Mood Board: Classic Cottage Master Bathroom – One Room Challenge Spring 2019

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We’re finishing my parents’ lake house master bathroom for the Spring One Room Challenge! Come see some photos and a mood board for this classic cottage look.

It’s One Room Challenge time again! This time, my parents are finishing up their beautiful lake house master bathroom over the course of the six weeks! I’ll be sharing our progress along the way, and on May 9th make sure to stay tuned for the final reveal of the room.

What’s the One Room Challenge (ORC)? “The One Room Challenge™, currently in its fifteenth season, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge, as Featured Designers, and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts.” (Read more about it right here.) You can also join as a guest participant, which is what I and dozens of other bloggers are doing!

I’m so excited to be cheering my parents on as they tackle their master bathroom completion this season. I’ll be sharing the progress here every week, leading up to the big reveal in May!

Have you seen my parents’ beautiful lake house? You can read all about it right here, and here is their master bedroom that leads to their master bath:

Rustic traditional lake house master bedroom design

Today is week one of the ORC, and I wanted to share with you some before photos along with a mood board for the master bathroom. The problem is, I completely lost all of the before photos and videos I took of the space which is really upsetting!

This photo of the progress will have to do:

My parents have already begun constructing a custom vanity, but I’ll tell you all about that in next week’s update. For now, this semi-before photo will have to do! The room is tiled and primed, the tub is in, but everything else needs to be completed.

On the to-do list:

  • create custom vanity from Ikea kitchen cupboard bases, modified
  • spray painting discount Ikea doors
  • install pocket door to toilet room and closet door
  • window trim & baseboard installation
  • floor-to-ceiling board & batten installation
  • vanity & tub light fixture installation
  • painting of walls & trim
  • installation of counter, sinks & plumbing fixtures
  • final touches like electrical outlet covers, decor accents etc.

For the feel of the space, we’re going for a “classic cottage” look with lots of whites, chromes, and pops of greenery. It’s going to feel restful and beautiful!

Here’s a mood board with some product links:

Classic Cottage Lake House Master Bathroom Mood Board

(Some of the following or affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you purchase an item.)

  1. Swing Arm Lamp
  2. Decorative Tabletop Greenhouse
  3. Fern Art Prints
  4. Capiz Shell Pendant
  5. White
  6. Off White
  7. Warm Grey
  8. Green
  9. White Shaker Vanity Cabinet
  10. Fringed Linen Hand Towel
  11. Frameless Oval Wall Mirror
  12. Free-standing Bathtub
  13. Cross Handle Faucet
  14. Faux Fern
  15. Spindle Legged Stool
  16. Porcelain Marble-Look Tile

What do you think of this classic traditional cottage look for my parents’ bathroom? I think it’s so pretty, and I simply can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Make sure to follow along here on the blog every week as I share the progress of the space, and make sure to visit the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge link-up to see what all of the other designers & guest participants are doing this season! I love getting inspiration from everyone as they work on their spaces over the course of the six weeks.

See you soon!

Week 2


Come see how my parents are hacking some Ikea kitchen cabinets into a beautiful custom vanity for their space.

Week 3


Come see how my parents are making some DIY board & batten and a custom vanity shelf for their space.

Week 4


Come see how my parents are creating a gorgeous  shower area with marble mosaic tile and a custom niche.

Week 5


If you like the look of white tones on white tones on even MORE white tones, you’ll love how my parents’ lake house master bathroom is looking on this second last week of the One Room Challenge!

Week 6


It’s reveal day for the 2019 Spring One Room Challenge! I’m so excited to share my parents’ finished lake house master bathroom with you today. It’s chock full of gorgeous DIYs and cottage style bathroom design inspiration.

Traditional Cottage Spa White Master Bathroom Design

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