19 Jul 2015 89 comments

A Bathroom Makeover: The Details.

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Here’s a thing I designed all by myself. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this; I’ve made decisions for our whole flat, but I’ve never really had complete creative control over a room like this. It’s such a weird, wonderful feeling to see it all come together!

The finished room is just… everything I could have wanted. If you spied yesterday’s post, you’ll know the bathroom was awful before the remodel. It was hideous in every way, and somehow we’ve gone from having this entirely disgusting room, to something that doesn’t even look like it belongs in my life.

I took a little while to decide on everything we wanted, luckily Jordan is pretty easy going with things like this so I tend to have free reign over it, but he’s a really big help when it comes to second opinions and manual labour. As I said, the bath was something I didn’t budge on, I knew I wanted a white claw-foot, freestanding bath. I’m in two minds whether I want to paint the base a nice mint green – we’ll see! The bath itself is pure luxury, it’s SO deep and I adore the middle-set taps – it’s just beautiful.
I shunned the traditional freestanding bath taps and shower head for a simple oversized tap – I got this from Bathstore too. The sink tap I found on Amazon for the bargain price of £35! Win.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted tiles, but when I decided on getting our Warmup underfloor heating (cannot recommend enough!), I knew they would go hand in hand. Once I spied the lovely tiles, I was smitten – they weren’t entirely expensive either, I’m not too sure what’s a normal price for a room full of floor tiles but I think we paid around £200 for the floor and wall tiles, which sounds good to me!


The huuuuge sink is IKEA; the only one I found that I liked (I looked at thousands). As it turns out, it’s pretty hard to find a nice sink cabinet with lots of storage. Don’t you just love IKEA? Maybe one day I’ll change the knobs but right now, I like ’em.
I have all my beauty bits and bobs organised in here, it’s such a beautiful sight. Look at those cotton buds and pads – how magnificent. Also, I saved my REN x Cereal collab hand wash and hand lotion for this joyous occasion. Life is good.

I injected a little marble with this H&M marble shower curtain I bought last year and saved for when I had a new bathroom. I had kind of gone off the idea of a marble curtain in that time, but didn’t have anything else to put up, so I just went for it and I loved the result! The mint and grey towels are also from H&M and I love them, they work well with the space.

The massive mirror is a Wilkinson’s find – £35 for this big beast! Fair play it was a killer to hang, but we got there in the end. I’m obsessed with it, it’s exactly the kind of thing I was after – but at a fraction of the price! I hung up a couple of pretty prints across from the mirror, both of which I’ll be stocking in my stationery shop when it launches at the end of the month, so look out for that!

I also scored a lovely bath shelf from IKEA for £4! I was pretty pleased with this, as the others I looked at were at least £40. It holds my tea and book perfectly, and feels so luxurious.

The shower curtain rail and shower itself were Argos finds, both relatively cheap and totally worth every penny. The light fitting is from Dowsing & Reynolds, my new favourite online store! This has a gorgeous wire vintage bulb (it’s HUGE) and I just love it, it’s so simple but beautiful.

I’m still working on the end space next to the door, I put up a cute IKEA shelf with some more plants and an H&M swan full of Lush goodies, but I’m thinking about adding a cute chair underneath. It needs work, I think.

Otherwise, I’m totally in love with the space. What do you think of the room?

  • Your bathroom is to die for! It’s so bright and crisp, and I love your selection of products.


  • Emily Valentine Parr

    Your interior skills just blew my mind. It’s so easy just to to one place and pick everything out of one store for an easy ride but you were patient and curated steadily and it’s totes paid of. Big CLAP. so beautiful xxx


  • I just love your bathroom and everything in it! So darn dreamy!


  • Andrea TheBloggingMama

    I love the floor tiles and that bathtub! There’s something so relaxing and elegant about them. You did a great job. I miss having a proper bath!

  • The Sunday Mode

    This is so beautifully decorated, love it!


  • Dar

    I’m remodelling next month – and your bathroom will promptly go onto my inspiration board! Love the tiling an the flooring; IKEA is bomb for things sometimes!

    Dar | http://www.holylipstick.com

  • Simpliste Daily

    Be still my beating heart *heartsineyesemoji* I hope you and Jordan have given yourselves hundreds of pats on the back for this transformation!

    Sam x

    Simpliste Daily

  • Seriously stunning Kate. The tiles are amazing.

  • It’s gorgeous! Such a beautiful thing to be able to design your own bathroom and thus being totally happy with it in the end!
    Patti http://www.pattiblue.blogspot.com

  • Caroline

    Oh my god the bathroom looks amazing! It looks so inviting and just like a spa. You did a great job on this 🙂

  • ninegrandstudent

    Such a gorgeous bathroom, I’m in love with the tiles. I have to say though, whilst old-fashioned the bathroom was definitely not that bad before – I’ve lived with far worse! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • This bathroom really is so beautiful. I would spend so much time in there!

    Kim | http://www.thelensaffair.com

  • Kat Horrocks

    This bathroom is just stunning! 🙂 I am also IN LOVE WITH your shower curtain lol, never seen one with the marble effect. And also love the wooden bath caddy 🙂

    Kat | http://www.kathorrocks.com

  • Valerie

    I absolutely adore what you did to the place! Lovely details!

    xo Valerie | http://www.beauty–tested.blogspot.com

  • Siobhan Rothwell
  • Love this so much! I love how you have fresh flowers as well in your bathroom it’s so lovely!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  • Claudia

    Looks amazing, so pretty and the details are great

  • Your house is so gorgeous! x

  • icklefickle

    Excellent price on the tiles. The floor tiles are absolutely stunning. I would love something like that for my hall but in vinyl as unfortunately my hall has prams, bikes, scooters and bins being hauled through it on a daily basis and I would be scared the tiles would chip. Did you come across anything like that during your times of browsing? Bathroom is stunning. I love this shape of bathroom, reminds me of my younger days and staying in my Aunts flat on Byer’s Road in Glasgow and playing in the old tenement yards out back 🙂

  • I just read your other post on your bathroom and then headed straight to this one. I love the attention to detail and how everything has its place. All your photographs look beautiful.

    Beth x

  • Oh Kate this is stunning, you should become an interior designer! Where do you get all your succulents from, I’ve been looking for some nice ones for ages! Xx

    www. eviepeeveylemonsqueezy.wordpress.com

  • Sarah Cantwell

    It’s absolutely beautiful! Well done Kate! All your hard work paid off. We remodelled our bathroom last year and now I wish we’d gone for the IKEA sink. I didn’t even think to look in IKEA for bathroom fittings. I wish you had a garden. I’m currently in the middle of redesigning mine and I need help!! Xx

  • Aleeha

    That bathroom is so pretty! I really love the whole design and layout! Your photos by the way are amazing.
    Aleeha from HALE, xXx

  • This is the most beautiful bathroom I have EVER seen!!! I love the sink with the amazing storage under neath and that mirror! The tiles are so so nice. You are so good at interiors Kate!!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

  • This is probably my favourite room in your house – I totally love the whole of your home, but I think this is just such a transformation and everything is super perfect! Well done, you must be so proud. Looking forward to seeing the kitchen when that’s done!!

  • Vix Standen

    Oh man, Kate, this is SO BEAUTIFUL. Really well done to you & Jordan! I’m so envious x

  • Yellowicing

    This is just beautiful, I adore all the little touches. Stunning.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  • emily couture

    Such a beautiful bathroom and love the mirror 🙂

    emily xx


  • Oh I promised myself to never use ‘goals’ the way it’s used these days.. but these are truly bathroom goals. I absolutely love it, so clean and white.


  • Beautiful bathroom:)


    mynameiskristina blog // bloglovin

  • I love the prints! Makes me wish we’d got a claw foot bath instead of a shower when we renovated our bathroom, it looks amazing!

  • Such a beautiful bathroom. You have some great products there too x


  • Everything about your bathroom is stunning, you should be incredibly proud of the result! The details are incredible and I could only hope to have a bathroom this beautiful one day!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Your bathroom looks so gorgeous, I’m so envious of how pretty it looks!

    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

  • Annemarie K.

    Wow, your bathroom is perfection. I love it so so much! xx


  • Just gorgeous, it’s pretty incredible how you’ve created such a beautiful room without spending thousands. So many people spend hundreds of thousands renovating their houses and they never look as lovely as this!

    Just Little Things xo

  • Your bathroom looks so incredibly stunning!! x

    Melanie Rose | Live Your Best Life Today

  • Such a beautifully designed little bathroom! I adore those floor tiles

    Freya | freya-ella.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is by far one of the most stunning bathrooms I have ever seen!

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • I am in love with all white look! It’s so bright ♥

    With Love,

    Anna || Curly Scribbles

  • Anna Taylor

    Love this! Where are the storage trays/boxes in your drawers from? Also, the tray on your sink holding your cleansers/soap?

  • Ilia Mura

    Your taste in interior decor is impeccable and this bathroom is seriously stunning! x

    Ilia from Ilia’s Cup of Tea

  • Quest for Calm

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Nice work 🙂

  • Sarah

    It’s absolutely stunning, you should be seriously proud of yourself 🙂

  • Maria O’Neill

    I am in love! I dream of the day when my bought home has this luxurious bathroom! Well picked Kate.

  • I’m massively in love with how clean and neat your bathroom is.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Talktomyshoes

    Absolutely beautiful! I have a couple renovations coming up- including an eventual bathroom reno and I am totally inspired. This is something I’d go for, something bright and refreshing. Great work, I’m so happy for you!

  • my heart just fluttered. this is bathroom inspiration if i ever did know it. it’s absolutely STUNNING. will definitely have to keep something like this in mind if i ever build my own space.

    brooke | brooke elise

  • This is such a beautiful space – it’s victorian mixed with modern luxury influence and it works amazingly! Well done Kate!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Gemma Carey

    You have the prettiest bathroom! I love how the flowers look so lovely too – I’ve never thought of putting flowers in my bathroom, I’d usually put them in my bedroom or living room. But they look so lovely here! Great post 🙂


  • Jayne

    The bathroom is absolutely stunning, from looking at the before picture I can’t believe it’s the same room, love the decor – serious inspiration. x

    Electra Violet ||

  • Vanessa James

    Bathroom goals! If my bathroom looked like that, I would be a very happy lady indeed. The peonies are lovely! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  • That is one ridiculously perfect bathroom – I’d never want to leave that bath.. I could put up with the wrinkly fingers! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  • This is beaaaautiful! I love the tiles so much, and those towels are dreamy – I can’t believe they’re just from H&M!

  • Absolutely beautiful! This bathroom ticks all of my boxes. Love it all.




  • I’m increadibly jelly of your bathroom, #bathroomgoals!!!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

  • Lucy

    Gurl you so pinterest, this is amazing!!!

  • Wow I love it! You’ve done a brilliant job, simple, beautiful and timeless x

  • Shilpa Shetty

    Awesome,.. Loved the pictures,…

  • alice bea
  • Your bathroom is looking beautiful! Something out of a magazine!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Absolutely stunning! Everything just fits together perfectly and I’m obsessed with the tiles! #bathroomgoals


  • Designology.ie

    This is beautiful Kate! Giving me lots of ideas for my own bathroom. Thanks 🙂

  • I love your bathroom so much! Such inspo.

    Jenna / Beauty And The Style

  • Zoe Newlove

    YOU HAVE THE BEST BATHROOOOOOOOOOOM EVS. Seriously! I am pinning this left right and centre! Great taste!

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

  • Wow I love everything about this space! The overhead shower curtain is great!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Totally in love with your bathroom! 🙂 Everything’s so neat and organized!
    And agree with you! IKEA is my favorite place to just go haha <3

    xoxo, elizabeth t.

    Clothes to Youuu

  • Lucy Birchall

    I cannot, just simply, cannot at how flipping gorgeous your bathroom is. It’s so perfect, I felt like I was actually on Pinterest as I was scrolling past each picture. Well done you, you’ve got such a good eye for homeware and interior styling. The bath is perfect too, and I really do like the sink and storage it allows you to have. If we had your bathroom, there’s no way it would ever stay looking that way, my boyfriend would ruin it with his grubby shaving products and man stuff, ugh. Please ask Jordan to train him, thanks.


    She’s So Lucy

  • Seriously, your bathroom is incredibly stunning. You’ve gut such an eye for these things. And you’ve made it look so much more open and big than before!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Emily Knott

    Do you want to come over to mine and give my bedroom a makeover! Haha!


  • Oh Polly

    This looks amazing! Great inspiration ♥ ohpolly.com Online Fashion boutique

  • Your bathroom looks amazing, it’s beautiful. you have done a great job well done !!

    Zeynab x

    The Beauty Load

  • Rachel Ang

    perfection!! Cant get enough of the tiles! They are tooo pretty!!

    Rachel x

  • Gorgeous bathroom! I’m green with jealousy!

  • Totally and utterly gorgeous xx


  • Naomi Harvie

    Looks amazing! Do you own your flat? Or are the rental conditions different from Australia?

  • This bathroom is so ethereal…if a bathroom could ever be ethereal. I love how the sink has the added drawer space because I personally have more body care products than I know what to do with!


  • Marsya Jauzi

    Every inch of your bathroom are goals! It looks like I can soak up in the tub for a few hours. Love the photos <3


  • Annmcamp

    we make this party Go Make Easy

  • I love it! So pretty, you should be really proud you put it all together! x

  • Your bathroom is beautiful (and I’m really quite jealous)! I’m glad you’re happy with it and every little detail is perfect.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • Delicia

    So simple, chic and beautiful. The standouts for me have to be those divine floor tiles – they give a real impact! The Ikea sink cabinet is sleek and functional too, the perfect pick. Hope you enjoy your new bathroom oasis!


  • Your bathroom looks fantastic Kate, seriously like a showroom!
    xxx Claire

  • Alfredo Ciano

    Wow , This Bathroom is from Heaven !!! Fantastic Details for a Luxury & Magic Atmosphere , lol !!!

  • Emily

    Where are the tiles from? Looks beautiful xx

  • simoneant

    This is such a gorgeous bathroom, well done! I’ve just redone our bathroom at home too, I drove myself mad looking at fixtures & fittings but it’s amazing what bargains there are out there online – and how exciting it is to find them! The only thing I should have done was got a sink with drawers underneath like you did, I wish I’d seen the Ikea one sooner! Next time!

  • This is sooooo chic and beautiful..i mean seriosuly..i just came across your blog for the first time and this is the post i see.. TOTALLY impressed..i”m just so excited to see all your other interior posts.. 🙂

  • Diana Dawson

    Such a beautiful bathroom. Can you tell me where you purchased the floor tiles?