Fun Redecorating Project

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Growing up, I always said I wanted to be an Interior Designer, but after moving away to college and learning about the career, I determined it wasn't exactly my "dream job", considering UT's curriculum called for lots of calculus mixed with engineering/architecture... needless to say, I found a new major. But to this day, I still love to decorate, bargain shop, paint, and design in my spare time.

So this past weekend, my mom asked me to help her redecorate my bathroom in our house. Since I have officially been out of the nest for 2 years, she decided it was time to revamp the space, especially since Thanksgiving will be at our house this year, and she wanted a more refined and grown-up bathroom.

I forgot to take a before picture, but I'll give you an idea of what it looked like- the walls were a champagne butter gold (we kept the wall color the same, as they may be building a new house next year), the shower curtain was cream and khaki with thick vertical stripes, and the accent colors were gold, champagne, and mint green (we also used palm tree accents, as well).

With that being said, my mom and I decided on a chocolate brown, slate blue, and gold color palette to get going on our adventure. She wanted to keep the same hardware (gold and silver) so our challenge was a way to incorporate both into everything we bought for one, cohesive look.

And here is the finished product... TADA! What do you think?

First, we bought Croscill pole top curtains and valance to hang outside the actual tub and then found a sily sheen chocolate brown shower curtain with decorative rod to make the shower area "pop". Then we got rich, chocolate brown rugs to complement the slate blue tile floor, and then finished the area with decorative art, bathroom accessories from the same Croscill collection (a rich paisley print), and a one-of-a kind table piece that is handpainted.

Needless to say, we didn't exactly stay within our pre-determined budget, but it turned out looking fabulous. I think it turned out great- and my client (my mom) was really pleased. We can't wait to do another room soon!


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