If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I’ve been hard at work getting the shower in our master bathroom tiled. I am so close to being finished and hopefully by this weekend, we’ll be able to use it – eek!

Our bathroom renovation started at the end of April when we had our favorite floor people come rip out the tile. We had them come remove the floors before I had even purchased the new floor tile, something I would not recommend you do. Walking on raw concrete floors for months is really annoying. But the floor going was the first step of our reno. When I decided I was going to build a shower myself, I knew it was going to take some time because I had never done that before.

Anyway, I’ve been working on the bathroom since the end of April and I seriously can’t wait to get it done and show it to you guys! I wanted to share my inspiration for the bathroom since I can’t share the actual bathroom yet.

Wall color

We have a large, frosted window in our bathroom that lets in a ton of natural light. Because of this, I new we could do something moody if we wanted, especially if I put some shiplap or board and batten along the bottom portion of the walls.

Like this dark gray from Blog Sarai Bathroom
Or this deep navy from the trusty Joanna Gaines at Magnolia

Eventually, I decided I wanted to keep it lighter because I wanted it to feel super clean and fresh, even at night.

Look at this gorgeous light blue from Maison de Pax
Or this warm, creamy color that Kylie M Interiors chose
This light gray was a top contender (from Laine and Layne)


I wish we had it in the budget to replace our vanity. While I love having a double vanity, ours has so much dead space and I’m 95% confident that a new vanity would give us about twice the amount of storage. New vanities are really expensive though and paint is much less expensive, so after I tried (and failed) to figure out how to work a new vanity into our budget, we decided to just give it a fresh coat of paint.

I wanted to bring in a fun color with the vanity in order to break up all the nuetrals.

This is such a pretty feminine blue that LRA Architecture used
I just love this, and I love everything that Studio McGee does
This gray-green-blue is really calming from Molly Howe Designs

tile : floor and shower

Picking out tile out is so exciting for me. There are a ton of colors, shapes, and sizes that are fun to mix and match. Plus, J said he would trust whatever I chose – yippee!

This tile from Magnolia is pretty much everything (and that vanity color rocks)
I love this vintage-looking pattern from Annie Desantis
Subway tile and penny round is a classic combo (from Jennifer Radakovic Design)
This frame around the niche from Making Manzanita is giving me life

Water closet

Ah, the throne room, privé, water closet…whatever you call it, it’s the separate, little room that houses the toilet. I wanted to something super fun in this space. It’s a small area and can look really boring, so why not spice it up?

I thought wallpaper floor to ceiling would be a little too much for J, so I settled on shiplap on the bottom half and wallpaper on the top. This was still a tough sell, but J trusted me and it turned out so well, I can’t wait to share it!

Once again, Studio McGee is killing it and giving me all the feels
This wallpaper from Serena and Lily would have been my top pick if I didn’t know that J wouldn’t have been a fan
Tone on Tone gave this room so much personality
Oh shiplap, how I love you (from Two Hearts and a Home)

So there you have it! After months of scouring Pinterest for inspiration and trying to think of every last detail, we almost have our master bathroom back – yay!

With love,
Mercedes ♥



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