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Our Guest Bathroom Reveal – A Jewel Box That Makes Me So Darn Happy

I have a sneaking suspicion this might be your favorite bathroom in the house (and there will be no hard feelings:) While I love our primary bath so much (and prefer it for our daily use), this hidden bathroom Is admittedly very special and the colors, patterns, and layers made for such pretty photos (thank you, Kaitlin). It’s a little jewel box of green and pink, full of vintage, and shiny polished nickel. It looks totally original (but fresh and new) and is just sweet as can be. I got to play out a fantasy here (as you should in a guest bath) and every time I walk in I’m like “OH THIS IS WONDERFUL”. All of the polished nickel plumbing fixtures and lighting were selected from Rejuvenation and that shiny pretty metallic popped off the matte tiles and wallpaper so perfectly.

Green and Pink Floral Wallpaper

Wallpaper | Ceiling & Trim Paint Color | Tile | Sink (unavailable) | Faucet | Mirror (vintage) | Toothbrush Holder (vintage) | Sconce

If you read the recap you know that this room was unfinished for months – with white walls and certainly didn’t feel pulled together. It took forever to choose the wallpaper mostly because there are so many that I love, but one day I just said “This. This is it“. The second we put up this Kelly Ventura wallpaper the room just SUNG. Then once we painted the window frame and ceiling a light green/gray (the bright white was just too white and looked unfinished), we accessorized and the room came together so quickly. I’m so so happy.

Waffle Towels | Pink Towels | Towel Bar | Wall Mirror | Bath Mat

The pink and green combination is incredible. “Pink” doesn’t seem like the right word – it’s more of a deep rose. It’s just such a beautiful color (and it’s in the wallpaper). And guess what? Now that it’s wallpapered I love the subtleness of the no-grout look (a design move that I was once confident about, then felt was a mistake and now I’m happy again). You can absolutely see the tile color variation without the bathroom being too busy.

Shower Set | Shower Head

The polished nickel Rejuvenation plumbing fixtures (with a more antique vibe) just kill me. I love them so much and am so glad that we leaned into silver here – that shiny metal is so pretty against the matte of the pink and near the green wallpaper (much preferred over brushed nickel or polished chrome).

Tile | Drain Cover

Look at that color variation in the tile. Just so pretty. It’s a custom color from Pratt + Larson (you can see all the custom colors we chose here) and I want to know the exact pigment in it so I can buy all the things in this perfect shade of pink. We opted for a 2×6 brick on the walls (Portland finish, so the edges are sharp, rough and look a little less uniform which your tile installer hates, but we love), a small hex on the floor, a 4×4 square for on top, and then pencil trim and sloped baseboard tile. A huge shout out to Stephyn from ARCIFORM for figuring this all out and placing the order. It’s far more work than it looks so thank you Stephyn!

The Vintage Articulating Mirror + Toothbrush Holder

Sink (unavailable) | Faucet | Mirror (vintage) | Sink Caddy (vintage)

I found all the vintage accessories at different architectural salvage stores in Portland. So while you, ahem, “can’t really see yourself in the mirror” says my MIL, I love the character they bring to this room (and there is a mirror on the opposite wall, don’t worry). We obviously couldn’t have a traditional vanity mirror due to the window, but since this is just for guests (and maybe Elliot when she’s older) it’s just fine.

Double Sconce

The Fairview double sconce from Rejuvenation in polished nickel is just so pretty – all those details really shine (literally) in the super shiny silver finish. I can’t stop smiling. The details in the fixture feel historic, classic and so appropriate for this house.

Wall Mirror

Since my antique mirror isn’t as functional as my mother-in-law would like, I ordered this pretty (and simple) polished nickel mirror for the wall above the towel rod that is big, pretty, and does the job perfectly (and makes the room feel bigger, breaks up the wallpaper and reflects light around).

Switch Plates

The whole room, with these pops of silver, feels so layered without being busy at all (silver is a quieter metallic than brass).

Towel Rack (vintage) | Striped Tolietry Bag | Waffle Towels | Toliet Paper Holder | Toilet

A huge shout out to Kaitlin Green, our wonderful photographer for shooting this tiny bathroom so beautifully – she did some magic getting this angle through the shower. I LOVE this shot (the nightstands aren’t there because we had to Photoshop out the shower door that she actually shot through that was totally obstructing the angle so we removed the nightstand before to make the editing easier). This angle makes me so happy – I love how the two rooms work so well together (the guest room isn’t done, but also great for now)

The vintage train rack shelf thing was from the house originally, in the kid’s bathroom. I was so happy that we kept it and that it found a permanent place in the home (not to mention being great storage for towels and guest cosmetic bags.

Art (vintage) | Planter | Toliet | Toilet Lever

It’s a lot in a little bathroom, which I think is a move I want to employ more – just going for it in small spaces in the name of creating an experience and provoking an emotion. A huge thank you to the ARCIFORM team, Anne, Stephyn, and Jamie for basically building this bathroom that didn’t exist. So much expertise goes into the renovation of an old house and I’m so grateful for everyone’s help. A huge thanks to Rejuvenation for partnering on this bathroom – the plumbing, lighting, and all polished nickel accessories (except the vintage) brought a classic elegance to the room.

Bathroom Resources:
Wallpaper: Kelly Ventura
Window: Original
Ceiling and Trim Paint Color: Comfort Gray by Sherwin-Williams
Tile (custom color): Pratt + Larson
Tile Installer: Level Plane
Shower Set: Rejuvenation
Shower Head: Rejuvenation
Shower Door: Custom
Vanity: Rejuvenation (no longer available)
Faucet: Rejuvenation
Plumbing: Rejuvenation
Toilet: Kohler
Toilet Lever: Rejuvenation
Double Sconce: Rejuvenation

Toilet Paper Holder: Rejuvenation
Towel Bar: Rejuvenation
Towel Rack: Vintage (original to the house!)
Wall Mirror: Rejuvenation
Switch Plates: Rejuvenation

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

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elisa
29 days ago

Emily! this is perfection, my favourite room so far and your house is gorgeous!

meredith
28 days ago
Reply to  elisa

Yes! I keep coming back to look at the photos again and again!

MKK
29 days ago

Lovely! I do have what may be an odd question about the toilet because I own the older version of toilet that has screw caps. This toilet looks grouted into place. What do you do when you ultimately have to replace the wax seal on the toilet?

Lani
28 days ago
Reply to  MKK

It installs just like a regular toilet. Click thru the link and read Installation Guide 2.

Nissa
28 days ago

Most definitely my favorite bathroom in the house…or maybe ever 😍

Brenda
28 days ago

You’re right– this is my favorite bathroom in the house!! It’s stunning!!

LouAnn
28 days ago

LOVE this color combination! Really stunning room.

Sara
28 days ago

LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! Love the vintage touches and especially love how the wallpaper and tile complement each other so well! Just a technical note – the link for the waffle towels takes you to the toilet site. Thanks for sharing another beautiful room!

Juni
28 days ago
Reply to  Sara

Search Waffle Towel in Pink by Casaluna from Target.

Reanna
28 days ago

Wow. Really beautiful! Good reminder that sometimes things don’t work perfectly until ALL of the pieces are in place.

Alyssa
28 days ago

Hi! These reveals are great — beautiful spaces! Can fig please start consistently sharing grout colors on tile projects for those of us who would like to actually replicate bits of these projects? Thanks!

Lani
28 days ago
Reply to  Alyssa

Laticrete 46 Quarry Red

Emma
28 days ago

It is beautiful!

Emma
28 days ago

PS, I would love a detailed post about wallpaper in wet areas.

Sarah
22 days ago
Reply to  Emma

The wallpaper behind the sink WILL get spots. Ask me how I know. There is a sealant you can put on the wallpaper though to protect it. I’ll do that next time.

Angela
28 days ago

Wow, the bathroom has really come together! I wasn’t on board with the original pink and white wallpaper you had considered, but I love the wallpaper you ended up with. It really compliments the tile. The whole space looks like a dream!
Would you please remind us of the overall dimension of the bathroom?

Angela
28 days ago
Reply to  Emily

Thank you!

Nora
28 days ago

Gorrrrrrgeous

KG
28 days ago

I literally opened up this blog post and said ‘oooh I’m soo glad she didn’t go with the pink wallpaper!’
Which I actually loved but this new wallpaper is just.. wow. I love it all!!
quick question, if anyone can help me out. Which direction does this window face?

Lani
28 days ago
Reply to  KG

It’s over the kitchen/south. The mirror across from the window seems to really increase the amount of light. Or maybe it’s due to reflectors/editing? Or a combo of things.

KG
28 days ago
Reply to  Lani

Thank you!

Carol
28 days ago

It’s fabulous! Definitely my favorite room of the farmhouse thus far. The pivot to green is brilliant – I loved the wallpapers you were considering, but this takes things to a whole new level. Bravo!

Sally
28 days ago

Hope your MIL doesn’t read the blog!! Nothing like being outed in public.
Bathroom is really beautiful and wallpaper is gorgeous. What do you mean by no-grout look though? I tried to really zoom in and it looks like it is grouted.
Also, I was reading through some of the early farmhouse posts when the vision was for a clean Scandi mountain house aesthetic. I would love a post about how/when you made the change and the process you went through mentally to let go of a first fixed vision. I would find it useful and hopefully so will others.

Azure
28 days ago
Reply to  Sally

She means she picked a grout that blends in with the tile so that you don’t see the grout as a separate design element.

Kleo
28 days ago
Reply to  Azure

And a narrow grout line. 1/16” I think?

Kleo
28 days ago
Reply to  Sally

Her MIL reads the blog (sometimes comments and even contributes).

Shannon
28 days ago
Reply to  Sally

There has definitely been at least one blog post about the evolution of the design direction but I can’t remember the name or date. Maybe you will have luck googling or searching the website?

Juni
28 days ago
Reply to  Shannon

There was this post “Wait, What’s The Farmhouse Style Again? Did We Lose The Original Vision??? How We Almost Made Some Risky Permanent Choices And Why?”
https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/whats-the-farmhouse-style-again-how-we-almost-made-some-risky-permanent-choices-and-why

Sally
28 days ago
Reply to  Emily

Not at all snarky and sorry if it sounded that way from me!! I just find it funny when we get those little insights of daily family interactions.
Was delighted to read your MIL’s comments below.
And thanks to the others above for clarification. Much appreciated!! I’ve been planning my own house for a while (due to delays outside my control) and my original vision is changing a bit but I’m having a bit of an inner struggle and it’s hard to let go. Feeling strangely disloyal to my original ideas. Weird, I know…

Merry
28 days ago

Absolutely stunning 😍

JinFL
28 days ago

I am so glad you didn’t go with the pink wallpaper! The room definitely needed some contract and the green turned out very pretty. Also, I’m so glad your mother in law convinced you to put in a second mirror. I agree, that while the vintage one is cute, it is definitely not practical and I’d be super annoyed as a guest to not have a mirror I could see myself in. 🙂

MBJ
28 days ago

UGHHHH… killed it, Em! So beautiful and definitely a treat for the eyeballs and for your guests. Love the way it coordinates with the guest room color and vibes. And yes, the monochrome tile was fully the way to go, it modernized this sweet little bathroom just enough. Good, good, good job.

Jo-Ann Ward
28 days ago

Absolutely love this. Would love to know the dimensions of the room. I’ve a similar layout planned for my, hopeful, upcoming house move.

Sue Sue
28 days ago

MIL here: Having just spent three nights in the guest room, I’ll admit I linger in this bathroom way longer than necessary . The colors, the wallpaper and the fixtures are perfection. And Em, I love the new mirror, but kinda like the antique one too as it blurs the wrinkles…😘

Addie
28 days ago

I didn’t think you were going to continue the rich colors throughout, but I’ve been hoping you’d use this Meadow wallpaper somewhere (I suggested it in a previous post because of the modern/natural/whimsical vibe and colors.) and it’s Gorgeous, as is the entire space. Definitely my favorite bathroom!

Kleo
28 days ago
Reply to  Addie

Yes, in Shell or Linen. The Fern is inspired.

Susan
28 days ago

This bathroom is a gem! I love silver toned metals and it is so wonderful to see them used so beautifully.

Julie S
28 days ago

Yup, I love it, all that warm silver and foggy green and rose/terracotta! I had a flashback moment to a childhood core memory – the stunning sterling-silver-and-green bathroom in Colleen Moore’s fairy tale castle dollhouse. (I loved dollhouses before I graduated to real houses.) It’s a combination that gleams in the most appealing way! Your rosy tile makes this one even better though 🙂

Cheryl
28 days ago
Reply to  Julie S

I grew up drooling over that dollhouse at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago so I share the same childhood memories! Exquisite and whimsical in every way.

Hope
27 days ago
Reply to  Julie S

That dollhouse is amazing. Fascinating video of it being assembled here: https://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/exhibits/colleen-moores-fairy-castle/

jen
28 days ago

Absolutely stunning!! This and your TV room are my favorite rooms and that’s saying something because they’re all great! Love the contrasting wallpaper. I’m about to redo my bathroom and this has opened up new vistas for me, thank you!

Alethia
28 days ago

I love this so much and the wallpaper is just gorgeous! Question – I’ve always been nervous to apply wallpaper in a bathroom that has a shower (we have wallpaper in our powder room though). What are your thoughts/tips on that?

Caroline
28 days ago

Silver colored hardware (taps etc) is so much nicer than the trendy goldcolor that everyone has chosen for the past years. I never liked that trend tbh. Silver is not ‘blingy’ and much more timeless!

Cheryl
28 days ago

You left us on such a mean cliffhanger yesterday (lol) all I could do was reread the blog post where you’re holding that pretty pink rose wallpaper. You mentioned you were waiting for more samples from Kelly Ventura and included a link so after I followed that I spied this exact pattern (with so much of the rose color) and thought how lovely would that look with the tile?

Well it does look lovely! It’s less of a room and more of an outfit, in a way. The wallpaper reads like fabric, the matte tiles are like leather and the fixtures are jewelry. It’s just luxurious in a completely modern way while still feeling like a vintage farmhouse. Kudos!!

Ally
28 days ago

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. ! I would love to use this same wallpaper for our bathroom. But, I only need one roll. They sell 5 yds. minimum. Recommendations? You have extra? Ha!

Marie
28 days ago

It’s so lovely!

Pamela T
28 days ago

This wallpaper with your tile is sheer beauty. No wonder your lucky MIL says she enjoys being in there!

Denise
28 days ago

I also went with polished nickel fixtures, including a train rack, an articulating mirror, and that exact Rejuvenation mirror in a larger size. I used the same Kohler Memoirs toilet and SW Comfort Gray paint. And less than 30 minutes before I saw this post, I just cut a bunch of rosy Helebore blooms for a bouquet just like those in the photos! Makes me feel like I’m doing something right LOL!

Deb
28 days ago

Years ago I stayed on a sheep farm in a house in Ireland shared by the owners as a B&B. There was a bathroom that guests shared that reminds me so much of this
bathroom. Similar wallpaper and towel rack. The tile
was a dark color but I believe it was green. I fell in love
with the sheep, the border collies our hosts and that
wonderful house. As others have said…this is my favorite room in your house so far.

Julie
28 days ago

LOVE LOVE the pink and green. so pretty.

SARAH
28 days ago

That is one cute little toilet tank! The blue/white? flower brush like moment in the wallpaper is winning me over and man the chrome accessories really do make this place sing! Good job!

Julia
28 days ago

Emily you’ve done it!!!! This is perfection

Meg
28 days ago

This is absolutely STUNNING!! You knocked it out of the park on every detail. The balance is perfect. This is such a small thing, but where did you find the cute little footed planter (that the pilea is living in). It’s adorable.

Indy
27 days ago
Reply to  Meg

Morse Studio on Etsy. It’s linked under one of the pics.

Kelly
27 days ago

This reminds me of my grandma’s bathroom in the best way! The color combo, the vintage fixtures, the small-ish footprint…being in that beautiful bathroom would feel like a hug! ☺️ The funny thing is, I would never have created that space in my own home (I just can’t get on board with pink, although Jess’s curtains alllmost got me there), but I would still love this as a place to visit. I guess that makes it the perfect guest bathroom! That’s alway my biggest design challenge: discerning which designs are ones I truly want to live with, and which designs are ones I just want to flirt with once in a while!

Jordyn Bridge
27 days ago

WOW!!! You really went for it with this room! Every detail is gorgeous! And the bold color has me drooling!!

Sarah
27 days ago

Oh my. I never thought I would call a bathroom “magical” but here we are. It’s perfect.

Monica
27 days ago

I wasn’t sure what to think about the tile but wow oh wow does it look good with the stunning wall paper. A triumph!

Susanne
26 days ago

wow – not sure what else I can add to the conversation.

Lavinia
26 days ago

Dang!

Troy A Jones
23 days ago

Wow. Really beautiful! Good reminder that sometimes things don’t work perfectly until ALL of the pieces are in place.

Susan Marie
22 days ago

breathtaking