Friday, 11 May 2012

Bathroom Sneak Peek


How are you?

It's been a while.  7 weeks to be precise. 

Sometimes life just re-prioritises itself and you just go with it, because it's the right thing to do.  I love blogging, I love writing, I love decorating, I love what I do - but I love people more.  I love my friends and I love my family, both 'real' and extended.  When they need me, I am there, and nothing else is important in that moment. 

But life does go on and after 3 or so months showering in the 1970s afterthought of a bathroom under the house, enough is enough!  Although I have to say that the co-ordination of fittings down there (and I mean everything: hooks, towel rails, toilet seat, toilet roll holder and toilet brush, even 'feature' spots on the white tiles) is pretty impressive - isn't forest green in at the moment?  They don't make 'em like they used to ....

So to ease myself back into blogland, I thought I'd give you a little 'sneak peek' at some of the key features in the new design ....


That's my favourite part.  A late addition - and a bit of a splurge - but just the item I was looking for to really lift the design and make it unique. 

Luckily I fell in love with a feature tile other then the beautiful Dwell/Heath Ceramics one that would cost me more to ship from the U.S. than it would to make and buy!  A lesson learnt - never set your heart on something until you find out if you can 1. source it and 2. afford it!

via Methven

Bathrooms can be hard to design, hard to make interesting.  There are lots of lines and squares and hard surfaces and it can all end up feeling quite bland and cold.  I'm a fan of looking at everything you put in there, such as taps, shower heads, rails, handles & holders, and especially lighting, to see what you can do to lift the design and make it feel like a real room, not a utility area.

via happilyeverafterinseattle

Clever storage is another 'must' of mine.  Can't wait to show you how this picture (or one similar as the final selection hasn't been made yet) will be used in my pocket-size powder room. 

Well, it is nice to be back.  I hope you're still there!

'Til next time, take good care of you and the people you love, Nx

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