Over on Instagram you may have seen the sneak peek I posted of the beach house guest bathroom last week? Well, today I’m excited to blog the full reveal! I love how we transformed what was a dark and dingy space into something that’s colorful and airy. The transformation is really quite something (if I may say so myself!), but don’t take my word for it – see the before and after for yourself in the slider below:*Use the slider to see the guest bath when we moved in vs. now*
If you are scratching your head about how we reconfigured the space – I don’t blame you! Last summer I shared this blog post
which shows pictures of the guest bathroom before and during renovation, which is helpful to look at so you can see how we physically changed the four walls and layout of the space. Below you can see the downstairs floor plans before and after renovation: *Use the slider to see how the downstairs was laid out when be bought the house vs. now – the guest bathroom is located bottom centre of the floor plan*
As you can see in the floor plan the main change we made structurally to the bathroom was to incorporate the space from a closet that was in the adjacent fourth bedroom (which itself became part of the living room). Giving this closet space to the guest bathroom meant that we could have this walk-in shower area. I’m so
glad we made this structural change because it gives the bathroom a much more luxurious hotel vibe. Plus, just adding in a few feet made all
the difference. We also used the additional space to box out space for the HVAC ducting to run up and down the house. Finally, we reframed the window and moved it over about a foot so that it would be directly over the newly placed toilet. This gave us space to add in a pedestal sink and mirror next to it. In turn, this gave the guest bathroom a lot more open floor space and so it became a more spacious and enjoyable space to spend time in.
OK, so now we’ve talked structural changes let’s talk design! We sourced the rain head shower
and the faucet
from Waterworks. The pedestal sink
was from DXV, and was the perfect fit for this small space.
We sourced all of the beautiful handmade tile from Fireclay Tile
, who are based out of California. In the guest bathroom we used Ogee Drops
in Naples Blue for the walk-in shower area with Mini Star & Cross
in White Wash on the floor, and 3×6 subway tile
in White Wash on the walls.
You may recognize the lemon wallpaper from the entryway in our NYC apartment
? We actually redecorated that space a few months ago and ended up really missing the lemons, so we used the leftover pieces from the first time we used the paper for the guest bathroom at the beach house. The lemon wallpaper was from Serena & Lily
but they no longer carry it, sadly. There’s a similar lemon wallpaper paper
on Etsy – it’s removable, too! The brass sconce
above the mirror was from Schoolhouse Electric, and the recessed vintage-style medicine cabinet mirror
is from Pottery Barn. We love how this little guest bathroom came together – it feels so energizing and rejuvenating and happy. Now, we just need it to feel as summary outside as it does inside this bathroom!
// Photography and interior design by Will Taylor