Check out a stunning black and white modern classic marble bathroom One Room Challenge reveal with beautiful wallpaper, art, and textiles.
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Well, we made it! Our family survived the first major room renovation with professional contractors and everything. My clothes are fitting a little tighter and a grey streak of hair has appeared out of nowhere but we have a gorgeous classic marble bathroom to enjoy now!
One Room Challenge Reveal: A Modern Classic Marble Bathroom
Welcome to week
six eight of the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens! This fun and creative series are where twenty featured designers and 100s of guest participants like myself have six weeks (plus a two and half-week extension) to makeover a room.
I was able to completely change our hall bathroom with help from generous sponsors. Of course, like most big projects, we had some big challenges. The original plan that I shared during the first week was only to make cosmetic changes in the loo.
Our contractors found extensive damage in the wall studs during the process and had to completely gut the bathroom. Our little one week job turned into 4 long weeks of construction but there were a lot of silver linings. And truth be told, there are a few more things to wrap up in there.
Two big silver linings were a middle wall that had to be removed that separated the bath from the vanity which made the bathroom look a lot bigger. And second, I didn’t get my black accent marble niches in the shower so we had enough marble tile to do a new backsplash.
Here are the first five weeks of the One Room Challenge for reference.
Week 4: One Room Challenge Bathroom Progress with Updated Renderings
I think the best part of these reveals are the before and after pictures so let’s have a little review, okay?
Now on to the good stuff!!
Where do I start? The vanity side features Clare Paint Snow Day which was absolutely amazing to use. The application was so easy and the color is perfect. You can read all about my painting experience in this post.
I had amazing contractors that took everything in stride and came up with creative ideas for a custom bathroom. Darren, who installed the tile, was able to create bullnose and trim pieces with a beautiful white marble field tile from Jeffery Court. We remove the 4-inch granite trim and now have a black hexagon with marble trim that works beautifully with the existing black and white granite vanity top.
The hexagon and black and white themed tile continue on the floor with a black granite threshold and Jeffery Court marble hexagon floor tile. The tile is dense and sturdy, unlike some more fragile marble. The new bathroom is built to last 20 years.
On the vanity wall is a pop of color with Milton and King Wallpaper. I wrote a post on how easy this wallpaper is to install and once again I’m in love. The clean blue and white pattern is the perfect juxtaposition to the granite and marble backsplash. It was difficult to select a print with so many gorgeous options but with help from some of you on Instagram I decided on one called Sarah Annie.
It is complemented with a modern light fixture from Crystorama. They have a great selection of vanity lights in many different styles and the quality is wonderful. I couldn’t be more pleased with the one I chose called Sylvan from the Libby Langdon collection.
The shades are glass which are a breeze to clean and the simple lines are so lovely against the wallpaper.
The last highlight on this half is the beautiful sink faucet from Hansgrohe called the Joleena collection. My contractors were amazing at the quality of all the products I received for this room. The beautiful collection continues in the shower/tub. I can’t decide if my favorite is the matte black against the black marble or the white marble. They are both so lovely.
On the other side of the bathroom is the crown jewel. A vertical marble bathtub surround with more marble filed tile from Jeffery Court. We are talking, 3×10 inch honed white marble. Holy cow, wow! I’m so glad my installer was able to set the tiles staggered vertically to the ceiling because it really made a difference. He was also able to do more bullnose trim and add two marble shelves.
The marble has really pretty gray and some red veining in it. I’ve learned a lot about using natural stone and am so glad I hired a very experienced “old-school” contractor or should I call him a tradesmen? They did such a beautiful job with the amazing product. We still need a coat or two of sealant on the the tile and grout but the bathroom sure is gorgeous!
More beautiful matte black fixtures from Hansgrohe’s Joleena and a custom made extra-long shower curtain with fabric from Milton and King trimmed with tassels from Fringe Market frame the newly refinished bathtub.
The Milton and King fabric is called Sophie’s Garden and has lovely a floral with insects motif that is fun for the kids’ bathroom but sophisticated enough for a polished style. I chose a dark blue tassel from Fringe Market to go with pretty fabric. The dark hue on hue is exactly what I was going for!
To make an extra long shower curtain I had to first match up the pattern from two cuts to make it wide enough. I treated the fabric with scotch guard and used velcro to secure it with a shower liner for extra protection. That way, I can wash the liner and dry clean the curtain when needed. I attached the pretty chunky tassel trim with hot glue.
The roman shade did not need to be functional so I hemmed fabric the size of the window with iron-on fusing tape and secured more tassel trim with the hot glue gun. I used tension rods to put it in place and create folds.
Seriously, how pretty is that?
The whole jumping-off point to the moody pattern was decided on an elegant black wall paint from Clare for this half of the room. After trying their convenient samples in many different moody hues I decided on a Blackish which is an almost black paint.
It looks so good with the existing cabinet color that I wanted to originally change. The dark paint grounds the space and makes a perfect backdrop for a “bathroom safe” gallery wall.
One of the goals I wanted for this space was to use a compilation of art from my kids and my talented Aunt that had yet to find a home in our house due to their vibrant colors. I’m so pleased they are now on display. I only hung oil, ceramic, and embroidery which should all be safe with moisture. But we will be diligent with the fan and window to keep the room dry.
Other little details are the new gold pulls, towel hooks with Turkish hand towels, and a new mirror.
Again, a huge thanks to the One Room Challenge team, Better Homes and Gardens who is the official media sponsor, and these amazing Sponsors that I was thrilled to partner with listed below.
Here’s what happened for my bathroom makeover:
Have the light switched box on one side moved to the vanity side Remove the door between the bath and vanity area and expand the walkway Repair the drywall Sand the ceiling on the vanity side Paint the vanity side, trim, door, and medicine cabinet white paint again Paint the tub/toilet side black with black trim paint again
- Install cove molding (
maybedecided not to) Apply wallpaper to the vanity wall Add gold pulls to the cabinets Hang the new light fixture Hang new mirror
- Install marble and gold shelf over toilet (we might still)
- Hang new shelf under vanity mirror (decided not too with the new backsplash)
Install new faucet Change the towel hangers to an antique hook Have professional tilers install new tub surround, flooring, and backsplash Have professional refinish tub Replace tub faucet, drain, and cover Sew a custom extra-long shower curtain Make a faux roman shade Update toilet holder Hang gallery wall Add new rugs and other decor
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