Kathy’s Wood-Walled Bathroom

Last week, I blogged about our new (white) wood wall, and told you I’m helping my friend Kathy decorate a room in her house.

Today, I’m blogging about a room with (white) wood walls at Kathy’s house! πŸ˜€ It’s her master bathroom, and it’s one of my favorite rooms in her house. Check it out:

Traditional Bathroom | Cottage Style | Wood Wall | The Lettered Cottage

Traditional Bathroom | Chandelier | The Lettered Cottage

Traditional Bathroom | White and Wood

Traditional Bathroom | Crystal Chandelier

Traditional Bathroom | Pocket Door | The Lettered Cottage

Traditional Bathroom | White Cabinetry | Wood Wall | The Lettered Cottage

Traditional Bathroom | Tumbled Travertine | Wood Walls | The Lettered Cottage

Traditional Bathroom | Limestone Countertop

Traditional Bathroom | Vanity | The Lettered Cottage

Traditional Bathroom | Bun Feet | White Cabinets | Glass Knobs

…and don’t even get me started on the master bedroom next door:

Traditional Bedroom | High Ceiling | Wood | Stencil | Neutral Colors


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  1. Mel says

    Hello Layla,
    As always very nice post.. I can see why this bathroom is a fave of yours (and now mine πŸ˜‰ )! Kudos for using your page to show humanitarian spirit as well! Praying with you..

  2. says

    I love the hardwood floor. It adds such warmth with the all white walls and cabinets. I also like the feet on the bottom of the cabinets, what a great idea!

  3. colleen says

    Thank you for praying for those affected by typhoon Haiyan. I noticed that you listed some organizations that will be helping, and I would like to add Samaritan’s Purse to the list. http://www.samaritanspurse.org
    They not only offer help with physical needs during times of disaster, but also minister to their greatest need… to know Jesus.

    • Layla says

      Thank you, Colleen! Yes, the page I linked to was just the one I found through watching The Today Show this morning. I’m so thankful for ALL the organization’s joining in on the relief effort, and appreciate you mentioning Samaritan’s Purse here, too! :-)

  4. Hayley says

    I may have to go curl up in Kathy’s bedroom and take a nap. Ya think she would think that’s weird? I absolutely love the bedroom. The ceiling is awesome!

  5. says

    I love the look of the planked walls in the bathroom! I have wanted to do this in ours but my husband is worried about mold building up? Is that an issue or did you do anything to treat the walls ahead of time? Thanks! This room is lovely!

    • Kim says

      I’ve wondered this, too, Laura. I wanted to put beadboard in my small master bath but my husband is convinced it’s a recipe for mold/mildew disaster. I’ve seen lots of bathrooms with wood or beadboard but they seem to be guest baths so aren’t used daily. Would love to hear from someone who uses the shower daily about how the wood handles the moisture.

      • Carla says

        The master bathroom in my old house had beadboard all around it including around the freestanding tub where I bathed the kiddos (in other words….lots of water splashes). We never once had a problem with mold or mildew in the five years we were there. It was painted with gloss latex paint. I’m definitely going to use it again in my current bath when I get to its remodel. Hope that helps!

      • says

        I can’t even tell you how much I love that bathroom. And the make up vanity….. yeah. Can’t wait to see what you are up to in the other room. :)

        And Kim, I have had beadboard in my bath for 8 years without any issues at all but we have exceptional insulation.

        Theresa, I provided the floors that went in that house. They are antique heart pine that came out of the Helena Curtis building in Chicago. :)
        Another note of interest, they used an exterior grade plywood as the sub-wall painted absolute flat black before the planks went up. That gives you the great depth/definition when the boards begin to shrink. Great look!

  6. Megan W. says

    As always….thank you for opening our eyes to new design and more importantly the world beyond design…..balance is the key to a successful life!

    Can you please let us know what type of flooring that is in Kathy’s bathroom? Thank You. God Bless

  7. Trenna Berry says

    Gorgeous!! Two questions…….do you use “white white” paint, and what is that countertop material??

  8. Sandy says

    What a beautiful bathroom. Love the wood and white. The Chandelier and the painting too!!

  9. Lauren says

    Gorgeous!! Do you know what material the countertops are in the bathroom? Absolutely beautiful!!

  10. colleen says

    wow what a stunning bathroom and master. my question is what is the flooring in that bathroom?

  11. Crystal Teehan says

    Hi Layla. I am a very avid follower of your blog, and I am also Filipino from Central Philippines–Haiyan’s (in the Philippines, it was called Yolanda) hardest hit. 90% of all the homes and livelihood in my hometown are totally damaged by the storm. Seeing you paying a tribute to the victims even from here in the US means a lot!! Thank you for that and God bless you.

  12. says

    Wow! That is a serious bathroom. I think I could fit half my house in there :-) Love the white and wood combo.
    I noticed there have been heaps of questions about the floor. It looks like a type of reclaimed pine to me though I’m not certain.
    I echo your sentiments about the Philippines disaster.

  13. Sherri says

    Layla, thanks for posting this bathroom. I bought white cabinets for our master bath and have been second guessing myself ever since!!! They sill are sitting in our living room boxed up. I was SCARED to death that they would look horrible with the tile I had purchased (which is also in our living room!!!) I love this calm look. I guess I need to find someone to do the work and get the bathroom back in shape. Thanks!!!

  14. says

    Just made a donation in your honor, Layla. So good and decent of you to remind people. I’ve been so caught up in my own “stuff” lately, that I didn’t even THINK to donate for the typhoon, so I am happy you gave the Today Show links (I donated to the Red Cross,/chose for my donation going to the typhoon). Blessings to you and Kevin. As my mother used to say: “The Good Lord will reward you a hundred-fold.”

  15. says

    Layla, I live in Texas, which isn’t that far from you. Most everyone here has their houses decorated in really dark earth tones, with very heavy fabrics and furnishings, (but I don’t, I prefer the cottage style) You show these beautiful homes in your neighborhood, that don’t seem to be the same style I see here, I’m just curious, do you see alot of cottage style where you are? Do you see any of the style I’m talking about? I’m so tired of it, I want everyone to lighten their houses up! :)

  16. says

    Totally drooling.

    So curious about the floor…. I just had my shower and toilet replaced and the floor took quite a beating and I’ll probably need to replace it soon. I’m not a fan of tile but love this!

    • says

      As I was looking through the bathroom pics I’m thinking..wow, how beautiful, I really need to take more risks, etc…and then I saw the master bedroom- blown away! Want to see more!!

  17. Susan Pipich says

    Layla, This is an amazing bathroom! Love everything about it, but I would especially love to know the maker of faucet and anything you could share about the chandelier over the tub.. Gorgeous!

  18. says

    I want to live in that bathroom. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I share a single bathroom with 5 guys. I would weep for a fresh, clean, white bathroom all to myself.

  19. Emily Jones says

    Hi Layla! Just curious where the mirrors came from for the bathroom. They’re beautiful and exaclty what I’ve been looking for to use in my bedroom. Thanks! Emily