I’ve been eagerly waiting to share this gorgeous coastal farmhouse bathroom renovation with you and I’m thrilled that the professional photos are finally ready! This bathroom is the perfect blend of modern farmhouse meets coastal style.
What is coastal farmhouse style?
Coastal farmhouse style is the blending of two very popular and current trends: farmhouse and coastal. Farmhouse style, which has been trending for several years, is known for its cozy, relaxing vibe, muted color palette with whites and of course-shiplap. Coastal style is light, beachy style that includes the colors of the sea. And no–I’m not talking nautical here with anchors and sea shells everywhere;)
So when you combine those soothing ocean colors with the cozy elements of farmhouse style, you my friend have coastal farmhouse style.
The inspiration for this coastal farmhouse bathroom renovation
After talking with my clients and discussing their wants and needs I usually have a general direction where to go. Are they glam and refined? Casual and kid-friendly? What colors are they drawn to? What is their current house style?
In this case, I knew their current bathroom was dark and we wanted to create a much lighter, casual space that was family-friendly and functioned better. Other than that, we were pretty open.
Next, I began my search for the starting point or inspiration for their design. As a designer creating a new design I always try to give myself the gift of patience. Sometimes I see something immediately that sparks creativity. Other times, it takes a while. For this particular bathroom remodel, I started at a few local tile showrooms. In the first showroom, I walked around for an hour and while I found a good neutral floor tile, nothing else stood out. Again. I was patient with myself. Designs can, and often do, take time.
Patience pays off
A few days later I went to another tile showroom and saw this beautiful scallop tile in beachy colors. I found myself looking at it several times (a good sign) so I picked it up and played around with other tiles that could work with it. In the end, we settled on the combination you see below: the greige “wood” tile for the floor and the matte white Carrara porcelain tile for the shower. It all worked so well together. It also looked amazing with the blue cabinet color we were considering. I love that it’s a rich, soft, blue without being too dark since we didn’t want to go with navy.
A little bathroom styling to complete the room.
As you can see, the bathroom was really dark with only one small, east-facing window and the wall took up much needed space. By removing it, we opened up the room and made it function better.
We removed the builder shower enclosure and added floor to ceiling cabinetry by the vanity for additional storage.
The final result
Before I share the coastal farmhouse after photos let’s talk a little more about the space. In addition to this bathroom remodel, they also needed to refresh the small area right outside the bathroom. This small area was just a plain wall but is visible from the front door. So it not only needed to function for them, but it also had to look good. It’s right by the front foyer after all. I decided to tie the two spaces together–the bathroom and the space outside the bathroom with shiplap. By having the same shiplap wall in both spaces it unified them for a cohesive look. Simple wood hooks for towels and a tall basket made the space functional and pretty.
Alright…I won’t make you wait any longer to see the pics.
Here are both spaces in one shot. What a transformation! I just love the way the shiplap ties the two spaces together.
We added lots of storage with painted floor to ceiling cabinetry. We went with simple, black hardware for the vanity, while we used brushed stainless finishes in the shower. Mixing two different metal finishes keeps it interesting, yet still creates a cohesive look.
What a difference! This bathroom went from dark and dull to light and bright! I just love how the scallop tile on the shower floor adds to the whole look.
We used 12 x 24 Carrara marble porcelain tiles in a matte finish in the shower with a soft gray grout. The same scallop tiles in the shower pan were used in the shampoo niche. How fun is that???
The details make the design
Crisp white shiplap walls, black matte hardware, and colors of the sea finish off this design. We used a white quartz with subtle veining for the countertops. And the simplicity of the single handle faucet works so well in the space. All colors used (shiplap, cabinetry, and walls) were from Sherwin Williams.
I adore this scallop tile that we used in the shower pan and the niche. It reminds me of mermaid scales which works perfectly with the coastal style. The extra cool detail with this tile is the combination of glossy and matte tiles in the pattern. It adds lots of visual interest!
We used an invisible square drain for a clean, updated look. I love how the scallop tiles lay inside the drain inset.
Adding shiplap on the focal wall outside the bathroom really ties the two spaces together. The texture of the basket and wood beads soften the space.
Putting the finishing touches on this gorgeous bathroom remodel.
Designing this bathroom was such a fun process and I love how it turned out. Seeing the professional photos makes my heart super happy. If you love this project as much as I do (what’s not to love???;) then be sure to pin these images to save for later. Go to my Pinterest page for more inspiration.
Okay…so how gorgeous is this coastal farmhouse bathroom remodel? It makes me so happy to see how light and bright it is now and that it fits my clients’ style perfectly. They were so amazing to work with and it was truly an honor to work on their design. Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite part. And if you love what you see in this post–share it with a friend!
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Looks fantastic! I didn’t know what Coastal Farmhouse style was, but I am a fan now. Love the wood tile floor, blue cabinetry and that shower tile is beautiful! I would love my bathroom to look like this. How many weeks did the project?
Thank you so much. I love it, too! This whole project took about 6-8 weeks.
I love the scalloped tile!!! can you let me know where you found it?
I love it, too! It’s from Glazzio Tile.
I’m on their website. Is it called Breezy Pacific? Your pictures look more like shades of blue, gray and white. Breezy Pacific looks darker like greens. Thanks.
Yes, it’s Breezy Pacific. There are greens in it, but they’re muted and soft. It’s really such a pretty tile in person with a mixture of matte and glossy tiles. You could always try to order one sheet to make sure the color is exactly what you like. Hope that helps!
Hi! This bathroom remodel is gorgeous. What tile flooring did you use? Thank you in advance!
Thanks so much, Amber! The wood plank tile is from Elysium. I think it was called Soft Cendre.
Thank you! The wood plank tile is called Soft Cendre by Elysium.
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Please tell me the paint color of the cabinets and/or where you got the cabinets. Thanks! Beautiful bathroom!
Thank you! So kind of you to say:) The cabinet color is Sherwin Williams 7604 Smoky Blue and we had them custom-made for the space.
Really nice bathroom. Could you please share the color and brand of the vanity? Such a pretty color blue. I see mostly navy on line. Thanks.
Thank you:) The cabinet color is Sherwin Williams Smoky Blue (7604). We saw a lot of navy as well, but wanted something softer while still having a rich color. Think this one worked perfectly. We had the cabinets custom-made.
I love the cabinets! Where did you get them? Also, do you know the dimensions?
Hi! We had them custom-made by a local carpenter. The tall linen cabinet is 18″ wide. The vanity is about 40″ wide.
What did you use for the shiplap on the wall? Maintenance since it is in a bathroom and lots of moisture??
Hi! We used MDX for the shiplap which is an outdoor rated version of MDF so it can handle the moisture in a bathroom. We also used a water-friendly paint.
Please share the cabinet color with me. I LOVE it!
Sure! It’s Sherwin Williams 7604 Smoky Blue.
This bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! Can you tell me the name of that scalloped tile on the shower floor and niche please?
Thank you so much! The scalloped tile is from Glazzio. It’s called Breezy Pacific.
It looks amazing! We just gutted our guest bath and I’m going for a similar look. What tile did you use on the wall?
Oh thank you! It’s a matte Carrara porcelain tile that’s 12 x 24.
I love this design. So beautiful! I’m just wondering if that scalloped tile will be slippery for the shower floor? I have a sample and would love to use it on the floor as well, but my husband thinks it will be slippery when wet. Thanks!
Hi Amy! The tile is rated safe for shower floors so it should be fine even when wet. My clients have young children so safety was definitely a factor. So glad you got a sample to help you decide. Keep me posted:)
This is absolutely beautiful! I’ve been trying to describe a dusty blue cabinet to my husband and he just showed me your remodel. It’s perfect! I also love that you mixed the two metal colors. So beautiful!
Thank you so much! So glad you like it. And yes…mixing metals is great to do in most spaces. It adds a little variety to the space.
I am looking to do this theme throughout my home and love the hardware on the cabinets. Is it black or dark bronze?
Hi! The hardware is matte black and it’s from Top Knobs.
Love this whole look! What color hardware do you have on the cabinets? Is it black or dark bronze?
Thanks so much Corrine! The cabinet hardware is matte black from Top Knobs. Hope that helps:)
That square drain is super cool. And I love those coastal tiles. The colors are so dreamy. <3
Thank you! I also love the square infinity drain:)
I love the lighting above the sink and mirror. Where is the pendant from?
Hi Becca! Thank you! We got the light at Wayfair. I think it’s called the Keener Dimmable Light. It also comes with 2 or 4 lights. Hope that helps:)
I adore this look! What color did you use to paint the shiplap and walls? I’m scared that the wrong color can make the walls look yellow instead of this nice clean white look.
Hi! Yes, whites can be tricky because of the undertones. It’s good to get good sized sample up and look at the colors at different times of the day to make sure yo like it. The shiplap is Sherwin Williams 7006 Extra White. The wall are Sherwin Williams 7661 Reflection. The cabinets are Sherwin Williams 7604 Smoky Blue. Hope that helps:)
I am also in San Diego! Which tile store did you get the breezy pacific from? Great renovation!
Great to see other locals here:) I got it at San Diego Marble and Tile. They have beautiful selections.
What grout color did you use in the shower?
We used the Tec grout brand because it has good stain resistance. It might be Sterling, but I’m not 100% sure.
How did you finish the edges on the shampoo niche- looks like a white product of some sort.
Yes…it’s a great product called Schluter. You use it for a finished edge and it comes in different finishes. Hope that helps!
The fish scale tile looks like it is meant just for walls. Is this one meant for floor? I’m curious on how it’s holding up as the shower pan. Thanks
Hi and great question! This tile is a small scale (no pun intended;) so it works for a shower pan. If it was larger it might be too slippery and best for walls only. The more grout lines you have for shower pans the less slippery it will be. Also, when you shop for tiles the label should tell you what surfaces it’s appropriate for: floors, shower walls, shower pans, etc…which helps a lot. This one was rated for floors so we felt comfortable using it.