Thursday, April 23, 2009

Small bathroom ~ Big style

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last went to Paula's house to see her newly decorated bathroom. The last time I showed you her beautiful garden and promised I would give you a tour of the interior of her home. Time flew by and I had almost forgotten....well I never forgot just haven't had the time. There's just so much to show, so this time it's the bathroom we're going to see since that was the pretence for the visit, but once there it was difficult to not want to take pictures of every amazing room. I remember the first time I went to Paula's about 10 yrs ago when she had just been there a year... I was so enchanted by the place and remember saying to her it looked like Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic....she replied "well yes... but more grungy". This has been her style for many years before she moved to this house and it seems funny now that it's become so popular again......proving that good taste never goes out of style..

This is the view as you walk in...forgot to get a picture of the clawfoot tub. Freshly painted with new linen shower curtain and window treatment. The big difference is the big cabinet that was exchanged for a smaller dresser.

Little birdy greeting you in the morning would get you in a good mood even if your weren't a "morning person"

Paula shopped from her spare bedroom upstairs and used a painted dresser where there once was a display cabinet she now uses for her clothes. It makes the whole room seem so much bigger and lets in more light.

Beautiful antique lace wrapped around old wooden spools

Newly purchased towels hung on an old wire hooks

Apothocary jars filled with essentials and antique buttons wrapped in more lace.

Love the wire frog hung on the wall purchased on our trip to Brimfield last Fall. Can't wait to go back with Laura and Paula.

Let's open the door and take a better look shall we?

She even makes a simple candle look special!!!

Little crocheted socks hung on this wire hanger also bought at Brimfield the time we all went. I think at first she was going to use them as wings for a doll but came up with this instead. I like it better don't you???

it's appropriate that Paula would have antique pharmaceuticals bottles and paraphernalia since she's a pharmacist.

I wonder what's in those bottles???Hhhhmm,,,,

Hope you enjoyed the tour.....thank you Paula for letting me come and enjoy your private sanctuary.


Laura said...

Hey Carole! Nice pics of Paula's renovated bathroom! It looks so different without the chicken coop! I love it! Her creative decorating style is so unique.....we're so lucky to have such a talented and artistic friend to blog about!! Hope to see you soon...have a great weekend!

Christelle said...

oh ! Thank you for your message on my blog !This one is so beautiful : I love it and your picture are marvellous ...I hope you can understand what I mean because my english is poor !

Crinoline said...

Hey Carole.What a beautiful bathroom.Have a great weekend.

Chrissy said...

Oh just I hate my bathroom!!!! This room is well, perfect...thats it just plain perfect!! Got your note,thanks, just let me know what you think about me getting the mag. sent here, no rush,,, I am not going anywhere!! Talk soon, all the best, Chrissy

Bonjour Madame said...

C'est adorable! I really like her collection of old bottles. I would imagine bubble baths in this room are delightful!

lou said...

What a lovely bathroom!
If you ever come over too England I will give you a tour of the garden!
I hope you are not working too hard…love Lou xxx

Laura said...

Hi Carol,

Loved the tour, wonderful pics. I especially love the cabinet with all the old bottles and the collection of white buttons.

Hope you're enjoying the day!


Bleudelavande said...

Hi Carol What wonderful pictures of Paula's home, tank you for sharing!!! I enjoied the tour!
Tank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
Have a nice week. Hugs

chiffonbrodeuse said...

Hello !...Je découvre ce blog avec j'aime la déco et les belles photos !
A bientôt...


charline said...

oh que c'est joli

i come back; thnak you, really!!!