Blue in the Bathroom

Over the holiday break, I did get one home related task accomplished. I've been meaning to add some little touches to the parlor bathroom for ages and I finally had a chance to get around to it.

If you want a refresher of what this room looked like before we renovated, check it out here. Last year I finally added some of my photos over the tub and I was really happy with that how looked but it still needed a little more oomph.

After finding this fun patterned rug at Target, I picked up some candles, a cheap tub caddy, and mini vases to complete the look.

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Nothing earth shattering but it looks a lot more finished to my eye now, not to mention the tub caddy being really useful when taking a bath. I really like how it looks a little more lived in now. What do you think?

64 comments:

  1. I love the matchstick idea, but what will people strike them against?

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  2. It has warmth to it, and yes more lived in. I can't believe you got that rug at Target. I think it would look great in my master bath, I'll have to go check it out.

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  3. Oh~ I need a tub caddy now too! I'll have to see if they make one wide enough for my tub. I love how you displayed a book on it. The rug is a cute little touch.

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  4. It looks so gorgeous! I love all those little touches! The rug and pictures add so much character to the space!

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  5. Looks beautimous! Great job. Love the additions. I don't think anyone is ever done tweaking! :)

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  6. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Can I ask where you got the caddy? I'm torn between a $100 one I found online and a $20 Walmart option. Did you go high or low end?

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  7. I just bought that same rug!!! I love it. I love the pop of green in the vase. Such a beautiful bathroom.

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  8. I love the caddy with the book. I'm wondering if a glass of wine would stand upright. ;-)

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  9. Looks great, the colors all work together really well. I really love that rug, it's perfect for the space.

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  10. Ohhh wow!! Seeing those before pictures is truly amazing!!! I can't believe the bathroom looked like that BEFORE!! You did a fabulous job!

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  11. The bathroom looks gorgeous. I love the accents, especially the photos over the tub. I think the little things can make such a huge impact. My home has undergone some ripping out & replacing too, but I haven't yet attended to the little touches and you're right: it looks less lived in and "homey". My bathroom has two rubber ducks and a photo. It needs something more ;)
    ~Tanya
    dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com

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  12. Your bathroom is stunning! The whole transformation is just WOW!!!
    Have a great Thursday!
    XO
    Kristin
    Oh...Love that target rug, so pretty! :)

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the matchsticks. That clawfoot tub is amazing.

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  14. I'm endlessly stunned by your bathroom. You are so great at designing your home! I lovee it!

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  15. The blue accents are great, and your brick-cut marble? PERFECT.

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  16. The extra touches have really added some personality to this space.
    I can't believe the rug is from Target! It looks so expensive!

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  17. Lurve it!! Its stunning and I feel inspired, especially the matchsticks in the vase! Love it. And I echo the first commenter, do you have the box stashed somewhere to strike them? or are they just for decoration?

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  18. I love it so much! The new accessories make a world of difference!

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  19. Hello,

    It's so beautiful and relaxing. I love the splash of color with the flowers and your pretty rug. Thank you for sharing.
    Claudia

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  20. Looks great!! I'd love to relax in the bath there...

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  21. I think it looks great! I love the rug! Hmm... haven't seen it in my Target. I guess that means I need to plan a trip! You're right, it is more finished now. I say more finished because when are we ever done with a space! I'm still crushing over your fabulous photo's used in the space!

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  22. I love how everything is similar in color, but the different textures, patterns, shades, etc. add so much depth. I would have guessed light grey/white/marble would look stark, but it's the total opposite - warm and inviting. It's perfect!

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  23. 1. Love the added touches. TOTALLY feels lived in now.

    2. The painting/picture over the toilet... where did you find that? I love apothecary jars filled with bathroom things and feel like a painting of these favorite things would be pretty great for my own bathroom.

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  24. Very gracious additions. It looks lovely!

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  25. I've always heard the bathroom should "sparkle" and you have certainly accomplished that!! It is beautiful, soothing, and relaxing! Great job!

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  26. AND if I followed directions, I'd leave an e-mail address for an answer to my question:

    meghanglossip@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks everyone.

    On the little cup of matchsticks, I totally stole that from Kay of Apartment #412 ( http://apartment-412.blogspot.com/ ) Such a simple idea.

    I need to glue some of the striking thingy to the bottom of the vase or get some self striking matches like these (http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Strike-Anywhere-Kitchen-Matches/dp/B0044FT8WI/ref=pd_sim_sg_2)

    For now they just look cool but will be functional soon.


    Anon: I went for the super cheap tub caddy (http://www.amazon.com/The-Storage-Store-Chrome-Caddy/dp/B001J1SR4U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294341291&sr=8-2) and it totally looks it. It does the job but I should have just gotten the fancy one b/c I think this one looks chintzy. Oh well - live and learn.


    Sarah: No, a glass of wine wouldn't stay upright on this one but you can buy some that have a wine glass holder!

    Meg: I got that little painting 2 years ago at Home Goods. I actually got a set of 4 but it was just too much in here so I just put up the one. You can see the others here since I havent done a thing with them: http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2009/01/art-for-loo.html

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  28. oh it looks beautiful!! i too, love the matches idea. well done!

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  29. love your bath! a beautiful and calm space for a good soak. I need a bath caddy for my freestanding tub asap. Thank so much for sharing!

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  30. one more thing...silly question. I love what you've done with the matches. where is the strike strip - how do you light them?

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  31. What a difference a couple of blue accents make! I love that little rug!

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  32. love what you have done in that bathroom. it looks stunning. talk about soak up some time, and enjoy the space.

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  33. What a great job!! A definite improvement- but the bath was already so pretty - so a great enhancement!! Love the rug (and Target!)
    xx-Gina

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  34. That bathroom remains one of the most dramatic "afters" I've ever seen because of the sheer horror of the "before." It looks great!

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  35. I love the rug. I must have missed it at Target!

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  36. Lovely bathroom! Where did you find the rack for the tub?

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  37. I'm a new reader and am slowly going back and looking at old posts here and there and I have to say you guys have done an AMAZING job. Wow. I can't wait to be able to purchase someting, anything! my one room studio is getting smaller and smaller...lol

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  38. I love that rug! Getting a new bathroom rug is on my list of things to do- sooner rather than later.

    http://temporary-nest.blogspot.com/2011/01/not-quite-resolution.html

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  39. I think it's breathtakingly beautiful.
    Amazing how the last finishing touches make a space.
    Enjoy in good health!

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  40. It's beautiful! Never underestimate small touches...they make a big difference! Lovely girl!

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  41. Look how fabulous!! At first glance I thought the rug was inlay tile :) And simply things like the prestine matches make me giddy...love it all!

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  42. I love it! It looks more lived in now and definitely cozier. That rug is the icing on the cake.

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  43. The bathroom is calling my name :). I like the mirror and shelf u put up. I've been eyeing a similar mirror by PotteryBarn. Enjoy your new space.

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  44. Your bathroom looks beautiful and your photographs are look amazing over the tub.

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  45. How Gorgeous! Shoot, there's already a book just give me a bottle of wine and I'd live in there... ;)

    Great Job and nice styling.

    ~Jazz

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  46. I love your blog and I'm usually a lurker but I had to comment....simply stunning!!

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  47. Tiles, rug, tub, green flowers... so many gorgeous touches! Looks fabulous, you must be so pleased :)

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  48. just love your bathroom - will have to go on my inspiration file :) best le

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  49. While I am completely obsessed with your photography, I also really dig the canvas of the hurricane. Where did you pick that up?

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  50. Your bathroom is such an inspiration!! I absolutely love it.

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  51. What a perfect example of how the little things add up! The blues in the rug, towel and candle bring out the blue stones in the stone. Enjoy!
    Janell

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  52. I think the rug adds the perfect pop of dimension to the floor. The black and white photos are also very classic on the walls with the tub.

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  53. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Your bathroom is gorgous!! Love the tile and artwork. Do you know the name of the rug? Did you get it at Target recently?
    Thanks!
    Noelle
    noellefernandez@msn.com

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  54. So beautiful! Your bath would be my inspiration if we were to buy that old beat up house...someday.

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  55. this is one CLASSY looking bathroom! I LOVE the wall colors and the carrera marble tiles!

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  56. Beautiful bathroom, love that rug and the caddy! Love your blog!

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  57. It's very simple and soothing. I feel relaxed looking at the photos. Plus, this is a great design of a bathroom that lacks a window.

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  58. Ohhhh...yes. Very much yes. :-) The photos look fabulous.

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  59. SO BEAUTIFUL! I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am a new follower-I love it!

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  60. What a transformation from the original bathroom!

    Very elegant, light and airy. Love the black and white photography.
    Kinga

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  61. Why have I not been here before! It appears that I have been living under a rock and I guess someone just kicked it off me :)......It is a snowday here in Atlanta so I have had the whole day to sit at the computer guilt free....The bath is sparkling now as in "I need my sunglasses"......and I might have to put on my snow shoes to hike it up to Target for that rug!!! Your styling is perfection as are you photo skills...it might sound like I am gushing...I am! I must sign up so I don't miss anything.

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  62. Love your bathroom! I linked it to mine today!!

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