My design assistant Kelly Parkinson and her husband Mike bought this house two years ago around the same time she started working for us.
They just bought a house that might become their forever home (pictures to come) and sold this house, so before they moved out, we styled it up and took some photos for the blog.
One of the good things about the 80s was that cream-on-cream, or beige-on-beige bathrooms were trendy. Yes there were a lot of bad pink teal and black bathrooms using trendy tiles, but the homeowners who chose the ‘safe’ option, chose cream.
And it’s easier to live with as a new homeowner, if you are waiting to renovate.
The bathrooms in my 80s house were in similar colours.
All Kelly did with their master ensuite was remove the wallpaper border and paint the room a pale blue grey.
After (photography by Barry Calhoun) Paint Colour PPG1001-2 ARIA
She also covered the dated shower doors with a white waffle weave shower curtain, inspired by this post I wrote. A great way to update an 80s bathroom.
You can buy this waffle weave shower curtain at the Pottery Barn
I loved the fun deer head she found to display her necklaces. If you can’t see them, it’s hard to remember what you have!
For a nice hit of green, these palm leaves are available in most flower shops and all you need is one or two in a fat tear drop vase and they last for weeks and weeks.
This kind of vase (center above) is perfect for a single leaf (West Elm)
Or for a hit of colour with your greenery, these teardrop vases are perfect. (West Elm)
Hope you have a great week! I’ll be speaking at High Point in April, hope to see you there!