Our goal for the bathroom in the Modern Farmhouse Project was to enlarge the current size and create a space that is rustic and modern.  The homes rural location and natural surroundings were our inspiration. We used wood elements, dark slate tile and light walls to create a balanced space. 

Before Photos

Before Photo:  bathroom 
Before Photo: former master bedroom sitting room

The original size of the bathroom was 6'x7', which was too small for two people trying to get ready in the morning.  It was expanded to 6'x14' and the bathroom floor plan was redesigned.  Additional space was gained from the sitting room in the master bedroom.

We created a design board for the clients with a few options for fixtures, finishes and paint colors.  We decided on Benjamin Moore’s Refined for the wall color and large black slate tile arranged in a brick pattern on the floor.


A 4”x16” matte calacutta subway tile was installed on the shower walls in a herringbone pattern. The tile is absolutely stunning. The subtle striations of grey in the calacutta compliment the vanity and floor tile. We used the same slate tile on the shower floor in a 2”x2” square.  (Tip: Only certain floor tiles can be used in a shower. It needs to be small enough to be graded toward the drain. Make sure to check with your local tile shop for specifications.) 

A two sink vanity was a must for this couple. We found Brisbane from the Home Decorators Collection. It comes in a weathered grey oak with a marble top, tapered legs and plenty of storage. The rustic modern elegance was a perfect fit. They also have a smaller version and matching linen cabinet.

The vanity hardware has an antique bronze finish. To unify the space we kept the finish the same for the sink, shower and towel fixtures.  We went with the clean lines of the Dryden collection by Delta. The fixtures are sleek and modern. The antique bronze contrasts well with the vanity top and tile.

Our clients wanted their home to be energy efficient. They chose to go with LED lighting above the mirrors and LED recessed lighting in the ceiling. has an excellent selection of LED light fixtures.

With limited storage space it was very important to gain the most out of every inch of the bathroom. The medicine cabinet mirror has the optimal amount of storage for our clients. It's clean lines balance the rustic vanity and dark fixtures.

I love the simple elegance of this bathroom. It's the perfect balance of light and airy with rustic elements.  Check out our resources below to create this Rustic Modern Bathroom in your own home.

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