When I was little, my childhood home’s guest bathroom had an over-the-top 80’s floral wallpaper on all four walls. I remember that wallpaper so well as it’s forever imprinted into my memory. I love how even little details like that can stay with you.
Today, I’m revealing our home’s guest bathroom—another small space that has a lot to say! You all voted between my top three wallpapers last year, so here’s what we decided on…
Focused on green as the core color, we really wanted to play up materials in this bathroom with a mix of terrazzo floors and ceramic shower tiles. So we chose this marbled wallpaper by Rebecca Atwood because it’s both graphic, yet calming, to go with it all.
Function and Space
This guest bathroom sits right off the Living Room and is used the most often throughout the day. Since it doesn’t need to store a ton of personal items, the vanity and storage could stay compact in size with a few small drawers and basic storage underneath. We had the vanity custom-made as getting just the right size in pre-fab vanities proved very difficult for most of the bathrooms in our home. The light wood cabinets were framed in brass and simple mirrored pulls topped them off.
We used durable, yet chic, Caesarstone countertops through the house in all bathrooms, the kitchen, and the laundry room. Brass was the main metal throughout and can be seen here on all the faucets and bathroom fixtures. We chose satin brass for a bit of shine but also for it’s durability and upkeep over time (versus shiny brass which shows fingers prints very easily!).
While a guest bathroom wouldn’t normally have a shower, we ended up with some extra space because this part of the bathroom sits under a stairwell. We had once planned for a pool (which got cut for budget reasons) so the shower was originally added to be an easy way to wash off after a swim. Once the pool got cut, the shower stayed and serves as a nice extra shower for guests since all the other showers are within bedrooms. I love this dark green color—it’s moody and rich and feels so glamorous!
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Reveal photos: Bethany Nauert
Progress photos: Lily Glass
Design: Joy Cho with Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus
Styling: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus
Architecture: Project M Plus
Construction: Boswell Construction
All furniture and materials sources noted within captions below photos. *Indicates an item that was designer discounted or gifted to us in exchange for coverage on Oh Joy. All opinions are my own. Please leave a comment if we missed anything you would like to know the source of!