Rustic & Coastal Primary Bathroom Design Inspiration

Get inspired with this mood board for a rustic & coastal primary bathroom design featuring planked walls and Carrara marble.

We’re making progress in our Rustic & Coastal Primary bathroom (Update: click here to see the final room reveal)! Today, I’m excited to share the mood board and design inspiration with you, as well as share a quick update on the progress. You can catch week one here if you missed it!

Coastal Primary Bathroom Design Inspiration

West Street Hotel | Bar Harbor, Maine — Design by TruexCullens Interiors

A couple of years ago, Mack and I visited Bar Harbor in Maine for our anniversary. Mack planned the trip and he booked us at the West Street Hotel. When we stepped inside I could see why he chose it! He said that out of all of the options, he thought it would be the one I liked the best because of the design. He knows me so well!

West Street Hotel | Bar Harbor, Maine — Design by TruexCullens Interiors

The design is absolutely stunning. It’s the perfect blend of coastal, rustic, and modern. Overall, to me it’s just the epitome of New England Style. TruexCullens out of Burlington, VT knocked it out of the park. You can visit them to see even more photos of the project!


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I knew that the design would inspire me in our continuing renovation and I’ve brought similar elements to several rooms over the time since our visit to Bar Harbor.

Rustic & Coastal Primary Bathroom Design Mood Board

coastal primary bathroom design mood board

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Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Paper White | Ocean Print | Vanity Light | Shower System | Faux Boston Fern | Mirror | Vanity | Rattan Pendant | Small Marble Herringbone Tile | Cement-Look Tile | Cararra Wall Tiles | Tub | Rug | Stool

As you can see, my ultimate design plan is a bit different than the inspiration— almost like a less saturated version. I wanted to make sure that the room also matched the rest of our home, so I brought in the same colors and wood tones as what we’ve already used. However, I hope the overall coastal vibe is similar, even if a bit more muted!

One major element I want to include from the hotel? The horizontal wide-plank wall treatment! We’ll be doing this treatment on the wall behind the vanity. I’m hoping to use a synthetic material because this is obviously going to be a damp space.

Instead of bringing in warmth in the wood tones like the inspiration, I’ll be bringing it in through gold accents around the room. The vanity lights, mirrors, and hardware will all have a warmer finish and I’ll carry that through the room in other smaller hardware and decor.

Primary Bathroom Progress

  • Full Demo (including the extra wall)
  • Fix plumbing and replace with PEX
  • New subfloor
  • Rough Electrical
  • Plaster
  • Tile Floor & Shower
  • Paint
  • Shiplap Accent Wall
  • Install Bath Fixtures
  • Install Vanity
  • Glass Shower Door Install
  • Install Lighting
  • Decorate/Accessorize
  • Organize

We now have plaster! It’s exciting to see this space turn into a blank slate. Next up: tile. Stay tuned!

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  1. Can you please tell me size, color, manufacturer and where you purchased the floor tile for your bathroom renovation in the article regarding how to pick tile? Thanks so much. Want to update medium sized bathroom with the herringbone cement tile look. Thanks so much!!!

  2. This post was so helpful! I’m decorating my bathroom in our new home, and there are some great pieces from your post I will be incorporating as finishing touches. Love!

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