Remember to go to the bathroom!
YooHoo!!!!! How are you this week? Bob and I are dreaming of our upcoming trip to South Africa--now we just need to find some time to sit down and do a little planning!
Bathrooms, especially little powder rooms, are often one of those “forgotten” spaces in a home. And if you’ve been following along with one of the most important tenets of Feng Shui:
(A BIG lesson I learned from my Feng Shui mentor)...then you will understand why we MUST bring beauty and balance and a little squeal of delight to every bathroom we encounter!
Here are a few recent bathroom upgrades--”before and after” shots:
Manotee (if you remember her beautiful home from LAST WEEK and the MONTH BEFORE…) had a little powder room off of the entry to her home. It looked like this:
With some gorgeously printed metallic wallpaper, a new “Dancing Egrets” print, new lighting and a mirror (that she already owned--leaning against the wall in another room)...this tiny little space is completely transformed and no longer forlorn and lost but fun and vibrant! If you don’t have to “go” at least go in and wash your hands :)
Check out this standard apartment issue bathroom “before” picture:
And with a little removable wallpaper (cuz it’s an apartment, of course!), a gorgeous shower curtain and art that she already had, we created this “OOOOOOO, AHHHHHH!” Fancy-Pants Bathroom!
Whoops, we didn’t take the “before” picture until the woodwork got painted with glossy black paint! But you can still see it in progress, with a swatch of the wallpaper taped up to see…
And, here is the finished room--snazzy, stylin’ lots-o-chi bathroom!
This family has doubled their water intake so they can spend MORE time in the bathroom!!!! Wouldn’t you?
I have no before picture of this bathroom :( and it’s still in progress--a towel bar and towels, and a shower curtain are yet to be added...
But, WHOA! It’s a funky aquarium in here and a HUGE HIT with guests and the teens of this family.
It’s possible that any forgotten, forlorn and lowly little bathroom can have a fun and exciting new life, and give you a smile Every. Single. Time. you need a bathroom break!
Which bathroom in the list above is your favorite? Reply to this email and let me know!
Lots of Love,
PHOTO CREDIT: Janice Laufenberg
WALLPAPER ARTIST: Dan Malone
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