I SPY ABODE | Bathroom Refresh & Paint Reveal!!

Room Makeovers

SURPRISE!! It’s Modern Mocha!!! Who guessed it?! For the last week we have been giving the bathroom at I Spy Abode a paint refresh on @ISPYDIY Instagram stories, but hiding the color from you all. I have to admit this color is out of my comfort zone, and midway through I was definitely questioning it, but the final result is exactly what I was hoping for. With the walls painted with Behr’s Modern Mocha, it feels WAY more dynamic than the white walls, and there is a cozy warmth in the space that is perfection.

Ok, so when I picked the color Modern Mocha , I was sold on the fact that it was pink. Then, as we started painting it was looking a lot more brown…which was not what I was going for in a bathroom…yikes. But then as I started to decorate, and with the light streaming in, it looked like the color I imagined. I did not tweak the color in the photos at all, so this is true to how it looks in my bathroom. But let me repeat, in MY bathroom. This is definitely a color you should test on your wall, with your light. And if you have a room without natural light, I would anticipate it would look a lot more brown.

This whole refresh started because the old vanity in here was a temporary install. When I was renovating years ago, I *ahem* ran out of money for this room, so just used left-over butcherblock for the vanity top, which was a temporary fix that lasted three years. We had this Kohler vanity leftover from the Duplex renovation and it fit perfectly in this bathroom. Since we were changing out the vanity, why not repaint and decorate the whole bathroom (logical, right?!?)

I have a feeling I am going to get some questions on why I painted the ceiling. Honestly, Mr. Yolo started rolling on the color, and looked at me and said “ceiling too”, and I said “Sure!” Go with your gut! I love how dramatic it looks, and the contrast of the color against the graphic tile is so pretty once you step in the door.

I switched out the old mirror with a brass one from Amazon, and am in love! The brass on brass is a little unexpected, but feels right to me.

This refresh was all about using items I already had in the house, so I pulled this art from the bedroom. They are from Juniper Print Shop, and I had Shutterfly print it on canvas with a walnut frame a couple years back.

A few more details! The stool is an old Target purchase. And the shower curtain is just a linen window curtain. The rug is one of my favorite printed ones from Loloi. I added the rug, curtain, curtain rod, and towel to my Amazon shop.

More art from Juniper Print Shop; Flight, printed and framed in a gold frame I found at Goodwill. And some Magnolia branches I clipped from my bush at home 🙂


I hope you all had fun with the surprise paint makeover! I am SO glad I stepped out of my comfort zone, because I am in love with the result!


Paint Color: Behr Modern Mocha – Eggshell Finish
Rug Loloi II Hathaway Printed Java Rug
Stool Old Target
Mirror (similar) Scalloped Shape Mirror
Hooks Cast Iron Towel Hanger
Curtain Rod Wall Mounted Shower Curtain Rod
Shower Curtain Linen Blended Window Curtain Panels
Towel (similar) Turkish Beach Towel
Shower Curtain Linen Window Curtain
Drawstring Bag Hair Dryer Bag
Art Poppies, Hyacinth, Flight
Towel From a local store URSA
Kohler Vanity, Faucet, Shower handle, Bathtub
Vanity Light Similar here

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  1. Heather says:

    How funny! I just painted a bathroom a very similar color. Can you please link the hand towel? It would be perfect in my space.

    1. Jenni says:

      I actually got it from a local shop! URSA Not sure if they sell online!

  2. Deb says:

    It’s fun when you step out of your comfort zone. I have always been firm about no green, gray, black, or brown on walls. Really firm! And yet green has been calling my name lately…. hmmm. Change may be in the air!

  3. Teresa says:

    It looks incredible!!!! So sophisticated and rich- absolutely love it!

  4. Analía says:

    Love the color! What finish is? Matte? Or flat? I absolutely looove how it turned out! You guys are amazing!

    1. Jenni says:


  5. LayLa Benson says:

    Gorgeous! I am in love with the tub/shower situation. I hate cleaning my tile shower and my garden tub isn’t deep enough to soak. I am seriously thinking about something like this for my future master bathroom. I love everything you do! It always look fresh and new with a vintage collected vibe. ❤️

  6. Jennifer says:

    It looks beautiful – I love it!

  7. Linda D says:

    I was positive you had gone with green. Now seeing this, I am so glad you didn’t. This is so classy and cozy at the same time. Plus a black toilet. Perfect in this space. 👍🏼 Your gut is one to be trusted.

  8. Beth_neisen@msn.com says:

    Looks great!! Can I ask where the light above the mirror is from?

    1. Jenni says:

      I got it years ago from Amazon, and don’t see it there any more, sorry!

  9. Kris Tallon says:

    Exquisite! Absolutely love what you’ve done.

  10. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style says:

    Wow! It looks amazing! Xx

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