I told you that when we went to look for flooring we magically picked out tile for the master bathroom.
We even brought the samples home, and displayed them proudly for all to see. All meaning us…and the dogs. Then something happened, I freaked out. I started thinking about staring at that tile for the next ten years, and wondering how hideous the next home owners would think it was. Will my faux wood floor be the equivalent of gold shower doors? Will this “linen look” actually just come off as dirty?
Originally we picked out “Leonia Silver” for the walls and “Sersa Black Walnut” for the floors. We had left any accent tiles up in the air….and that’s when the panic set in. We still really like both, but we just don’t think they are quite right for our space.
I started browsing. Pinning like a maniac, and rekindling my romance with Houzz.
Tim and I both agree that this room should be masculine and modern. What we can’t agree on are the finishes. We both like a couple different things that always end up contradicting. For instance, we both love the faux wood tile from our original dream team…but hate the look of it with a wood vanity. Enter gray floating vanity stage right. If only there were an Ikea closer.
Hola Option One.
I have a serious crush on the Turkish Bath Towels, and a new bathroom is a totally legitimate excuse to buy some. Almost everything pictured would come from Lowes, with the exception of that vanity from Ikea.
But then again…
On the other hand we also both like the herringbone trend, but aren’t crazy about it on the walls. Which leaves us with floors, which means we could have a wood vanity….but that means no wood floor clearly. And then we are left with what to do on the walls. Tim likes a manly mosaic, but I still can’t quite commit.
Are you down with the herringbone? Think I can convince Tim to let me bring some more color in? What is your favorite?
This is for all the ladies in the midst of brackets and basketball.
We can make our own March fun, right?
We can call it mantel madness, you down?
A couple weeks (yes weeks) ago I decorated the mantel for St. Patty’s Day.
What can I say, I am excited.
Once again I have to ask for photography forgiveness. Mantel is directly across from our fish tank. Hence, lots of blue glowiness and glares.
I had lots of yarn left over from my St. Pat’s wreath, so I channeled my inner Martha and made lots of yarn poufs and called it garland.
Have you been decorating in green and gold?
Got a fancy mantel? I’d love to see it.
Right on the mantel.
I love decorating for holidays, and I change out our mantel decor for every major holiday like it’s my job.
Valentines Day is one of my favorites.
Just in case you are new to these parts, or maybe you just forgot…this is the area of the house where I request photo forgiveness. You see, the mantel is directly across from our 210 gallon tank. We are talking glare, blue overcast, and all kinds of glow. I correct as much as I can but at least you’ll know why it looks like we have a black light in the corner. Disco time.
Tim thinks it look like we had the whole Pepto-Bismol family over for dinner.
I call it festive.
How are you all gearing up for Valentine’s Day?
As we mentioned in this post right here, our tree is more of the sentimental type. Full of memories and handmade ornaments.
You better believe we admire all the “pretty trees” though.
Lately I have been daydreaming of a woodsy-type sitting in our living room.
Complete with the “fresh lumberjack” scent and all.
Can you see an overage of burlap, lace, and white fur.
I always see that white fur trimming at craft stores and I think it would be a perfect garland replacement. Along with most everyone I have been admiring those bristle critter ornaments and I envision yarn balls and cotton string wrapped around our giant frosted hunk o’ tree. Top it off with an owl and some homemade lovebird art and I think you have a woodsy wonderland.
What does your dream tree look like?