• Samia Verbist

One Room Challenge - Spring 2021 - Bathroom Remodel - Week 4

Here we are in week 4 of the One Room Challenge™!

ORC is a motivational design event when you are looking for inspiration. It is fun, creative, and inspirational! This spring, as an interior designer, I will show you my process to turn an outdated guest bathroom into a bright and elegant space!


"First time on my blog? Welcome and thanks for coming by! My name is Samia Verbist, I am a French Interior Designer based in Huntington Beach, California. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Interior Architecture in Paris, France and created my own interior design company in California 5 years ago. I love creating interesting designs for my clients and coming up with interiors that go above and beyond what they would have thought of. I love wallpaper, gold and my fab color is turquoise! My favorite places are Palm Springs and French Polynesia!"


This week is one of my favorite step in a project! it is the 3D Rendering's phase! I love rendering and my clients too. It is an amazing way to see the room before we start any construction. You can see the room like it will be! It is like an "avant-première" of the project!

If you forgot how the bathroom is, here is a reminder:

And now welcome into my clients' virtual bathroom:

This bathroom will definitely be brighter than it is actually! Bye bye outdated bathroom, welcome to an amazing modern and elegant bathroom! Beige mosaic and wood vanity will bring some warmest to this bathroom.

As you can see, champagne brass and wood are perfectly matching together. Both are warm tones and each of them compliment the other.

The large rectangular porcelain tile brings modernity and the marble pattern the touch of elegance my clients want!

To give the impression of a bigger room, I decide to have the large tile installed vertically on the wall. Like that when you enter in the room, space looks longer and ceiling higher!

The mosaic bring some pattern and focal point to the room when you enter in the room. A shampoo niche will be done with the same mosaic tile but on the eft wall, like that it will not visible when you come into the room. I rather prefer to see a beautiful mosaic than shampoo when I enter in the bathroom!

The wood of the vanity brings a warm earth touch in the bathroom, floating shelves as well. Everything else is white (tiles, wall) and champagne brass.

I love this aerial view of the bathroom, so unusual to see a room from the ceiling ;)

Let's have a look at the to-do list...


  • Design a new bathroom Done

  • Select new tiles for floor and walls Done

  • Select new bathtub hardware Done

  • Select new vanity Done

  • Select new lighting Done

  • Select new medicine cabinet Done

  • Select glass bathtub door style Done

  • Select paint color for the wall Done

  • Create a 3D rendering of the new bathroom based on selection Done

  • Manage budget and delivery of all material

  • Manage contractor's work


  • Remove cornice and shower curtain

  • Remove all tiles (floor and walls)

  • Remove all shower hardware

  • Remove vanity, mirror and lighting

  • Install new tiles (floor and walls)

  • Create a shampoo niche

  • Install new vanity

  • Install a surface mounted medicine cabinet

  • Install new lighting

  • Smooth the wall and paint it

  • Install new shower hardware

  • Install a frameless bathtub glass door

This 3D Rendering helps my clients to make the final decision and they give me a "go" so now it is time for my contractor to do the work and for me to relax a little!

So, see you next week for the next step: The Demo!

If you miss the first three weeks, please check it out:

Have a nice week!

Your Dedicated French Interior Designer









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