Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Any ideas???

So...
I would love a little help with this bath. This is another one we tackled last summer.
It also was a beauty in brown retro tile with harvest fixtures but enrobbed in a wallpaper that could only be described as tin foil with daisies painted on it.
This time... I found a gorgeous old Chinese Butcher table...which we, again, somehow found the courage to cut a hole in.


Lots of subway tile in the step down shower. Retrofitted a funky (once mirror) into a medicine cabinet. Here it is still "healing" from a broken door last year.

added our own river rock carpet in front of the vanity.

Painted it a warm white as a refreshing temporary change to the tinfoil.

But now what??

Sconces on each side of the mirror? A textured dark seagrass or bamboo shade?

Paint color, maybe?

A real bed for the big dog??? Anyone??

Would love suggestions. I'll give you a dollar.

15 comments:

Liz said...

Oh my, I adore that bath! I kind of like the white walls... but I might find some graphic fabric for the window, rugs and towels and bring some bright color in that way.

And yes to the sconces, they would look fab on either side of that mirror. Maybe Restoration Hardware?

sandra/tx said...

Honestly? I wouldn't do much more. It has such wonderful, clean lines that to add sconces would take away from the overall spa effect. Instead, what about a simple, oversized vase or a tall orchid to the right of the sink?

Linda Lou said...

IT LOOKS GREAT, VERY SERENE, I WOULD ADD A BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL PLANT IN ONE OF THE CORNERS AND AN ORCHID LIKE THE PREVIOUS POSTER SUGGESTED.I ENJOY YOUR BLOG....

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Thanks guys!! Those are earlier pics...I do have a few things on the counter...keep trading them out looking for the thing that *fits*. Liz...never thought of a graphic fabric. Now you have my mind going.

sarah said...

i think some softness, linen maybe and a flower frangipani or orchid for a dash of whimsy

The Upstart said...

For big dog beds, check out Orvis...seriously. It's not just outdoors stuff. They have a great "Dog Book" full of awesome pet products and they cater to the bigger dog.

bowwobeds.com also has an interesting solution...they make huge, heavy duty bed covers that you can stuff with whatever you want - pillows, old comforters, etc. The fact that my golden winds up on my bed more than on his makes me think he'd love a bed stuffed with my blankets.

There's also www.bigdogboutique.com that caters to larger dogs.

Good luck!

PAT said...

Linda, I fell in love with this gorgeous bathroom the first time I laid eyes on it. I wouldn't do another thing, it's perfection. I'll go have another look, but I really really like it, just the way it is.

Pat

Magpie Interior Design said...

What about a capiz shell chandelier hanging above the sink?

C'mon, you dont need any help! You are clearly a design genius! It looks amazing!

~Stacy

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

You guys are the bestest!! I ask...you answer.
Sarah...good idea..happen to have lot's of blooming frangipani in my yard right now.

Upstart...thanks for that! I hadn't heard of a couple of those. We do have a couple of beds...he likes ours better!

Pat, Stacy...Big smooches! I think I will play around with the window...and see where I go from there.

Chris said...

I have a suggestion for you--come decorate my bathroom!! This is (I'm not joking here) exactly how I want to do my guest bath--right down to the river rock slab in front of the vanity. Perfection! If I had to make a suggestion, I would simply add an orchid on the counter or maybe some little succulants...succulents? You could do some sconces (I agree about Restoration Hardware), but they're not needed. Little, subtle punches of color maybe, but I really like the neutral-ness here. I'm serious--just beautiful!

Chris said...

Okay. I hate that I can't look back at the picture while I'm typing. I just looked again, and I really think I chunky basket underneath the vanity would look great. Maybe some rolled up towels or toilet paper in it. Just a thought--you're doing just fine without us!

Cote de Texas said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! Do you really need suggestions? You seem to be doing alright by yourself!!!

Joni

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok...Chris...I did plan on adding a big ole' basket originally (great minds)Never found one. It is pretty small, so think I decided I like looking at legs as i'm sitting on the john (ok...maybe doesn't sound so good...but do you know what I am saying?). Yes on the orchid. I have some growing in my palms out back...but whenever I try and touch them or even talk about them...they revolt! French, I am sure.

Joni...YES I need help, I am tired, I need new eyes, I love to scarf other peoples suggestions and call them mine. Got a problem with that?!

Stephanie said...

Even though your bathroom doesn't look anything like mine...thought I'd share this post....

http://rodrigvitzstyle.typepad.com/rodrigvitz_style/2008/02/bathroom-goodhu.html

just cause I love really cool bathrooms... like yours...am I'm feeling that lime green with your beautiful dark browns....

Lauren said...

WOW. the table is amazing & that river rock is just so beautiful. love it

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