Blue Bathroom, Concisely

We’re very close to finishing the upstairs bathroom now, probably within the next couple of days. In the meantime, I came up with a little something I hope you’ll like.

I read a lot of magazines, as I’m sure many of you do, and I especially love it when a room is broken down into its elements. I thought I’d try my hand at it, and I came up with the following:

Blue Bathroom, Concisely

I really had fun making it, so I think I’d like to do at least a couple more for other rooms in the house as we finish them.

Coming soon: the finished project! ;)

Graphic Flowers Shower Curtain, Grundtal Mirror, Limmaren Bottles, Jonathan Adler Bath Accessories, Lacquered Cupcakes, Ticka Clock, Sanni Towels, Toftbo Bathmat

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  • Funky Finds
    August 7, 2007 at 5:33 am

    i love the font used on the title…what is it?

  • jodi
    August 7, 2007 at 6:25 am

    that’s great! well done. i especially like the source of the blue toilet. =)

  • Anonymous
    August 7, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Oooo…cool! Just like a page out of Domino. :) Help me out—I can’t get a handle on White Grape—is there any green in it, or is it a soft yellow, or maybe an off-white?

    More of these as you finish your lovely rooms please! (Like the light in your living room…)

  • ndc
    August 7, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Lover-ly! Please do make more of them – they’re perfect.

  • lsaspacey
    August 7, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Oh, what about that new bathroom cabinet?

  • Nicole | Making it Lovely
    August 7, 2007 at 10:02 am

    The font is Cantabile.

    The paint is a pale yellow/green. It’s sort of like the Crayola crayon “spring green” but a little less vibrant.

    I looked for the medicine cabinet, and it’s not on the IKEA website! It’s “Aspudden”, but they only have other versions of it.

  • Moxie
    August 7, 2007 at 11:18 am

    You are so clever! I love this.

    We have an OP bungalow with a similar bathroom size/layout, but fortunately our fixtures were almond instead of turquoise…

  • paola
    August 7, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    That is so clever and useful. I’d love to do it for some of my rooms, but it would take me forever and a day to do all the cut-outs.

  • katiedid
    August 7, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Whast a fun idea! Hope to see more of this. Are you using Photo Shop?

  • Them Country Folk:
    August 7, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Very cool! I need to do that for some of the rooms we’re re-doing!

  • drey
    August 7, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    very well done!!!!

  • Bhavna
    August 7, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    Stumbled upon your blog through Trunkt reading room. Loved going through your posts since I was, and still am in the process of building and doing up our first home :)


  • goosefairy
    August 8, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Blue Toilet (We’re just lucky) = Best bit in the whole thing! I always look forward to seeing what else you’re doing in your house. It gives me the incentive to start on mine.

  • dianamuse
    August 8, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Well, you are a genius. This is so cool! I come to you via sfgirlbybay. And I’ll be back!

  • Keri
    August 8, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Blue Toilet – We’re just lucky is too funny! I feel your pain. In our house we lucked out with three small bathrooms. The fixtures (shower/toilet/sink) in one is the same blue, the second is mint green. The third, whih has the only tub and double sinks is pink. Lovely!

  • Anonymous
    August 8, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    I think you are genius and so wonderfully talented at what you do. I really enjoy reading your blog!! Thank you!

  • becomig-home
    August 9, 2007 at 5:02 am

    Fab idea, I may have to steal it from you :)

  • ~jayne
    August 9, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Your upstairs bathroom is along the lines of my downstairs bathroom…about 2 months ago I saw that shower curtain on BB&B’s site and had to have it but I got there the background wasn’t as white as i had thought it would be …I bought it and returned it – ended up with a little vertical stripe number from Tar-jay. I have an oval mirror too but it hangs from a creme ribbon..I’ll have to take pics for comparison! :D

  • Marilyn
    August 9, 2007 at 11:10 am

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog. This is a wonderful idea and I hope to see more. It’s quite inspiring. :)

  • Linda
    August 9, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Oh, the blue toilet *rocks*.

  • Jane
    August 10, 2007 at 9:52 am

    I am really enjoying your blog, and after going back to look at your last place am wondering when you will set up you design consulting service? (This is not idle flattery.)
    I think you would look upon the recently remodeled bathroom in my first home with considerable envy. Since the toilet and tub were the lovely blue that you are lucky enough to own today, the former homeowners searched for and found a pedestal sink to match. Then they finished the tub surround and floor in 4×4 baby pink tile, covered the lower 2/3rds of the other walls in white beadboard (thank god) and then finished off the top third of the wall and ceiling in floral wallpaper. Hmmm…Pink loves turquoise!

    August 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    OK, I’m totally sold. I must make my bathroom blue!

  • theresa
    August 10, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    I love it! We are in the midst of doing our basement bathroom and are heading to Ikea this weekend. Now I’ll now what to keep an eye out for! Luckily we have pale gray toilet and sink, and an almond shower…

  • Anonymous
    August 11, 2007 at 1:00 am

    It’s so Lovely! Everything is so cheerful to look at. Great job!


  • Anonymous
    August 11, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Love the room on a page! Do it for all of your rooms!

    I’m particularly thrilled that I too have sourced that elusive find…the blue toilet…in my new house! Thanks for the tips on how to make it *somewhat* less horrifying!

  • Sarah
    August 11, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    I really like having the elements in the room broken down like this. I hope you’ll do it more… And I love those cupcakes!

  • Trisha
    August 13, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    this is so amazing! you have done such a fabulous job..

  • marbargarbo
    August 25, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    That’s pretty good. The cutouts are pretty good too.

  • Mefuza
    September 19, 2007 at 7:25 am

    The shower curtain you chose has been featured in the latest Real Simple. :)

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  • Brett
    May 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Who makes your tv console in your living room? The brown/white one we can see in the insta-gram of you & val as “twinsies.”
    We are on the hunt for a good affordable one, but it’s so hard to find. I’d love it if you could recommend one or even do a round up of affordable options for us!