Thursday, March 19, 2009

Work With What You've Got...

Our main bathroom sits across the hall from our kitchen...


I'm sure that you've heard designers on television say:

"If you have an issue with your room, sometimes it is best not to fight it! Play it up and
work with what you've got!"

That was the approach that I took here!

There are three main issues with this space:

1. It is very small. All business! No frills.

2. There is no natural light. None whatsoever!

3. The sink is pink. Yes, pink.

Since there are no plans for a renovation here, it was all about the paint and accessories...

I painted the walls a warm brown color with just a hint of pink in it. I needed the sink to blend in, rather than contrast and stand out. The medium brown paint added a little drama - just what was needed!



We added a rustic frame around the mirror, exactly like the one we did in our living room. This made a huge impact in the space!


I kept the accessories to a minimum. Being such a small space, it needs to remain clean and uncluttered...






The framed spiral staircase pictures bring your eye up, accentuating the height of the space instead of emphasizing the small width of the room.




Keeping the majority of the accessories in the same color family makes it relaxing and easy on the eyes...


My hand painted fern art brought the green near the mirror over to the opposite wall making the space more cohesive.

Overall, I think I'm happy with it.

It seems to work - pink sink and all!

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Just wanted to stop in and say, I'm a fan of everything you do. I'm loving your fern art and the rustic frame around your mirror. Your bathroom is fabulous!

Wendy :)

DesignTies said...

It totally seems to work - great little space. Everything is terrific, but the triptic staircases are just FAB!
Victoria: EdinDesign Interiors @ DesignTies

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

What an awesome makeover..., and I love the art piece. I think I could do something like that too. I'm still facing so many bare walls...

Deb said...

I love the way your bathroom looks. You don't even notice the pink sink. And the framed photographs make such an impact as you enter that room. Very impressive.

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

Outstanding! It all ties together ever so perfectly. Give yourself a big ole' pat on the back!

Mrs B said...

Hi Karla
Every post I read on your blog is just so thoughtful and very creative. I always leave after reading about your latest projects, inspired and a little more confident that I can tackle some of these projects as well.
What a lovely bathroom your have created...all the colours compliment each other and I especially like the colour of the wall, a very warm and restful atmosphere. Thankyou for all the effort you put into this blog and your photos clearly show all aspects of how you create your spaces in your home.
Mrs B

Tara said...

Karla, I think you worked it really well with what you got!! Pinnk sink and all...the accessories are perfect, the fern painting is great and I love all your attention to detail, afterall, the details make a house a home right? :) have a wonderful weekend.

Beth in NC said...

Wow,, I just came over from the blog party and I'm IMPRESSED with your bathroom. That is beautiful!!!

I hope you'll come over to visit me too.

Beth

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

I like your choice of paint color with the pink, it looks so nice.