I am happy to report that while last week was full of nail-biting trials this week is looking up. After three long years of “make do decorating” we are set to begin a partial renovation of our homes main bathroom. When starting any renovation or redecorating many of us are inspired by an experience or image. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. It Starts With A Dream and Ends With A GIVEAWAY.
Pinning and Winning
Over the years I have pinned many bathrooms that I have loved. Some images were later deleted from the Pretty Bathroom board because they became dated. But some bathrooms have stood the test of time. Although Sarah Richardson first added the “Yellow Bathroom” to her website way back in 2010 I still love this room.
The same holds true for the bathroom that Miss Mustard Seed created in 2013. Both of these rooms inspired me to create a classically designed bathroom for Storybook Cottage.
After looking at what elements were repeated in rooms that I had pinned over the years it would seem I have a preference for white accented with blue.
With either graphic wall treatments via wallpaper or tile…
…or a patterned shower curtain.
It was also important to consider what was staying in the bathroom.
A good example is ALL of the brushed nickel hardware and plumbing is staying. IF this was my forever home it probably would not. But this is a “living here three more years” home at best. So in the words of Tim Gunn, we will “Make it work.”
I also had to consider who the space would be designed for.
This bathroom will be used primarily by Sweet Guy but it is also the bathroom guests use. So I want to design a bathroom that is both functional AND pretty.
Another important element to consider is that the thing that makes Storybook Cottage unique is that ALL of our rooms include objects that tell a story of our life or share a memory of our travels. You just can’t buy that at HomeGoods. It’s priceless and such fun.
Because at the heart, as a designer, I truly believe this:
It can quickly become overwhelming to consider all of these factors, and many more, when designing a space. Thankfully, my dear friend KariAnne has created a darling DIY Home Planner. This lovely book helps keep you on track so that you can realize your design dreams.
Would you like a copy?
It Starts With A Dream and Ends With A GIVEAWAY
Over the next four Mondays, I am going to share how to apply some of the suggestions, tips, and tricks found in The DIY Home Planner to help keep me on track to complete this space. There is a bit of a time crunch as our next set of houseguests arrive in April. I hope you’ll follow along.
To enter the giveaway for The DIY Home Planner
Just simply leave a comment below about what room you would like to decorate.
The winner will be selected next Monday, March 12th.
UPDATE: Congratulations Ginene! The random number generator selected Fox and Finch Antiques as the winner.