One of the things I was really looking forward to doing when we were looking for a new house was the opportunity to redecorate. I had been talking about redecorating my bathroom for a while but never actually got around to doing so, but with the new house, I knew I didn’t want to bring anything from the old house so let the decorating research commence! The bathroom was really gross so we pretty much tore out everything [the only thing that’s original are the walls and the tub] and had the walls painted, replaced the mirrors, vanity, light fixture and added tile flooring. This renovation gave me the perfect empty canvas to work with. I didn’t really have much of an idea of what style I was going to try to capture; all I knew was that I wanted something modern and trendy but not too trendy. That was as specific as I got.
Normally I would have trolled through some design blogs for ideas but I didn’t do that. I guess since I kind of had a half-baked idea of what I was trying to achieve, I didn’t really need to check out those design blogs. For the bathroom, it all came together once I settled on a color scheme [it took more work for the bedroom but that will be a separate post]: purple, silver, and yellow. Sounds like a winner right?
It looked fantastic in my head but convincing Lindsey and my mom that it was fabulous took a lot of work. They didn’t believe in it until they saw the bathroom all put together. Lindsey hated it and openly protested my idea and my mom just was confused why I would glom those random colors together. But I had a vision and I could not be deterred, so I ignored their contentions and trudged ahead because I knew I was right.
This is how we bought it: kind of a hot mess
The main problem was that when they heard the color combination, they saw purple, shiny silver and school bus yellow but that was not what I envisioned. I had the walls painted a really delicious lavender color [Behr Silverberry 670F-4], and outfitted the visible fixtures [the faucet, toilet paper holder, toothbrush holder, standing shower caddy [even though that’s technically not visible] and towel rack] in a brushed nickel and added small accents of a soft yellow for the pops of color in the bath rug and a picture I painted. We got the vanity and sink top at Lowe’s. My favorite thing is the sink; we found a rectangular bowl that swoops down!
The hardest thing to find was the perfect shower curtain. I don’t even know how many times I wandered through Target, Walmart [online at least], Bed, Bath & Beyond, CB2 and Ikea to find something that was just right. I goldilocked my way through shower curtain shopping. There were a lot of shower curtains that were almost right but not quite there. What made it so difficult was that I wasn’t sure what I wanted but I knew I would know it when I saw it. I couldn’t say I was looking for something specific since I only knew I was looking for something modern and contemporary and definitely not floral. After some random traipsing through Amazon and Target, I finally found the perfect shower curtain. When it was finally delivered, I was so excited. I loved how it looked and it definitely fit in with the look I was going for.
Now its a place I WANT to be in
While it’s far from the perfectly designed spaces on the design blogs, I’m quite pleased with how my bathroom came together. I smile every time I’m in there and it gives me hope that I’ll be able to decorate my future home. Now if I can only convince the bf to let me have accents of green in every room of our house.