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**Introducing** Our Farmhouse Primary Bathroom Reveal (FINALLY)

We both have probably lost track of how many posts have been published around here leading up to this very moment where I FINALLY get to show you our primary bathroom. But hey, why else do you follow a design blog then to read about all the countless steps it takes to go from empty shell to finished showstopper?

This post is a dedication to this space I love so much. I love to look at it, I love to use it and I feel grateful for it every day. It’s airy and Scandinavian-inspired, with some traditional elements sprinkled throughout, all combined to create a visually calm and pretty bathroom that checks all our boxes (and more).

To be honest, the layout of this room is hard to shoot (bathrooms are always smaller and difficult to work around, plus the hallway leading into it presents even more challenges for a camera). If you look at the layout (above and below), it can help you imagine the whole thing. It’s far easier to wrap your head around in the full Webisode video (watch that HERE). I’m also including a cut-down version below. Just wait for the ad to play!

Basically, there are three separate spaces to this room: the toilet room (WC), the shower room and the vanity/tub area. Below, you’ll see construction shots we took early on with a wide-angle lens, looking far bigger than it is, but showing where everything might land.

Tile | Tub | Tub Caddy | Mug (similar) | Candle | Tub Faucet (similar) | Windows | Curtains | Wall Color | Marble Side Table | Rug (vintage)

From the bedroom and closet, you walk in and see the pretty tub in front of the huge window on the prettiest blue tile of the whole house. If you are just landing here, check out the post about deciding on the grout shade (it was a real thing) but it’s so beautifully executed and the color gives me life.

Shower Door (local and custom) | Robe | Slippers

The light reflecting off the floor tile has such movement and texture. As you can see above, the WC is the first doorway (with a pocket door) and next is the shower room (the glass door that I’m opening).

The Shower “Room”

Tile | Stone | Shower Set | Shower Head | Drain (no longer available) | Marble Tray (similar)

The shower room is the same blue Pratt & Larson tile as the floor except I went with a brick pattern in subway shape. Instead of a monochrome grout, I opted for a lighter color in here. Except for the brass of the shower plumbing and stone top, it’s blue from floor to ceiling (in true EHD fashion). I LOVE it being a dark, intimate shower versus a big glass room. That’s a great look for the right house, just not for this one. As you might know, tile installers prefer smaller-scale tiles on the floor so they can more easily slope them down to the drain so we took the same color again but in a penny-sized hex mosaic.

It’s such a pretty color and a cozy space. The plumbing pops off against it so well and the round shapes of the faucets and handles are a nice juxtaposition to the linear brick tile. We had the glass door custom-made (by a normal company, nothing fancy) and they added that brass strip around the edging and the little knob which gives a vintage feel.

The Water Closet

Sconce | Art (vintage) | Toilet | Toliet Lever | Wooden Tray (similar) | Toliet Paper Holder | Switchplate Cover | Basket (similar)

In the world’s most obvious sentence, this is our toilet room. Yes, it’s pretty basic and private thanks to the pocket door I mentioned earlier. The toilet is such a pretty shape (you know, for a toilet) and the sconce adds softer light at night so no one is blinded with a midnight run to the loo. Look, I do still think about wallpapering this room but honestly, it’s hard to budget for it when it doesn’t need it. Would it be more fun? Sure! But until I find the right paper, we are pretty happy with it as-is.

Flushmount | Wall Art | Moon Ceramic | Sconce

Some of the details ARCIFORM created here that I love are harder to read in the photos, like the beautiful brass floor grate. Also, put in a peg rail along a piece of trim for our towels which is subtle utilitarian but also a moment for the organic look of a towel hung just so. If you want to join the whole ‘towel bar versus hook/peg’ debate we wrote a whole post about it HERE. Essentially, for more humid weather (Portland) you have to spread out the towel more (on two pegs), but we still much prefer the look over a bar (because bars are always messy unless perfectly folded).

Stool (vintage) | Pink Towel | White Waffle Hand Towel | Teal Blue Waffle Towel | Blue Mug

Oh boy, do I LOVE those cafe curtains with that sweet little pinch pleat. We worked with Decorview (yet, again, because we love them); they brought samples and helped us choose size/fabric and, of course, did the full install.

Window Curtains and Hardware

I love that I can lay in the bath and still see the sky and trees but with full privacy. It also splits in the middle so when I know that no one is over, I’m able to open them and look directly out the window, as well. It’s very, very dreamy.

As you can see here, the bath is in front of the window but what you can’t tell is that it’s not EXACTLY centered and you can’t tell AT ALL. Phew. The whole wall feels balanced by the stool and the plant. Also, I want to give an official endorsement for this tub from Rejuvenation. It’s on the narrower side which I knew because I saw it before we ordered it. But I actually love that it’s not really wide because sometimes you feel like you are swimming in the tub and it takes forever to fill up. This size/scale is tighter for two people (but very doable…wink wink).

Tub Faucet (similar)

We went with this more old-world faucet from Rejuvenation with a hand shower and tub filler, which we love.

Teak Tray | Candle

The teak bath tray is also from Rejuvenation and that’s my favorite smelling (and super long-lasting) tub candle from Target.

Tile

Vanity (custom by Unique Kitchens and Bath and base by Nate Dinihian) | Medicine Cabinets (custom) | Wall Tile | Vanity Stone | Sconce | Faucets | Switchplates

Let’s stop for a second and take this in. I love this vanity so much. It gives us plenty of storage in addition to the medicine cabinets and the cupboards to the right, and I’m crushing hard on the tile extending underneath it. It’s a good look, right? (Right…there’s no other response here I’ll accept.)

Another fun fact about the knobs…I thought I was ordering much smaller knobs but since I didn’t really measure the two inches noted in the description (it always sounds smaller to me) these came in and we actually love how playful they are. Happy accidents sometimes make for the best design “choices.”

We designed that leg joinery with local maker Nate Dinihinian and love how it turned out so much. Unique Kitchens & Baths did such a great job with the cabinetry and drawers, too.

If you are trying to squint to see the tilework, you aren’t alone. In person, it’s this really pretty reflective wall of tile, but again, the running theme here is how hard everything is to capture on camera! Quiet beauty doesn’t come across on screen.

That vase is a new acquisition from an artist I’ve been a fan of forever, BZippy. We bought it from local gallery/shop Spartan Shop.

Vase

Here, you can see the tile a bit better. It’s all handmade and has a shaky, imperfect feel. Obviously, it’s meant to just go fade away visually and I love that it feels so clean and fresh and not busy. I find that while I love other spaces on the internet that are fun and lively, I don’t love that for me every day. Does that mean I won’t wallpaper the bathroom at some point? Nope. I do have some fantasies of doing that, for sure.

That medicine cabinet is one of my favorite elements in the house (read the whole post about how ARCIFORM custom-made it here).

All the lighting and plumbing are by Rejuvenation and they feel so perfect in the space. You might notice that the finishes don’t match (unlacquered brass for the lights, aged brass for the faucets) which I was worried would bother me until the sconces age and get more patina, but it doesn’t bother me at all.

Faucet

That’s a wrap on this for a while. MAYBE I’ll wallpaper at some point, but for now, it’s such a lovely and easy bathroom to be in and makes me so happy every day (and night, your girl loves a bath). The tile, the vanity, the tub and the plumbing—it’s just so airy and bright yet grounded. Thanks to ARCIFORM for the excellent execution, per usual. And all the resources are below!

Bathroom Resources:
TilePratt + Larson

Tile InstallerLevel Plane
Countertops: Bedrosians Tile & Stone
Stone Fabrication: Alpha StoneWorks
Custom Vanity: Unique Kitchens and Baths and Dinihanian Design Build
Wall Paint Color: Extra White by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing: Rejuvenation
Tub: Rejuvenation
Toilet: Kohler
Light FixturesRejuvenation

Windows: Sierra Pacific Windows
Window Treatments: Decorview

*Design by Emily Henderson and ARCIFORM
**Photos by Kaitlin Green

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Annie
5 months ago

No words – swoon!

Brenda
5 months ago

It is a beautiful bathroom! The windows, lights, and tile are all stunning!

Melissa
5 months ago

Gorgeous. That tile, that tub, the light, the vanity…Just everything.

I have one burning question: No hooks for hand towels by the sinks? I lived like that for a while and it was a dark period of my life ; )

Enjoying these reveals so much. Thanks and congrats!

Amy
5 months ago

What are the little black knobs on a switch plate in the WC room (2) and next to the vanity (4)? Love the floor color and the vintage rug in front. So pretty!

Jen
5 months ago
Reply to  Amy

Those are antique push button light switches. 🙂

Cris S.
5 months ago
Reply to  Amy

This is a post they did about them and other options – https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/unique-light-switches-and-covers

Deborah
5 months ago

Beautifully designed with such a relaxing vibe…clearly an enjoyable space! 🙂

🥰 Rusty
5 months ago

Luxurious day spa – for every day and night.
Be-oot-iful! 💓

Alexandre
5 months ago

It’s beautiful!

Nora
5 months ago

That vanity… wowza. Love the medicine cabinets and the herringbone tile floor. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Shannon
5 months ago

Gorgeousness! Please share a straight-on pic of the tub in front of the window!

Jen A
5 months ago
Reply to  Shannon

Agree! Such a tease. I would never have cared about this at all except there was a big build up and a whole blog post about it, and then we didn’t get to see it. I want some closure LOL. Now I am sorry I read the other post because it is like hearing the start of a book/story and never getting to know the end.

Dana
5 months ago

Just a gorgeous and timeless bathroom!

Angela
5 months ago

Wow–your bathroom is really beautful! I thought I had seen it already, from the process posts, but it is even better styled. Great tile color. The maximalist in me wants you to paint a mural/fresco in the arch above the medicine cabinet that is hidden by the closed mirror–a little secret, like some birds.

WV
5 months ago
Reply to  Angela

Or how fun to use washi tape to hang little notes, drawings and/or cards from their kids.

Jen
5 months ago
Reply to  Angela

Oooh I love this! What a fun surprise. Local artist moment??

Kat Selah
5 months ago
Reply to  Jen

OMG, the artist Miche McCausey would be PERFECT for a little mural. They do amazing florals and nature and I just love the idea of a hidden mural!

KateM
5 months ago

Is there a light in the shower room? I assume some sort of can light that is waterproof? I would hate to shower in the dark.

Karen
5 months ago
Reply to  KateM

Same question.

Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  KateM

not em, but jumping in – yes, there’s a light! you can get a good look of it in the youtube video, too. (shameless plug!)

Summer
5 months ago

It’s beautiful, Emily! Perfect. No wallpaper required. 🙂 I am so glad that you didn’t give into the pressure to bring in more colours or patterns or risks into the hard finishes of this farmhouse — it feels like this entire project is a testament to the fact that it’s possible and okay to ignore the colour de jour / trends, and build a home that you like. It’s on a smaller scale, but I see pictures of British homes that are gorgeous, and feel so much pressure to re-create that in my home and not settle until I find floral curtains I like… after months of looking for floral fabric, I’m finally realizing that even though I love the pictures of those British homes, I don’t like floral fabric. Your farmhouse is helping me think through this all more clearly: it’s not a choice between blah and doing what others have done to create something special. It’s okay if what I like is “basic”. I like blue and white and simple textures for a reason! Thank you for that important inspiration! Also, a question: do you happen to know the dimensions of your toilet room and/or shower room? I… Read more »

Elizabeth
5 months ago
Reply to  Summer

“I’m finally realizing that even though I love the pictures of those British homes, I don’t like floral fabric.”
I call that the “I’d love to visit it, but don’t want to live with it” situation.

Michelle
5 months ago
Reply to  Summer

Just here to say I’m going through a similar process. I blame Farrow & Ball content managers lol. But it’s so fun to see all the British color and pattern choices right now, especially as a child of the seventies/eighties when the tidal wave of neutrals began and we were all taught to “brighten” everything. I love rethinking my opinions on wallpaper and granny decor. Have I made any of these changes in my own home? Not yet. Except to embrace the knotty pine in my small home office, which my younger self would have immediately painted white. I was concerned I was doomed to be stuck in the design aesthetic of my 20s, but now I think it’s just knowing my personal style and what’s right for this house. I especially appreciated Emily’s restraint here because the inspiration was supposed to be “farmhouse.” In the traditional sense, I associate this style with practical, non-fussy (if not understated) beauty. This blue and white bathroom is perfectly achieving it.

Gretchen
5 months ago

Gorgeous!! Especially that incredible vanity.

Roberta Davis
5 months ago

It’s just beautiful, Emily! I love all the light from the windows, and the curtains are perfect.

Kate
5 months ago

Beautiful! So serene yet playful.
Question re: wallpaper in bathroom – does this work in smallish bathrooms with a shower and/or bath? I’ve mostly seen wallpaper in powder rooms. I assume there are special considerations for wallpapering in high moisture environments or it’s actively discouraged? If anyone has wallpapered their bathroom successfully I’d love to hear your tips!

priscilla
5 months ago
Reply to  Kate

I’ve had wallpaper in four bathrooms, some that i inherited and some that I papered myself. In one bathroom with inadequate air circulation, the paper curled at the edges in the steam, and, worse, mildewed. Our master bath’s paper I got sick of seeing after a couple of years. Maybe a professional wallpaper hanger person is the answer? Small spaces with tricky cut-outs and crazy angles like you find in many older home’s baths are not for the amateur. Are those tips? Here’s a tip for wallpapering with your spouse: designate one person the lead on the project, and the other person is there from the neck down, offering no opinions and no comments (unless there is a disaster happening). It makes for a smooth job and a continuing marriage!

Cris S.
5 months ago

Lovely bathroom! I can imagine how fantastic it must feel to lie in the bath and look at the landscaping (especially given the piles of mud previously). My three thoughts are 1. after many years in humid Chicago hanging towels from hooks, I LOVE the wall towel heater we installed in our house reno. It isn’t even about warm towels in the winter, its about not having a still damp towel when you go to use it the next day 2. you picked out a great tub filler – I see so many like mine that do temp AND water force together, which means you can only do cold and slow or hot and very forceful. It’s not soothing. 3. I’ve never minded feeling like I’m floating/swimming in my wider tub. I got in multiple tubs in bath showrooms to test narrowness and didn’t like feeling as if my butt was being squeezed, but then, mine is definitely wider than yours! 🙂

Jen
5 months ago

This room is perfection! I love everything about it. It seems the perfect size – spacious but still feeling cozy if that is possible. I like the size of your shower. Giant showers feel very chilly to me. This one looks just right. I also like the privacy of a tiled shower vs. the ones that are popular right now with all glass. Even when I am alone, I just don’t relax in the same way as in a cozy shower like the one you have here. Every detail in this room is just right. LOVE SO MUCH. Way to go!!

Claire
5 months ago

Show the money shot facing the bathtub in front of the window head-on!

Stephanie
5 months ago

Absolute perfection. This is one of my favorite designs you’ve ever done. It’s serene yet subtly colorful, with lovely texture and so much soul. I love how the curtain rods extend to the outer edges of the window frames, and the pleats or so sweet. So many details to love, but my favorite: THOSE WOODEN KNOBS. They’re amazing!!! So playful and unique. The styling is to die for, too. That vase!!! 😍😍😍
Thanks for sharing with us! What a wonderful space to start and end your day.

Michelle
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

That vase deserves more shout outs imho. It’s so “Emily” it could be called the Emily and all us fans would know immediately.

5 months ago

I love the marble trim around the shower opening. A lovely touch that brings it all together. Also, swooning over the pink color of those branches on the vanity. Your styling is perfection!

Hana
5 months ago

This room is amazing! I love love love it! I can’t pic a favorite room as I love the kitchen and sun room sooo much too! And the mudroom! Great job, I’m so happy for you and your family. ☺

elizabeth
5 months ago

HI. Would you mind sharing the size of your windows. We are trying to determine the size of our windows for our bath right now and having this visual would be so helpful. Love the room.

Monique Wright Interior Design
5 months ago

Maybe my favorite space at the farmhouse! I really love the balance. I’m a big fan of a contained shower rooms, (or “introvert showers,” as I call them), because they really create private, spa-like spaces. The glass-walled, totally open showers just feel like you’re on display, (insert song by Melissa Gorga 😂) IMO.

Also really digging that marble stool! The shape is amazing.

priscilla
5 months ago

ohhh, ahhh. divine

Heather
5 months ago

Emily, if you come home one day and realize that you’ve been robbed but the only thing missing is the vase on your vanity…it was me. 😉 Anyway, I LOVE all of this. I even love that you are reminding us that you don’t have to finish everything at the same time. Of COURSE one day you will find wallpaper you can’t live without and now you have a place to put it. Right? I covet the rug and the vanity knobs and I am a sucker for those type of curtains; they bring a dream-like quality to any room they are in. My only question: can you really put your make-up on with just those (beautiful) sconces plus the overhead? Or do you have a secret vanity mirror somewhere? I would have a hard time with that set-up but I am getting older and find I need brighter light now.

Ashley
5 months ago

It’s so beautiful and peaceful! That deep sea blue-green tile is so luscious and stunning. Have you done a post previously on maintaining grout over time? I’m majorly regretting my white grout in our heavily-used shower and struggling hard to find cleaning solutions that get it white but don’t degrade the grout. I’ve tried all the online recommendations (vinegar and baking soda, blue dawn, etc) to no avail. Peroxide ate away at the grout. Help!

Jen A
5 months ago
Reply to  Ashley

Second this!! Arlyn? Caitlin? One of you listening? Readers want this post!! 😎

🥰 Rusty
5 months ago
Reply to  Ashley

You could regrout and then seal the grout. It can be resealed every few years.

Monica
5 months ago

It’s lovely! I’ve realized that I’m happy that the reveal posts are rolled out over such a long time horizon because I will be sad when there are no more. The tile under the vanity is wonderful – not only does it look great, having designed it this way you can feel as though the floor is truly clean in a way that you couldn’t if the vanity reached down to the ground. The only thing I don’t quite see is the blue color in the tile – it appears more teal on my screen.

Michelle
5 months ago
Reply to  Monica

I am honestly confused, was their truly any other choice here? I think not. The blue ensures that joinery gets its supportive backdrop and I can’t imagine stopping the eye there with any kind of base or what, other flooring? Not sure why it is called out tbh. But if I am missing something I just want to loudly applaud the decision, esp that gorgeous herringbone pattern and matching grout. I really wish I had a reason to bring this into my own home.

Shannon
5 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

I puzzled over this too

Jen
5 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

I didn’t take this as though they did not like or want the blue tile or think it should go under the vanity. I took it as they literally had a hard time seeing the blue color – as in, on the screen it looks teal and they can’t see/appreciate the blue color of the tiles overall. I could be way off.

Melinda
5 months ago

I usually read the blog on my phone, and SO glad I pulled this post up on the computer today. I would have entirely missed the tile detail around the mirror. Such a beautiful touch!!!

Pam
5 months ago

Hi Emily! The bathroom is so beautiful! I noticed that you don’t have bath mats and instead are using your vintage rug. Was that just for the photos or are you using the rug only in the bathroom? We recently moved and have a large bathroom and I’m finding very difficult to find a soft water resistant rug that fills the space, but I also don’t want the look of multiple bath mats. Would love to hear your thoughts on it!

Hannah
5 months ago
Reply to  Pam

FWIW I used a vintage rug as a bath mat for years and it worked perfectly! I will say that we don’t have kids yet so we’re not like splashing lots of water around 🙂 but it wasn’t an issue at all for us!

KC
5 months ago

This is lovely! If you do decide that you want to go with wallpaper in your toilet room, you should reach out to the Swedish wallpaper companies directly. They all do sponsorships and they all ship to the US! The Scandinavian Wallpaper company is actually a distributor for Swedish brands, not the actual company that makes them. The lovely papers you have in the entry and the powder bath are both from Sandberg. Other companies to look at are Borastapeter and Midbec. They all have that lovely Scandinavian vibe that would work so well here and even if you don’t decide to put up paper in here, it’s hours of fun browsing all of the gorgeous wallpaper designs.

Cheryl
5 months ago

Love that vanity so. Can you tell us the source for the knobs and handles?

Dawn
5 months ago

Gorgeous – that tile color is perfect! And the grout contrast looks very apparent in the full space. Curious if the lighting around the vanity is enough for you? I did a similar set up and found myself wandering to the kids’ bath with the triple light over the mirror for more light. It’s fine for typical use but not pore inspection or splinter removal.

Aimee
5 months ago

Congratulations, Emily. You deserve every square inch of this beauty!

Kellie
5 months ago

Love it all! Did I miss a link for the turkish bath towels???

Elizabeth Kennedy
5 months ago

Beautiful! Well worth the time and endless agonizing over details. I love it!

Donna T.
5 months ago

Will you post a picture of the tub straight-on so we can see how it looks off-centered on the window? The view with the vanity at your back.

Karen
5 months ago

Stunning, Just…wow. I may have missed this in an older post but is the vanity top honed marble?

Lane
5 months ago

It’s such a great bathroom. Perfect vanity and all the details. Tile-work is superb. Such great choices, and so much detail even though the choice seems simple. Could you also show more photos with the window in the back? So it’s not that important, except there was a whole post about the dilemma of the tub not being centered. It would be nice to see how it looks and how you balanced it with other elements.

Brenda
5 months ago

I think if you want some wallpaper but want to keep the room “quiet”, why don’t you just wallpaper the toilet room? That’s what I did in my ensuite renovation and I LOVE the effect – it’s a peek of something wonderful, doesn’t overpower the room and it makes sitting in there a little more interesting! My guy who installed it (he’s British) called it a, “posh pisser”. Lol!!

Bre
5 months ago

It’s gorgeous! One question: where do you put your towel so that you can access it from the shower? I find that to be an issue with the bathrooms I design. Sometimes there’s not a perfect place for it based on the layout.

5 months ago

It’s incredibly inspiring! Obviously, it’s not the ‘typical’ bathroom remodel because of the sponsorships etc (I’m not sure how many people would pay $415 for a toilet lever), that said, I would truly appreciate a post about the cost of such a remodel. I’m going to start a bathroom remodel in Portland and I’d love to be able to see costs etc (real consumer costs vs sponsor-lead costs). I think it would give readers a more realistic view of what’s financially available while being inspired by this remodel. On a side note, have there been any issues with having a dark tile in a shower? I love the look but I worry about soap build-up etc.

Margaret
5 months ago

wow! It’s a subtle beauty that is just right for the rest of your home! I’m so happy you love it. And I appreciate that your shower first take up half the room, and that your brasses don’t match! Keeping up with things you see in magazines and other blogs can make you crazy. Just one question-did you do heated floors (my number one must have! )?

JJ Seligman
5 months ago

Love the bathroom! What is the size of the shower room?

Addie
5 months ago

The layout seems very practical and yet still luxurious. The tub position and fixtures are dreamy! I’m digging the herringbone tile in this pretty color on the floors and shower. The medicine cabinets bring balance with curves in a dominantly rectangular space. Personally I’d like to see some wallpaper in the water closet and upper part of the walls but only because I adore layering pattern and color. It’s a beautiful bathroom — definitely relaxing!

Bailey
5 months ago

i love the tile detail at the medicine cabinets and the trench drain in the shower – i need more pics of that shower floor 🙂 🙂

TMW
5 months ago

Love❤️❤️❤️ could I ask where the knobs & pulls on the vanity are from ?

Kim
5 months ago

One of my favorite elements are those fun round knobs on the vanity, along with the painstakingly designed tile arch. I loved learning that the knobs were almost a happy accident! Yay for the rare good surprises in a reno!

JeffreyC
5 months ago

Stunning as expected given the posts leading up to the reveal. I’m not much for brass, but it looks really good here. The space overall feels a bit traditional, a bit modern, and a bit glam. A winning trifecta. The blue tile is the star though.