Bathroom Makeover – Designing a Modern and Timeless Bathroom

This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are mine.

I am so excited to reveal our bathroom refresh! We’ve been working on this project for a few months now, and we are so happy with how it turned out, both aesthetically and functionally.

You know you’ve made the right choices for a space when you smile every time you walk into it, and that’s exactly what both Alain and I have been doing.

Today, I’m walking you through the entire process, from product selection to design and DIY, but first, a bit of background.

When we moved into this home two years ago, we made some quick changes to this bathroom mainly because the old vanity was so outdated and not very functional. However, I knew I’d want to revisit this space later. So, it finally happened!

I had the opportunity to team up with GROHE Canada for this project, and I couldn’t be happier! I partnered with them last year when we upgraded some areas of our kitchen. We’ve been using their GROHE Zedra Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Triple Spray Function since then, and we love their products for their quality and modern design as well as for their eco-friendly features. Their mission to offer advanced technology, sustainability, quality, and design align perfectly with my own personal values.

A look back since move in day

So, while the bathroom did not need a full renovation per se, I certainly wanted to add more warmth and a spa-like vibe to it. One of my favourite ways to do this is by combining modern and classic design. So, I started brainstorming and writing down the design elements I liked.

I first determined what I wanted to change in the current bathroom and what I wanted to keep. Since we had already changed some elements such as the vanity, the light fixtures, and the addition of a built-in closet, I decided to work from there.



The selection process

I knew I wanted to keep the black accents and subtle gold touches, so my first step was to browse through GROHE Canada’s website to choose what would fit appropriately in this space. Looking through the bathroom faucets, I found their Essence Bathroom Collection to be just what I was looking for. I chose the EssenceSingle Hole Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet for the vanity and the Essence Single-Handle Freestanding Tub Faucet with Hand Shower for our freestanding tub, both in their bold yet sophisticated Hard Graphite finish.

Both faucets have modern, timeless, and organic aesthetics and the Hard Graphite finish perfectly complements the black accents that I had previously, while adding originality to the space. Both faucets are also extremely easy to clean thanks to GROHE’s StarLight® coating, which offers a flawless, long-lasting surface designed to be extremely resistant to dirt and scratches. They also reduce water usage without sacrificing performance with GROHE EcoJoy™ technology. Other amazing features that I love about both faucets include:

● Curved spout design

Adjustable water flow that eliminates splashing

Very smooth operation


I paired the Essence™ faucets with the sinks and toilet from GROHE’s Eurocube® Bathroom Collection. I picked the Eurocube® Wall Mount 24” Bathroom Sink, a white above-counter sink with sleek lines that enhances the spa-like oasis vibe I was aiming for. I absolutely love these sinks for the modern aesthetic, butthey are also large enough to avoid water from being spilled and splashed on the counter by the kids. As for the toilet, I went with the Eurocube® Two-Piece Elongated Dual Flush Toilet that also has a water-saving feature with 3.8 litres for a half flush. Its skirted sides make cleaning a breeze which I love, and its InfinaBright™ surface coating reduces dirt and bacteria build-up!! What’s not to love, give me anything low maintenance!


Now that my main functional pieces were chosen, it was time to add warmth to the space. To me, nothing equals an antique piece, rustic wood, textile and such materials. I stumbled on a design by Studio McGee using a wooden beam above the bathtub window and immediately fell in love! I also wanted to transform the vanity to include more appeal and after looking into several options, I opted for cane webbing which, I find, ties in so well with the rest of the classic elements.

My moodboard


After finalizing all the elements, it was time to get to work!

Let’s get it done!

We started by having someone come in to polish the granite vanity countertop.