Bathroom Redo 2.0

Until yesterday, our powder room looked like this:

Now it's completely empty.

Empty I tell ya.

Vanity - gone. Mirrors - gone. Toilet - pissed peaced out.

But yes, it's empty 'cause yesterday I got the green light to demo that ish and remodel it.

I could not have been more excited than if a genie came home and granted me three wishes.

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And then went over the plan here.

But what you may not know is that this powder room connects to the laundry room (the scene of the crime), which connects to the kitchen. I want the new flooring to continue into three said rooms. The issue with that is, or was, that I was planning on getting rid of the bathroom vanity down the road, not now. If the vanity stayed, the tiling would only go up to the vanity. Once I decided to remove the vanity, the tiling gets screwed up because it gets cut off where the vanity used to be. Did I lose you? The contractor suggested ripping it all out at once so I don't have to worry about messing up the pattern and everything stays even. We can't have a half functional bathroom and we wanted to redo it at some point anyway, so it makes sense to just go at it now.

And I am stoked.

I'm thinking bold.

In your face wallpaper.

Maybe something cheeky and unexpected.$PD$

I really want one of these, but unless they made a cheaper one yesterday, a pedestal sink it is.

cute, yes?

getting rid of the vanity and having a pedestal sink means I'll still need some storage. I'm envisioning an etagere in a high gloss black.

A similar mirror but in a different shape will go over the sink.

Some sort of vintage pendant.

My challenge now is to find these items, locally and reasonably priced.

On your mark, get set, go!

Bargain Bin: Take One

Braided Gold Frame

These braided frames from Modern Chic Home are only $15 but add great elements of pattern and texture. Available here.

This wallpaper from Urban Outfitters is only $39.99 but will hugely impact your wall.

Update your dresser or cabinet drawers with these bubbled glass handles from Anthropologie. Only $7.98.

Silk Dupioni Window Panel

Silk Dupinoi Window Panels on sale for $24.99 at West Elm. Great price, rich texture, fabulous color.

Retro Measuring Cups

Really loving these retro measuring cups from Pier One. All yours for only $7.48

Cane Beach Towels - Cost Plus World Market

Perfect for summer, these beach towels from Cost Plus are $11.99. I'm eyeing the green and aqua one.

Happy Bargain Shopping,

Irene Lovett

I Spy...

Birds. I've been loving little birdies since I decided I was going for a nature/vintage/glam theme in our home - with birds falling into the nature category. Plus, my mother-in-law has been calling Evan Baby Bird since forever so that may be the underlying real reason for my attraction.

Either way, these little birdies are way adorable and can't help but continue to spot them in pillows, accessories, wallpaper and figurines. Here are some of my favorite.

Been loving this Romo wallpaper for some time now.

image via roomenvy

via mattersofstyle

via apartmenttherapy

image via theestateofthings

Birds on the ceiling - such a cute idea. And really loving the bird houses on the wall as well.

image via aestheticoiseau

When I received my March issue of Elle Decor, my eye couldn't help but be drawn to the black and white bird framed art mounted on the glossy wall.

via designsponge

The birdie atop the desk makes this space that much more whimsical.

Taking things a bit further

A duvet cover for a simple pair of love birds. Via Etsy.

via Etsy

My paper mache bird from Craig Olsen

A bird rock I normally keep in the bathroom and an image of some bird pattern file folders I don't file anything in.

Some other cute bird accessories I'd like to share.

Bird Accesories

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Get To Work

I went into Room Service yesterday to scope out some furniture for a client and as soon as I stepped into the store, my eye was quickly greeted by this gorgeous Mandarin Orange colored desk.  I immediately had the urge to design an office based around this desk.

The glossy lacquer finish is immaculate and brings in some smooth texture.

To play off the coral color of the desk, I’d incorporate a coral base lamp.

No one wants a boring ole desk chair. This one would give much more of an impact.

A graphic pattern would add that much more interest to the chair above. The brown will tone down the coral, giving the room balance.

I love the movement of this wallpaper. It’s so subtle and soft. The muted tone will allow the desk to remain a focal point.

Ooh, I think I’m really digging my virtual office thus far.

This vintage pendant will add just enough glam and femininity to the space. The swirls in the fixture also play off the swirls in the wallpaper.

Store files in this white credenza. Fancy, no?