A Stunning New Modern Farmhouse Bathroom at the Fixer Upper!

Since 2015, I have been sharing our DIY whole house renovation adventures and home improvement stories for the neglected cottage style fixer upper we purchased, and I’m so excited to reveal this classic and modern farmhouse style bathroom we created from scratch!

A classic bathroom with brushed nickel accents, console sink (DXV Oak Hill), and Seabury widespread faucet (Grohe). #brushednickel #consolesink #bathroomfaucet
Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Design with DXV Oak Hill Console Sink

The construction of the new bathroom was a refreshing departure from so many other projects which involved demo since this was an opportunity to build a brand spanking new space in our home.

Without a doubt, the shining stars in the new classic and modern farmhouse bathroom are a luxurious and vintage-yet-sparkling-with-modern-farmhouse-style bathroom console sink from DXV’s Oak Hill Collection and the classically elegant GROHE Seabury widespread bathroom faucet with cross handles. (DXV and GROHE sponsored this story and provided these gorgeous fixtures, but all opinions here are happily and strictly my own.)

What do I mean by classic + modern farmhouse bathroom design? So often we see “classic bathroom design” interpreted with white subway tile, wallpapered walls, coastal accents, beadboard, and marble mosaic tile floors. Modern farmhouse style often incorporates repurposed vintage pieces, shiplap, open shelving, and industrial accents. I am inspired by these sensibilities and attempted to balance the two with a statement wall (covered in a traditional, neutral bold print), a farm sink, and modern touches like the abstract landscape painting (stay tuned). It’s not purely traditional and not purely country…it’s somewhere in the lovely middle.

I will share all the juicy before and after details and resources in a forthcoming post, but I couldn’t wait to cut to the chase and introduce you to my bathroom’s best friends straight away! Let’s start with the gorgeous 24″ console sink…

The sink is a 24″ Oak Hill Bathroom Sink With Console in Brushed Nickel from DXV. Oh, guys. It’s dreamy with its super heavy fireclay sink and delicate brushed nickel legs. Designed for a widespread faucet, it is perfect for modern country style bathroom designs. You could easily add a basket underneath the sink for storage if needed, but we have abundant storage in a deep linen closet added to the space.

A subdued palette and classic style in this bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio with DXV Oak Hill bathroom console sink and Seabury widespread bathroom faucet (Grohe).
Classic + Modern Farmhouse Bathroom With DXV Oak Hill Console Sink. Wallpaper: Thibaut Lizette.

The option to add a decorative P-trap for plumbing underneath is a sweet one…no ugly plastic or pvc!

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Classic and modern farmhouse decor elements combine in this bathroom with console sink (DXV Oak Hill) and Thibaut wallpaper.
Still shopping for a rug! Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style: GROHE Seabury Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles.

Nice gams, DXV console!

Detail of the brushed nickel legs on DXV Oak Hill Bathroom Console Sink in #modernfarmhouse #bathroom by #HelloLovelyStudio
Modern Farmhouse Style Bathroom: DXV Oak Hill Console Sink.

What I love about this elegant bathroom console sink? Every. Little. Thing. I chose this modern farmhouse style fireclay sink in part because I knew I would love living with it. We have a fireclay farm sink in the kitchen I am crazy about, and I’m just sold on fireclay sinks. Farm sinks are casual, friendly and durable, and this one from DXV’s Oak Hill Collection also happens to be exceedingly charming and high quality. Gorgeous brushed nickel legs lend airy elegant spaciousness in the bath you just cannot achieve with heavy vanity bases or clunky, run of the mill pedestals. A farm sink in the bath with a bar on the console, perfect for draping a Turkish towel? Yes, please!

Velvety soft and classic, Grohe's Seabury widespread 8" bathroom faucet with cross handles adds timeless design and high end charm to a classic bathroom by #HelloLovelystudio.
Classic Bathroom Design: GROHE Seabury Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles.

Confession: I could not locate a bottle or bar of soap to match the beauty and sophistication of my new sink…that’s a heart-shaped stone!

A striped Turkish towel is perfect on this console sink's metal base. Design by #HelloLovelyStudio - DXV Oak Hill Bathroom Console Sink. #consolesink #modernfarmhouse #bathroom
Classic Design + Modern Farmhouse Bathroom With DXV Oak Hill Console Sink.

It’s a little unexpected to see a console sink on warm, casual, wood-look flooring, and this combination suits our needs beautifully.

Image result for brushed nickel legs on DXV's Oak Hill console sink. #consolesink #bathroomsink #farmsink
Detail of brushed nickel legs on DXV Oak Hill Bathroom Console Sink
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Next up…that gorgeous brushed nickel bathroom faucet!

Cheery and neutral #Thibaut wallpaper in a classic bathroom with Seabury widespread faucet (Grohe) and DXV Oak Hill #consolesink. Design by #HelloLovelyStudio
Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style: GROHE Seabury Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles

I chose GROHE’s Seabury 8″ Widespread 2-Handle Bathroom Faucet in brushed nickel, and it looks perfect with the console sink.

Detail of the brushed nickel widespread Seabury #bathroomfaucet by #Grohe with #crosshandles. Its classic design is perfect for a #modernfarmhouse bathroom!
Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style: GROHE Seabury Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles

What I love about the bathroom faucet? It’s yummy Von yummy. I shopped around for a bathroom faucet with a classically simple and serene design and found just that in GROHE’s Seabury 8″ Widespread 2-Handle Bathroom Faucet in brushed nickel. There are two choices for handle style. Levers are one possibility, and I chose the cross handles which have a more vintage feel and remind me of classic 1920s bathrooms. Seabury is so much more than just another pretty faucet! The hand-feel and quality of this high end bathroom faucet are tops, and the velvety finish? Superb.

Profile of a beautiful widespread #bathroomfaucet by Grohe (Seabury) and DXV bathroom #consolesink. Design by #HelloLovelyStudio
Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style: GROHE Seabury Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles


A gorgeous and classic widespread bathroom faucet (Seabury by GROHE) is paired with a DXV Oak Hill bathroom console sink in this #modernfarmhouse #bathroomdesign by #HelloLovelyStudio
Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style: GROHE Seabury Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles

What ingredients for modern farmhouse style are in the design mix? You’ll find a blend of rusticity, elegance, and contemporary features that together don’t scream strictly “country” or strictly “classic.” The space is spare and neutral which feels modern, but I have added country warmth with the flooring, a painted bench, and a rustic teak stool. The console sink itself is a perfect example of this juxtaposition–it would work in a spare, modern bathroom and just as easily in a vintage-style traditional one.

A stripe Turkish towel rests on a rustic bath stool with candle and boxwood branch in antique glass bottle. Waffle weave shower curtain. #hellolovelystudio #modernfarmhouse
Neutral and serene modern farmhouse style in a new bath at the fixer!

Do you like my Venetian mirrors? Longtime readers of Hello Lovely may remember these hanging in the hallway of our prior home. I finally got to recycle them and shopped my house!

Wallpaper by Thibaut, Venetial mirror, and DXV farm sink in a classic bathroom. Faucet is Seabury widespread by Grohe. #DXV #Grohe #hellolovelystudio
Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style

What was the plan for this DIY bathroom design? Our goal was to add a full bathroom to our home’s lower level basement, do all the work ourselves, and get it done in a few weeks rather than months. We think having a bathroom on this lower level will add property value and also add function and value to “the everyday” since the basement includes: a media room, a guest bedroom, two storage rooms, and a workshop. Rough-ins existed for the bath which simplified matters, and we wanted the bathroom design to be simple, classic, and make sense with the decor style throughout the home. To save labor and time, we chose finishes that were less DIY labor-intensive. No tiling and grouting for us this time around!

For our classic yet modern farmhouse new bathroom, I chose a DXV console sink with a fireclay basin and brushed nickel legs. Faucet is Grohe Seabury widespread. #consolesink #farmhousebathroom #farmsink #bathroomdesign
Classic + Modern Farmhouse Bathroom With DXV Oak Hill Console Sink.
Modern farmhouse bathroom with console sink, wallpaper, Venetian mirror, and wood flooring - Hello Lovely Studio #bathroomdesign #modernfarmhouse #consolesink
Classic + Modern Farmhouse Bathroom With DXV Oak Hill Console Sink

Now that you’ve met our new bathroom’s showstoppers, here’s a quick before/after peek…stay tuned for all of the before/after details and resource guide in an upcoming post.

before pic of our bathroom addition - Hello Lovely Studio
BEFORE: View from hall (we created a hall too!) into bathroom
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray paint on walls of hall and bath. #classicgray #blackandwhite
AFTER: View from hall into bathroom; Painting: Cindy Austin.

What do you think of our DIY bathroom built from scratch!?!

Detail of a gorgeous brushed nickel widespread Seabury bathroom faucet by #Grohe. The cross handles lend a nostalgic and classic feel. A Dyptique candle glows on the farm sink. #classicdecor #bathroomfaucet #bathroomsink
Classic Bathroom Design + Modern Farmhouse Style

I can’t thank DXV and GROHE enough for partnering with us as a sponsor on the creation of this new bathroom for the fixer upper! We had a blast with this project and are so thrilled about the value the bath adds to our home. This is our first console sink EVER, and the bathroom faucet is far superior to others we have installed. No matter how many renovations we complete, I am always awed and humbled by the transformation!

Here is the before and after story with dramatic and ugly “befores” and find a complete resource guide here!

Thibaut wallpaper, DXV bathroom console sink, and Grohe Seabury widespread faucet in a modern farmhouse bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfarmhouse #bathroomdesign #thibaut
Modern Farmhouse Bathroom at Hello Lovely Studio’s Fixer Upper

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  1. sharon
    February 27, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    Lovely and so peaceful looking just like the rest of your beautiful home!

    • michele
      February 27, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Sharon! 🙂

  2. February 28, 2018 / 5:34 am

    I am completely drawn in by the serene softness and gorgeous fixtures! The mirror is perfectly suited to the wallpaper and they make a lovely couple. Wonderful idea to add the extra bathroom and your beautiful style shines through in all respects. So stunning Michele – simply beautiful

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Thank you, Joan! We had taken a break from projects at home after becoming so busy with the makeovers in Arizona. It was so fun to give this house more love and begin from scratch. The sink is the dreamy star of the bath and I’m in love with it. 🙂

  3. Sugar R
    February 28, 2018 / 7:26 am

    Calm, peaceful and elegant, just like everything else in your home….you really have the gift for choosing quiet elegance. That Wallpaper is to die for! Bravo!

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 8:20 am

      I love your description, Sugar, and quiet elegance is what I am drawn to. The wallpaper is cheery but not too whimsical, and the colors are so beautiful: it’s Lizette from Thibaut’s Enchantment Collection.

  4. Marie
    February 28, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Love that Bathroom your house is so Serene and peaceful I just love it.

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 8:19 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Marie! It was truly a fun project, and we just need to finish the interior of the linen closet with shelves to complete it fully! 🙂

  5. Rhonda
    February 28, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Great job, Michele! It’s classic and timeless, and won’t ever go out of style. I’m usually not big on wallpaper, but LOVE this pattern…so subtle and beautiful. I can’t wait to see your landscape painting! 🙂

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thanks, Rhonda. We have not wallpapered in eons! But I fell in love with the wallpaper and knew if I used it on a statement wall it would feel more like a painting on the wall rather than engulfment by wallpaper. Plus, it gave me a palette to run with. Thanks for the encouragement, friend. 🙂

  6. Teresa C
    February 28, 2018 / 9:32 am

    My dear Lady,
    You always brighten my day. I give thanks to God Who has given you beautiful gifts. Please be assured of my gratitude and prayers for your well-being.

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Thanks for your prayers, Teresa. Peace to you on this last day of February! 🙂

  7. February 28, 2018 / 11:04 am

    You all are DYI geniuses! What a lovely, serene bath. Love the farmhouse sink and flooring. You have most definitely added value to your hone!

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      My husband is a genius with construction and I just point to where things go! The sink steals the show! Thanks for the encouragement always, Holly. 🙂

  8. Marty Oravetz
    February 28, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Love the bathroom, and that wallpaper is fabulous.

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks, Mary! It’s been a long time since we wallpapered anything and it adds the interest we needed here since there is no window. 🙂

  9. February 28, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    LOVE the mirror.
    I still have a rectangular one I got in 1975.

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      Would it be Rococo style, Colleen? I have 4 of them and used 2 in here. 🙂

  10. Jeanne
    February 28, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    That sink is absolutely fabulous and kudos for the entire bathroom- it all works in both beauty and function. Great job.

    • michele
      February 28, 2018 / 3:03 pm

      Merci, Jeanne! For a simple little bath, there were a million invisible “in the walls” details to address. Thanks so much for reading, friend. 🙂

  11. March 3, 2018 / 11:18 am

    That mirror and sink combination is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • michele
      March 3, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Thanks, Leslie! 🙂

  12. March 5, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    This turned out really beautiful! I love the combination of the wallpaper with that mirror. The sink and the floor are perfect too. Gorgeous!

    • michele
      March 5, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you, Stacey! I never thought we would wallpaper again, but just doing this small wall was a piece of cake and makes a strong statement. 🙂

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