Today we are sharing our guest/hallway bathroom makeover. We didn’t share a before or progress post on this space, but you may have caught a peek or two on IG stories. This little bathroom is a charmer and we were so happy to partner with Wayfair to freshen it up a bit. Our style direction for this room was vintage with a modern twist.
Before we dive into all the details, here’s a look at the bathroom from the listing and one from when we got the keys. It was super cute, but we weren’t feeling the blue accents or ornate shower head.
We didn’t want to strip the house of it’s charm or character, which can so easily happen when remodeling, so we wanted to choose finishes that were fresh and modern but still had a timeless air to them. Little details like these original door knobs are so special.
This remodel was kind of an “add-on” to our original plans for the house. It wasn’t a room that was really a priority for us to tackle. After thinking about it a bit we thought we could do a few updates that would make the bathroom flow with the rest of the house and our style better. To keep costs down, we decided to update the existing pedestal sink with some brass hardware. We fell in love with Kohler’s Purist line in Brushed Gold. The criss cross knobs feel like the perfect match with the pedestal sink, really giving it a vintage feel.
The existing mirror/medicine cabinet was really fun and farmhouse feeling, but it was a little on the small side and raised pretty high up. We wanted to keep the bead board, which adds some texture and a rustic element, but that made choosing a mirror a little tricky, so a pivoting mirror was the answer.
For flooring we kept it classic with a black and white hex tile and continued it in the shower. It has been super easy to clean and we really like how the brushed gold shower head and drain look against the black and white tile. The shower had a fun archway, mimicking many of the doorways throughout our home, which we definitely wanted to keep. We just freshened it up with the same subway tile we used in the kitchen, a classic white with charcoal grout.
A matching towel ring, also from Kohler, that goes really well with the faucet.
These fixtures have been super easy to clean as well. I thought the gold would show water marks and finger prints a lot more than other finishes, but a quick wipe with some Mrs. Meyers all-purpose cleaner and they’re good to go!
Opposite the sink is the toilet area. We dressed it up with a little plant and a favorite art piece by English artist, Faye Moorhouse.
The bathroom is pretty narrow, but we didn’t want to reconfigure the space. Honestly, even if that was an option, I’m not too sure how we would have arranged everything. When you first walk in the bathroom there is a bunch of empty space, but not enough to put a little shelving unit which is what feels like belongs there. We went through a few options and then decided on a little side table to hold all our linens and toiletries for guests.
A little shower niche for keeping this area clutter free!
We opted for towel hooks instead of a towel bar in this space, right next to the side table. These Turkish towels add some pattern to the room (they also come in red and black), and are super soft! We really wanted a shower door vs a shower curtain in this room, and our contractor made it happen with a frameless pivot shower door. It really opens up the space and looks more finished.
It’s really been a dream to see this little house of ours come together. One room at a time it is feeling more and more like home. Wayfair’s Home Improvement section really allowed us to complete this space a lot faster than we anticipated with many of their quick-ship items. Much of the demo and remodel of this bathroom was done while we were away, and leaving town right before a big project was equally as exciting as it was stressful, with the anticipation and not knowing how things would be going. We really wanted to make sure all items were here at the house and labeled for our contractor before leaving. Having the peace of mind that everything was there and neatly organized, along with some visuals for the team to install was super helpful. Below is a look at a similar image we put together for our contractor, along with some links if you guys are interested. 🙂
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