The Bathroom

  • Our House | Before & Afters

Thursdays are filled with a ton of wedding pictures! Thursdays are always fun and exciting…. but there is no wedding to post this week so I thought to myself “This Thursday is going to be a boring blog day if I don’t think of SOMETHING!”. So, in order to keep today BRIGHT and FUN…..I’m sharing another BEFORE & AFTER post of our home!! This isn’t the most AMAZING room in our house… it’s the BATHROOM. Yea, so don’t get too excited. This is actually a little weird.  Sharing your bathroom with the internet is quite a bold move…. but not as bold as the PAINT COLOR I picked!!! Ha!

You should have seen Michael’s face when I showed him the color I wanted for our downstairs bathroom!! He’s so wonderful… he just smiled and said he didn’t care.  Really? Michael do you regret letting me have a PLUM bathroom?! This is your bathroom too ya know! I’m sure he isn’t 100% thrilled to get ready in such a girly space, however…. I LOVE it! I would never paint my living room, kitchen or bedroom this color! No way! But a bathroom makes for a great PLUM ROOM. I really love the way it turned out! Most of the accessories are from Pier One, Homegoods, and the shower curtain and towels are from Bed, Bath and Beyond! One thing you need to realize about all of these BEFORE and AFTER posts is that these images are taken with a 24mm lens…. and it’s SO wide angle! So people see our house on the blog and then they see it in real life and comment that “It just seemed bigger on the blog!” haha. It’s true. This is really just an optical illusion! But enjoy this little peak of our home….. just know that your view is a little distorted!


BEFORE….ewwwww. This was taken pre-painting and pre-wedding. 


Yes, I only use Bath and Body Work products that MATCH my bathroom…. don’t judge.

awwww… that picture of us is from a LONG time ago!!! It’s one of my favorites… and I am displaying it on our toilet? I admit that is strange.

This mirror was here when we bought the house and so I found bathroom hardware that matched it.

What do you think?! Too much PURPLE?! Michael may agree with you:) View our other BEFORE & AFTER posts here:



xoxo, Katelyn
32 Comments Our Home, Personal
  1. Deborah Zoe reply

    SO funny, I was just about to search on your blog for House before and afters. Great minds think alike:) you should be an interior decorator my friend:)

  2. Suzanne Hines reply

    I want to copy this! PLEASE what type of paint, and what color did you use!?!?!

  3. SvetlanaHillKovich reply

    What are you doing being a photographer?! You are one AMAZING interior designer!!! ;) I’d let you design my whole house! ;)

  4. Kelly Ewell reply

    Bathrooms are a perfect place to be bold and different! Plus if you change your mind, it’s the smallest room to have to repaint. I had a Tiffany blue bathroom in my old house and now my new one has charcoal grey walls and silver or white everything else. I LOVE the contrast of it!!

  5. Candace reply

    Wow! I absolutely LOVE this!! I think it’s gorgeous!!

  6. amanda reply

    I LOVE it!!! I love all your house before and afters…even if it is only your bathroom! And I think it’s hilarious that all of your bath products match the room – definitely no judging here! :)

  7. anouschka reply

    wow, this looks gorgeous!

  8. sherri lynn reply

    this beautiful is ridiculously PRETTY! I love the plum – I think it makes the space really cheery instead of a blah bathroom. And you are too funny with your matching Bath & Body Works products!

  9. Catie reply

    How do you do such an amazing job at both photography and interior design. Its incredible! PS: Black Raspberry Vanilla is my favorite sent from Bath and Body Works! :D

  10. Regan Carter reply

    Beautiful!! I absolutely love this! Can you give my bathroom a face lift?? :)

  11. rebecca reply

    i LOVE your shower curtain!! i have the exact same one, except it is blue and brown. i love seeing your before and after’s!! can’t wait to see more of your amazing interior decorating skills! ;)

  12. Kristina N. reply

    Can I just say that your house before and afters are MY FAVORITE part of your blog!? I just love how pretty you make things! And I think plum is an awesome color for your bathroom. You’d be pleased, my bathroom’s theme color is actually blue/teal! :)

  13. Lauren B reply

    that bathroom is BEAUTIFUL! you have some great interior design skills. :)

  14. amelia reply

    cute cute cute! You are soo talented! :)

  15. Jennifer Jar reply

    Katelyn! Um, can you come decorate my house please? Kthx :)

  16. Julianna reply

    Sooooooo pretty!!!! I could spend a lot of time in there if I needed to… haha. And yes, that comment was completely necessary.

  17. Meredith Sledge reply

    Golly! You are so ridiculously talented! I LOVE THIS. And I think the color is perfect for a bathroom. Simply beautiful. If you ever have to move, show your house with it decorated. Hahahaha. You’ll sell it in an hour.

  18. Kristina Cowan reply

    WOW! This looks incredible! You did a great job designing it! I loved getting to see before and after pictures. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Casey Heffron reply

    can you come help me decorate our apartment when we get one? i LOVE this so much!!! great job:)

  20. Allyson reply

    Katelyn, I love it…. you have the best taste ever!! Tell Michael that it’s just enough purple lol Looks great =) Love it almost as much as your office!!!

  21. Michelle reply

    I always thought your blog had this familiar feel to it… just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then it came to me… the fonts you use on your website are the SAME EXACT fonts I used on my wedding invitations! Good taste :) P.S. there is no such thing as too purple ;)

  22. Faith Bowyer reply

    Oh My Gosh! WOW. That doesn’t even look like the same bathroom!! You did an amazing job. I love it :)

  23. Lexi reply

    I LOVE IT! wow…such a transformation. haha poor Michael….but the girl is the one who spends the most time in there, right?? =)

  24. Abby Grace Photography reply

    Is it creepy that I was over at a friend’s house this weekend, saw this shower curtain in her bathroom, and commented about how I’d seen this exact curtain on a lovely photographer’s blog? Possibly.

  25. L reply

    What paint and paint color is this – I love it :)

  26. Alex reply

    from college BOY bathroom to a center fold from crate & barrel or pottery barn….when can you do our house?

  27. katie g reply

    katelyn! the girls and i need your help at our new home! 207 woodroof !!! !!!! loooove the bathroom, too much purple? NEVER! i loove it

  28. Jennifer reply

    Quite a change. It is definitely purple but not too much because of the different shades with white and silver accents to break it up. Love it!

  29. Sarah Jane reply

    I love bath and body works black raspberry vanilla and it fits perfectly in a plum bathroom!

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  32. Nicole reply

    I am absolutely blown away … the purple is not too much, it looks awesome! Our hair salon started out purple, however, we recently renovated it and it looks really great… the purple WE WERE DEALING WITH WAS TERRIBLE. the purple you have going on is BEAUTIFUL. Check us out sometime if you are still in the Virginia Beach area! – you can book your hair appointment online even. We have similar taste in styling though…i’m sure we’d get along great!! and we would be honored to have you!

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