Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bathroom ideas for KT

My dear friends Katie and Peter just bought a house (yay!) and as a housewarming gift, Katie's sweet mum is offering to fix up their guest bathroom. Katie contacted me in hopes that I could help. Here's what she said: "We already know we're going to take out the shower doors and put in a curved curtain rod (for more space). That mirror can either stay and get framed (my idea) or we can get a new mirror. All those fugly wood fixtures have got to go and we're painting. Other than that, no change. Nothing monumental, but I don't want to bother painting the space if we're not going to love it." 
I've come up with three different looks. Katie really wants to incorporate vintage items and blues and greens in the new bathroom. The looks are pretty similar so that Katie and Peter have lots of affordable options to choose from. I've included paint colors, shower curtains, mirrors, and shelving over the toilet in each of the "designs".  

Option #2
jars $18-$28

Option #3
antique rx medicine bottles (set of 3) $36 
So, what do you think?  Do you like one particular set over the others?  I don't normally do this sort of thing on the blog so I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

22 comments:

kristina said...

omg i love option 2 so much it has cool and warm shades and earthy would take you through every season and love the wire and wood,this look has everything....but my favorite piece is the "we are the dreamers" who wouldn't want to read that every morning its beautiful,
You are very talented!
Love Kristina x

Katie said...

Holy crap... I freaking LOVE!! I am overwhelmed with your awesomeness. So is my mom. She said: "I stand speechless in the presence of greatness. Wow. I love it. Sure as heck beats the hell outta the fixtures aisle at Lowes, huh?" You are awesome X.

Down and Out Chic said...

kristina- i like option two with the pop of red and that print is my fave as well! thank you :)

katie- glad you like it! can't wait to see what you do with your new home. xo

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Love housemakeovers and can't wait to see what they end up with. So far I'mlovingthe color scheme, bright and fresh.

Jillian said...

how fun! i like the first color scheme with the leaf shower curtain and jars. so pretty and relaxing! (almost like laidback spa). good luck! cant wait to see how it turns out. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Flynn said...

I vote for the first one. I had no idea that marimekko made shower curtains! Well done.

Michelle {Adore Cherie} said...

I just adore how these all work together! Tough decision to choose from...I love them all.

stephchows said...

love them all but my fav. is 3 for sure! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I like a combo/mixure of option #1 & #2. Good job!

banclothing said...

Wow, you are a blessing to interior design. I love option 2!!!

Halle said...

Option 3! Pick 3!

KC said...

Amazing work on this Christina! I think #3 is my fave. Love the more masculine look to it and those prints are freaking awesome!

bobindsayboutique said...

What a fun post! I want a friend's bathroom to re-do!

... Oh wait, I've been promising to re-do my parents. WELL THEY AREN'T AS FUN AS KATIE.

I like all three and find myself mixing some of the accessories around. I like the outdoors, so my fave is probably #3. I also find it more gender-neutral.

Great work on all three!

Marilyn said...

They're all beautiful, but I love the colour in the first one. I might have to get a few of these items for my own place!

Claire Kiefer said...

I love love love option #2 and now am itching to make my bathroom look like that!!!

kes said...

I pick option 3--you did a great job designing those, christina.

rebecca marie said...

I'm between 2 and 3 hardcore. But for me it would depend on what kind of house she has. For me personally I'd die for #3.

Andrea said...

Ooh...I love the shower curtain in option 1, but I think overall, I have to go with number 2!

十十f十 said...

love how you did this post.

i'd say the 1st one's warm and cozy - lovely generic tones. the 2nd one's decidedly more feminine (but really pretty) and the 3rd one more modern and masculine (which i like better).

beauty comma said...

i think all three options are terrific, but i'd choose no 2 if i were painting the entire walls. this is because pale blues are cold, and research has shown that cold colours actually make you feel colder (although this might be good if your friends live somewhere warm). i also read somewhere that warm colours make you look better in the mirror =D
you've done a great job on this, christina! hope we get to see the end result!

toilet cubicles said...

In my opinion, I would choose between option number two and three. It seems that she needs to have a good budget for the renovation. It will be good if she could spend less for the renovation but the outcome will be better. I like the curtain from the option number two and the towels from the option number three. I'm looking forward with the new look of the bathroom. I hope you could post it here.

Frameless Shower Door said...

i just love your blog.. its very pretty..

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