Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Coastal Cottage Bathroom

This bathroom started out as pretty ordinary.
But ended up fantastic, by adding just a few design principles.


BEFORE
The homeowner had a number of interesting items that she wanted to put in the space but did not know how to pull it all together.


AFTER
Doesn't this feel so much more cozy!
What made the difference?

1. We used the art on the wall as inspiration. 
 See how we took three colors and tied them around the room. 
 Green, aqua blue and brown.


BEFORE
She had the same shower curtain, towels and rug.


AFTER
2. We made a few groupings to create a focal point.


BEFORE
The wall had no focal point. 
 There was nothing for your eye to focus on.


AFTER
See how we created a grouping and it made for a very nice focal point.
By hanging a shelf above the towel rod
we could make a grouping with the towels and the items on the shelf.

There is also a nice grouping above the toilet--
the art and wicker basket with the towels and sea turtle.


3. We were able to pull a theme throughout the bathroom that helped to tie it all together.
Notice the sea shells and starfish.


Also see the repeating leaf motif that is in the art, tissue box, towels and shower curtain.


We hung the wreath on the outside of the door, but it makes a beautiful addition to the room when the door is open.  See the starfish and seashells as well as some leaves.


I loved this little leaf hook --- it also went with the theme of the room.
We hung a lace hankerchief and a couple of pearl bracelets just to add some whimsy to the room.



1. We used the art on the wall as inspiration.
See how we took three colors and tied them around the room.
Green, aqua blue and brown.

2. We made a few groupings to create a focal point.

3. We were able to pull a theme throughout the bathroom that helped to tie it all together.
Notice the sea shells, star fish and the leaf motif.


See what you can do with a space in your house
 just using these 3 principles.

6 Comments:

  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...
    Oh It turned out gorgeous. What a difference all of the wall groupings and accessories made. Now the bathroom is just gorgeous. I love the colors you used. Perfect. Hugs, Marty
    D said...
    Wonderful transformation. I love it all. Thanks for the wonderful tips.
    D
    Snap said...
    This room is way cute. Love the starfish hanging with the towels.
    Dawn R. said...
    Angela, do you know where the wreath was found? And are the star fish just tied onto the towels? I'm sort of doing a similar theme in our bathroom and like the ideas.
    Pedaling said...
    love the idea of the wreath on the outside of the door.
    ImagineCozy said...
    I will see if I can find out where she found the wreath. And yes the starfish are just tied on with a white ribbon.

    Have fun with your bathroom.

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