Welcome to our updated guest bathroom! It’s airy, earthy and fills me with a ridiculous amount of happiness. What was a drab space before is now a little oasis filled with plants basking in the flood of natural light. Sure it’s a pretty space, but what I love most about it is the feeling it evokes. Tranquility.
In case you forgot how it looked before we started this “refresh”, check out those before photos as well as the design plan. The live plants that now call this space home include air plants, a blue star fern, elephant bush succulents and an ivy with the most beautiful hand-painted-looking pattern and colors. Other sources can be found on the design plan.
photography by Greg Dechow
This particular shelf went through a few revisions of styling. Keeping things simple and natural-looking, I used objects that fit the look of the space, but with sentimental value as well. The two tiny glass and cork bottles carry sand from the beach the night we got engaged in the left bottle, and sand from our wedding day in the right bottle. The strand of freshwater pearls spilling out of the bamboo tray is a necklace that belonged to my grandmother. This is a great example of how you can design and style with objects that are not only visually beautiful, but have a history or special story that stir up emotion and memories every time you see them.
The addition of this photo to the bathroom was actually the very last piece in the whole update. Coincidentally it captures the exact color palette and mood of the bathroom. Making it even more of a special piece is the fact that it’s the front of one of our leftover wedding invitations, with the photo taken by the lovely Hunter Ryan Photo.
I hope you have enjoyed the visual and written journey of this tiny bathroom as it transformed into something special.