One Room Challenge: Main Bathroom Week Two

It’s Plan Reveal Day! That’s not really a thing, actually, but today’s the day I’m sharing what this space will actually look like, so let’s celebrate by giving it a title 🙂 If you missed Week One, you can view it HERE to read all about what’s changing and why, along with more photos of the space in its current state. To remind you, here’s what our main bathroom looks like now:

Yup. That’s a 2000-built bathroom for ya; shell lights, massive corner tub and all. Here’s where I’m going with this:

Eek! Are you as excited as I am? Let’s discuss. If you’re new around here, I’ve never been afraid to use color. But, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that our main bedroom has always been the most neutral space in our home…

I’ve always wanted our bedroom and bathroom to be a cozy retreat at the end of the day. We have four kids and a dog. Our house is already loud in volume, so I didn’t necessarily want our bathroom to be loud in color. Does, that make sense? I’ve always wanted a classic bathroom. I’ve talked about it for years. Classic and fresh with a play on textures and patterns, all while telling a story by mixing old and new. So, let’s talk about what’s going where!

*This is a sponsored post (please see the list at the bottom of this post). All opinions are my own.

Main Pieces

The vanity, clawfoot tub, and shower door are all from Build With Ferguson. I’m dying over that tub and can’t wait to actually use it! I loved the vanity’s marble top and awesome storage. Here’s an image of it with all of the compartments open (only example is in blue, but my selection is black, and we won’t be installing the back piece it comes with)…

I’ll be replacing the drawer hardware with this knob and considering both this pull and this latch from Emtek for the cabinet doors. Emtek has such a good selection of high quality hardware in a variety of finishes!

In my initial walk through video that I posted an IGTV of on Instagram, I talked about getting a shower door that swings opens, but in the end I loved the grid style of this sliding Kohler one. Are you team clear glass or frosted? I went function over form here. Clear glass is so sleek and would’ve shown off the tile beautifully, but as a household of six, people are constantly in and out, and I preferred privacy over beauty when it came to the shower door. To have found a frosted glass shower door that’s this loaded in style made me really excited about that choice.


All of the tile is from The Tile Shop. I went back and forth with the tile for quite a bit. Initially I was drawn to a pattern on the floor, but I wanted something with longevity; something we would love for years to come. Also, I was originally going with a wood vanity, but couldn’t quite find one that was the perfect stain color. I knew if I did a black vanity with a black tub and a black and white patterned floor, then the bathroom would become too “black and white.” I think every room needs warmth from wood. And when I came across this tile from The Tile Shop, it was exactly what I was hoping to find in a vanity, so I figured why not swap and put it on the floor? It’s super realistic and the planks are 7 x 48 inches.

All that to say, this meant I could have some fun with tile in the shower! I love a classic marble, and had always envisioned using it in our shower. I chose a 2×8 honed marble tile, and I’m using a mosaic on the shower floor that has touches of black. I was particularly drawn to this one because it’s the same pattern as the tile in my childhood bathroom:) BUT…. the best part is what I found for the niche! Guys, it’s like wallpaper- but in tile form! A fabulous nature scene in the middle of all this marble. I can’t wait!


The most exquisite faucets from Axor in the perfect brushed brass. Talk about an upgrade!


Lighting, lighting, lighting. It’s my absolute favorite part of every room because it’s your chance to really make a statement. I struggled with this because I like oversized lighting for this reason, but we only have 8 ft. ceilings in this bathroom! You have no idea how many amazing large chandeliers that would’ve looked killer over the tub had it not been for lack of space. But, have no fear, Shades of Light is here! I remember being drawn to this pendant when we renovated our kitchen for the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge. I think it’s a fun choice for over the tub. And it’s 18 x 18 inches- just enough to make a statement but still have room to hang down a bit. (The one on the mood board is slightly different. I used it because the background was fully white. I’m weird when it comes to mood boards. I want them perfect. Lol)

I’m beyond excited to tear down that one large mirror and replace it with two vanity mirrors from Varaluz. Mainly because I’ve always wanted wall sconces to flank the mirrors instead of a strip along the top. I was completely drawn to the Salina sconce from Hudson Valley Lighting because I loved the traditional, pleated shade and touches of black and gold.


I’ve been really pulled towards rooms that successfully combine brown and black. That’s my goal in this space, and the Jaden rug from Arhaus is the perfect foundation to achieve that. It’s gorgeous! And super comfy under foot.

As for the fabric for the windows, I’m going to save that discussion for a different post, but I’ll share that I landed on this fabric from Calico Corners, trimmed in a 3 inch band of black velvet. I considered florals, plaids, stripes, geometric, toile, polka dots, you name it. I loved them all, and one that I didn’t use for the window will probably pop up in a DIY for this space, but the brown and black combo in this check pattern just works so beautifully. I’ve always loved mixing styles and genres, and this bathroom design is no exception.

Calico Corners is graciously making a custom Roman shade for our big 45 inch window and it’s one of the things I’m most excited for in this space. We currently have to step into our massive corner tub in order to open and close our drapes. That whole corner is just going to be so much more practical!

And speaking of that corner, stay tuned because there’s a few things I’m considering. Pedestal? Vanity desk and chair to do my makeup in natural light? We shall see!

The Water Closet…

Talk about a blank slate! Ok, so this is a 3×6 foot room where the toilet is. One of my favorite things to do in a small space is pack a punch. For example, here’s a look at our main floor powder bathroom

There is no question- I’m a fan of wallpaper. So let’s add some to my ORC space, shall we? Below is “Noteworthy” Magnolia Home wallpaper from Calico Corners. Appropriately named, because I loved the storybook quality of it. I’m always drawn to rooms that tell stories, and this wallpaper is like pages in an old book or journal. And it has such a beautiful three- dimensional texture to it!

The Ceiling

I’m so thankful to have been introduced to Novo Building Products as a sponsor. They have an overwhelming selection of beautiful moulding, baseboards, crown, etc. I decided to add low profile wood ceiling beams, along with this crown and this tall baseboard from their Empire line.


Ah! The MOST FUN part! When I design a space from start to finish, it’s the details in the end that bring on the “special.” The hunt for the vintage finds, the styling of it all. This is where the magic happens. Which is why I’m SO excited to be partnering with Ebay for this space! Are you as enthralled with browsing through Ebay as I am these days? I’m learning so much as I search, when it comes to what key words are important to type in… and how it leads you to amazing Ebay stores that are filled with a variety of items that fit the bill. It’s like Imagination Wonderland on that site, as I’ve been browsing lots of salvaged items and envisioning how I’ll transform them and use them in the space. I’ll be sharing my finds as I go, and I’ve got something SO huge and amazing from Ebay to add that isn’t on my mood board because I wanted it to be a surprise!

Did I miss anything? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to follow the rest of the One Room Challenge featured designers here:

Ariene C. Bethea | At Home With Ashley | Banyan Bridges | Bari J. Ackerman | Brit ArnesenBrownstone BoysCass Makes Home | Dominique Gebru | Gray Space InteriorsHaneen’s HavenHome Ec. | Nile Johnson Design | Pennies for a fortune | Prepford Wife | Rachel Moriarty InteriorsSachi Lord | Susan Hill Interior Design | This Is Simplicite | Tiffany DeLangie | Victoria Lee Jones  Media BH&G | TM ORC

Thank you to the following sponsors:

  1. Build With Ferguson
  2. The Tile Shop
  3. Calico Corners
  4. Ebay
  5. Varaluz
  6. Hudson Valley Lighting
  7. Shades of Light
  8. Arhaus
  9. Axor
  10. Novo Building Products
  11. Emtek
  12. Buster & Punch
  13. Frog Tape®

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This Article Has 12 Comments
  1. Karen says:

    I love this design. You are just fabulously creative!! I love your mixture of styles and can’t wait to follow along to the finish line.

  2. Oh that mood board is DELICIOUS!!! The ceiling and the tub and the art!!!

  3. The neutrals will be so pretty! The textures make it so interesting. I’m excited to see it come together!

  4. Christel says:

    Omg I seriously cannot wait to see how it all turns out!!! So excited! Love your work🙌🏼✨

  5. Love all the elements here and how they complement each other. Can’t wait to see it come together.

  6. Kathy says:

    First, your powder room is one of my favorites! Second, gorgeous materials…this is going to be stunning and perfect for your beautiful master.

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