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

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

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 This spring, as an interior designer, I will show you my process of turning an outdated guest bathroom into a bright and elegant space!

Bathroom remodel with inset of Huntington Beach interior designer Samia Verbist

"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's 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 creating 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 steps in a project! It is the 3D Rendering phase! I love rendering and my clients too. It is a fantastic 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 to my clients' virtual bathroom:

Virtual modern bathroom interior design

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 Bye-bye, outdated bathroom, welcome to an amazingly modern and elegant bathroom!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

3D interior design render of modern bathroom

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

white bathroom interior design 3D rendering

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 decided to have the large tile installed vertically on the wall. Like that, when you enter the room, the space looks longer and ceiling higher!

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

3D interior design render of white bathroom with brown cabinets in luxury home

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

Overhead view of white Orange County bathroom interior design

I love this aerial view of the bathroom; it's 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 the 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 the 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 make the final decision, and they give me a "go," so now it is time for my contractor to do the work and 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 lovely week!

Your Dedicated French Interior Designer


Orange County interior designer Samia Verbist

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Natasa Jones
Natasa Jones
May 27, 2021

Stunning! You make me feel like I`m way behind :)

Samia Verbist
Samia Verbist
May 27, 2021
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Thank you Natasa!

I am sure you are not way behind! 😍

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