January 25, 2012
January 23, 2012
How much I like the bathroom is usually an indicator of how much I like the house! My mom tells me my interest and curiosity goes back to ever since I was a little girl “always asking to see the bathroom” whenever I visited a friend’s or a relative’s house with her. I mean really, if you look back at all those homes and bathrooms you’ve seen in your life, usually there is a correlation, when the bathroom looks and feels nice chances are the rest of the house is pleasant to look at too… and vice versa! So properly designing, accessorizing, and keeping up this one room could tell a lot about you and your taste…
Also, for most of us, this is the one room we get to lock ourselves up in and enjoy a relaxing time, be it a pampering bubble bath or a warm shower after a long day at work / running around with the kids… Anything less than perfect could just kill the whole experience right?
Below are some random bathroom design picks along with a highlight of the key components to get the look… Hope this comes in handy on your next renovation/redecoration project.. Enjoy!
A simple combination of plain white walls hugging a stacked stone focal wall against stone black floors. Simple luxury in a tiny space!
That gorgeous bathtub by the floor-to-ceiling-wall-to-wall windows…
The earthy touch of the exposed stone wall, matched with the circular basins (that somehow also give the look of curved stones), and complemented with the green touch of baskets and that little plant on the counter top… I also like avoiding an otherwise too matchy matchy look with that modern square-edged bathtub…
The blue-brown-white combination, the simple clear glass shower, the broken geometry with that curvy oval bathtub, and the fluffing-it-all-up with all those white towels!
The traditional bathroom furniture in the standalone tub and classic two-legged basin, the glass bubble visual divider, that oversized floor mirror, and the expensive touch of a velvet bench
This bathroom is not very big in dimensions, but nicely and comfortably fits all the elements… I like the grey mosaic backsplash, the modern furniture and fixtures, the frosted glass toilet partition, and those hardwood floors…
The surface combination of red exposed brick, brown mosaic, smooth plain white, metal, and hardwood… all softened up with white towels in every corner… I think there is no such a thing as too much towels in a bathroom!
The small bathroom suites basin and the wall-to-wall shower, against a contrast of black-tiled and plain white walls
The shiny surfaced brownish subway tiles against the expensive white marbles and mosaic floors… That spacious inviting shower attached to the just-as-inviting bathtub
Bathroom furniture via Bathrooms.com
Bathroom images via Pinterest
January 14, 2012
Bright blue on the floor to ceiling bookcases.. and just about the right places!
January 6, 2012
I’m not usually the “new year’s resolutions” type of person but somehow for 2012 I ended up putting down a couple.. Besides promising myself to have a healthier lifestyle, be more environmentally conscious, and finally learn French, I decided I will make the time to paint more often.. something that made me think, there is nothing better than art to blog about in my first post for the year!
I was going through some of my old paintings the other day and came across a business card I left inside one of my sketch books and that sort of triggered this year’s resolution. It was a Joanne Corno AKA Gallery card.
I first came across Joanne Corno’s work a few months ago as I was aimlessly strolling through old Montreal and randomly walked into her gallery. I was immediately in love! There is something in each and everyone of her oversized larger than life artwork that is so intense, vibrant, stunning, energizing, flashy, sensual, urban, juicy, extravagant, stimulating, mesmerizing, intimate, and then some! It is the type of art that stirs all sorts of feelings inside of you and throws you off balance in an instant.
Here are some of my picks… Happy 2012 my lovely readers!