Inspired Bathroom Decor

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My hubby and close friends know that I’m constantly

re-decorating,

re-arranging,

re-purposing,

re-organizing

and visualizing how to use this in that space, or asking what can we create for this room? It’s an illness. And I’m okay with it.

The latest victim was our bathroom- it was in dire need of inspiration and personal touch, and it received just that!

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As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become braver with decorating- mixing patterns, combining textures, and thinking outside of the design box.

Currently, I’m obsessed with wood and metal together, as well as the concept of using pieces in ways they weren’t originally intended for.

Here, a custom-made sign captures our families love for the beach. The vintage garden container becomes a basket tied with jute rope to hold  textured towels.

A gifted wire basket sits atop the lou holding necessities- tissues and my favorite Williams Sonoma French Lavender room spray.

A vintage blue ball jar echos a pop of ocean teal, and serves as the boy’s adventure jar containing shells and rocks from our beach/nature walks.

Want a new way to hold extra toilet paper? An antique oar works great!

Need a place to rest a bar of milled soap? Try an abalone shell.

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No matter how small a space, personal touches make any room cozy and unique.

Bryan built this sign from old an old fencepost, and together, we designed the artwork. It was a special piece to create together.

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So as not to overpower a smaller bathroom, white plays the dominant color with calm splashes of blues and yellows. I love the texture combos of the pin-tuck shower curtain and flowered bath towels.

A one-of-a-kind antique wood stool rests in the corner, providing ideal seating while the boys play in the bath!

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I happened upon this amazing pair of stools {yes, there are two!} at an antique store in Los Alamos on the way home from a speaking engagement. I hemmed and hawed over them and am so glad I went for it, as they are probably some of my favorite accents in our home!

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Jute rope makes another appearance and when double-knotted, adds a beachy chic detail while serving as creative shower ring alternatives.

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KOHL’S was kind enough to deliver $10 store credit coupons to our mailbox, and clearanced at $3.99, these coral hand towels followed me home without having to fork over one penny. Can you please handle? 🙂

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I swapped out the blue ones for a cheery punch of color.

Which do you like better in the basket- coral or blue?

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Speaking of towels, I’m currently obsessed with using fun dishtowels in our bathrooms. After all, why should they be forced only to the kitchen? {Again, think outside of the box}

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Lyrics to the worship song OCEANS by Hillsong United are framed as a reminder that God’s “grace abounds in deepest waters.”

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Weeks after dad’s passing, mom found a journal he’d kept in his classroom. Ironically {prophetically?} his last entry was five years ago in which he titled ‘Final Thoughts’…every time I see his writing, my heart turns over in appreciation for the dad, papa, and husband he was to my mom.

I created this piece in remembrance and honor of him.

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The last written words in his journal:

“I love you so much. ~ dad. I will see you in heaven but until then… ENJOY THE JOURNEY.”

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Oh, we will dad!

And in the meantime, I love how personal touches inspired our bathroom decor!

Any out-of-the box decorating tips, color combos, or design secrets you’d like to share?

I always love hearing from readers. Please share in the comments section on the blog.

Thanks, and have an inspiring day!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Maya Angelou

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  1. You know, I love your heart. I feel like we have been friends in a different life. Love your re purposing and creative self, I think I may have caught that fever too. And seeing your dad’s handwriting, after years of working with him in school, and getting projects and nick nacks…just makes me teary eyed. And joyful. Of the promise of Heaven.

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