Guest Bathroom {Before and After}

Aside from the gleaming brass and frosted glass on the shower door, the guest bathroom had been so nicely updated we were tempted to forgo this blue monstrosity and use this as the master!  Alas, we decided Mother and Daddy-O would be much more likely to come watch the littles with a lovely suite to rest their heads.
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We had our contractors remove the glass shower enclosure in favor of a shower curtain.  And we traded in the large beveled mirror for a more decorative option.  Other than that, we just added a few decorative touches to make it flow seamlessly from the bedroom area.

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I adored the tile, cabinets, hardware and counters from the instant I laid eye on it!  I wouldn’t have changed a think if I’d picked them myself.  Even the toilet was lovely!  The mirror above the sink is from Ballard Designs and was a lucky outlet find.  The white linen towels were handmade for me by Cottage and Cabin Interiors – the same lovely lady that did the linens in my powder room.  I searched high and low for art to go above the towel bar and swooned over the heron oil painting by low country artist Mary Kicklighter as soon as I spied it in Sweet Tea.  Would you believe she was even such a doll as to email ME after I mentioned finding the oil on my last trip down to Savannah??!?!?!  Honey planked together a few pieces of wood removed from a built in bookcase original to the house.  The apothecary jars are from Hobby Lobby and Stein Mart and the egg soaps are from Aux Belles Choses in New Orleans.  The soap and lotion dispensers are from Target.

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The white linen shower curtain by Cottage and Cabin Interiors is ruffled at the bottom and box pleated at the top.  She can pretty much make anything under the moon and was happy to deliver just what I had been seeing in my mind’s eye!  The rug is from Pottery Barn – Hayden in Porcelain Blue.

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The armoire once lived in the guest room at our old home, but fit perfectly in this space between the door and the towel bar.  I love having real furniture in a bathroom – makes it seem so luxurious to me!  Inside are towels, toiletries and another lovely oil painting by Mary Kicklighter.

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The signed glicee is by Savannah artist Ray Ellis.  Mother and Daddy-O have given me a few of his pieces over the years and I adore them.  More towels from Cottage and Cabin Interiors, also done with my custom monogram.  They can be washed, but I switch them out for regular towels when we have guests.

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The balloon shade is kind of a funny thing…I sewed this new fabric (Marrakesh Cobblestone left over from bedroom) right on top of the old fabric for a 30 minute quick fix.  I must say, it worked beautifully!  The pie crust table and petite chair are antiques passed down by Mother.  The Double Gourd Ceramic Table Lamp in Turquoise is from JC Penney ($40!) and the corona crown was a gift from Sister.  The frame used to be red on the inside, but a quick coat of Annie Sloan’s duck egg blue chalk paint took care of that!

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Paint - Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth (walls), Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim) and Benjamin Moore Beach Glass (inside armoire)
Balloon shade – Marrakesh in Cobblestone (Lewis and Sheron)
White linen shower curtain and towels - Cottage and Cabin Interiors
Mirror – Ballard Designs
Rug – Pottery Barn – Hayden in Porcelain Blue
Lamp – JC Penney - Double Gourd Ceramic Table Lamp in Turquoise
Oyster Roast art – Ray Ellis
Heron oil painting – by Mary Kicklighter from Sweet Tea; framed on reclaimed shelves original to our home
Soap and lotion dispensers – Target
Apothecary jars – Hobby Lobby
Egg soaps - Aux Belles Choses in New Orleans
I am over the moon with how these two rooms turned out.  And apparently the plan is working as Mother and Daddy-O spend an awful lot of time here helping us out and watching the littles :-)
PS.  See the bedroom before and after pictures and sources here and take a tour of all of my before and afters here!

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  1. PERFECT! You have done a beautiful job on the guest bath! The armoire is awesome and all of the accents are just gorgeous! Love it!

  2. What a wonderful space for your guests! It's just lovely! Be careful though, people may end up staying longer than you want ;)

  3. I'm in love! I loved the bedroom and I might love the bathroom more because of how simple the updates you made were! Thank you for sharing!

  4. nice touches! love the cutain better than the glass door. And you are right, the furniture in the bathroom make it look more luxurious

  5. Beautiful, and so is the bedroom. I want to be a guest at your house. laurie

  6. This is a beautiful bathroom! I can see why you would be tempted to claim it for yourself. However, you can't underestimate the value of good babysitters!

  7. You have created a lovely space Amanda. I can see why your folks spend so much time there! I envy you the room for furniture in the bath, I love that too, but alas, it won't work in any of my baths.

  8. You made that bathroom look beautiful! I loved every picture and description.

  9. Positively drool worthy! The ruffles on the towels and shower curtain make my heart skip a beat. And that armoire! SO LOVELY! The perfect accompaniment to the perfect guest room . . .

  10. What a beautiful guest bath! I love everything about it!


  11. As always, you turned a nice room into a stunning room! I love the armoire in there and all of your decorative touches. I had been eyeing up that monogram too! I might get one when I finally get around to doing my office. Great job once again! Your parents must love staying there!

  12. It's so beautiful!...as is the bedroom! It made a huge difference when you had the tub doors removed! I love the armoire in there as well!

  13. I feel as if I had just strolled into an old-modern age victorian or european bathroom, very exquisite choice decor.

    -Irwin Zinkin

  14. The armoire looks so classy in the bathroom. Everything just gorgeous!

  15. So beautiful! Great job as always! :)

  16. I do declare (spoken in Scarlett's voice)!!!!! ....that is one of...if not THE prettiest guest combos I have ever seen!!! Wowza!!

  17. This is gorgeous! I love that the ruffles are so pretty without being too much. And that armoire is the perfect piece!

  18. That bathroom is to. die. for.
    You did a great job with every single detail!!!

  19. So beautiful! It's a perfect space!! I remember you mentioning ages ago....you took photography lessons some place. Would you recommend this place? We recently moved back to the ATL area after years in Ohio.

  20. What a beautiful guest suite!! Love the changes you made in the bathroom!

  21. blog-ff, you have excellent taste in mirrors!!! :) love it all, fab job as per usual. xoxoxo

  22. Such a beautiful job on the guest bath. I love the armoire in the bath. Such lovely with all your decor. I wouldn't mind spending a night in your guestroom and enjoying a bath.

  23. Jackie - I took a class from Click Workshops. Was outstanding!!

  24. You do such beautiful work! Everything is so well thought out and flows seamlessly from the bedroom to the bath. Fantastic!

  25. What a fantastic makeover! I'm enamored of the whole thing. Stunning! :)

    Stopping by from DIY by Design's Sizzle into Summer party. :)

  26. Love everything about it - but especially that armoire and the fabric choices.

  27. It's so pretty! The color-scheme is spectacular!
    You should be a pro...

  28. No wonder your parents are comfortable there. Gorgeous rooms!

  29. Absolutely beautiful - love the glass armoire in there - and really love that shower curtain!!!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by when you have the time and follow back :)

  30. So gorgeous! I love the armoire in the bathroom! Your guests clearly get the five star treatment. Love it!

  31. What a beautful and luxurious bathroom. The curtain makes a huge difference and I always love pieces of furniture in bathrooms!

  32. Amanda, of course this bathroom is fabulous. Love the armoire for storage and the way you filled that cute nook.

  33. What a stunning bathroom. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

  34. Beautiful! Love the changes and it works perfectly with the bedroom decor.

  35. Beautiful! Love the changes and it works perfectly with the bedroom decor.

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  38. Could you please give more information on how you made the window treatment...Im redoing my master bath and would love to make this. I love all you do. Thanks!


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