Posts Tagged ‘bathroom decor’

Beautiful bathroom design – pure and SIMPLE

July 22, 2010

I love love LOVE this cool, calm and collected bathroom decorating look. It’s all about neutral walls, wooden accessories and lightweight towels and robes for a spot summery relaxation in the tub!

The key to a country bathroom is a classic roll-top – place a screen nearby for a decorative touch!

roomenvy - simple white bathroom

roomenvy - simple white bathroom

I love the white-painted panelled walls. You could also layer a loosely woven voile fabric over an everyday plastic shower curtain to stop stray water spray – it looks stunning, too. Tie shells to the bottom for a pretty trim.

roomenvy - elegant country bathroom

roomenvy - elegant country bathroom

A teak basin adds warmth and a contemporary feel when fitted on to a classic console table. Arrange beauty buys and lotions on a wooden tray.

roomenvy - bathroom dressing area

roomenvy - bathroom dressing area

Pop clothes and towels in these smart white bins to oganise for washing – it’ll keep the bathroom floors clutter free!

roomenvy - bathroom laundry zone

roomenvy - bathroom laundry zone

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I heart Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s bathroom tips

June 22, 2010

For years I have been waiting for a top notch decorating expert to confirm that a bottle of white wine is an ESSENTIAL element in a luxurious bathroom design, and finally the day has come! I LOVED chatting to Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen about what, for him, makes for a perfectly glamorous bathroom. He’s the new celebrity ambassador for Dolphin Bathrooms, so has bathroom design tips a plenty!

I love these more … ahem … controversial … bathroom tips!

And Laurence’s cruel-to-be-kind views on bathroom storage DEFINITELY made me chuckle the most – I know exactly who out of my friends and family I shall be subtley sharing this video link with … you know who you are!

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Decorating ideas with linens

June 5, 2010

Whenever I look for a super-quick bedroom update or living room revamp I go straight for bedlinen/throws or cushions – colourful, packed with a personality to suit yours, fairly inexpensive and easy! BUT WAIT, look at these other ways to give your decorating scheme a makeover with linens. My new duvet cover looks positively DULL in comparison – but then Livingetc often has that effect on me!

Reveal the glamorous side of linen by choosing a glossy finish to upholster a headboard…

roomenvy - funky upholstery bedroom

roomenvy - funky upholstery bedroom

Pick out a bright shade, like the blue buttoned armchair, to contrast with other neutral furnishings…

roomenvy - aqua living room flooring

roomenvy - aqua living room flooring

Create cool contrast by upholstering smart chairs in rustic linen – love the playful numbered touches…

roomenvy - numbered dining room idea

roomenvy - numbered dining room idea

Add soft dreamy light to a bathroo with layers of linen at the window…

roomenvy - relaxed bathroom idea

roomenvy - relaxed bathroom idea

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Glam bathroom chandelier

April 28, 2010

This has got to be the most co-ordinated bathroom I have ever seen, I mean how often do you see a bathroom where the lighting, walls, bathlinen AND bathroom flooring match perfectly? I’d feel compelled to wear only navy and white just to see how invisible I’d be. This bathroom from Homes & Gardens is way to formal for my taste, but I am obsessed with bathroom chandeliers at the moment … and I’d never say no to an oversized tub.

For me this is the decorating equivalent of the Shining Twins – it creates a dramatic effect, but it’s ultimately, quite scary!

roomenvy - super swanky bathroom

roomenvy - super swanky bathroom

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Can I come in? Christina Aguilera’s home

April 7, 2010

As well as browsing dresses I can’t afford, I love visiting InStyle for their celebrity house tours – check out Christina Aguilera’s home for example. Hollywood-style glamour meets Mediterranean chic to create an eclectic and colourful mix! (a lot like Christina, herself!)

roomenvy - Mediterranean glam bathroom

roomenvy - Mediterranean glam bathroom

Wowza! A luxurious tub, a Lulu Guinness rug, I imagine this is a ‘girl’s only’ bathroom.

roomenvy - boudoir four-poster bedroom

roomenvy - boudoir four-poster bedroom

This bedroom looks like the set of one of Christina’s music videos …

roomenvy - the ultimate games room

roomenvy - the ultimate games room

Husbands and boyfriends who are making do with a games cupboard, LOOK AWAY! This is the ultimate in fun gaming!

Come and stay!

March 12, 2010

I have been missing the hustle and bustle of busy entertaining ever since New Year spelt the end of the Christmas period. I LOVE having friends and family to stay, and looking around for ways to make them feel more at home.

These GORGEOUS country-house hotel touches, however, make my hospitality skills rate like a visit to deserted warehouse! I try my best, but these ideas are simply beautiful. Hostess SCHmostess – when can I come and stay here instead!!

roomenvy - home from home bedroom

roomenvy - home from home bedroom

Layer up a bed with pretty embroidered vintage-style bedlinen and mix and match cushions, then pile on the crochet blankets. Love that headboard garland.

roomenvy - country home office

roomenvy - country home office

An elegant dressing table can double up as a laptop desks so that guests can catch up on emails! (I might hover over though – no work allowed during a relaxing weekend!)

roomenvy - bathroom sanctuary

roomenvy - bathroom sanctuary

Provide your guest with comfortable dressing gowns, essential for lounging.

Gosh, I really hope my previous guests aren’t disappointed!

Lunchtime lust: super-swanky bathroom d├ęcor

March 12, 2010

Looking for luxurious bathroom decor ideas? Whenever I want to do the decorating equivalent of trying on a ‘should I, shouldn’t I?’ expensive dress, I always go straight to Homes & Gardens to check out their swanky decorating ideas.

This sky-blue bathroom has oodles of timeless classic-style and is stuffed with glistening glassware and shimmering crystal which really give it the luxe factor. Take a tour around it for fab bathroom decor ideas.

roomenvy - elegant period-style bathroom decor

roomenvy - elegant period-style bathroom decor

Can I come in? Samantha Roddick’s sexy home

March 9, 2010

Call me strange, but if someone had asked me to guess how the founder of Coco de Mer decorated her home, I wouldn’t exactly have expected to see a country cottage farm with a bird plate collection! Instead I imagined it just as inticing and mysterious as this Hampstead beauty.

roomenvy - erotic glamorous bedroom

roomenvy - erotic glamorous bedroom

I think for this bedroom, stylish storage solutions are key … that’s all I’m saying!

roomenvy - stunning shower bathroom

roomenvy - stunning shower bathroom

That shower is amaaaaaaaaaazing, I love how it’s a simple concept but looks so darn stylish.

roomenvy - early modern seating area

roomenvy - early modern seating area

Samantha can turn any decorating style into a sensual place to relax. She says: “Take me into any era, from the 17th century to the Seventies, and I’ll find something I love. I’m not dedicated to one decade – my life is about variety.” – I’ll say!!

roomevy - industrial-chic kitchen

roomevy - industrial-chic kitchen

Samantha turned an old wooden chest and display cupboards into a funky storage unit in the kitchen. I love the polaroid photo display and the eye-catching pendant lights.

roomenvy - snug home office

roomenvy - snug children's room

What a gorgeous attic children’s room. The glossy green floor makes a statement, and the egg chair is ideal for those ‘leave me alone, Mum’ moments.

Friday’s Fetish: Birds, Buds and Bouquets

February 26, 2010

Looking for bathroom decorating ideas, a way to spruce up the hallway, or a way to liven up your bedroom? Have no fear, new spring collections are here! It’s time to get shopping! … Or if you’re like me and hoping that March will be a ‘quiet month’ in terms of opening your purse, start gathering decorating ideas – trust me, it’ll make the month fly by!

Check out these gorgeous decorating schemes from Country Homes & Interiors, using wallpapers and fabrics that are sure to take the shops by storm – and check out Countrydays for the latest country trends.

roomenvy - bouquet wallpaper bathroom

roomenvy - bouquet wallpaper bathroom

Such a romatic space, the painted bath suits the floral backdrop perfectly.

roomenvy - fresh spring bedroom

roomenvy - fresh spring bedroom

This simple bloom print adds subtle interest to the walls. Pick out a colour in your wallpaper and continue the look with bedlinen.

roomenvy - patchwork pieces hallway

roomenvy - patchwork pieces hallway

Make the most of your hallway with a simple chair PACKED with colourful cushions – such a cute seating area.

Bathroom tubs – the good, the bad, the ugly

February 24, 2010

I’ve been hunting for the best freestanding baths all morning and my top 10 were positively SAINTLY in comparison to these ‘loud mouths‘!

The good …

I adore traditional freestanding baths and I ADORE colour, so it’s no surprise that I really like this bathroom scheme. I’m not even offended that they’ve painted the metal feet.

roomenvy - show-stopping tub bathroom

roomenvy - show-stopping tub bathroom

The bad …

I mean, I’m all for making a bath the focal point, but when it reminds you of the end scene of Ghostbusters …? p.s I’m not sure if I want to know what’s image is tiled on that wall.

roomenvy - marshmallow bathroom

roomenvy - marshmallow bathroom

The ugly …

Button back chair? Elegant. Button back headboard? Classic. Button back BATH? I just don’t agree! And the drapes … oh the drapes. It’s like the set of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’.

roomenvy - antique bathroom

roomenvy - antique bathroom