Hope this helps!

  61. Allison Hasserd says:

    So SO Beautiful Sarah!! We are gearing up for a bathroom reno! Do you have a budget breakdown you could send me?

    1. It’s coming in a post next week! Stay tuned Allison :)

  62. Love it. Can you share the paint color you used? Beautiful!!

  63. I realize I’m a late-comer but this bathroom is simply gorgeous!! Every last detail! Forgive me if I’ve missed it but will you share the source for the shower curtain? I love it! So much inspo! :)

  64. Tastefully and uniquely designed….just lovely!
    I was wondering where your bathroom entrance door hardware is from? I tried finding it linked in the post, but didn’t see it. Would you mind sharing?

  65. Hi Sarah!
    I need some advice on hanging pendant lighting in bathrooms over vanity sinks. I saw this in a home, and it seems like a great idea versus traditional bathroom vanity lights. My question is: what do you recommend for distances in terms of: distance out from the wall to hang over the sink, and height in which to hang from the ceiling. We have 9′ ceilings, but one bath in the loft has an 8′ ceiling. There are no giants living in my house, lol…but, what is a good rule of thumb? We would like to give contractor a point of reference to work with. Let me know your thoughts – thanks!

    1. I love the variety they add! The hanging height totally depends on how your family uses and lives in the space, plus the aesthetic or visual look. It also depends on the fixture. Consider how well lit you want the area to be, where it falls in relation to the wall mirror (you want it to feel intentional), the height of the people using the bathroom (you don’t want anyone to hit their head), etc.

  66. Ann Heltzel says:

    Hey Sarah, I LOVE love LOVE this Bathroom! Is the door blue on only one side or both sides? Does the hallway leading to the bath have other doors?

    1. Thank you Ann! The door is blue only on the bathroom side… the opposing side (facing the hallway) is white. The hallway has multiple doors (4 total).

  67. I can’t get over how much I love this. Holy freak, you guys are creative!!! I think you are my new favorite designer, home DIYers. Plus, I love how you source and link your things in such a convenient way. The vintage hotel design is soooo comfortable for guest. It just feels clean, fresh and inviting. I love you mixed metal choices, artwork, color, etc. Man, I seriously can’t say enough good about this but will stop now so you don’t think I’m a weirdo.

    1. Thank you!! Really appreciate your kind words, Julie :) I’m also really glad to hear that the blog and format I use is easy to navigate and use a a resource. That’s great to know! xo

  68. Hi, I’m wondering what color of grout you used for the subway tile and what spacing?

  69. Sarah- love this bathroom! I’m taking a lot of your tips and ideas to redo our bathroom. I especially love the crown moulding design! Is it possible for you to share what pieces/name of moulding style you used so I can use the same?

  70. Monica Nielsen says:

    This is beautiful – this helped me decipher grout color that I have to choose for my bathroom by tomorrow. One detail I notice is where the tile meets the tub, sometimes I see this as a dark grout line but looks like instead of grout you used white caulk. Is this correct? I like the way this looks and I want to make sure our tilers do our this way, as well.

    1. Thank you, Monica! I’m so glad to hear that. There is no right or wrong answer for the caulk- it’s totally depends on your design preference. I prefer white to match the tub. It feels more seamless, in my opinion. You can also use caulk to match your tile.

  71. Hi, you have done a fabulous job. I was about to purchase ariel vanity and pinterest led me to your blog. I am so amazed and was wondering how can I add the extension of the bottom of that hutch? It is such a great idea for you to have that space for mouthwash and etc. If you could explain to me, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much, Heather! We just built the lower box out of poplar, and installed edge panels to make it appear built-in. I love that it elevates the tower storage section, allowing it to tie in with our crown moulding. It’s definitely a good use of space for us. I hope that’s helpful! Have a great weekend.

  72. Bethany Mogle says:

    WOW — This is beautiful! Would you mind sharing the color of grout you use in between the subway tile?

  73. Hi, I was wondering if you could comment on the crown in the shower? Is it real wood? Have you had any issues with moisture? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Tiffany! Happy to share… it is! We’ve had zero issues with moisture. It’s sealed with antimicrobial paint and we have adequate ventilation in the shower (the light is also a fan), and our ceilings are pretty tall in that room. I hope that helps!

  74. Lovely renovation. Can you please share the blue/grey paint clout on the walls ?

    1. Sarah Gibson says:

      Thank you, Chris! It’s Sleepy Blue by Sherwin-Williams.