Showing posts with label shower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shower. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The bathroom is finished! Ish

First of all a huge apology for the radio silence over the past few weeks. Between a house renovation, full time work and a horrible bout of flu things have run away with me slightly on the blog front. But I am back and promise *brownie's honour* to try harder in future...

To help get things back in the swing of things I thought I would share an update of my bathroom project. For those who missed the last update (and for the shocking before shot) have a read of my previous blog on this here.

Although the bathroom was the rest room in the renovation to get any attention, it is the room that will probably get totally finished last. However, it is pretty much, very almost finished. In fact, despite the fact that we don't have blinds in the window yet  - to the delight of a pervy neighbour we caught peering in on a couple of occasions - I think we are there. So here you have it...




 
The yucca may be taking it a bit too far...

Still moving things around and deciding on the smaller details like toilet roll holders, shelves and towels. The obligatory Aesops handwash made its way onto the sink this weekend and I intend to buy some sort of lovely laundry basket to feature somewhere but I haven't found quite what I want yet. Oh and a pedal bin. And maybe some new towels... potentially a shower caddy... a bath caddy too? Oh and that marble soap dish I saw... Hmm maybe this room will never quite be finished

H x



Monday, 14 September 2015

Bathroom progress report - nearly there!

Hello! So today I wanted to share with you a little update on my bathroom renovation... it's not 100% finished but I can't wait any longer and it's just a few little touches left to do, so I will be sure to update this post at a later date (hopefully not too much later, ahem builders...) so you can see. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram too for updates as they happen.

For regular readers, you may have seen my inspiration post about my plans for the bathroom (here if you missed it). I wanted to go pretty monochrome with some statement floor tiles and touches of pale wood to warm things up a little. I am really pleased with how things are shaping up and I can't wait to start pulling it together with some great accessories like succulents and pretty ceramics.



All of the functional sanitary ware was from Victoria Plumb as they offered the best price, and we really couldn't tell the difference with the quality compared to other places, for almost three times the cost. We went for the mixed shower head for flexibility and the frameless shower to create a feeling of space. Simple metro tiles line the shower - with the floor tiles being such a statement pattern, I wanted the wall tiles to chill out and disappear into the wall. Although I love dark grout with white metro tiles, I do worry they will date soon too.

The towel rail was from Victorian Plumbing. Finding a black towel rail was surprisingly tricky but I'm really pleased with this one. I haven't tried it yet - just waiting for the electrician to connect it to the thermostat but can't wait for some toasty towels.

The hamman towel was from a Turkish seller on Etsy. I just bought one to see how it sat in the room and I love it so am planning to buy a stack more. They are just so much more interesting than normal towels, although come winter I might start craving a cuddly cotton version... we'll see.

The basket was from a little shop in Brighton, but there are loads around. These ones from Homebase are great value.


The sink unit was from Ikea and it is such a great little addition to the room.  Alongside all of the storage space, Ikea has specially designed organisers which fit neatly inside so I have all of my make-up professionally laid out so it is really accessible and easy to find. Honestly a life changer! I can't recommend getting a storage unit like this for your bathroom and Ikea absolutely had the best range on the market when it came to style, but also when it comes to cost.



The mirror was bought from Rose & Grey and sits perfectly over the sink. Love that I can pop a couple of my mini succulents on the mirror's tray too. We are waiting for a lamp to be fitted above the mirror to give some extra light which I think will finish it off nicely. It is also black and should give a nice glow to the room when you don't want the main spotlights on.

The succulent and concrete plant pot were bought from House of Hackney a while ago.

Finally a word on the tiles... when I posted a picture of the tiles on Instagram a week or so ago, lots of you wanted to know where they were from. Just gorgeous aren't they! I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. So striking and really make the room a little special. They were from Tons of Tiles who I just stumbled across on Google. The savings I made on using them versus a high street chain was really significant and the quality is great. Delivery was a little delayed but otherwise, really happy with the product.

So there you have it - where we are so far. The freestanding bath is still to be plumbed in and some little finishing touches need to be made here and there as I say, but it's really shaping up. What do you think?

H x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Super Stripes

As you know, I am a big fan of monochrome and often steer away from bright, overly patterned interiors (although I am trying to be a bit more experimental). Sometimes white or grey based interiors need a bit of zing added to them and for me there is nothing better than a stripe to do this. Here are some inspirational room sets to get you thinking of how you could add some stripey interest to a neutral room...

This striped carpet runner adds a splash of colour and personality to an otherwise cold space

A white bathroom suite can be uplifted with a great, hard-wearing rug 

A simple and cheap solution is to add a striped throw to the end of your bed to refresh simple linens


So cute for a child's bedroom to add a bit of colour

Add a painted stripe up your stairs for a fun and cheap way to add interest to a functional area

I love this room. The minty stripes on the wall are subtle and yet bring together the coral and turquoise scheme beautifully

You can't beat a cushion for making a quick and easy change to your living room. These striped cushions are a must have for any Scandi inspired home
These blinds from Apollo Blinds are great for adding some subtle texture to a modern white kitchen

Here are some of my picks from the highstreet...


Clockwise from top left...

  1. Stripe shower curtain - West Elm
  2. Stripe effect bowl - Heal's
  3. Stripe storage basket - West Elm
  4. Striped bathroom towels - The White Company
  5. Stripe cushion 1 - H&M
  6. Stripe cushion 2 - Marks and Spencer
  7. Pet cushions(various sizes) - Land's End
  8. Stripe runner rug - Cloudberry Living
  9. Armchair - House of Fraser


What do you think? H x