Bathroom Roman Shade DIY

I’d been noodling with the idea of doing a roman shade DIY for a while.  I love relaxed roman shades – they’re tailored but not too stuffy and formal and they really work well in rooms where you have furniture under your windows.  The thing I hate about romans though is the price. Because they … Read more

Frutto Probito

So, one of my favorite rooms in the house (and one that is the most done) is the powder room. I decided to splurge on a Cole and Sons wallpaper called Frutto Probito. I love how it has a traditional bent and that the colors tie in to the palette in the rest of the house, … Read more

Bathroom Update

So the bathroom renovation began a couple weeks ago. I started by creating my concept board and so far it’s turning out as planned (minus a small error where I misread 3′-9″x 4′-2″ as 39″ x 42″ …whoops!).  Here is the progress to date:


Here is the powder room – with some more baby shower floral spoils. I got that Venice canal print in 1996 when I went interrailing with my friend Clare after high school graduation.  Fond memories of gelato and water buses.  I just got it reframed (after having it in a crappy IKEA frame since my … Read more

Friday Filaments

Last weekend we stopped in at World Market on our way to the hardware store. As usual, they had some great finds. I had been searching for some sort of light fixture for our powder room – the old ugly one was discarded when Scott’s parents painted the room. I wanted something more pendant-like (versus a flush mount) but … Read more

I can’t stand it

Danika over at Gorgeous Shiny Things is being ridiculous again. Ridiculous as in ridiculously talented. She painted this (probably took her one day) to mimic a DeGournay wallpaper.  Gorgeous.  I think she repaints this wall seasonally.  I’m rather inspired. Maybe something like this would work in my bathroom temporarily until I can do a full scale reno?