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Welcome to week 8 of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge! Undoubtedly the last several weeks have been exhausting, installing a full Jack and Jill bathroom from scratch! Yet even amidst the countless hours of work and our lack of sleep, we couldn’t be more excited to share our coastal inspired, modern bathroom with you today! 

If you’re new here, WELCOME! You can learn more about us here. For those returning visitors, thanks for sticking with us during this round of the One Room Challenge. In fact, we hope you’ve been enjoying the weekly progress and are as excited to see this space as we are!

Just as a reminder, you can easily navigate through each week of this coastal inspired bathroom project.

-1st week: The Design Plan

-2nd week: How To Install Shiplap the Easy Way

-3rd week: How To Tile a Shower

-4th week: How To Grout Tile stress free!

-5th week: How To Install a Hexagon Bathroom Floor Tile

-6th week: How To Make an Affordable Barn Door for the Bathroom

-7th week: How To Confidently Choose Bathroom Vanities

-8th week: Final ROOM REVEAL! You are here!

behind the scenes of this modern bathroom reveal

Modern Bathroom Ideas & Inspiration

Certainly the most basic elements in a full modern bathroom include the placement of the toilet, sink and shower. Beyond that, a coastal theme is known for the varying shades of blue combined with natural tones.

For instance, adding rope will give the room a nautical feel, while incorporating sea or marine life are also popular choice for decorative elements.

Certainly there are many different types of coastal decor, lets revisit the inspiration for this coastal inspired modern bathroom.

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Modern Bathroom Design Elements

Overall, as you scroll through the photos of this modern bathroom reveal, you’ll notice diversity in the elements that tie this space together.

In fact, you may not originally consider using certain elements together. However, artfully blending multiple styles together in this space provides a unique representation of a nostalgic beach getaway.

Color scheme


-Pale blue


-Bleached wood tones

A look into the shower area

Timeless design choices

-Subway tile

-Hexagon tile

-Board and Batten

jack and jill bathroom before
jack and jill bathroom
modern bathroom before
jack and jill bathroom

Coastal elements


-Scale tiles



-Natural wood

coastal inspired modern bathroom
coastal accessories
shower niche

Modern bathroom design choices

-Mixed metal finishes

-Vanity lighting


-Sliding barn door

reclaimed oak vanitiy
hidden toilet paper storage

Vintage elements

-Vintage bathing suits

-Sentimental photographs

-Decor items

bathing area
vintage swimwear
board and batten wall before
Vintage swimwear artwork

Thanks so much for following along! We’re truly grateful for your support and kind words of encouragement along the way! It’s almost hard to believe what this space looked like just 8 weeks ago. Perhaps more than that, it’s hard to believe that we tackled this entire project ourselves without hiring out any work!

I absolutely love this space! It’s so calm and relaxing and heaven knows I need more of that in my crazy little world!

Being in this space makes me feel like I’ve stepped back to a nostalgic beach getaway, where time stands still. I love the timeless and classic look of the tile work and board and batten wall.

Hands down my favorite decor elements are the framed vintage bathing suits and photos of my grandma and her mother wearing their bathing suits from the same time period.

I love incorporating sentimental items throughout my home. Seeing items or even photos of our loved ones frequently remind me of the life they led and inspire me to be better each day. I also imagine what it would be like if they were still here with us today. I can almost hear their sweet voices letting me know how proud they are of me for all we’ve accomplished.

More importantly it provides opportunities for me to talk about them with my own little family, where I’m able to teach about the plan of salvation and bear my testimony to them that I know we will live with them again some day.

It would mean the world to us to hear from you! Be sure to drop your questions and comments below!

If you’re looking to add a shower to your bathroom, you’ll want to see how easily it is to install a prefab shower pan.

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We’re also in the works of opening up our Etsy shop where you’ll be able to download your own digital copies of many decor elements in this space and others found on our blog!

I mean, don’t you want to display vintage swimwear somewhere in your home too? 😂

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Mary Wilson

    I love the navy paint Can you share the brand sn
    And color of the navy paint?

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Mary. It took a lot of samples to find one we loved. The color is Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. However we had it mixed at Home Depot in Behr. You just tell them the color and brand and they can mix it up for you.

  2. Carrie

    This room turned out amazing! I love all of the colors and finishes – and the tile looks perfect. But my favorite part is the vintage swimsuits on the wall – such a fun, homey touch!

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you so much Carrie. It was quite an undertaking. We are so pleased with the results. I feel the swimsuits are an unexpected element that really makes the room stand out. Now on to the rest of the basement!

  3. Libbie@alifeunfolding

    You had me at Navy but then I saw all those details and oh my goodness!! Perfection!!

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you so much Libbie, you are so sweet. We are thrilled with the way it turned out. Now on the the remainder of the basement. 😉

  4. Camille Shelley

    Your bathroom looks amazing!!!! I love everything about it.

    1. Stephanie Hofer

      Thanks Cami! I couldn’t be any happier with each little detail and the way this room came together! Can’t wait for you to see it in person!

  5. Michel Romage

    I love how you bathroom turned out! It is fabulous. Can I send you pictures of my bathrooms for your perspective on how I can improve it?

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Absolutely Michel.

  6. Erin Zubot

    Really great job, I love the coastal feel!

    1. Stephanie Hofer

      Thanks so much Erin! Me too, isn’t it so relaxing?

  7. Meghan Knowles

    This looks so amazing! Great job you guys

    1. Stephanie Hofer

      Thanks Meghan! Can’t wait to finally soak in the tub! I feel a well deserved bubble bath is in the works. 🤣

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