Mollie’s Home Tour: Master Bathroom

To kick off the week, we finally have a tour of the master bathroom for you! I wanted this room to have an antique feel with modern elements and luxuries + a slight farmhouse & coastal vibe of course… because that’s my language. I also wanted to do a different color scheme in this space. A deeper, tone on tone feel with pops of white. A lot of master bathrooms these days are done in white marble and while I think that’s super pretty, it just felt too formal for my taste. I wanted a spa-like retreat with a “worn-in” feel that was comfortable and a little casual. The color palette is greys, blacks, spa green and white. I like the pops of green & black with the otherwise neutral tones. I also went with antique brass fixtures in a vintage style to achieve a more authentic antique feel. I was inspired by the bathrooms at the mansions in Newport Rhode Island built in the early 1900’s.

We used grey-wash wood looking tile for the wall behind the tub. It is both practical & interesting. I wanted this space to have a lot of character and I think this wood-looking wall behind the tub adds a lot. For the shower we used a more modern tile with similar tones. The small hexagons make a great accent for the backs of the shelves and the shower floor. And because these tiles accents in the shower and tub areas do provide quite a bit of texture & appeal, I went with a more subtle floor tile that has a slate look, but in shades of cream and grey. Neutral limestone countertops add some contrast against the black stained cabinetry. Sleek European style sinks add some modern flair and the pedestal tub which I had painted on the exterior adds a fun splash of color. This same Spa Green was brought in on the round mirrors as well. A couple other fun modern additions are the hexagon towel holders and the Euro glass shower enclosure. We have loved this space! Enjoy these lovely images captured by Jessie Alexis Photography…


The latest from Oakwood Homes!


Amanda and I recently attended an awesome Oakwood Homes Blogger event that was amazing. We were able to tour a few model homes and we were completely blown away! So many gorgeous features to take in. We wanted to share some of our favorite features here… First up, we LOVED the way there is a window above the range in many of the homes. Genius! And so beautiful. While you’re cooking you can look out and take in the beautiful outdoors and view. Makes the task a lot less daunting if you ask us! Next, we loved the diversity of choices in color palettes and finishes for the homes. Each home is so unique and that’s what we really appreciate. They don’t feel cookie cutter at all. Love the beautiful color selections shown below… colored cabinets and gorgeous glossy subway tile, with lovely flooring too!

Another beautiful kitchen with unique choices. How pretty is that island?! The eat-in islands, are another favorite feature of ours. The modern family often gathers around the island and having seating for so many makes Oakwood Homes kitchens very family-friendly and comfortable for everyday living. We also adore the contrast between the cabinetry and trim molding around the range. Such a standout feature!

The built-in’s around the TV are perfect for keeping things out of sight and classy looking. So much storage & function with a clean & classic feel. These kinds of features are what make Oakwood Homes custom and tailored to your lifestyle. Hope you’ve enjoyed this tour! Go see the model homes for yourself, there are so many great communities throughout Utah!



Mollie’s Home Tour: Kitchen + Dining

The saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home may be cliche, but it’s also downright true! And this space is one of my favorite places to be. For those of you who follow us on Instagram (@designlovesdetail) and have asked, I’m happy to tell you I’ve got a link list at the bottom of this post with the products I used in this space– just leave a comment on this post if you have any other questions! I wanted to create a kitchen and dining area that had a coastal + farmhouse feel, so that’s just what I did!! I went with a wide plank white oak laminate that has a weathered feel. The light & bright color palette on the cabinets & walls was aimed at achieving the airy beach vibe (paint colors listed at bottom of post). I designed the cabinetry & island and drew a bunch of pictures, which were then turned into plans & fabricated.

The antique brass fixtures and hardware add a bit of understated glamour, while the rustic farm shelf & industrial metal chairs give that farmhouse feel. A white fireclay farmhouse sink was also an essential piece– make sure to shop around & look online if you’re in the market for a new sink. We found our farmhouse sink as a closeout model for around $400.  I went with a grey & white granite for the island, rather than marble because of the better durability– marble can stain a lot easier than granite and I have 3 little kids! For the other countertops we went with a dark quartz for contrast. And then I added pops of navy blue, because… well, I’m a navy blue addict. Haha.

One of my favorite elements in this space is the table that I designed & my husband built. One day he told me he wanted to build a table and he was ready to get going on it asap, so he asked me how I wanted it to look. I scribbled a couple drawings on a scrap paper right then and that was that. He figured out how to make it and I love it so much! People often ask where we purchased it and it makes my man so proud. haha. I think I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking… once again beautifully captured by the lovely & talented Jessie of Jessie Alexis Photography!

Pendants Over Island:

St. Charles 3 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern

St. Charles 3 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Regular Price: From $158.65


Industrial Classics Garvin 26" Bar Stool

Industrial Classics Garvin 26 Bar Stool

Regular Price: $138.54

Kitchen Chairs:

Amara Side Chair

Amara Side Chair

Regular Price: $89.21

Kitchen Faucet (mine is “Vintage Brass” color):

Heritage 8" Spread Deck Mount Double Handle Widespread Bridge Faucet with Porcelain Cross Handles

Heritage 8 Spread Deck Mount Double Handle Widespread Bridge Faucet with Porcelain Cross Handles

Regular Price: From $188.63

Dining Room Basket Light (I painted mine): Target (they currently have 2 discounts, which save you about $65!)

Cabinet Pulls: Lowes

Glass Knobs: Hobby Lobby

Island Granite: River White

Quartz Countertop: Gunmetal

Kitchen Cabinets: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Kitchen Island: Antique Jade by Benjamin Moore

Wall Color: Stonington Gray (at 75%) by Benjamin Moore



The Love List | Gloria York's BlogJune 12, 2015 - 10:46 am

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Rachel B.June 17, 2015 - 9:51 am

I loooove your floors!! Okay, I love the entire space and just sent the link to my hubby asking if we could recreate this in our house/kitchen! I’m looking for similar flooring right now….any details you can share would be super helpful. Brand, store you purchased from, etc. Thanks!!!

EmilyJune 30, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Honestly the most beautiful kitchen Ive ever seen! I am obsessed with your instagram feed. So glad I found you girls!

marissa m.July 9, 2015 - 10:08 pm

So crazy how beautiful this is! I just love it and will be contacting you for a consultation soon since we are building a home soon. Can’t wait!!!

BerniceAugust 6, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Love the flooring! Can you share brand/color?

adminAugust 13, 2015 - 7:35 am

Thanks! It is a laminate made by Armstrong Flooring. I can’t remember the color name, but it is made to look like white oak :)

Mollie’s Home Tour: Kid’s Bathroom

This is the most fun bathroom in our whole house! I had a vision in my mind for this space & it came together just like I’d pictured. I wanted it to be fun, function and funky. The concrete sink is one of my favorite parts and who can resist the striped penny tile, wall? Not me, that’s for sure! I loved designing this space & the kids love it too. My husband (bless his heart) did the tile and it wasn’t the easiest task. Since this bathroom is only about 5 ft wide we had to get creative with space, but so far it seems to be working out perfectly. I think it also has a very unique & original feel to it. And seriously how amazing is Jessie Alexis Photography, right? If you want to develop amazing photography skills like her I suggest you check out the classes at Photo Native, one of her recent projects that’s going to be amazing!






Penny 3/4" x 3/4" Porcelain Glazed and Glossy Mosaic in Vintage Yellow

Penny Tile in Vintage Yellow

Penny 3/4" x 3/4" Porcelain Glazed and Glossy Mosaic in White

Penny Tile in White

Galvanized Barn Lights


Round Mirrors: HomeGoods

Hot Air Balloon Art

Polka Dot Towels: TJMaxx

Concrete Sink: Local Closeout

Step Stool

Countertop: Honed “Seagrass” Limestone

[…] This kids bathroom from Design Loves Detail […]

kathy dennessJune 30, 2015 - 10:28 am

LOVE it! I featured it on my post about beach houses. I think it would also maker a great beach cottage bathroom. :)

adminJuly 1, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Thank you Kathy!

Mollie’s Home Tour: Girls Room

Today I’m excited to share my little girls’ room! Jessie Alexis Photography perfectly captured it! Since our new baby was on the way we decided to change Miss E’s room into a big girl room from her previous nursery. I wanted to use a floral wallpaper on the wall behind her bed but I could not find one that was perfect… so I got brave and painted it myself! Thank heavens my husband trusts me to just take some paint and a paintbrush to the wall with just a vision in my head of how I want it to turn out. This floral print was inspired by the ever-amazing Rifle Paper Co. of course. I used chalk paint for the floral design since I like the matte finish and thought it would be more durable than acrylic or latex paint.

Most of the furniture pieces were ones we already had from the nursery. The dresser was a yard sale find that I refinished and the nightstand plus yellow cabinet were purchased from our local Craig’s list type site. I did a makeover on the yellow piece… click here to see the before & after, plus a few painting tips. The bed is an old beat up metal one that got a fresh coat of Kelly Green paint. It was also a yard sale score. Oh and so was the yellow mirror– just $10 (though it used to be a hideous plastic brass color (I’m all for gold, but plastic gold isn’t good for anyone)!

After all was said & done, I’m happy to announce that everything in this room cost under $500! Even the light fixture came from an estate sale. I think it’s important to recycle things… it’s good for our world and also gives things a sense of character. I like that all the pieces have a story and past life to share, it makes for a truly eclectic atmosphere that’s bold & fun. Hope you enjoy this post & also your weekend! Hooray for Fridays!!



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JennMay 22, 2015 - 4:49 pm

I’m obsessed with this room. Like really obsessed. Your skills are insane.

SonyaMay 23, 2015 - 8:05 am

I love how you took so many elements you already had and then added a couple of new pieces and an accent wall to completely transform the room into something fresh!!! I challenge everyone to pick one room in their own house each month and do the same thing! Little changes can make a HUGE impact!

Virginia FynesJune 6, 2015 - 4:08 am

i can’t believe how stunning this room is, I want the same for my little girl! And you’re a paint brush rockstar, it looks better than wallpaper! Pinning for sure!

adminJune 9, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Thank you, Virginia!!

StephanieJuly 5, 2015 - 1:15 pm

What paint colors did you use for the walls? The room is gorgeous!

MeganJuly 7, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Love this room and LOVE the colors.
Where did you get the rug from?

adminJuly 10, 2015 - 10:11 am

Thanks Stephanie! The grey walls are Benjamin Moore’s “Stonington Gray” at 75% and the coral/peach wall is “Springtime Peach” by Benjamin Moore also.

adminJuly 10, 2015 - 10:12 am

Thank you, Megan! The rug is from They currently have a 70% off sale :)

HolleyJuly 30, 2015 - 7:24 am

How gorgeous! you are quite the artist! If you don’t mind me asking what color chalk paint did you use for the flowers/leaves? It looks like 5 different shades all together.

AllyJuly 31, 2015 - 12:35 pm

I love everything about this room. I saw where you said the wall color. Do you remember all the flower paint colors? Also, what colors did you paint the furniture (bed, nightstand, etc)

adminAugust 4, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Hi Ally, thanks! The bed is painted with Rustoleum’s “Meadow Green”. The chalk paint colors are from Hobby Lobby and unfortunately I can’t remember the exact names, but they actually only carry a few colors, so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure them out if you have a Hobby Lobby near you… it was a soft yellow, a couple different shades of green, the aqua blue and a light peach. Hope that helps!

adminAugust 4, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Thank you so much, Holley! The chalk paint colors are from Hobby Lobby and unfortunately I can’t remember the exact names, but they actually only carry a few colors, so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure them out if you have a Hobby Lobby near you… it was a soft yellow, a couple different shades of green, the aqua blue and a light peach. Hope that helps!