We are so happy to share that we’re joining the Jeffery Court Renovation Challenge. We’ve never done a renovation challenge before, so this is all new territory for us! If you’re wondering what these are, it’s a competition against a handful of other talented home design and renovation bloggers to transform a space in just six weeks. Pressure is on!
The day we decided we could join, design and tile selections were due the next day. That is what this is all about, right?! Taking chances and moving fast.
So we put our mood board together and chose all of our tile selections without even looking at one tile in person. Not gonna lie, we’re a tad nervous to see how this is all going to come together in real life. It’s either going to be super cool or a total meltdown. Ha!
At first, I quickly chose all of the tile selections, but then Jamie quickly put the kibosh on them and re-chose other selections. So we met in the middle with Windmill White, Nero Marquina, and Black Out.
For those of you that are new to our blog, Jamie is more of the designer than I ever am on any project. Or I should say he’s more particular and cautious. It’s a good thing though that he has good taste and knows what he’s doing because it always saves us in the end.
Slowly but surely, we’ve been updating our forever home. Right now our main level looks like a hot mess. We’ve remodeled half of it, but the other half still looks straight from the 90s with golden oak and beige tile everywhere! Our goal is to get the entire main level at least updated by the end of this year, so we’ll see.
When the Jeffery Court challenge accepted us into the competition, the biggest decision before what tile and design style we were going with was – what room to remodel?!
Since we knew we wanted to keep tackling the main level and that we cringe anytime a guest comes over and has to use our guest bathroom, we thought we’d tackle this space for the challenge.
Last year, we added a bathroom into our basement and we were pretty happy with what we did to the space, so we thought we’d play off of that room but try to do something a little different.
Here’s what we’re currently working with…
Our Current Bathroom Situation
And we’re ready to say goodbye to the beige tile, golden oak, and a vanity that’s so low it’s starting to give us a backache… and we don’t even use it regularly.
Since we have two other bathrooms with tubs in them and this is our guest bathroom, we decided we really don’t need a tub in this bathroom, so we’re saying goodbye to the tub too.
Our Design Inspiration!
I’m a big fan of the white oak, white walls, and gold finishes right now and Jamie is all about the black and white tiles with black trim. This bathroom is truly a mix of both of our favorite design elements! So here’s the inspiration we pulled together for our guest bathroom!