Our Blue and White Bathroom: Before and After

I recently came across the “before” images of our blue and white bathroom (below) and realized I never did a full post about this bathroom.¬† Along with the help of Muse Interiors, I was able to transform this dark and brown full bath to the fresh and fun blue and white bathroom it is today.As you can see, we demolished the brown tiles on the wall and floors and changed up he counter top as well.¬† We kept the vanity base and had a professional paint it Benjamin Moore Dove White in satin impergo. We added a new mirror and light fixture. There was an extra counter area in the corner that we removed as well.

The brown tiled wall section was replaced with white painted (same color as above) wood wainscoting to break up the bold pattern on these very large walls. Because I had my heart set on a large scale blue and white print on the walls, Lauren Muse helped me choose a simple penny round tile for the floors in navy,.We continued this look into the shower and then complimented the navy rounds with white penny round tiles on the shower walls.

In order to let the beautiful wallpaper take center stage here, I chose simple white plantation shutters and they look perfect in this room.

The wallpaper is a custom color that I saw in the Quadrille showroom in New York on a fabric sample. I’m thrilled with the way this all turned out. Subsequent to the photo above (taken by Nicole Cohen) we ended up changing the original faucet to a much shorter one, as it was bumping into the wainscot panel edge. That update is over on Instagram today:)

I think I covered everything here, but if you have any questions I’m more than happy to answer them in the comments or over on Instagram.

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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:


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  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!!

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  14. Donna Woodham wrote:

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

    Published on 3.31.19 · Reply