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I have been in this 1920’s craftsman house for a few months short of two years and have yet to share the tour of my main floor bathroom. Truth is, I was not completely satisfied with the look of the odd shaped and poorly lit room and was not inspired to share. That is until I was invited by Target to do a New Year bathroom refresh. I do love a good challenge so I rolled up my sleeves and gave this room an update.
When I moved into this house in April of 2013, my dad and I did remove the peeling vinyl floor, added a simple tile floor and I painted over the bright blue walls with this warm grey called Mink from Sherwin-Williams. It has a bit of a lavender undertone in the bathroom light, which surprised me though I found myself liking it even after almost two years. I chose a color palette for this room starting with the mink and adding a small dose of coral, mint with all gold, copper and silver mixed in. I then installed the capiz chandelier over the main ceiling light and added a very necessary storage cabinet that I recycled from the local ReBuild Center. The bathroom was much improved yet was still lacking the final design and styled touches.
Now, fast forward to last week. To give my bathroom the update I started with fresh white towels. I found these botanic fiber towels at Target and fell in love with their soft, light feel. A tall stack of towels, plenty of extra hand towels and washcloths began the refreshed look. To display the towels and spa items, I found this black metal and glass style shelving to add some needed storage without making the room feel crowded. This made a perfect place to display the white towels and a grouping of jars, containers and decorative items. I found a series of sea grass baskets in a smaller bin to hold my washcloths and extra hand towels and a larger basket, perfect to hold bath mats and extra items. These natural fibers add a visual softness to the modern display. The pretty glass and metal jars from Target are a nice way to store and display beauty items. I chose a Geo Diamond Dot shower curtain at Target that matched the walls perfectly. Sometimes when working in a small room, keeping the colors and tones similar gives the illusion of a larger, less cluttered room. After adding my new quote of the year art and a personal monogram to the hand towels, this side of the room looked complete.
The next area to update is the sink. I have ordered a new sink, base and mirror that will fill this space nicely, and it will arrive and be installed later this week. I will post updated photos once that is done. To start the refresh in this area I added a vintage ladder to hold two pretty coral hand towels. I surrounded it with framed cards from one of my favorite studios, Rifle Paper Co., from which my bathroom color palette was inspired. The finishing touch before my new vanity and mirror arrive are these perfectly alert oil can pump soap and lotion jars.
The last area of the bathroom include my new upcycled cabinet and the toilet area. The open shelves in the cabinet are a perfect place to display pretty bottles, jars and soaps. The back of the loo is decorated with a pretty hammered copper tray from Target to hold candles. Artwork on the walls is important to any room so I hung a portrait of woman by my mother, (a pastiche after Sargent), my DIY LOVE piece, the new framed quote from last week and framed triangle patterns.
What a big difference, don’t you think? I am loving this new look of my bathroom and am thankful to Target for giving me the challenge to refresh. Hope you find some inspiration to update your bathroom and create a spa like oasis. Cheers! ~ Lia
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