Sunday, November 8, 2009

design obsession: bathrooms

my husband and i live in a one bedroom apartment and we couldn't be happier. it's not huge, but most of the rooms are spacious enough that we are perfectly comfortable. the one exception? the bathroom. it's MICROSCOPIC--you can barely turn around in there! and the shower? let's just say the shower head is too low even for me, not to mention my 6'5" husband. i've tried my best to sophisticate it, but i must admit it makes me long for the day when i can truly create a serene, spa-like oasis. until then, a girl can dream! hope you enjoy a few of my favorites.

...happy sophisticating...

can't beat restoration hardware. these fixtures are too fabulous.


gorgeous. the deep navy walls and dark wood are beautifully masculine and make the beautiful white linens look even more crisp and fresh!
pottery barn.


cannot even handle this. you can't beat calacatta marble and a pedestal sink.
featured may 2007 in house beautiful.


clearly the tub freestanding tub is fabulous, but i love the choice of color palatte. it adds real warmth to the space. my favorite--the spa-like storage ladder.
featured march 2009 in house beautiful.


so rustic. so chic. even towels look sophisticated when they are neatly folded and stacked in fabulous baskets. i love the oxidized counter top and striped wood floors.
featured july 2009 in house beautiful.


omg. i just can't even handle this. so parisian and delightful. the pops of pink are just PERFECT.
i wonder if i could talk my husband into this one ;)
featured january 2009 in house beautiful.


so simple. so clean. so sophisticated. the all-white palette is just flawless.
featured january 2008 in house beautiful.


it's itty bitty, but wow! even a tiny bathroom can be made sophisticated with a nice sink console and this fabulous chandelier.
featured on design*sponge.


so simple. so phenomenal.
featured on design*sponge.


WOW. i love the way the custom window let's the light play beautifully on the floor. this bathroom perfectly blends different shades of white to create warmth and incredible texture. it just glows!
featured august 2008 in house beautiful.

6 comments:

Cristal Porter said...

Can I just say that I love your blog? Please. Come sophisticate our house. I stink at decorating!!! And btw, your blog makes me want to go around saying "lovely." That is how wonderful it is :)

Mr. Trev said...

I want to move my flat screen into some of these bathrooms!! O wait...I don't have a flat screen!

Anonymous said...

Navy blue, please.

Anonymous said...

I know this is an older post, but would you happen to know what the name of the paint color is in the navy pottery barn picture? I love it!

victoria smith said...

yes! it's benjamin moore aura paint in hale navy. happy sophisticating!

Emily Ross said...

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