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Earthy modern half bath

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

If I had to choose a style to name for myself right now, it would be earthy modern. Clean lines, warm and deep colors, natural textures. Things that have the feeling of hands digging in fresh earth. That was exactly the vibe I wanted for my half bath renovation. Here's where we started:

I've had a grudge against the half bathroom in our home since we moved in. The color scheme and fixtures were nothing to be excited about, but more than that, the tiling job was done really poorly, with strange cuts and bad angles and broken pieces galore. It wasn't on our scope for our initial renovation, so a year or two later, I did a mini-reno, where I switched out the mirror and vanity, and painted the floor and wall tile. This design carried me through for another few years, but as my style has evolved, even this glow up wasn't suiting my taste anymore.

And now, here's the new and improved bathroom! I'm so in love with how it turned out.

I knew I wanted the bathroom to have the drama of black, but I've used paint a lot and wanted to try something different. I decided to apply Roman Clay to all the surfaces in the bathroom, including the ceiling!

The vanity is a beautiful custom piece, made from my design by my go-to carpenter, Gary at Cascades Studios. He has a post you can read about the build here.

I built the back wall of the room around that planter, which has such a great story behind it. Our yard has always been full of random buried debris, everything from old tennis balls to zillions of varied rocks and chunks of concrete, and even an old stop sign. When we did some hardscaping this year, I dug up yet another chunk of concrete, but it caught my eye for some reason. I hit it with the power washer, and underneath was the absolutely fantastic piece! The stone colors were exactly what I had in mind for this bathroom, and I used it as a design anchor when I was picking out the other elements in the space.

The kittens have been enjoying playing in here, too.

I'm in love with this space. It's exactly the type of rich, drama-filled room that makes my heart beat fast.

That's it for now!



Vanity: Cascades Studios

Walls: Portola Paints Roman Clay in Anchor

Flooring: TileBar

Mirror: Joss and Main, refinished with Rub n Buff

Light: Crate and Barrel

Faucet: Kraus

Sink bowl: Concretti Designs

Countertop: Floor and Decor

Hand towel: Cacala

Plants: Botanologica

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