Who says a bathroom has to be boring… West Elm is producing such lovely pieces to make any bano a better place. I keep all my bathroom goodies in glass jars already,  but I love this stacked version that also acts as a space saver. Prints on the floor may be a little risky for fear of moisture and spills, but I can’t help love the below unexpected location. Such beautiful styling and mix of textures, wovens with metal, glass with soft prints, wood next to tile… all you will need is a Do Not Disturb sign.


all photos c. westelm.com


I haven’t purchased much needed furniture yet, because I don’t move for another week, however below is the attention to detail I aspire to achieve upon settling in. An over-sized mirror, soft ottoman, rug, petite table and pretty artwork make the corner of a room extremely comfy. Flowers, a mirror, makeup brush holder and scented drawer inserts make the vanity a happy way to start the day. Symmetry in the bedroom with flanked tables, lamps and artwork, and the best accent – a bench at the foot of the bed. Hanging art in unexpected places and frames that require no hanging at all by resting on the floor. Lastly, I am toying with the idea of a electric fireplace to give my living area a focal point and some added warmth.


1. Transform a Corner of your Home, realsimple.com, 2. 20 ways to Update Your Bathroom, realsimple.com 3.- 5. Reviving a Victorian Home, elledecor.com


So I am moving at the end of this month into my very own apartment. Daunting yet truly exciting!  I am finding myself looking for inspiration on how to decorate this new space that I can call my very own. I love both vintage and modern so I am looking for an eclectic mix of the two. The below images showcase rooms and items with a more vintage feel, however I may just plop a modern piece in here and there.

The kitchen is a galley kitchen, I am attracted to the look of butcher blocks with white and silver accents. I definitely would like a hutch (see past white pantry post here) and I am toying with the idea of these oak open shelves. Dust and greece are my main concerns, if anyone has advice on this please share. The bathroom I would like to be serene, feminine, and comfortable. I am working with 1/4 the space of the lofted bathroom below but the colors and wood beams are wonderful!  Aged wood, wicker and accents of apothecary bottles, and silver specialities are a must. For dining, I like white seat covers with dark wood and love the large mirror as a backdrop. A few other homey items like a bench seat and ruffled bed dress just might be the touches I am looking for. Oh and let’s not forget about a little bit of lux, a chandelier would be absolute heaven! DIY network is about to become my new best friend.


1. Elle Decoration SA blog, 3. The Inspired Room, & 4. Home Interiors, spotted on Decorology, 5. RMSer LewisDesigns, HGTV.com, 6. Country Living spotted on the inspired room, 2, 7, 8, & 9. spotted on This is Glamorous

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