I’m so excited to share our Guest Bathroom remodel!




  After talking about it with you all on Instagram




I promised to do a blog post about it.



and finally, HERE IT IS!






Our bathrooms have always been last on the list.




It was always on MY priority list,




but life always got in the way with unexpected costs for other things.




So here is the before picture : {it’s not pretty!}






 I’ll admit that it looked better styled with our antique pieces, and linen shower curtains.




But it was stuck in the 1960’s, and not in a good way.




I felt I had to add a border to the photo, to dress it up a little- because it was pretty bad.  : )






It’s surprising how little time it took the work guys to gut this little bathroom.




And it proves my point when I say that California houses are basically cardboard and a few posts.






To say I feel amazingly blessed to have been able to remodel





our guest bathroom and master bathroom is an understatement.




After the quick “tear down” it took a while to get it to where it was on Easter.




But first this happened.






Because we were remodeling part of our bedroom, our closet and our bathroom too

{I figured might as well!}




Everything from our master, our walk in closet, our bathroom, the guest room,

and the photo studio here at home {our temporary bedroom}




had to go in the living room.





Somewhere in that huge ugly mess I just carried on!





I actually even took some product photos using my light umbrella and a small table.





 Our contractor, knowing that we were going to go ahead and host our annual Easter Egg Hunt




{with a living room filled with furniture all the way up to the rafters!}







Was nice enough to move the toilets off the front porch to the side of the house





and rig up this temporary sink situation shown above for Easter Sunday.





Because holidays happen! No matter what your house looks like.




Luckily Easter happens in our back garden!









I had such a great time choosing all the fixtures, the cabinets and counters!






I loved them so much, that I chose the exact same look for our master bath.








Our guest bath is a very small bathroom off the main hallway




 I kept everything white and soft grey to make the space look brighter and bigger.




The cabinets are stock cabinets that we dressed up with gorgeous handles. {I’ll share them on the reveal of the master bathroom.}




I forgot the name of the slab we bought for the countertops in both bathrooms,  but it does save money when you do both of them the same!








My design began with the sink I fell in love with at the showroom- a square Kohler sink




but it was too big for the smaller vanity – so I found a similar one.





We used the one I love in our master bathroom instead.





The Kohler Memoir sink  has a complementary toilet

{which I LOVE!! Who knew it would make such a difference?!}




This is the Memoir Toilet, by Kohler.





I kept the faucets and shower and bath figures fairly neutral





and decided to use the same ones in both bathrooms.





They are by Delta, and I love their classic design.









Choosing just the right overhead light proved to be a little challenging.





I had my heart set on some type of chandelier, but the ceiling was too low.





After ordering and returning a light that was WAY bigger in real life than I thought it would be





The Calypso three light crystal overhead light was perfect!




It has the feel of a chandelier with the glass drops but hugs the ceiling.






It’s gorgeous when lit!








It reflects light beautifully, and has a traditional classic look while still being contemporary.






I haven’t finished the decor in this little guest bath




but love the antique French gilt mirror and the French framed pochoirs I hung







to compliment the clean classic and contemporary look of the design.







I LOVE how this bathroom turned out!  Every time I go in there, I have to pinch myself,





because it’s so elegant. It’s like a five star hotel bathroom.









Delta Cassidy Faucet * Delta Cassidy One Handle Shower * Kohler Square Sink * Marble Tile 12 x 24 for shower * Kohler Memoirs Toilet




ps. I’m styling our guest bath with our new soft dove grey Napoleon Bee toleware pieces.







Thanks so much for joining me today,



and for all your emails and comments wanting to share my excitement about the remodel!

à bientôt

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  1. I love what you have done. Bless you all the way. I owned Amaryllis Interior Designs in Elizabeth City, NC for 32 years. I loved my work. My favorite always was to do bathrooms and Master Suites. In one of my designs I put in a gold toilet and marble sink per my clients request. The gold against the black marble was so stunning. He lived on the Albemarle Sound. Your redo reno reminded me of that project. I enjoyed it so much and I have enjoyed seeing your project.
    I now live in Richmond, Ca – since 2013 – and I miss my business so much.
    I so enjoy your emails and news letters. THANK YOU SINCERELY.
    Mary K Warburton

  2. Mary, thank you so much for your kindest compliments! I can only imagine the beauty your created for clients, that gold toilet and marble sink sounds magical! I am so happy that you are a part of our circle of friends here. xo Lidy

  3. Lidy, your guest bath is definitely 5 star. It is so elegantly appointed with your new fixtures and beautiful accessories. I know you are beyond excited to have this project finished…remodeling is not for wimps. Have a beautiful Labor Day Weekend sweet friend!

    Pam xoxo

  4. Lidy, It is absolutely gorgeous. I love every detail. Enjoy your new bathrooms.

  5. Thank you so much Vicki! I kept the design very simple, white and soft grey, marble and gleaming stainless steel with a gold accent!

  6. Lidy your bathroom is lovely. Construction is not easy but bathrooms and kitchens are the toughest. Doing this during Easter couldn’t have been easy. Like you said you have your stunning garden.

    Love the elegant touches especially the mirror.

    Enjoy your Labor day weekend.


  7. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend too! {We will be “laboring” here! : ) } Thank you, Cindy, it was a bit of a mess, but knowing what was on the other end certainly made it much, much easier!!

  8. Oh Lidy, you made me laugh this morning! You reminded me of the craziness that goes on during a remodeling project. It is definitely not for the faint at heart! Your bathroom is absolutely stunning! It looks so elegant and timeless. All of the fixtures you chose are perfect for the space, and I adore the chandelier you selected. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, sweet friend!!!

  9. Shannon, thank you! It was so exciting, that I really didn’t mind it. I just made up my mind that our house was going to only have about one live-able area for day time {other than my office} and one room to sleep in. It was really nice to be all a l o n e after the bathrooms were done,?

  10. This is beautiful! I have a bathroom about this size, and wonder how you managed the tissue roll placement. Mine is attached to the side of the vanity, but would love to move it.

  11. Katherine, thank you! Our tissue roll is there too, unfortunately, there really is no other place to attach it!

  12. What a gorgeous bathroom, Lidy! Design perfection! Thank you so much for sharing with us! It was worth ‘the mess’ 😉

  13. It looks like you changed the tub, but no mention in your article or anything about the vanity countertop. The bath does look fabulous.

  14. Karen, we changed everything about the bathroom. I didn’t mention the counter, you are right! Probably will when I do the master bathroom post in a little while. : )

  15. So perfect, I have to keep going back and look. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Thank you Sharon, there aren’t that many photos, I’ll try to do better with the post about the master bathroom in a little while. : )

  17. Definitely worth the wait. I never mind the mess, just dreaming of the finished project is worth the inconvenience. Your bathrooms are beautiful! Love, love, love the products that you chose very classic and clean, good to be back to normal, congratulations!

  18. Thank you Denise, I chose things that I thought would last a while, since our poor bathrooms were so desperate for a make over, I wanted to give them the best I could. Happy weekend!!

  19. It’s beautiful, Lidy, and I can imagine your excitement! It also reminds me of our bath remodel in 2017 (a little PTSD seeing your pileup, can’t lie!). We even chose the Delta Cassidy fixtures too. Caution, though….we sold soon after the remodel, and had no intention of doing that! Enjoy your new, 5 star bath!

  20. Thank you Rita! {I can relate to the little PTSD pileup 🙂 } I don’t think we’ll be selling anytime soon, I’m finally getting a fireplace in the master bedroom that I’ve always wanted!

  21. It looks so beautiful Lidy! I’m sure you’re thrilled to have it finished. Does this mean the master and bedroom are done too?

  22. I am Tammy! The master bathroom and closet are done, the bedroom not yet. But getting there.

  23. Well done, Lidy! Bathrooms are easy to gut but the challenge is to get everything you want in a small space! I love so many things about your guest bath, it’s pure elegance. The stone in your shower, that beautiful sink…and I’m definitely going to look into your overhead light fixture. We are in the process of redoing one of our two full baths in Chicago. I’m keeping the rough hewn shiplap walls, the original tub and sink (from the 1940’s), and we are using leftover stone flooring from the lakehouse baths. It’s exciting.

    I think you carried off Easter very well. And its savvy to tackle all the projects at once. Like having triplets–nine months and you’re done! 🙂

    Have a great holiday weekend!

  24. So pretty and how fun for you! Our master bath is long overdue – planning a redo soon!

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