I almost didn't share this bathroom "before" (there are a couple spaces I didn't share just because I have no clue what we're doing in them yet!), but I recently started developing a stronger vision for this bathroom. So I decided at the last minute to throw it up and share. My favorite parts of sharing all my "before" spaces have been a. figuring out for myself what I want to do while making the notes on each photo, and b. hearing what YOU would do.
This bathroom is in the hallway between all the bedrooms. Since we're planning to have child soonish (*not pregnant, just sharing our future plans and dreams, and we're planning to live in this home for a long time), we love that there is a room that could be sort of designated for kiddo stuff separate from our bathroom and the guest space. BUT since we don't have any kiddos yet, I'm not letting that future plan influence how I decorate it. Well, maybe I am a TINY bit (like it's sorta in the very back of my mind), but I'm definitely not decorating it to look like a kid's space, and I know it can always be edited later when our needs change. For now it's just an extra bathroom in the hallway, and since our master bathroom is being remodeled, it's been VERY needed.
We've already done a couple of the items on my above list, but this will FOR SURE be the last bathroom we complete. So it's going to look half finished for a little while and I am 100% OK with that. After making a bunch of design choices quickly (many before we even moved in), I really enjoy slow decorating where I can take my time and change my mind before committing.
As with most of the other rooms in our house, this room started out pretty seventies looking. We wanted to update it and give it a fresh new look. And since I've already decided to do a VERY white space for the master bath, I want to try something more colorful, patterned or bold in this space.
I kind of want to change all the finishes in this space. But I have no idea what colors or design to choose. All I know is the more I live with this room, the more I feel like I could do something more fun or bold in here…maybe with pattern!
There are two separate rooms in here. One for the vanity and one for the tub/shower and toilet. I still want to decorate them as one room, but there will be a lot more white tile in this part, so I can't do as much with paint colors.
Anyway! I am excited for when we get to the point of giving this room a TOTAL makeover. For now we've just updated some of the more functional elements (it has a new counter, new tile and fixtures and a new toilet), but it's still the same pale blue color (with lots of drywall patches) and hasn't been decorated at all. The good news is, I LOVE having projects on the horizon to look forward to.
Thanks for letting me share our 1970s home. Only ONE more "before" post and then it's time for a LOT of progress reports! xx. Helen
Credits// Author and Photography: Helen Larson.