bathroom redo

You know how your tastes change after a while?  Perhaps it’s not your taste, but you just need a change of scenery.  That was my bathroom.  I loved the shower curtain; it was simple, striped, neutral and a perfect mix of classic and contemporary.  It is still sold at West Elm here!  But I needed a change.  The bathroom is our bathroom, and the bathroom guests use.  It needs to be special! This is what I was working with:


It was fine, but not special. I could have left well enough alone — or revamped it.  I did look around for some (p)inspiration and found a few gorgeous bathrooms using the curtain.

gorgeous bathroom - white with natural elements - grey striped shower curtain <3

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The Renovation Has Begun!

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See the similarities, though?  It’s really the simple vanity, quality counter top and classic styling that makes these bathrooms so nice.  I’m working with what I’ve got: Absolute Black counter tops, white round sink, orange-toned (maybe a light cherry veneer?) wood vanity cabinet, big wall-mounted mirror and questionable lighting.  Art and shower curtain are the only things that could really transform the space.  I decided I need something zen, with some calming color; light and bright to combat the lack of windows; and a little bit of natural foliage for texture.

I started looking for a little inspiration.

Bring a truly Southwest feeling to your bathroom's décor with the Suba shower curtain. It has a classic, yet modern Southwestern design reminiscent of Native American rugs in warm desert shades all printed on richly textured cotton fabric.

Image/buy this here

love the striped towels and shower curtain in this bathroom.

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And my favorite…


Image via Amber Interiors (who is a phenomenal designer, and she seems like a super cool chick)

That last one sealed the deal.  I was going bright, ikat, and textural.

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As much as I loved that grey striped shower curtain, this one spoke to me.  And, it was $9.99 at my local Burlington coat factory(!!!)

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Those fuzzy rugs?  Also Burlington Coat Factory.  I could not believe it.  They are soooo soft.  The black basket, wood stool and turquoise glass vase were all from home goods.  Those white towels my mom gifted us for one of the (many) wedding presents she gave us.  Good old Martha Stewarts!  I actually do keep them rolled like that in a basket, clean, for guests.  Always be prepared!

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I am still so pumped about my Max Wanger print in the Framebridge frame.  The soap pump, soap dish and cup were all Homegoods.

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I love having little trays to keep my things in.  I feel like if clutter is contained, it does not look so much like clutter!

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Oh, get this soap.  It’s the Sea Salt kind you get an Anthro.  It makes your whole bathroom smell amazing!

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Do you love that little ponytail palm?  I do.  My parents have an awesome 10 foot tall one in front of their house in Miami that looks like something straight out of Dr. Seuss.  I love it!

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Hope you’re feeling the zen!  Overall, very happy.  Got to make do with what ya got, right?  Hope you enjoyed (or come visit me and use it)!

Shower curtain similar here and here | rugs similar here | bathroom accessories similar here and here | black basket similar here | white towels here | Framebridge frame here | Max Wanger print here | glass vase plant holder similar here or here | ponytail palm found at Home Depot for $15! | Kalastyle Sea Salt Soap here | hand towels similar here or awesome large scales ones here | ring dish similar here | wood tray here | rings David Yurman here and here | earrings Dannijo custom, similar here and Marc by Marc Jacobs here

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