Bathrooms The Victorian House

A Guess at the Plan for the Bathroom

A guess, because the design is tentatively based on the only design we can see from the upcoming line of wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. for Hygge & West. There are more patterns to come in May!

The bathroom on the second floor is nice, just not to my taste. There is fruit-themed wallpaper, hunter green on a mottled tan background, with a green and maroon border, and a yellow faux-finish on the claw foot tub. The bones of the room are good though, and I’ve been happy to not do much in there until inspiration came along. Inspiration came along. Last Friday, I immediately started scheming up a design plan featuring the new wallpaper line.

Rifle Paper Co. Hygge and West Wallpaper Bathroom Design #makingitlovely

  1. Dean Stockwell in ‘The Boy with Green Hair,’
    I’ve not seen the movie, but I love this as a photograph.

  2. Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper, Hygge & West
    I could easily work with this yellow and green design, but the full line will be out May 19 with more options.

  3. My Bathroom
    Brass and antique fixtures, ahoy!

  4. Brass Bathroom Waste Basket, Target
    Yep, more brass. I picked this up a while ago, so it’s already in the room.

  5. Fleur-de-Lys Juice Glass, Anthropologie
    I moved all of the toothbrushes to the inside of the medicine cabinet, so I’m on the lookout for tumblers small enough to fit into the holders on the sink. These may be too delicate, but they are adorable.

  6. Large Hicks Pendant, Circa Lighting
    I’m dying to use one in this house, and the bathroom could be the perfect spot. I do still have the small oval and brass pendant from Eleanor’s room though, which could be a good (free) option.

  7. Row Stripe Towel, West Elm
    Stripes are always welcome.

  8. Martini Side Table in Antique Brass, West Elm
    I bought this originally for the vintage bathroom in our first house and then didn’t use it there because the room was too small. The bathroom’s a little larger in this house though, and it fits perfectly.

  9. Schoolhouse Numbered Hooks, Pottery Barn
    These are up, and you’ve seen them already because I used ’em to announce baby number three!

  10. Pharmacy Accessories in Amber Glass, Restoration Hardware
    The sink has a built-in (unfortunately shell-shaped) spot for the soap, but I like the look of these for the room.

  11. Painted Claw Foot Tub
    I’ll choose a color for the tub from the wallpaper, like this lovely green.

Two more months! I’m so eager to get started!

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  • Laura @ Rather Square
    March 24, 2014 at 11:06 am

    You painted the clawfoot tub in your last house, didn’t you? Liking the mix you’ve put together here!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Thanks! I did, a dark gray, almost black color.

  • Jillian
    March 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I am so excited about this news. I love Rifle’s designs and their colorways always make me happy. I would be so excited to use their paper in my house somewhere. I love the scheme you pulled together…can’t wait to see it come to life.

  • Heidi
    March 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

    In love with all of these brass accents.

  • Nikki Berry
    March 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I bet if YOU asked Anna Bond for a preview of the other papers shed give them to you. You are the perfect person to debut a real life installation of her beautiful work.

  • Sarah @ 702 Park Project
    March 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Love the greens! I think this will look updated, but still give a nod to the character and history of your house. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! :)

  • Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    March 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Now you have me looking for a wall in my house to wallpaper! Love Rifle Paper Co and Hygge & West! The green and yellow palette works so well with your bathroom fixtures.

  • Justyna
    March 25, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Love the mint accents!

  • Alison
    March 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Oh my goodness, that wallpaper is great! You might want to ask an electrician about pendants in bathrooms… I think in many places there are electrical codes (i.e. restrictions) about hanging lights within certain distances of tubs and what not, also maybe need to consider UL damp ratings… just something to keep in mind. : )

    • Making it Lovely
      March 25, 2014 at 6:10 am

      Thanks for the safety reminder. I guarantee the light that’s in there now needs to go (it fizzles in and out).

  • Daria
    March 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I bought the same Target waste basket about three weeks ago. I feel very fancy now that it got your endorsement :-)

  • Carol
    March 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Hi there

    Your lovely emails have stopped and I feel quite bereft, and whilst I’m probably being slightly technologically challenged, but I cannot for the life of me work out how to subscribe again.

  • Amber @ Wills Casa
    March 28, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I just said I wish Ana Bond would make some wallpaper. Seriously her patterns never wear on me! I can’t wait to see all the colors. Hopefully one will work in the living room! I actually gave Nick a 2 week deadline to find some wallpaper before I stenciled something. Guess I just pushed our deadline.

  • Kim // Yellow Brick Home
    March 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I am so in love with this – now please come plan ours?!

  • lara jane
    May 17, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Gorgeous! I love it!

    Just… please keep any light fixtures you’re replacing. (I know you will, as you mention saving base board from “behind” the new bookshelves. I just have to put it in black & white. ;) )

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  • Ellen
    December 25, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    In love..The greens <3