Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bathroom Inspiration // Designing the Bathroom

As is typical for a lot of my "before" pictures, they are actually more like a "few steps along" marker than an actual true before pic.  Our building is of old construction, which has its merits and its drawbacks.  On the positive side, I love the old tile work (thank god it's a breathable green edging,
and not a pink 'paradise', and the old window ledge is a nice place to put all my makeup.  On the not-so-great side, the handles in the shower are so corroded that we can't turn the hot water off (Hopefully that gets fixed soon!).  While I'm a sucker for old character, once the fixtures lose their functionality I'm fine trading them in for something from this century.  I digress.

I love the bones of this bathroom, but I thought it could use a little dressing up.  There was almost no storage when we moved in besides the medicine cabinet, so I searched for months and months before I found the robins egg blue gem sitting unassumingly in the image above.  It's just the right size for the space, is able to house everything we need, and there's even space for a nicely folded stack of towels above or below (the perfectionist voice in the back of my head is really happy about that). 

"So what more can you do with this tiny space, Lindsay?", You might ask.   Well friend, since there's not a whole lot of floorspace to deal with, the design will have to come down to all the details, the accessories, and the walls. I loved the orange and yellow colors from the curtain I hung up a few months in (from my grandma's cabin when it sold, I think my great grandma made them), and we also have an orange rug.  So working off of those things, I came up with the mood board below.  

I'm really feeling the botanical and red/ orange/ green thing, grounded by metal pieces here and there.  I don't know a whole lot about eras in interior design, so I can't say exactly an era I'm going for with this, but I'm pretty sure I've seen this feel before, and it probably has a name.  Regardless, I'm thinking it's kind of "Moonrise Kingdom" with a bunch of fox art thrown in :).  I think it will be a lot of fun once its done.  Wish us luck!

- The Lovely Red Fox

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