One Room Challenge :: Master Bathroom and Closet Reveal

master bathroom // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge

Today’s the day – the One Room Challenge reveal. I can’t believe how quickly the last six weeks have flown by. There have been ups and downs along the way, but I’m so excited to share my new Master Bathroom and Walk-in Closet with you. It was a definitely a bigger challenge than the Foyer I designed last fall, but in the end I’m so glad that I selected this space. It’s my now my new favorite place in our home. Serene. Chic. Functional. Love, love, love it.

In case you are just joining and seeing this all for the first time, here are links to the first five weeks of my One Room Challenge this spring:

Week One (before) // Week 2 (inspiration & demo)

Week 3 (paint & wallpaper) // Week 4 (lighting, hardware & textiles)

Week 5 (accessories)

Also to refresh your memory and to appreciate the dramatic transformation, I’ve included a few before images in combination with the new images.


master bathroom before // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge master bathroom before // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge master bathroom before // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallengemaster bathroom before // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge


master bathroom // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge

I’m over-the-moon with the result. The mosaic marble tile floor was a starting point of the whole design. I went with my gut to do a larger pattern on the floor and I’m so pleased. To counter the heavy pattern the walls, the main vanity and trim were all painted in Farrow & Ball’s Strong White. It’s perfect neutral white for all the gray tones throughout the space.

master bathroom // one room challenge // @simplifiedbee master bathroom // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge

I was instantly drawn to Kamala Nahas’ Liquid Amber artwork from The black and white photograph of a single leaf was simple, yet striking. I hung it over a double towel rack with personalized towels.

master bathroom // vanity // @simplifiedbee

I designed the double sink vanity to have modern, clean lines. The polished chrome square ring pulls are a mid-century modern touch that I love. A pair of rectangle under-mount sinks by Kohler (Lowes) are paired with polished chrome faucets and a beautiful Calcutta marble top.

waterworks bathroom accessories // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

A handsome trio of bath accessories from Waterworks are placed on a black and white boudoir tray. I love the mix of material here!

master bathroom // glass sconce detail // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

I’m not a fan of matchy matchy finishes. In the bathroom, I mixed a variety of metals including brass and polished chrome.  Here is a detail of Crytorama’s glass torch wall sconce flanking the brass vanity mirrors. Loving it!

master bathroom // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallengemarble steam shower // bathroom // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengelucite shower door pull // luxholdups // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

The marble shower features two shower heads, a marble seat and a steam unit by Mr. Steam. The lucite door handle by LuxHoldUps is my favorite detail. It’s generous in size and adds that chic touch that I was looking for.

bathroom // woods wallpaper // caroline cecil textiles // @simplifiedbeebathroom // wallpaper, roman shade & mirror // @simplifiedbee

The water closet is super whimsical. The Woods & Pears wallpaper by Cole & Son (DecoratorsBest) sets a dramatic tone. The Roman Shade in Caroline Cecil Textiles‘ Ink Stripe is a fun play on pattern. The round mirror with leather strap (Joss & Main) adds another play on pattern and more natural light to the space. The flush mount ceiling fixture (Crystorama) and painted ceiling in Farrow & Ball’s Worsted is another little element of surprise.

master bathroom // shoe closet detail - bumblebee wallpaper // @simplifiedbee master bathroom // closet wallpaper detail // @simplifiedbee @oneroomchallenge

My closets in the bathroom were lined in Farrow & Ball’s Bumblebee Wallpaper 586 – it’s a grayish pink and a nod to the pink in the original bathroom. I had to incorporate a bee motif somewhere! I’m also thrilled with the rolling laundry basket (Joss & Main) and the chic stool (AllModern).

brass + glass sputnik light fixture // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

For an additional modern touch, I selected a glass & brass sputnik flush mount fixture (Lucent Light Shop) to hang above the make-up vanity. Love it!

make-up vanity // bathroom // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengeroman shade // caroline cecil textiles // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

The make-up vanity is my special little space in the bathroom. Isn’t it pretty? In addition to the stool, I incorporated lots of girly touches like the lucite and polished chrome pulls, round marble tray by waterworks for my perfume and a bronze standing mirror by Arteriors (Bellacor). The top of the vanity is also papered in the same Bumblebee wallpaper as the closets and covered with clear glass. The window is also treated with a Roman shade in Caroline Cecil Textiles.

round marble tray for perfume // bathroom // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengebathroom vanity // round table mirror // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge


master closet before // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge master closet before // @simplifiedbee // #oneroomchallenge


walk-in closet for him // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

My husband’s walk-in closet was quite a transformation too! The new space features a playful Great Wave wallpaper by Cole & Son (DecoratorsBest), a handsome rope mirror (Bassett Mirror Co) and a stately brass semi-mount light fixture (Crystorama).

walk-in closet // marble box // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

I also incorporated some super stylish storage pieces including a beautiful marble box (Bellacor), rattan laundry basket (Waterworks) and beach house bins that line the shelves.
walk-in closet // beach vibe decor // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallengewalk-in closet // waterworks laundry hamper // @simplifiedbee #oneroomchallenge

I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have this project completed. The process certainly had its ups and downs. It would have never happened without the support of Linda (the founder of the One Room Challenge), the generosity of my sponsors and all of sub-contractors that maneuvered schedules to make it happen. A huge thank you!!!


allmodern lucite stool // bassett mirror rope mirror // bellacor vanity table mirror & marble box // caroline cecil textiles fabric for shades // crystorama lighting // decoratorsbest  cole & son wallpaper // farrow & ball paint & bumblebee wallpaper // joss & main chrome hamper & round hanging mirror // lowes bathroom sinks & legrand adorne outlets // lucent light shop glass sputnik light // luxholdups vanity hardware & shower door pull // artwork by kamala nahas // waiting on martha boudoir tray //  waterworks (and special thanks to waterworks showroom san francisco – 415.431.7160) bathroom accessories & woven hamper


the container store beach house bins in closet // forge hardware studio brass pulls in closet // mr. steam steam shower unit // nordstrom black candle //overstock tribal rug // rejuvenation vanity pulls & towel bar // restoration hardware brass vanity mirrors// rohl faucet & shower fixtures // the shade store roman shades // walker zanger mosaic tile floor // west elm shade box


candace & kurt williams of photo-tecture (images 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20, 26 )

heather gallagher smith (images 7, 11, 14-19, 21,-23, 27-29)

cristin bisbee priest (before images)

I can’t wait to see the final reveals of the other 19 ORC participants! I know they will be amazing…

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65 Responses to One Room Challenge :: Master Bathroom and Closet Reveal

  1. Kevin | Thou Swell May 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    I have to say, the before pictures of this bathroom were very overwhelming! I am so impressed by the reveal and I love how you used the narrrow space! I especially love the tiles on the floor and the tree wallpaper. Fantastic job!!

  2. Karen May 20, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Absolutely stunning! Where did you purchase the counter glass jewelry box?

    • Cristin May 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      West Elm 🙂

      many thanks!

  3. Bethany Thomson May 20, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    It`s become so tranquil o.O Absolutely brilliant 🙂

  4. Gracie May 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    Looks fantastic!!! Congrats to you!!!

  5. Chasha May 16, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    This is one of the most beautiful bathrooms I’ve ever seen! The colors are perfection. I also love the fact that you kept the footprint. This is the perfect combination of classic and modern. The floor is the show stopper…lookout Mary McDonald. I’m about to tackle a master bathroom that is rather modest in size. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your shower and the source for the new double vanity? Thank you.

    • Cristin May 16, 2016 at 8:32 am #

      Thank you so much Chasha! xoxo cristin

    • Cristin May 16, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Oh and the shower is 4′ x 4′ and vanity is appx 8′ x 24″ – I don’t have the exact dimensions with me!


  6. Lavues May 15, 2016 at 5:23 am #

    Lovely arrangement and atmosphere of the room! I love it, it’s very neat and tidy.

  7. darrielle tennenbaum May 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    What a stunner of a bathroom! it is amazing and so calming!

  8. Jennifer May 13, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    Wow, it so spa-like and serene! I would never leave this space. Fabulous job!

    • Cristin May 16, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks so much Jennifer!

  9. Anna Lynn Garrett May 13, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    I am so glad you stuck with the larger tile pattern for the bathroom! It truly makes the space. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Amber B Design May 13, 2016 at 6:04 am #

    Wow, Cristin! This space is absolutely stunning! I love everything you selected. The wallpaper, the sputnik lighting, that floor! Jaw dropping good. So happy for you! Enjoy this space!!

  11. Julie and Jen | DrawnCompany May 13, 2016 at 5:40 am #

    So hard to believe this is the same room and completed in 6 weeks!!! So many gorgeous things to mention from that show stopping tile to the lighting, fixtures and mirrors. And lets just talk about the water closet for a minute….woah!! Seriously such an incredible job!

    • Cristin May 13, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      Thank you so much Julie! I’d love to work with you one day too. Your window treatments are beautiful! xo

  12. Linda @ Calling it Home May 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

    Cristin it’s amazing. I can’t believe it’s the same space. I love how you wallpapered the inside of the closets. They layering of fun and sophistication are spot on. Feels really warm and also fresh and modern. I also love the mixing of metals. Perfect.

  13. darrielle tennenbaum May 12, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Wowza-what a stunning space now!

    • Cristin May 13, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      Many thanks! xoxo

  14. Sandy Rostad May 12, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    Beautiful transformation Cristin!

    • Cristin May 12, 2016 at 10:06 am #

      Thank so much Sandy! xo

  15. Clare May 12, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Wow, what a transformation! There is so much interesting detail and yet, calming. You know how to create “something beautiful”.

    • Cristin May 12, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks for the sweet comment Clare! xo

  16. Kirsten Froelich May 12, 2016 at 6:36 am #

    Beautiful work!!

    • Cristin May 12, 2016 at 7:49 am #

      Many thanks Kristen!!! xoxo

  17. Naomi Stein/ Design Manifest May 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    OOO LA LA. Love so many things here. Of course the gorgeous floor. Also the sconces, all the hardware, the mirrors.. on point, Girl! Congrats and enjoy 🙂

    • Cristin May 12, 2016 at 7:50 am #

      Thanks so much my ORC friend! We did it – back-to-back. We need to schedule a celebration dinner! xoxo

  18. Kris {Driven by Decor} May 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Cristin – this is amazing!! I LOVE that Walker Zanger tile and all of the small finishing details that you put into it. We’re doing a master bathroom addition later this year and this is the BEST inspiration. Cheers on knocking this baby out!!

    • Cristin May 12, 2016 at 7:50 am #

      Many thanks Kris! Means so much coming from you 🙂


  19. Rajni Alex May 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    This makes me want to redo my master bath!!! Absolutely stunning, love the flooring, the wallpaper for different areas. Just beautiful!!! CONGRATULATIONS

  20. Kate Collins May 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Wow! The most amazing transformation by far!! That floor tile is absolutely stunning and I love how well it pairs with the wallpaper and the roman shade fabrics…and then how the pears in the WC paper pair with the brass mirrors. Every detail was so well thought out. Such a stunning space. All in six weeks. Gah! Fantastic job!!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

      Thank you so much Kate! I love those details too!

      So glad I was able to pull it off. 🙂


  21. Susan May 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    Stunning. Just stunning. Had to chuckle at the “befores.” Ripped a similar shower door out of our last year, and our other bath is the same shade of pink tile but no weird wallpaper. You certainly nailed it with that floor and, well, everything. Beautiful.

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

      Thank you so much Susan… I was ready to get rid of that old shower door too 🙂


  22. Jen @ RamblingRenovators May 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    A gorgeous transformation of all your spaces Cristin! What an incredible amount of work you accomplished. It feels cohesive and elegant. Congratulations!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

      Thanks so much Jen! I’m happy I was able to complete it on time 🙂


  23. Sarah Sofia Knepp May 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    Absolutely breathtaking! What a transformation into a chic and glam master bath and closet! That tile is stunning with the marble and I love the wallpaper and light fixture! Bravo on a job well done!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

      Many thanks Sarah! xoxo

  24. Vel May 11, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    I have been dyin’ to see your space Cristin, and I am totally blown away! WOW! I want everything you chose for my own bathroom! An inspiration for sure! Everything you chose, from the tile to wallpaper is just perfect!

  25. Julie May 11, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    This is beautiful! So clean and stylish. I love all of the details.

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks so much Julie!


  26. Jenny@EvolutionofStyle May 11, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    WOW! What a huge undertaking and stunning result! The tile you chose is perfection – I love it. Every detail is just beautiful. Well done! I couldn’t participate this round, and seeing all of these beautiful reveals is going to have me planning for fall!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      There is nothing like the ORC to get a project done … highly recommend jumping in this fall.


  27. Krystle May 11, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    WOW! Your new master on-suite space is seriously stunning! Love the details throughout… my favorite is everything 😉 Great space, so glad you are able to enjoy this suite oasis now! Congrats!

  28. cielo May 11, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Wow this is gorgeous… awesome job, and all done in such short time!


    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      Awe, thanks so much! xoxo

  29. Tiffany May 11, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    Wowza! Where to start. That tile is absolutely gorgeous. Love the mirrors, the wallpaper, all the details are fantastic. Amazing amazing room!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 11:57 am #

      Thanks so much Tiffany! I’m loving all of those items too.


  30. Arielle | Scotch and Nonsense May 11, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    Oh. My. Word. This looks so gorgeous and I can’t get over what you started with! I just love the floor tile you chose, the vanity mirrors, and that insanely good WC wallpaper. Absolutely beautiful. You must be thrilled!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 11:57 am #

      I love that little water closet too!

      Many thanks,

  31. Gaby May 11, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    What a transformation!!! The bathroom looks amazing, and that closet! Dreamy!

  32. Claire Brody May 11, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    OMG, what a transformation!!!! This is stunning!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      Many thanks Claire! xo

  33. Jenn May 11, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    The transformation is incredible. Love the feel you’ve created – sophisticated, but still fun, cheerful and approachable. Enjoy using your amazing space!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      Thanks Jenn! xoxo

  34. Nancy @ slightly Coastal May 11, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    This bathroom is gorgeous! The tile is amazing. I would love to have a closet like that! It is stunning. It has been fun to follow along these six weeks as I was in the trenches of my own One Room Challenge as a guest participant. These two days are so worth it all. I’m sure you are so happy with this space, I know I’m giddy about mine. 🙂

  35. Jill Sorensen May 11, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    Such a chic & beautiful bathroom! Must make you so happy just to walk in there. That floor tile is amazing and the toilet area beyond chic! I bet you’re now living in these rooms!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

      Thank you so much Jill! And I love that the tile floor is heated 🙂


  36. christine dovey May 11, 2016 at 6:30 am #

    HOLY WOW! My jaw just hit the floor. I can’t believe you were able to do all of this in 6 weeks- truly amazing. The bathroom is elegance personified and I adore the toilet room…so fun and whimsical but still perfectly paired with the beauty of the main space. And then the closet on top of it…all so so good. Really incredible work!!!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 6:55 am #

      Thank you so much Christine! It helped that I could tell my contractor that House Beautiful was watching 🙂


  37. Therese May 11, 2016 at 6:17 am #

    Omg this is breathtaking! All the built ins in this space really add to the wow factor! Every single detail is perfection. Beautifully conceived! Congratulations!!

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 6:46 am #

      Thank you so much!


    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 7:12 am #

      Awe, thank you so much Therese! I’m loving the result too.


  38. Elise May 11, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    WOW! The most fabulous!!! This is literally the master bath of my dreams…espeically because I can just feel the transformation JOY because we have that same pinkish 1960s tile!!!! The floor to the dual metallic tone accents…I am SOOO in love! Congratulations! xx

    • Cristin May 11, 2016 at 6:57 am #

      Thank you so much Elise! It was worth the stress and tight timeline 🙂