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Design Plans

Follow along for updates on the plans for Whitney’s upcoming main bath remodel. 

Picture via Chris Loves Julia

Bathroom renovation time!

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share this post with you as it means we are getting closer to starting our main bathroom renovation. I am going to take you through our plans for the remodel, as well as all the stunning bathrooms that inspired us. 

I’ll start by saying there are a few elements that I knew that I wanted for our bathroom: tongue and groove paneling, mixed metals, and an earthy color palette. I do plan on incorporating all of these in the design plans.  

The style of our home is somewhere between modern cottage, farmhouse, and transitional. Is it too much to ask that my home look eclectic, brand new, and vintage all at the same time?!? Maybe, but I think we can make this work! 

Now for the inspiration...

The first home I was truly inspired by is this main bathroom remodel done by the Identite Collective. The neutral, yet rich, color palette is to die for! Everything about it simple, yet stunning. 

I love the mix of metals, and the Zellige style tiles will always be a favorite of mine. 

Modern cottage dreaming...

It was love at first site when I saw this modern cottage renovation on The archway, the mixed metals, the moody palette, ugh! I love it so much. Julia’s attention to detail is seriously unmatched. This bathroom is a perfect combination of old and new. 

Vintage perfection...

For our final bit of inspiration, it comes from this bathroom remodel by Whittney Parkinson Designs. This entire 1920’s tudor remodel is stunning, but something about this bathroom really spoke to me. The green vanity really pulls the natural greens out in the marble floor and shower tile. I also love how she mixed in the vintage sconces and mirror. It’s so easy to see why I’m so in love with this space!

Now, on to my remodel plans...

As I said before, I want to keep this bathroom a mixture of old and new. That being said, the tile I selected for the shower wall has a bit of a vintage look, but a nice glossy finish. 

I’m still having trouble deciding what color I want to go with, but let me know in the comments what you think! I stuck between a warmer tone with the “oatmeal” or something more classic like the “white”. 

Tile linked here

For the floors, I have completely ignored what everyone has said about not doing marble because I can’t not love it! I went back and forth on the style of marble tile, but ultimately, I landed on a smaller profile mosaic. 

Tile linked here

For the vanity, we had originally planned on having one custom made through Heritage Builders, they do amazing custom work! However, the more I think about it, I thought budget wise it makes more sense to buy a complete vanity set. That way we can save some money on having a top and sink included. 

We are torn between the more open style that we love and the need for more storage because, well… kids. 

These are a couple of the vanity options we are looking at. Both will come with a Carrara marble top. Tell us what you think in the comments!

(vanity 1, vanity 2)


I love the look of mixed metals, so we will be doing a mixture of polished nickel for the faucets and brass for the lighting and mirrors. 

LINKS: shower faucet, shower head, hand shower, diverter, vanity faucet, mirrors, light fixtures

We are so excited to get started on this project! We will keep you updated here and on Instagram and Facebook for final selections and when the renovations start. Please follow along!

Also, check out Sam’s kitchen design plans here

Leave us a comment to let us what you would pick!

3 thoughts on “Bathroom Design”

  1. This is gonna be good! Can’t wait til you get started.
    I like vanity #2 best….but # 1 would definitely give you more storage. Oh and it would be so gorgeous with the white tile. You have great taste so I have no doubt it will be beautiful whatever you choose. Hope you’re starting soon!

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