Beach Inspired Guest Bath

In our house, we don’t have a real powder room for guests, just a full bathroom that all of our guests use.  I was so sick of all the boring builder fixtures so I changed a few things…

I replaced the huge wall size mirror with a framed one and I had the electrician install sconces on either side.

We put in plantation shutters and changed the shower door from a shiny brass one to this brushed nickel.

(When I say “we”, I mean we had someone do it…my husband is not into diy projects!)

The paint is Benjamin Moore – Saybrook Sage.  It reminds me of the grasses on the sand dunes at the Jersey Shore.

Here are some beachy accents.

We replaced the faucets with brushed nickel.

Here is another view of the sink.

I am not happy with the floor or the cabinets but I have managed to work with them for now.

This is a photo I took of the sand dunes in Seaside Park, NJ.

We also had crown molding installed.  (not pictured).

There are a few things I would still love to do as soon as my husband agrees.  I want to change the toilet to a white one instead of off-white, rip out the shiny white tile floor and put in travertine or something like that and I would love to change the cabinets to a white beadboard or something besides the oak.  With that, I would change the counter to granite. 

So, I guess this is a work in progress.  Someday we’ll get there!


Click below to see the changes that have been made since this post!

Bathroom Reveal



  1. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    November 16, 2010 / 12:04 am

    The changes to the bathroom are wonderful. I love the soothing color of the paint and the plantation shutters are fabulous. Thanks for your visit and kind comment on my design dilemma. The sideboard was a Craigslist purchase and then I painted it. The post is Thanks again,Hugs, Sherry

  2. CalypsoInTheCountry
    November 17, 2010 / 9:23 pm

    Thanks for your kind words, Sherry and thank you for being the FIRST person to comment on my new blog!!!

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