beach house guest bathroomOver 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*
beach house guest bathroomIf 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*
beach house guest bathroomAs 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.beach house guest bathroomOK, 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.beach house guest bathroomWe 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.beach house guest bathroomYou 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!beach house guest bathroom// Photography and interior design by Will Taylor


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Oh myyyyy god! Will you are amazing!!! This is so beautiful I love it all!

  2. deena aquino Reply

    I love before and after pics! The slider is really cool. Great post and design as always! Deena xo

  3. OH MY GOD! I want to live in that bathroom!! You’ve done such an amazing job transforming it 😱 love love love what you’ve done.. the blue tiles + the lemon wallpaper is such a striking combo!

    – a new fan and reader

    • @Annick – Oh, wow, that’s so lovely! Thank you! And welcome along, I’m grateful to have you reading. Heading over to your blog now… 🙂

  4. You designed my dream bathroom when am I coming to visit?! 😉 😉

  5. Jessica L Merrill Reply

    This is the happiest room I’ve ever seen! The epitome of #makeyousmilestyle!

  6. Wow this transformation is incredible! And wow it’s also so on brand with the blue and yellow?? Really loving the lemon print wallpaper. I have a lemon print tee that’s very similar, and I can’t help but think that wearing that shirt and taking a photo with that wallpaper would make such a good Instagram 😛 Honestly, your bathroom hits all the Insta-worthy criteria, and if it were a restaurant, I bet there’d be a ton of people lining up to get shots with the wallpaper and tiles. I really love how bright and fun your bathroom looks. Also the sliders were fun to play around with 🙂 && Amen to the weather -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • @Audrey – Oh, wow, that’s such a lovely comment! Thank you. It was a really fun remodel to work on and I love how it all came together. The tile and wallpaper are the perfect pair! So glad you enjoyed the slider too. Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday! 🙂

  7. Oh Will, is this actually MY bathroom? When I come to stay? I love it so much. The tiles, the wallpaper….everything. And the colours so remind me of you. xx

  8. Wow, this is truly stunning. The colour combination is making my tummy flip! Lucky guests x

  9. Lovely stumbling into your blog — this is my first time! Oh my goodness, I am head-over-heels in love with all the color! Well done! This is definitely #goals.

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

    • @Kim – Thanks so much for stopping by for the first time, delighted to have you here! And thank you for the lovely words about our guest bathroom, it was such a fun renovation to work on!

  10. I love the fact all the tile patterns and shapes work so well together. And the wallpaper definitely makes the room pop. Goodbye bland bathroom, hello gorgeous!

  11. Thank you for using Naples blue — that’s exactly the color my husband and I will use (in subway tile) in our bathroom remodel this summer.

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  14. Beautiful, Will! Do you mind if I ask where you got the brass supply lines under the sink? We are also using brass fixtures in the bathroom we’re currently remodeling, and can’t find brass plumbing components anywhere for our sink and toilet. (The sink will be wall-mounted, and open underneath, so the supply lines will definitely be visible. Aaargh!)

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  16. Cristina Munk Reply

    Hi Will! Gorgeous bathroom, this is my inspiration for my upcoming bathroom renovation!!
    Quick question: I went to Firestone’s website for the blue tiles and noticed that they are crackled. I’d gotten advice that it was risky to put crackled tile in a shower area as the cracks give space for mold to penetrate. I’m not sure when you re-did your bathroom but have you noticed any challenges with mold? And did you seal the tiles before putting them on? (I heard that reduces mold getting in…)

    Thanks for the info!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.