Bathroom
Jul 15, 2013

Bathroom decor: Blissful blue makeover

By: Catherine Therrien

Bathroom decor: Blissful blue makeover Author: Style At Home

Bathroom
Jul 15, 2013

Bathroom decor: Blissful blue makeover

By: Catherine Therrien

Style at Home’s managing editor, Catherine Therrien, takes her master bath from boring beige to blissful blue, adding her stylish mark with a few unique saves and some worthy splurges.

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The before
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. decorating-blissful-bath-counter.jpg
The after
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. decorating-blissful-bath-drawer.jpg
Bathroom hardware
Stainless steel drawer pulls were replaced with pretty Lucite versions. Since only seven were required, they were worth the extra expense. decorating-blissful-bath-rug.jpg
Patterned rug
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. decorating-blissful-bath-stool.jpg
Lucite stool
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. decorating-blissful-bath-dresser.jpg
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. decorating-blissful-bath-art.jpg
Colourful artwork
Like any other room in the house, the bathroom needs decorative elements to feel complete. Colourful original artwork does the trick here. decorating-blissful-bath-bathtub.jpg
Original prints
Prints from an Etsy shop in inexpensive frames create cheap and cheerful artwork. decorating-blissful-bath-curtain.jpg
Hand-sewn valance
Although the patterned fabric was a splurge, Catherine saved by sewing the valance herself. decorating-blissful-bathroom-jar.jpg
Countertop accessories
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. decorating-blissful-bath-the-loo.jpg
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.
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