Posts Tagged ‘bathroom lighting’

Bathroom inspiration – boutique chic!

September 6, 2010

Did I ever show you the beautiful bathroom I saw at this year’s Ideal Home Show? I’m not sure I could get away with it in my ‘the size of a pea’ bathroom, but I love how smart and sophisticated it is… one day!

Here’s how to get the look…

1) Stick to classic monochrome but add warmth with plenty of cream – and keep the use of black to a minimum, like the black blind tapes and black-edged tiles shown here.

2) Mix period and modern pieces such as elaborate French-style furniture and a contemporary shower.

3) Splash out on high-shine wallpaper to add the wow-factor to your bathroom.

4) Cheat the eye with vinyl flooing instead of real limestone – spend the rest on swanky bath products!

5) Introduce accessories you wouldn’t think to see in the bathroom, such as a vintage-style cakestand for displaying pretty soaps and wine goblets for bath salts.

roomenvy - bathroom decorating ideas

roomenvy - bathroom decorating ideas

roomenvy - boutique bathroom inspiration

roomenvy - boutique bathroom inspiration

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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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There’s supporting the World Cup and then there’s …

June 10, 2010

THIS! I’m all for a little cheek paint here, and an England top there, but an England-inspired bathroom? It’s confusion like I’ve never encountered. I’m just praying that this bathroom decorating scheme is inspired by some deep-routed sense or patriotism, or love of history, and not by their love of football. On the other hand, if it is in support of this year’s World Cup, I’m happy to see that someone has enough faith in the England team to permanently hang a giant red Perspex CROSS!

Not my taste, but I admire their patriotism (goodness knows we’ll need it!)

roomenvy - COME ON ENGLAND bathroom

roomenvy - COME ON ENGLAND bathroom

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Bathroom design ideas for every style

June 10, 2010

Housetohome is doing a series of the best traditional, modern and country rooms at the moment and I LOVE peering through the galleries to hunt for my favourites. The really tricky bit for me is deciding what style I am, because just when I’ve sat down with a cup of tea in front of the beautiful country style scheme, in PROUDLY strolls a modern design which pretty much stamps all over the chintzy little design – meany.

I’m thinking a lot about bathrooms this week, so these ideas couldn’t have come at a better time. Here are my favourite looks for each style.

Traditional bathroom design ideas – and the winner is …

roomenvy - ultra glam bathroom

roomenvy - ultra glam bathroom

Country bathroom design ideas – and the winner is …

roomenvy - cute rustic bathroom

roomenvy - cute rustic bathroom

Modern bathroom design ideas – and the winner is …

roomenvy - Oriental-inspired bathroom

roomenvy - Oriental-inspired bathroom

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Friday’s Fetish: bathroom chandeliers

November 13, 2009

When I think chandelier I think ‘statement hallway’, ‘living room focal point’ or ‘ulitmate boudoir chic’, but I rarely think to pop one in the bathroom (maybe it’s because mine’s soo teeny!). However, I’ve been noticing a new wave in bathroom chandeliers and i’m starting to really want one – I don’t really need electricity this month, right?!

Here’s some gorgeous ones i’ve found on simplygrove – they’re chic, they’re striking and they’ll cover all MANNER of schemes!

roomenevy - sunny cloakroom chandelier

roomenevy - sunny cloakroom chandelier

Bubble and …. sleek, this bathroom chandelier has got to be my favourite.

roomenvy - balloon bathroom chandelier

roomenvy - balloon bathroom chandelier

This attic bathroom is pure lust-worthy!

roomenvy - starry skies attic bathroom

roomenvy - starry skies attic bathroom

A sexy little bathroom

February 11, 2009

Three things I love about this bathroom:

  • Shelved alcove used for towel storage
  • The well lit mirror
  • The sloped ceiling leading to a cosy bathing spot.

Get more info on this myhomeideas bathroom

Cosy bathroom

Cosy bathroom