Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kaleidoscopic Bathroom

You may believe you're seeing photos of a bathroom we're planning on renovating, but we actually intended for the small downstairs bathroom to look like this. In fact, we tore out the white beadboard and the white tile to create something strange, dark, and infused with pattern and color. The bathroom is right down the hall from Ernest's Room so it seemed we needed something more in keeping with a sitting room/library.I apologize for the picture quality, the room is cumbersome and has little natural light.




I fell in love with the Thibaut wallpaper and decided to paint the woodwork Tavern Green.


We turned our laurel wreath appliques upside down.

The inspiration for the floor came from a catalog of Victorian floor tile patterns.


The tile border surrounds the room.



I made the shower curtain ceiling height to obscure the shower as much as possible. Except for a 10 month period when we hosted an exchange student, this shower is unused.


I'm always on the lookout for interesting pictures to add to the space.

The train rack is very convenient and the antique luggage holds toiletries.









 *Linking to:"Feathered Nest Friday" at French Country Cottage
"Inspiration Friday"At The Picket Fence
"Wow Us Wednesday" at Savvy Southern Style
                                                                             

41 comments:

The enchanted home said...

I think its GORGEOUS with a capital G! I love the paneling..was it there or you put it in, love the color, the wallpaper, the floor....love it all! So tastefully done and old world which is I am sure exactly how you intended it to look..fabulous looking.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Ann~Marie! You did a great job, I'd be really happy with it!

XO,
Janie

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I agree. It's gorgeous! I love the colors and all the accessories.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very lovely and completely in keeping with the rest of your home. I love all of the Victorian details and the way that you use colot ~ It is a wonderful room.

Michelle said...

I love it. Thibaut wallpaper is my favorite! I have an even smaller bathroom with no windows but mine doesn't have a shower. I'm dying to wallpaper it to give it some added interest since there's not an opportunity to add fabric in mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle
New England Style

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it. So cozy and inviting with all those lovlies on the wall. Love the green wainscotting.

Cindy said...

In perfect keeping with the character of your home...LOVELY!

salmagundi said...

I love your bathroom. In this era of beadboard and white paint, it's refreshing to see something different. Kudos. Sally

LeRae said...

Ann~Marie, so beautiful. I love the train rack and the vintage suitcase. Such inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cozy Little House said...

I'm in love with the detail on the wood appliques! And I really like the storage utilized here. Bathrooms are always places that need that extra bit of storage space.
Brenda

Pamela said...

This is one gorgeous bathroom Ann-Marie!
I love that floor and the wood painted green!
Beautiful!!

High Street Cottage said...

Ann Marie you really stayed true to the style, it's gorgeous. I love the train rack with the luggage, it's charming! The green is beautiful too. Well done, tami

Shelia said...

Hi Ann Marie! Your little bathroom is so charming! I think it looks like a room in jolly old England! Love the green color with the little wreaths.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

Oh my goodness!! It is tdf. I love the wainscoting with the wreaths, love the color the tile the luggage rack every element is fabulous.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Ann-Marie I love it!! Love how you painted the wainscoting that pretty shade of green, the whole room looks beautiful! Martina

birdie blue said...

love your wc, it's perfect.

have an excellent week.
xo
~molly

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This is a precious bathroom. I love a small bathroom with bold choices in it. It's like a little jewel box. Great job!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love, love, love it Ann-Marie!! As always, it is absolutely fitting for your home and is so elegant and beautiful but with a nod to the unexpected. Like it has been added to over time which is the best form of decorating in my opinion! I need to go back and look again and take notes! :-)
Vanessa

Mimi Sue said...

I love the colors that you've used in this bathroom. And of course, I'm all about that wallpaper. Mimi

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ann-Marie, The bath is gorgeous! Every detail is perfection.
Hugs,
Sherry

Rosanna said...

I have never seen such a wonderful and elegant bathroom!!! I must say your way of coordinating styles (Victorian style, the train rack, ect.) is excellent, everything is in the right place and fits perfectly!!! I wish we were close!

Sue Giannotta said...

I stumbled upon your blog recently and am charmed by you and your lovely house and hope to be around more to visit. We seem to share share the love of the old world in our homes.
Age keeps me from executing many of the ideas that pop into my head so it is a delight to come here and a see your beautiful projects completed to perfection.

Carol said...

Just beautiful. The colors are fabulous. Such a cozy bathroom.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So charming! Love that it looks like it's been around for years as if to tell a story. Classic warmth.

Dee said...

I adore your cozy bathroom. My bathrooms are just as small living in an older home. My favorite is the train rack with the antique luggage.

Dee

Darla said...

What a great bathroom!! I would so have a vine spilling out of that old luggage.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my neighbor, I really love this bathroom all your attention to detail is beautiful...I was by your place yesterday on my way to Daff Hill..Oh it's beautiful this year have you been to see it yet?? I try and never miss it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

laney said...

...have mercy...it is perfect...

Magpies and Magnolias said...

How charming! The tiled floor is just fabulous, as is the wainscoting. Add a few magazines and you definitely have a reading room disguised as a bathroom! ;)

Lylah Ledner said...

My goodness....I love your style!

Marianne said...

This is a pretty amazing bathroom. I just love the Thibaut wallpaper...they have amazing fabrics and wallpapers. And the wainscot...and the color green, and the luggage rack. It's just beautiful and fits right in with the rest of your lovely home!
Marianne :)

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I fall deeper in love with your home everytime you show us something new!!! I want to come and visit!!

Town and Country Gals said...

Ann-Marie,
Yhour bathroom is lovely, love the green paneling but the luggage rack and suitcase is my favorite. Fun to use unexpected things for storage! I hav a picnick basket in mine.
Rebecca

becky said...

Love the train rack...such a surprise yet it makes perfect sense...the luggage is a fun idea for storage...nothing to build! Nice job! Lots of detailing.

Pamela Gordon said...

This bathroom reminds me of an old hotel bath. I love it! Great job. Pamela

The Other Me Is Sane said...

love, love, love the window framing. What a lovely room

♥ Miss Tea said...

oh wow, Ann Marie, you did a marvelous job on that bathroom! so beautiful! love the train rack and the old luggage, the wall arts are so adorable, the tiles are elegant and reminds me of a hotel bath, the shower curtain that you made is gorgeous!! great job indeed!! love it!

Pamela said...

Love this room! I was just looking at a similar sink at Lowes for our guest bathroom. I can not decide if it will be as functional as the cabinet or not.

Pattie T. said...

I love this bathroom, everything about it, but the train rack is the BEST! I would love one of those in our bathroom and now have something to hunt for when we next go antiquing.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your bathroom Ann-Marie~ It is just darling! I love the shelf and love your colors~ thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Joy Branham said...

Love the bathroom! And I had those silhouettes either side of my dresser mirror the whole time I was growing up. Now they're in amongst a bunch of family silhouettes either side of my own guest room mirror (same mirror!).