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Tour this elegant white marble bathroom complete with white custom cabinets, pony wall shower niche, chandeliers, and freestanding tub.

The day is finally here!  These six weeks have flown by and today is finally reveal day for the One Room Challenge.  I’ve been working around the clock to finish my elegant primary bathroom makeover and my poor family and home have definitely been feeling my absence. 

My dining room table has become a dumping ground for accessories, my downstairs is a sea of laundry, and the fridge is looking a bit bare these days.  Not to mention that while my husband and I have been displaced for our own bathroom, we’ve had to share with our two kids.  And let me tell you, that is a challenge all of its own!

But none of that really matters because the primary bathroom is DONE and I’m excited to show you what a dramatic transformation it’s undergone!  First, though, I’d like to thank my incredible sponsors who supported me on this project. (This post contains affiliate links and products provided by Sponsors; however, all opinions are mine.  You can read my full Disclosure Policy HERE)

Hydro SystemsThe Builder Depot – Build.com – Plumbing Overstock

You can find a complete list of sources for all of the products I used in this makeover at the end of this post.

Wondering how the marble has held up and if it’s difficult to maintain? I’ve answered all these questions and more in my Marble Tile Guide!

First, let’s look back at what our primary bathroom used to look like in all of its 80’s glory:

One Room Challenge Master Bathroom Before Tidbits&Twine

And here’s what our marble bathroom looks like now!

White marble master bathroom with freestanding tub and hexagon floor
elegant marble bathroom with white hexagon marble floor white freestanding tub and shower pony wall

Primary marble Bathroom Renovation

This is truly such a different space that I still can’t believe it’s the same bathroom!  Removing the columns really opened everything up, as does the use of white everywhere.

elegant marble bathroom with white hexagon marble floor white cabinets and shower pony wall

Hexagon Marble Tile Floor

I was nervous that the 2″ hexagon marble floor would look busy, but it really just blends.  And I’m happy that I went with the 4″ border, despite the fact that the tile guy had a hard time guessing at the border when the cabinets weren’t installed yet!

Venato Carrara marble hexagon floor with subway tile border in french elegant master bathroom

Freestanding Tub

One of my favorite additions to this space is this gorgeous Michelangelo soaking tub from Hydro Systems.

Elegant marble bathroom with freestanding tub and ornate french wood floor mirror behind the tub next to a shower pony wall
Pink peonies and white roses in a French elegant master bathroom

French Floor Mirror

If you recall from my inspiration look, I love the idea of a full-length mirror behind the tub.  I had originally planned to purchase one from Restoration Hardware, but once delivered, it looked too heavy for the space.  Instead, I had the cabinetmaker construct a frame for me out of trim.  I then added the top piece and painted the entire thing to look like wood.  I’m thrilled with how this mirror turned out and it really is a statement piece in the bathroom!  To learn how I made this mirror, read {THIS} post.

DIY Wood french elegant floor mirror in white marble bathroom

Shower Pony Wall

Next to the tub, we created a pony wall {half wall} for our shower enclosure.  The wall not only helps with privacy but also storage, as you’ll see in next week’s post.

Elegant french master bathroom with freestanding tub next to shower with pony wall and white trim

Marble Shower

Remember this gold beauty whose door wouldn’t close?

The shower itself is such an improvement over our old one that I can’t even compare the two!  The walls are done in Venato Carrara marble subway tiles and the floor is a 2″ hexagon.

French elegant master bathroom with pony wall next to freestanding tub

Exposed Pipe Shower

I couldn’t imagine using anything other than an exposed pipe shower in this room and was so happy to find this line of faucets at Plumbing Overstock.

Sigma exposed pipe shower with marble subway tile in French elegant bathroom

White Carrara Quartz Counter

Long gone are my too-low, broken cabinets with their yellowing countertops.

I had these cabinets custom made to fit the space, and my needs, and couldn’t be happier with them!  I finally have a place to sit and put on my makeup!

White master bathroom vanity with makeup area and sconces
French elegant master bathroom with Sigma Series 350 faucet in chrome

Bathroom Lighting

One thing that this room isn’t lacking is lighting.  Not only do I have two chandeliers in the space and some recessed lights, but also these beautiful sconces that I found on Build.com.  I added shades to each of the sconces that flank my vanity mirrors because I felt it gave them a more traditional look that is in keeping with the rest of my bathroom.

Allegri Floridia one light sconce in French elegant master bathroom

Bathroom Dressing Area

The dressing area wasn’t originally part of our makeover plans, but once we decided to have cabinets made, it just made sense to complete everything all at once.  It’s part of a seamless wall of built-ins now.

French elegant master bathroom with white double sink vanity connected to dressing area

I’m so excited about the storage in our new linen cabinet, which separates the vanity and the dresser.  The built-in dresser is perfect for our everyday items.

We now have shoe storage and a built-in dresser on this side of the room.  And a huge thank you to my mom who raced down to my house to make me a window treatment in time for this photo because I forgot to order one in time!

French elegant master bathroom with dressing area cabinets and shoe storage

Opposite the dresser is our built-in closet.  This space will likely get a rug at some point, but for now, I love seeing the light from the chandelier reflect on the tile floor.

French elegant master bathroom with built in closets and antique tin ceiling tiles

I am still in awe that this is actually my bathroom.  I was a little worried about having an entire marble bathroom, but it truly is my dream space!

French elegant white marble master bathroom with double vanities and freestanding tub

I so appreciate all of you who followed along during this six week challenge.  If case you missed any of the previous weeks, you can catch up here:

Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5

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Source List

Paint Color: All walls, trim, & cabinets painted with Kelly Moore Swiss Coffee

Floor: Main TileBorder Tile

Window Shade: Blue Faux Silk

Vanity Area: Soap Dispensers – Sink FaucetSinkChairDrawer/Cabinet PullsSconcesTowel RingHand Towels

Makeup Cabinet Accessories: TrophiesFrench SoapLarge JarPrinted TowelsJewelry ClochesTissue Holder

Tub Area: Freestanding Tub – Tub Filler – Mirror DIY Project (detailed post to come soon) – Chandelier – Silver Table (Target but no longer available)

Shower Area: Shower WallsShower FloorShower Niche – Soap DispensersExposed Pipe ShowerTowel Hook

Water Closet: ToiletToilet Paper HolderTowel BarBath TowelsPrinted Towels

Dressing Area: ChandelierAntique Tin Ceiling Tiles – Small Bench (Target but no longer available) – Pearl & Unity Clasp JewelryNecklace ClocheBracelet Holder

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71 Comments

  1. I love your bathroom! Thank you so much for providing so much helpful info! We are in the middle of our remodel right now, and I so wish I would’ve found this sooner. I’m sorry if I missed it but I don’t see the countertop you used – do you have that info?

    1. Nevermind – I just saw it in the comment above mine. Of course I wouldn’t find it until after I asked ;)

  2. Dena Brooks says:

    I am blown away by your reveal and it has been a Godsend in helping to focus my choices for my own master remodel! Thank you so very much!! There are so many options and the desire not to screw up has me nauseated. Someone above asked about the slabs used for shower bench and pony wall. You indicated they were Vadara Quartz- the same thing you used for the vanity. I can’t find anywhere in all of your blogs where you shared the color option you chose. Would you mind helping a girl out? I did a remodel of my boys/quest bath and it was so easy to make the decisions, but the master is a different beast, but I have vowed to not let it beat me!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Dena! I used Sereno Bianco from Vadara Quartz. Good luck with your project!

  3. Julie Byrne says:

    Hello – I absolutely love, love, love this bathroom and am making my shower to match yours! I am having a hard time deciding on whether to use the honed or polished marble in the shower. What did you do? What about the rest of the floors in the room – polished or honed? Thanks!!!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Julie! Thank you so much! I ended up using honed for the entire bathroom. This was the first time I’ve used honed in my home because I always thought of myself as a “classic” polished kind of girl! We have a skylight and I was worried that I’d see water/soap spots on the tile in the sunlight. I also have a busy tile pattern on the floor and thought if it were polished, the reflections might make it look even busier. It’s been a year and I’m super happy I went with honed!

      Good luck with your project!

      :) Kim

  4. Gorgeous! Especially love the pony wall with storage and bench! What is the size of your shower space?

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Candace!

      Thank you! The interior dimensions of my shower are 51″ x 46″. The bench is 11″ deep. Hope that helps!

      :) Kim

  5. Hello – I love this bathroom!! What did you use for the marble slab on the shower bench? Thanks!!

  6. Hi- what is the height of your pony wall?

  7. Carrie Groth says:

    Wow, your bathroom is my inspiration! I absolutely love you designer’s eye! Can you please tell me what size tiles you used on the walls of your shower?
    Many thanks!
    Carrie Groth

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Carrie – Thank you so much for your kind comment! The shower walls are covered with 4×12 tiles. :) Kim

  8. Really a helpful tutorial to make an eco-friendly bathroom. I am very pleasant to read this informative post. This is the perfect discussion for any bathroom design.

  9. Your bathroom is beautiful! We are currently doing a master bath remodel and are using the same tile from Builder Depot. Could you please share what grout you used on the floor and shower (color name and brand)? The white grout looks great but there are many “whites” available so we’re having a hard time picking the right one. Thank you!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Paulla! Great question! I can’t tell you how many little grout samples I looked at trying to decide which color to go with, so I feel your pain! I used Bostik Bright White for the grout because I really wanted it to tie in with the other white elements in the room. Good luck with your remodel. :) Kim

      1. Hi! Your bathroom is lovely and an inspiration for my bathroom remodel! Have you had a difficult time keeping the white grout clean? Or do you have any tips for keeping it bright white? Thanks!!

        1. Tidbits&Twine says:

          Hi Kynsey! In all honesty, yes, white grout is difficult to keep clean in the high-traffic areas. It took about a year before my grout started to look a bit grimy in the areas that we walked the most. If you don’t mind using gray, that color would be easier to maintain, but if your heart is set on white then you just have to be prepared to clean it. My favorite cleaner for my bathroom grout is Black Diamond: https://rstyle.me/+PQPlIVxG9nU9SIry6ts8Mg

          Good luck with your remodel! :) Kim

  10. Your bathroom is stunning!! The transformation is amazing! I love all of the marble. The beautiful big French mirror behind the tub is wonderful. Enjoy!

  11. Such an amazing reveal! I hope you get to take a break and enjoy it after all that work. I think that shoe storage is my favorite part ;) Congrats!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Tiffany! I am finally getting to enjoy it just this week. But can you believe my hubby took half of the shoe tower?! He loves shoes….I think he has as many pairs as I do. Lol!

  12. Wow!! This is such a luxurious bathroom! You did an amazing job! I love all the touches of blue. And it’s such a better layout without those chunky columns.

    Congrats on a stunning reveal!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jen! Thank you so much for your sweet comments – I really appreciate it! And I agree about the columns…of course, now I’m eyeing the other columns around my house and wondering if I should remove those, too! Lol! :) Kim

  13. Stunning!!! And I am having bath envy!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Peggy!

  14. Marlene Stephenson says:

    This is the perfect place for you to start your day and feel special.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Angela! I fell in love with that tub the second I saw it. :)

  15. What an amazing transformation! It’s beautiful and so well planned out for your needs. I’d have a hard time leaving this room, it’s right out of a magazine. Great job!
    Karen

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Karen!

      Thank you so much for leaving a note! I haven’t actually moved in just yet…I feel like I really need to sort through my things before I bring them into this space. I don’t want to mess it up! Lol! But once I’m in I know I’ll love it.

  16. My mouth is still dropped open. It is an amazing space and you’ve done a good job design-wise in using every inch of space to its best use. I can’t even imagine using a bathroom of this size since mine are quite small. I would move a comfy chair and a small tv in and never leave. :)

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Pat – You are so kind! The funny thing is that I was obsessed with the tile and I kept joking that I was going to bring a chair in so that I could sit and watch it being installed! I know how lucky I am to have a bathroom of this size and now that it’s designed for our needs, I think it will function much better for us. Thank you again! :) Kim

  17. Elmire Cantey says:

    This is a gorgeous space. It shows what research and planning can do when one puts in the effort. I like the ambiance of the whole space as it has a restful feel while being very elegant. Good Job!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Elmire! I was hoping it would look elegant when finished but for a while, it was such chaos in that room that I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out! Lol!

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