Monday, January 28, 2013

Chartreuse bathroom reveal

After Christmas comes down, I love getting our house back to normal and maybe giving it some tweaks. I can't handle a full reno right after all that insanity so my real tweak this year came into out main floor bathroom. I found a gorgeous towel at Anthropologie in November and hoarded it until it could come out in January.
I love the chartreuse mustardy colour and wanted to add it in little bits in the room.
I then went on the hunt for new yellow accents that would blend together to help the awesomeness of the towel shine through.


has anyone else heard of billy balls? they are a preserved floral and match the towel perfectly. it was like someone heard my thoughts. i mixed them in with tallow berries.
the embroidery hoop ring on the lamp is an original design by me. 

the anthro inspired wreath now fully visible into the room. thank you for your patience on that one.

i changed out the small wood mirror for a larger gilt mirror i found for next to nothing at a local antique store. this bathroom is not seeing a full reno for quite awhile yet and the current faucets have chrome and brass. instead of fighting them i say join em. throw in the brass and the silver. somehow i think it works.


our little shelf vignette saw some rearranging as well. sliding around those awesome boxwood wreaths all over the house and adding in some billy balls for more colour.
and don't forget all the birds. i have a serious collecting issue with bird figurines in white, stone or brass.


there's also a little yellow doily under my tub candle with milk glass and a boxwood wreath ring.


the whole room. a hard shot to get because of size and light blasting in the window. the architectural fragment over the window is actually a broken piece off of an antique bed.
 the "trees" on either side of the tub make if feel like a forest.


another of my hoop designs. these will soon be available in my store. i also made some book page bunting to go with it.

who are all the black and white family photos of you ask? i have no idea but they're watching you while you're in there!!! 

the arch window was a local find and adds to the architectural flair i was going for.
lots of chippy goodness there!
Thanks for taking a peek
Have a great day,


  1. these mustard accents are very cheerful! I like them very much :)

  2. This bathroom should be in a magazine! You certainly have a way of putting odd things together beautifully. I love the trees on the bathtub, the new things mixed with the ancestor-type pictures, the dark and light and the chartreuse accents.

  3. Thank you so much Monique and Dewena!

  4. Lovely bathroom--such organic, soothing colors! I especially like the reclaimed window :-)

  5. love the shelf with the wreath...that's what I need on my blank bathroom wall

  6. Love it! I also love the fact that you have a total of 3 wreaths in your bathroom. I'm a pretty big fan wreaths myself! Hopped over from Wow us Wednesday!

  7. I LOVE your bathroom. You have accessorized it just beautifully. The birds, twigs, wreaths and window are perfect. Following your blog now and pinning!

    Have a great day!

  8. It's a great room Meg. Love the towel and other accents.

  9. Your bathroom is beautiful. Love all your special and unique touches, especially that great window.
    I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

  10. Your bathroom is LOVELY! Love the light and the 'trees' and and and - just everything!

  11. Your bathroom is amazing! I love the towel.....and you really have such an eye for details!

    Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!


  12. it'ss o lovely, meg.

    smiles to you.


  13. Wow - love the floating shelf and decorations. We put a similar one in our laundry closet and it really changed the space! We're looking for more for the bedrooms. Where did you purchase yours?

    1. Hi Rhys and thanks for visiting. We have had the floating shelf for about 8 years and it was originally black. I sprayed it white for this room. I believe it came from Walmart originally. I have seen a lot of the shelves at Michaels and with a coupon not a bad price.

  14. I'm in love with your bathroom! Can I move in? It's better than any room in my house. :D

  15. What is your wall color? I love your bathroom and all of its special touches! I'm getting ready to tackle removing wallpaper in mine so have been thinking paint colors!

    1. hi gwen
      our bathroom is alexandria beige by benjamin moore
      thanks for visiting


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