Our Blue and White Bathroom: Before and After




Our blue and white bathroom renovation

featuring “before” and “after” photos.



Today I’m excited to talk about our blue and white bathroom renovation project.

When I moved this site over to WordPress, the “before” photos of our blue and white bathroom got lost during the migration process!

Fortunately, Lisa Butler, was able to find them! I’m so happy to have them back in this popular post!

Muse Interiors helped us to transform this dark brown bathroom to the fresh and fun blue and white bathroom it is today.



blue white before after bathroom renovation

blue white before after bathroom renovation

As you can see, we demolished the brown tiles on the wall and floors. We also changed up the counter top here as well.

We kept the vanity base for the sink and had a professional paint it Benjamin Moore Dove White. We added a new mirror and a new light fixture.

There was a counter area in the corner that we removed as well.

The brown tiled wall section was replaced with white painted wood wainscoting.

Or is it called wain scoting? Or wainscot? I’m getting off point here, but I think you know what this design feature is!

Anyway, this pretty design feature (wainscoting or wainscot) helps to break up the bold pattern on these very large walls. 

(update! It’s wainscoting…whole post about this here~)



We chose a simple penny round tile for the floors in navy. You can see this in the photo above.

This was the best choice with such a large, bold pattern on the walls.

We continued the navy penny tiles into the shower and then complimented them with white penny rounds on the shower walls.

I let the beautiful wallpaper take center stage here, with simple white plantation shutters for the windows. They look perfect in this room.

The wallpaper is a custom color I saw in the Quadrille showroom in New York City. I’m thrilled with the way this looks.

We also ended up changing the original faucet to this much shorter one.  You can see the new faucet in the photo below.

The old faucet, while pretty, was bumping into the wainscot panel edge. You can see the shorter one in the image below.

I think I covered everything. If you have any questions I’m more than happy to answer them in the comments.

PS: Be sure to check out this post for more info on Quadrille.



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  1. Kristen wrote:

    Love the wallpaper! You mentioned it's a custom color, but what's the line?

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
    • The paper is from Quadrille, the name of the print is Sigourney.

      Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  2. Hard to believe its the same bathroom! Great job Sue….

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  3. Adore Quadrille papers Sue, gorgeous bath!! Love the blue and white!

    The Arts by Karena
    Painting Central Park

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  4. Carito wrote:

    Wow!!! Impressive!!

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  5. awesome

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  6. Unknown wrote:

    Would you mind sharing the counter top material? Is it marble? Thanks!

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Your blue and white bathroom is absolutely spectacular! May I ask what kind of ballpark budget this level of remodeling cost?

    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  8. Ivy Lane wrote:


    Published on 9.21.15 · Reply
  9. What a transformation! Just gorgeous!!! xoxo

    Published on 9.22.15 · Reply
  10. MRD wrote:

    Can you share your cabinet hardware source? As well as recommend any other favorite sources for bathroom pulls, etc? I am working on multiple bathrooms! Thank you so much!

    Published on 9.23.15 · Reply
    • Restoration Hardware is a great hardware source…also Rejuvenation Hardware. Good Luck!

      Published on 9.26.15 · Reply
  11. Sue,
    Insane difference! Of course, I love the bathroom, but I seriously appreciate it seeing the "before". And, I had to smile when I saw the framed Villibrequins that were one of the things that made Jen and Emily introduce us all those years ago!

    Excited to see you soon!
    xoxo Elizabeth

    Published on 9.25.15 · Reply
  12. MRD wrote:

    Thank you so much!!

    Published on 9.29.15 · Reply
  13. Tracy wrote:

    Love this wallpaper!!

    Published on 2.23.19 · Reply
  14. Donna Woodham wrote:

    The framed outgrown swim trunks would be a knockout in a beach home too!

    Published on 3.31.19 · Reply
  15. Chasha wrote:

    Beautiful!! Is BM White Dove the only paint color you used? Thanks.

    Published on 6.17.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      In the bathroom? Yes! Thanks!

      Published on 6.17.19 · Reply
  16. Scott wrote:

    Nice, thanks for sharing!

    Published on 7.16.19 · Reply