Bathroom decor: Blissful blue makeover
The master bathroom was a sea of beige and white. Since homeowner Catherine Therrien’s day starts and ends in this space, it was important for her that the look be fresh and uplifting.
Watery blue walls are a pleasing contrast to the white cabinetry, soft grey marble countertop and shiny chrome fixtures – all finishes that came standard with Catherine’s new-build house – so little had to be upgraded in that regard. Personal touches were injected through vintage decor pieces, family heirlooms and playful artwork.
Stainless steel drawer pulls were replaced with pretty Lucite versions. Since only seven were required, they were worth the extra expense.
A soft chenille-and-jute chevron patterned rug covers the expanse of grey porcelain tile, providing warmth underfoot and a welcome dose of pattern and texture.
With plenty of space to spare in the 200-square-foot bath, an airy Lucite stool was added to the bathroom decor, giving the illusion of openness and a touch of sparkle.
Stylish storage solutions
This antique medicine cabinet belonged to Catherine’s parents, and she called first dibs on it when they decided to renovate their own bathroom.
Like any other room in the house, the bathroom needs decorative elements to feel complete. Colourful original artwork does the trick here.
Prints from an Etsy shop in inexpensive frames create cheap and cheerful artwork.
Although the patterned fabric was a splurge, Catherine saved by sewing the valance herself.
The oversized mirror came with the builder home. Its simple, clean frame still complements the new look of the bathroom design. These vintage glass jars with cork tops are actually meant for storing pasta, but they work equally well holding beauty essentials.
Get the look
Create your own calming retreat with these essential bathroom accessories.
1 Fez bath mat in Natural/Citron. West Elm, $29.
2 Behr Aqua Breeze 500E-2 wall paint. The Home Depot, prices vary.
3 The Chemist's Jar. Anthropologie.com, $28 USD.
4 Thom Filicia Griffith fabric in Fog. Kravetcanada.com, $120 (per yard).
5 Devonshire faucet in Polished Chrome. Kohler.ca, $171.
6 Moriihata Ribbion towels in pink. Anthropologie.com, $12 USD.
7 Emlyn basket. Crate and Barrel, $90.