Welcome to the bathroom in The Casita. Building the guest house at the Crhacienda (my house) was such a fulfilling project. That’s why I want to share more about it with all of you. I wanted the guest bathroom in The Casita to have classic touches so it would match our main house’s 1930 Spanish charm. It was important to me that guests feel at ease when they visit, so I kept the small bathroom light and open. I love how it has traditional Spanish charm but is an entirely new space, I’m so pleased with how everything turned out.
The entire Casita has a mix of high and low materials. Whether you believe it or not, the vanity cabinet and countertop were sold all together from Home Depot. I’m not kidding. The extra attention to detail on the cabinet and the edge on the marble make it feel like this was built custom but we avoided the custom price tag. The vintage-style faucet completes the look for this sweet vanity area. And since everything needs to serve double duty in a small space, the mirror is also a medicine cabinet. Guests have plenty of storage when they stay.
I didn’t want the room to feel too traditional or stuffy so I styled the vanity with a piece of midcentury studio pottery and some cuttings from my olive trees. Simple touches like flowers or cuttings make guests feel special and they’re so quick and easy. I hung a piece of modern line art above the toilet and brought in a smudge kit (to manage the evil spirits). No one wants a stinky bathroom in a small space.
Now get a load of that gorgeous, light-filled, shower. We added a privacy film to the window so guests don’t feel exposed, but all the natural light was the perfect way to make this small room feel bigger. I kept the finishes in the shower simple (also read: cost-effective). The patterned ceramic floor tile is low maintenance because I don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning up after guests. The white subway tile in the shower goes from floor to ceiling and it sets a calm backdrop for the vintage-style shower set. You know I was the first to try out that shower and let me tell you, it’s lovely. It kinda makes me wish we were ready to remodel the bathrooms in the Crhacienda, but that will have to wait for us to save the funds.
Some of you might be worried that a white room can feel cold, but trust me that with the right balance of texture and pattern it’ll warm right up. I did that through a few vintage pieces to add character and history like the French coat rack to hang towels, the small antique rug, and the Chinese stool I picked up at a flea market. That rug is an awesome bath mat since it’s made from cotton and wool it can handle the moisture and it’s nice to have somewhere warm to stand in the mornings. I just love how the faded pattern in the rug contrasts against the graphic floor tile too. Throw in that plush Turkish towel and you’re set for a relaxing shower.
I put together all the sources below and I have to say that I’m so pleased with everything that went into this bathroom. All the material selections in this project were my own and nothing was sponsored, but in the spirit of full disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
1. Shower | 2. Medicine Cabinet | 3. Sconce | 4. Frame | 5. Art | 6. Vanity Cabinet | 7. Toilet | 8. Towel Ring | 9. Hand Towel (similar) | 10. Patterned Floor Tile | 11. Vintage Rug (similar) | 12. Faucet | 13. White Bud Vase (similar) | 14. Door Hardware | 15. Wood Stool (similar) | 16. Shower Floor Tile | 17. Toilet Paper Holder | 18. Smudge Kit | 19. Vase (similar) | 20. Shower Wall Tile | 21. Turkish Towel | 22. Natural Sea Sponge (similar) | 23. French Towel Rack (similar)
Photography by: Sara Ligorria-Tramp