Before and After: This Nautical Bathroom is Now Much More Subtle

Before and After: This Nautical Bathroom is Now Much More Subtle

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Tess Wilson
May 3, 2018
(Image credit: Nesting With Grace)

This bathroom was pretty nice and quite nautical, and a thoughtful remodeling preserved everything that was great about it, while also adding modern yet classic updates and making the most of the available space. Let's explore!

(Image credit: Nesting With Grace)

This full-length shot reveals that the bathroom has a beautifully tiled floor, which wasn't altered during the makeover; its subtle, classic look suits a wide variety of styles. We can also see that the ladder takes up quite a bit of floor space, meaning there's not quite room for the stepstool. Let's see how that arrangement was remedied . . .

(Image credit: Nesting With Grace)

This is so much better! The new vanity has much more generous proportions, allowing for lots more storage and counterspace. There's plenty of room for the new stool, which belongs to the daughters of Nesting With Grace—this is their bathroom, which they share with guests—to be tucked away. There's still room for the towels to be hung, and the removal of the ladder opens the space up quite a bit.

The proportions of the mirror and wall light are perfect, and they look wonderful together, while the new shiplap-like wall adds a slight nautical, coastal feel that's much more subtle than seashells and such. The quartz vanity top, with its helpful backsplash, looks wonderful with the marble floor.

(Image credit: Nesting With Grace)

This bathroom was pretty cute, pre-makeover, and the light flooding in from the window is enviable, but Nesting With Grace was ready for a change.

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The tassels on the shower curtain are absolutely delightful, and I love the way the hanging plants link the indoor and outdoor spaces. All of the gold accessories—faucet, handles, toilet paper holder—add a lot of warmth to the black, white, and grey room while coordinating with the golden hues of the wood and wicker elements.

(Image credit: Nesting With Grace)

Other than my usual musing over why in-shower storage is always so limited (there's another shelf like this one higher up the wall), I admire this elegant bathing area. Glass shelves are not my taste these days, but I could see admiring the way they keep things airy and light. The faucets are lovely, and I loved that gold bar even before I knew what it does: "Maintains a balanced pressure of hot and cold even when a valve is turned on or off elsewhere in the system." Amazing!

Thank you, Nesting With Grace!

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