One Room Oasis : Our Master Bathroom Remodel


Couch Talk


I hosted Easter this year and we had a wonderful time with family, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I tried an angel food cake for the first time and it was also gluten free which led to some challenges. The first batch, I tried had coconut palm sugar but the granules were too heavy so the egg whites never turned stiff, even after an hour of whisking at full speed. Yes, I said an hour. I was afraid my motor was going to burn out due to the heat it was giving off.

I started a second batch with white sugar and it turned out beautifully. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the right pan. It came out golden brown and set but when it came out of the pan I found a few wet areas and a small amount of deflating. Sad I know.  But we skipped the wet spots and with whipped cream and a bit of fresh fruit, it tasted delicious. You can find the recipe HERE.

I may have to try this again to perfect it. Who knew Angel food cake took skill?


Master Bathroom Remodel Finally Complete (It’s only been 6 months)


The few things on backorder finally landed on our doorstep. The only thing missing to our bathroom is a few pieces of wall art. We are SO excited that we waited the backorders and construction delays out. It was worth it!

Our bathroom mood board started out as follows. We wanted the bathroom to be a mash of both of our styles. Modern and Global. Along the way we made changes based on budget, backorders and out of stock items. While it is not completely as planned, I think being flexible is important in any remodel.






Originally, we were planning on replacing the cabinet, but due to the larger than normal measurements, it would have blown our budget. As a result of the cabinet being in good condition, we decided to keep it and give it a makeover. I planned on matching the paint color to the green on the mirrors but the girl at the paint counter did a very poor job of matching the paint and then told me she couldn’t fix it. I brought the paint home and painted the cabinet anyway. The color grew on us despite it not matching the mirrors and I rather like the brightness.

When it came to buying a rug, I saved a bunch, most of them bright and multi-colored. I planned on getting another one, but this nuLOOM Marisela Tribal Runner Rug in yellow showed up in my feed as a flash deal and I decided to give it a try. If we didn’t like it I knew I could place it elsewhere in our home. Well, after testing several rugs, this one was the one hubby and I loved the most.


Before and After: Shower




We love these Bamboo Shower Benchs. We purchased two and love that they are moveable and made to withstand the constant moisture. Our last bench kept getting mildew so this one is perfect.



Here is a close-up of the shower tile. I smile every time I see it.


Before and After: Long view





We placed this arched wall to separate the main room from the toilet room. We like having a secluded toilet space instead of one open room.


Before and After: Bathtub




How about that light? Beautiful and relaxing with the rest of the lights off. It wasn’t in our original plan but I am so glad that we deviated. And I love these Ultra Soft Absorbent Chenille Bathroom Rugs, Non Slip Thick Floor Mats that we bought.



Gallery wall above our tub

I bought a calendar, cut them down and framed them onto this gallery wall. My wonderful hubby used a laser and his engineering skills to make this nice and straight. I have to say, every time I see it, I LOVE it!



 I love these Smyrna Original Turkish Hand Towels 100% Cotton (Black). They are very absorbent and they look so stylish. They go perfectly with my hammered copper sinks with waterfall faucets.




Carved Wood boxes to store our toiletries on the counter

We found these beautiful vintage carved boxes for a steal at an Antique mall on our Anniversary trip last year.



Retro Peacock Hooks



Succulents in toilet room



Modern Metal Pendant Lighting

While these lights were not my first choice, we couldn’t wait any longer for lighting. I had a beautiful silver pierced pendant light picked out but they have been out of stock for 8 months. But thankfully, lighting is easy to change up so if the lights ever come back in stock, I may decide to change these out. These lights were second on my list and while they look nothing like my first choice, I really like them.



Mirrored Cabinets from World Market


Wooden Soap Dish





If you are interesting in the items I mentioned, you can click on the links in blue and it will take you right to the product. These are affiliate links so I do get a small commission on any purchase you make through the link at no cost to you. And that’s a wrap!

Tea Day



I am joining the T day ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeards‘s. My hubby bought me this for Christmas. I am enjoying this Teavana Lemon Ginger Bliss, Herbal Tea in the morning and after dinner. It is the perfect tummy soothing tea.

Happy Tea Day,


15 thoughts on “One Room Oasis : Our Master Bathroom Remodel”

  • Oh, Kate it is all beautiful! I thought I had missed the reveal. Love the mermaid scales tile in the shower! What a wonderful makeover!
    Happy t Day!

  • The biggest WOW on your bathroom. It´s beautiful! You´d laugh or cry seeing ours (plural – tiny toilet and small small bath, no windows!).
    “Your” book arrived, I love it.
    Happy T-Day.

  • I have never seen such a beautiful bathroom, it’s fantastic, well done on a very successful remodel! Angel cake sounds delicious, too! Have a good week, enjoy the luxury of your new bathroom! Hugs, Valerie

  • Your new bath is awesome. i like the colors you chose and those tiles still impress me. You can truly be proud. You took a bath straight from the 80s to the 21st century and beyond. It won’t be obsolete for many, many years.

    Your tea sounds wonderful, too. I don’t need to soothe my tummy, but it still sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing your bath remodel and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, Kate.

  • I haven’t made an angel food cake in forever. I’m not really crazy about them personally, but I remember them being a challenge. Did you cool yours upside down on a bottle? I always find that kind of funny but it is suppose to help them not deflate. My husband loves them though so I should probably make one for him. I can’t believe it took an hour and still no peaks on your eggs. Your bathroom looks beautiful. And it is so big. Mine are super tiny so besides loving your beautiful room, I am jealous you have so much space. You must be happy to have them finished. Have a great T day Kate. Hugs-Erika

  • Wow Kate, your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous, so big too, I love it all and the shaped wall, I’ve seen those scalloped tiles on a programme, they actually had black with gold grout but I love the colour you’ve used, so beautiful ,our en-suite and shower room are quite small but now we’ve replaced both sinks with units with storage it makes them look a little better although we haven’t put any pictures up as it’s all tiled and my husband has a fear of drilling tiles!,
    I’ve seen angel cake made on cookery programs but never attempted to make one, sounds like you must have been exhausted by the end of it all.
    Happy T Day
    Jan S

  • What a huge job! You must be thrilled to have it done and entirely ready to use. Your retro travel poster collection really looks great.

    be safe… mae at

  • Good for you to keep at the angel food cake- I’ve heard they can be a challenge and I’ve never tried to make one myself.
    Your bathroom redo has stolen the show today- it is FABULOUS!!!! You and hubby have put everything together so beautifully right down to every bitty detail. It’s sure to bring you many years of joy.
    Love lemon ginger tea. Happy T day, and thanks for sharing your new bathroom and the links as well.

  • Wow, your bathroom is stunning! Your mood board and design are amazing, and I loved seeing all the before and after photos – so beautiful 😁. The lighting casts such lovely patterns onto the walls too, it looks like the perfect place to spend time relaxing. Enjoy and wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  • What a beautiful bathroom! Thank you for showing us round. Looking at the mood board, you have got it spot on. I love all the details and accessories. The cabinet is lovely and I really like that copper sink. Will it go green? The scaly wall tiles are so special. You can be proud.
    I had never heard of angel cake, but I googled it and it sounds ‘heavenly’. I’d like to make it too, but not glutenfree.. I must try to get hold of cake flour, and then I’ll give it a go.
    Happy T-Day,

  • Oh, my! The bathroom is gorgeous. I didn’t even notice the different color of the mirrors and the blue cabinet. The blue is just beautiful I love the mermaid tiles, the arch. Your bathroom is like a spa. Where do I book an appointment? Enjoy your oasis. Happy T Day

  • Wow! Looking at your mood board and then your view of your bathroom I say you have done a good job! I love that turquoise paint colour and those brilliant bursts of colour from the calendar pics and the rug! Belated Happy T day, Chrisx

  • Wow!! Kate, where to start? Your bathroom is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Uncle Joe loves the shower remake. My favorite is the shape of the doorway into toilet room…caught me by surprise….delightful. I could go on and on about all the attention to detail and design. Job well done Chris and Katie!! Love ya, Aunt Linda and Uncle Joe

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