South Austin homeowners Linda and Mark wanted to remodel their 1980s master bathroom, and when they told their contractor that they dreaded the process of picking out tile and bathroom fixtures, Pat Barnett of Ageless Spaces recommended they hire Room Fu to make these selections less overwhelming.

From the first moment we met the couple, we just knew we needed to incorporate their fun personalities into their bathroom design, and it all fell into place once we spied this accent tile at fave Austin tile retailer, The Tile Guy:

mid-century modern glass mosaic tile tub backsplash master bathroom austin tx

The modern and whimsical shapes of this decorative tile just scream Linda and Mark, and the earthy greens, browns and copper color palette speaks to the sprawling oak trees visible from every window in the couple’s home. When we presented the sample to Linda and Mark, their delighted gasps echoed our own excitement over it, and confirmed the tile was a slam dunk.

To unify the modern tub and adjacent shower, we ran this glass tile in a continuous band along the tub’s backsplash and throughout the shower surround, then added another horizontal row of glass tile near the shower head, to break up the vertical field tile.

mid-century modern master bathroom remodel earth tone glass mosaic tile shower tub

We selected this mid-century modern field tile featuring haphazard and criss-crossed, faintly colored stripes on the tub deck and tub face, throughout the shower, and on the shower bench as well.

Mid century modern master bathroom shower glass mosaic tile

Mid century modern master bathroom remodel in Austin, TX featuring glass mosaic tile in earth tones.

A dark, olive green floor tile grounds the space, and an artfully-designed shower drain—a fabulous find of the homeowners’—adds appeal to an otherwise overlooked detail.

modern shower floor drain master bathroom remodel

The custom vanity in rich walnut looks positively luscious. Quartz countertops and modern cabinet hardware in oil-rubbed bronze complete the look.

teak walnut custom modern bathroom vanity green quartz countertops

Custom modern walnut double vanity in Austin, TX master bathroom remodel with glass mosaic tile backsplash and quartz countertop in earth tones and sage green.

The arched and wave design of the vanity light fixtures echo the contours of the accent tile running throughout the bathroom.

A craftsman-styled oil rubbed bronze modern vanity light fixture featuring wave pattern on glass globes.

A beautiful Kalati/Qalati kilim runner-type rug from Afghanistan completes the look.  Linda and Mark purchased the rug from Kilimania, a small carpet import business begun by fellow Austinite Carla Petievich to generate revenue for the expansion of girls’ secondary education in Pakistan. You can find more information on the charity organization Carla co-founded to support this cause—the Hoshyar Foundation—by visiting

A rust colored Afghanistani runner rug used in a modern master bathroom in Austin, TX.

Check out the fun makeover we did for this couple’s living room!

If you are struggling to make selections for your own bathroom remodel, you don’t have to sweat it out alone! Room Fu interior designers would love to help you create a look that reflects your taste and personality and fits within your budget. Call or text us at (512) 797-5821 to get started!

Photos by Claire Barrett Patrick.