Powder Room Remodel

Our main level powder room was very outdated when we moved in.  I wanted this bathroom to be bright and white with some pops of color.  I also knew I REALLY REALLY wanted gray herringbone floor tile! Here are all the details on our Powder Room Remodel:

Full bathroom remodel, modern design with herringbone gray tile, white subway tile wants and black vanity


Here are a few before pictures of this bathroom right when we first moved it:

After the remodel

Modern white bathroom with black vanity


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We purchases a beautiful black vanity from Wayfair similar to this vanity or this vanity.

Modern white bathroom with black vanity, gray herringbone floor tile, white tile walls and pops of bright colors

I was debating between a black vanity or a gray vanity and after lots of going back and forth, we decided on black.  This vanity has slow close drawers and doors and had killer reviews on Wayfair so we knew we couldn’t go wrong with this purchase.

We bought $900 worth of Wayfair gift cards off of eBay at 10% off.  Those gift cards plus a coupon saved us almost $100 people! Buying discounted gift cards is SO EASY to do and we highly recommend it 🙂


Like I said before, gray herringbone floor tile was a MUST for this project. I seriously can’t contain how excited I am about this herringbone floor!! AHHH!  We chose 4X12 gray tile from a local tile shop in Rochester, MN and decided on white grout. I think it turned out AMAZING!!

Gray herringbone floor tile with white grout in a bathroom

We also thought it would be fun to use 3X12 white subway tile on the walls.  So we bought this tile from Home Depot and used a light gray grout. Love!

White subway tile bathroom walls with light gray grout


I found my prints from MyPaperHouseShop on Etsy.  Albina has bright and beautiful downloadable prints (see my Gallery Wall with Etsy Prints post here for more details on MyPaperHouseShop).  I wanted the prints to be bright and allow for the pop of color in the neutral space.

bright colored etsy prints framed in white pictures frames

bright colored etsy prints framed in white pictures frames

Black abstract print on the shelfFloral printPink watercolorColorful striped print


We purchased our white faux wood blinds from blinds.com.  I love Blinds.com because they have the best customer service and a wide variety of blinds.  

modern powder room bathroom with white blinds


bathroom decor using faux plants, Etsy prints and bright colors

bathroom decor using faux plants, Etsy prints and bright colors

bathroom decor using faux plants, Etsy prints and bright colors

bathroom decor using faux plants, Etsy prints and bright colors

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We purchases the vanity mirror at Tjmaxx AKA my favorite place to buy mirrors, because they are unique, beautiful and so affordable!  We also custom made the L shaped shelf for above the toilet with a quick and easy DIY!




Full bathroom remodel complete with gray herringbone floor, white subway tile walls and black vanity! A modern, bright design with some pops of color!

This project was so much fun to design!  I absolutely love my pops of color and how modern the room looks now! Can’t wait for the next design project!

55 thoughts on “Powder Room Remodel”

  1. Ashley Zweep

    What tile shop did you purchase the flooring from in Rochester? Do you mind sharing the cost per tile? It’s so pretty!

    1. LiliesandLife

      Hi Ashley! We got the gray tile from Degeus Tile & Granite in Rochester, MN. I am thinking it was about $5-6 a square foot!

  2. Love this! So pretty and what a difference. Doesn’t even look like the same bathroom. We are remodeling our small guest bath right now and I’m trying to find a light gray paint for the walls…would you mind telling me what paint color your walls are?
    Thanks 😊

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  4. I like the metal trim you used on your wall tiles. If you would have to use chrome trim instead would you still go with the same wall color paint or would you go with a different wall color?

    1. LiliesandLife

      Hi Daisy! Chrome would be fun! I would probably still stick with the same wall color or maybe go with a little bit warmer gray like Repose Gray from SW. The colors are so neutral I think they would still look good. Are you using chrome hardware and light fixtures? That would be a good way to tie in the chrome throughout the space.

  5. Marcia Van Vreede

    How did you mount your mirror? We’re remodeling our bathroom and I would love to hang our mirror down over the tile. People look at me weird when I say that, but obviously it can be done!

    1. LiliesandLife

      Hi Marcia! We actually mounted our mirror above where the wall tile stops. So we didn’t actually screw into the tile. You can drill into tile as long as you are on studs (or use a wall anchor and screw) and use a drill bit made for tile. I’m sorry I wasn’t much help! Thanks for following along on my blog 🙂

  6. Hi there, I love how this looks! You did an amazing job, what a transformation! I was also wondering if you could list the vanity light? I cant see it in the photos but I have a similar room like this and i NEED to change out our light.

  7. Hello, Love your floors. The link you posted for the 4×12 gray tiles only offers special order over 500 square feet. Do you know of the store you ordered them from and if they ship? Thank you for your help!

    1. LiliesandLife

      Hey! We bought these tiles form DeGeus Tile in Rochester, MN. If you don’t live near Rochester, you might be able to visit a local tile shop and see if they can order it for you. I hope this was helpful 🙂

      1. Daniel Wheelwright

        Can you please upload a photo of the box or some other identifying information for the floor tile? We contacted the tile store you mentioned however it would be good if I could go somewhere local and pick it up in person.

        1. LiliesandLife

          Unfortunately, I do not have the box anymore. I did find the tile at my local tile shop. Maybe you could ask for the specific brand or color when visiting the shop? Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!

  8. Hello! I am looking to do a similar look with white subway tiles and light grey grout. What color and brand did you use?

    1. LiliesandLife

      Alex, we got the simple white subway tiles from Home Depot and used TEC Skill Set grout in Silverado (988). I think you can find that Home Depot or Lowe’s! I hope this helps!

  9. Alla Koumoullos

    This is truly beautiful! I’m currently remodeling our bathroom. What size is this powder room?

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  11. LOVE the bathroom. Hoping to something similar. What color paint did you use? That’s where I always struggle- color selection. 😔

  12. OMG I love your floor tile and want to get it for my bathroom, but can not find anywhere. You don’t happen to know the brand????

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  15. I like your floral prints and watercolour painting. Powdered blue is my favorite color and my entire bathroom follows monochrome shade. it appears large and smart too.

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