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Makeover Monday – The Guest Bath

My design theory is that you should have one central piece of art that defines your entire home.  It doesn’t need to be fine art – for me, it’s a Kirkland’s painting that I bought 10ish years ago as a newlywed.  It’s one of very few things that I’ve had that long and still really love.  From that painting, I draw inspiration and the color palette of our home.  Doing this allows me to use a variety of different colors, but still have them work together in a cohesive way.

Doesn’t it just look like somewhere you’d like to be?  The colors are rich, warm, and inviting – just how I’d like our home to feel.

The before color is actually a very nice sage-y green.  It’s in our kitchen and I like it there, but somehow in a small bathroom it seemed very blah. 

(pardon the very boring picture – accidentally deleted the other ‘befores’ so this is stolen from the kitchen!)

So yes, nice color, but certainly playing it safe.  For the makeover I went a little more bold:

My husband was horrified when he saw the gallon of paint I brought home.  After it went up, though, it was a different story.  He definitely warmed to it – this color is in our bathroom now too!

I painted just a few weeks before my sister sent me this gorgeous wall hanging, which compliments the room perfectly:

While I was at it I replaced the ugly builder theater light fixture above the mirror

(The fabric in this picture is also from my sister – it’s Indian, I believe)

I’d had a gorgeous shower curtain in this room, a soft but almost metallic looking blend of deep orange, sage green, and golden tones.  It’s muted, but popped against the previous paint color.

And I think the shower curtain looks great with the new paint color as well!

So there is our newly decorated bathroom.  The mirror is still the big ugly builder mirror, and I’d like to address that at some point.  Right now I haven’t decided if I’d like to buy a frame for the existing mirror, or buy a new [smaller] mirror.  For now this one works.

Next week?  I really don’t know yet!

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  • By Becca - Our Crazy Boys, February 22, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    I love that color!!

    I am waiting to repaint my powder room.. but can’t do it until I paint the kid’s bathroom. I think pumpkin orange is a definite maybe…

    :)

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  • By Darcie - Such The Spot, February 22, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    You wouldn’t know this, but that is the color I chose for my bedroom walls five years ago when we moved into this house. I love it.

    The bathroom looks great. I love what you did with the fabric, over the mirror. I don’t know how to step out of the decorating box like that.
    .-= Darcie – Such The Spot´s last blog ..Wishful Thinking =-.

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