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brown and natural Lyford Trellis wallpaper by China Seas - Quadrille via Atticmag

One Wallpaper, Three Baths

Papering walls can add welcome pattern in addition to color. If there’s one room in my house that I’d wallpaper it would no doubt be a bathroom. Unless tile is used lavishly, papering walls is the quickest way to get visual interest in what’s often a rather small space with oddly interrupted surfaces. The right […]

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childrens bathroom remodel details via Atticmag

My Daughter’s Bathroom Redo

A budget friendly remodel for the secondary bathroom. I recently shared our youngest daughter’s (DD2) master bathroom remodel in her mid-90′s garden home.  While the master was gutted, more budget friendly ideas were used when updating the guest bathroom.  The bath is located off the hallway to his eclectic nursery and playroom, so the cosmetic […]

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steam bath with 18th century Robin's egg blue field tile and white borders

Crazy ‘Bout the Blues

Why 300-year-old blue-and-white still rocks the house. As an admirer of blue-and-white tile combos of every description, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to comment on a Delft-tile look from England plus a sweeter one from France. While each could be described as traditional, I’d be remiss to not also call them extravagant – because they […]

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bathtub hidden under wooden slatted floor

Bathtub in Disguise

Another modern convenience concealed by a savvy design. Many do not like to see modern appliances and have unearthed innovative ideas to camouflage refrigerators, washing machines and televisions.  Some take this a step further, such as the guest bath in disguise featured on Atticmag.  While renovating a convent in Tuscany, the desire for a tub […]

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Pottery Barn Clarissa crystal chandelier in the bathroom

My Daughter’s Master Bath Redo

Our daughter’s long awaited remodel is finally complete. For the last three years, our youngest daughter (DD2) has been updating a mid-90′s house to fit her eclectic decorating personality.  Her dining room redo was finished quickly after her move but a master bath remodel topped the list since Day 1.  Some things are worth the […]

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