Guys, I had great plans to upload this blog a week after I shared the last one, in which I showed you the master bedroom. I don’t know what happened. Life, I guess? And procrastination. And trying to decide whether to redesign the blog or not, saying I would do it, and even speaking with the designer discussing some ideas, then deciding it could wait because it wasn’t urgent and I could do other things with the money I’d put aside for that. I ended up using the money to buy a chair I didn’t need, but which made me so happy that it was worth it. Now here we are, two months later. But I’m not even mad. That chair is beautiful, have a look at it here.

This bathroom was my second ever attempt at styling a bathroom, which I usually avoid because I find them quite difficult to style. I tried to do my bathroom once and my DIY attempt backfired so badly I’m still living with horrible black and white walls which for some reason I am yet to paint over. It’s like a case of masochism, because I every time I look up I gag, but still, I do nothing.

Anyway, here’s what it looked like before.

Empty spaces usually excite me. Empty bathrooms terrify me.

But I said yes anyway. Because one must push oneself even when one is scared.

And after…

I wasn’t able to get a full shot of the bathroom but this gives a decent idea of how it turned out. Woven are Smartlady Home; faux potted plant and waste bin Mr Price Home; real fern Dashing Spaces; planter and storage baskets TACC.


Custom wooden shelving Muundo; storage baskets TACC

These shelves ended up creating lots more storage space, and I love the juxtaposition of the wood and baskets against the tile.

The baskets are a great storage option for everything from towels to toiletries.

Such order! Fun fact: I took pictures of this space three months after completing it, and I found it looking like this. I didn’t have to do any styling to shoot the space.

Got these jars from Mr Price, kitchen section.

Wish I could remember where I got the brush holder from…

I love a tidy space. The way 2020 has shown us that we’re not in charge of anything, at least the one thing you can be in charge of is how organised your space is.

I didn’t get a decent picture of this other corner of the bathroom, but my favourite thing about it are these Organic Savanna candle and bamboo soap holders.

It’s very different from the look we went for in the bedroom and living room, but I really wanted to experiment with natural tones to bring some warmth into the space, so I went for custom, unstained, wooden shelving and lots of browns and whites. I also tried to incorporate some texture using baskets, towels and accessories.

I ended up doing the same for the guest bathroom, partly because I was too scared to try something different, and partly because I had no idea what I could do in the first place.

Guest bathroom. We didn’t do very much in here, just added a storage shelf from Muundo and some accessories.

All the accessories are from Mr Price Home. My client is a pisces, so we picked pieces that reminded her of the ocean.

How cute are they though?

Got this box and decided to use it to store feminine hygiene products like tampons and panty liners for her guests. Thoughtful, no?

We used a bunch of artificial plants in cute planters because my client is a plant killer – just like me LOL. Planter in oriental-inspired planter, Mr Price Home; diffuser, client’s own.

Baskets, TACC

Do I think these are the cutest bathrooms I’ve ever seen? No. But I like the simplicity and functionality, and the fact that the client was very happy and didn’t think I wasted her money.

Plus looking at these pictures again is making me want to do my bathroom ASAP. Maybe that’s what I’ll be blogging about next – if only I could figure out where people buy consistency so that I can purchase one big fat portion of that and start blogging every two weeks. Pray for me y’all.


  • August 24, 2020

    Agnes Njoroge

    Am IN LOVE with your work, your touch, your sarcasm and most of all your sense of humor. Keep going girl, some of us are still on the learning curve and we LOVE learning from people like The Cultured Cow.

  • August 24, 2020


    This turned out amazing!!…Real good work, good job…Cosy and clean bathrooms are a place to have in your house, that’s where your release and clean out the hustle of the day.

  • August 26, 2020


    This is actually the cutest bathrooms I’ve seen. I love it!!! I’m going to pay more attention to the MRP HOME SECTION NOW! Those guys should even just allow and sponsor you! The consistency shop. Don’t we all need that. But one thing for sure is that we take what you can give us! These quality posts are everything, they are therapeutic for me. And we shall always be here waiting for them.

  • August 26, 2020


    Your posts inspire me to do up bedroom. One day……

  • August 26, 2020

    Simple, minimal and functional…you did an outstanding job and the client must be thrilled. BRAVO Shiro!

  • August 26, 2020

    Jackline wambaire

    Wow..well done. You brought in the minimal vibe into the bathroom and its truly calming and beautiful.

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