I’m ready to freshen up my bathroom! As always, love me some black & white with grey and gold mixed in there!
4) Faux Orchid
I’m not sure if it’s my blossoming belly, but I’ve been having a hard time leaning over the bathroom counter to get closer to the mirror during my getting ready process. I’ve been thinking it’d be nice to have a place to sit down for applying make-up. Our bathroom isn’t big enough to add a piece of furniture, but our bedroom is. My only concern is having enough natural light so I don’t walk outside looking like a clown! I have a wall in mind and will be searching for a cute and inexpensive piece I can use as a vanity. : )
At 37+ weeks pregnant, there’s one place I see a lot of, aaaand that’s the bathroom. Oh the joys! We don’t have one, but I must say I love me a good powder bath. You can sure pack a lot of style into a tiny space. Powder baths have several requirements — a pedestal/furniture piece sink, stylish sconces and a unique mirror. Wallpaper is also a nice touch! Here are a few I wouldn’t mind seeing 18 times a day.
It’s a big week this week! Tomorrow is Amelia’s first day of her 3 year old preschool class, and Thursday is her first dance class. We did gymnastics last year which she enjoyed, but she’s obsessed with pink and tulle so we decided to give ballet/jazz class a try for awhile. In honor of all things pink, I scoured the internet for some pretty pink rooms. Turns out, there aren’t all that many that aren’t super frilly. The good news is on Friday I’ll be sharing pics of the new baby’s room, complete with peachy pink walls. It’s pretty cute, I excited to share. So check back Friday! : )
Continuing on the Back to School theme, it’s important to have a space where your kids can spread out and do their homework, crafts or just hang out. I found these cute spaces that would be perfect for studying or playing. I never get sick of a good chalkboard wall and I love those clear mini ghost chairs! If only I had enough rooms in my house to dedicate an entire one for the kids. As I always say… “next house!”
It’s almost time for heading Back to School! I know I know, Amelia is only going back to preschool, but it still [kinda] counts. She has been asking about school every morning for awhile, she’s probably sick of me saying, “Not today, but in a couple weeks!” This year she will be in the 3′s class and go 3 days a week in the mornings. She of course loves it and it will be nice to have a few hours alone with the new baby each week!
I got to thinking about what reminds me of school that could relate to your home and I thought of lockers. Would you use lockers in your house, either vintage or built-in? I love the look of built-in lockers in a secondary entry — a place to stow backpacks, purses, jackets (not that we use them often in Florida), shoes, etc. Although I like the clean look when there are doors to hide everything, I think having the area in plain sight makes it easier to remember, “HEY put your stuff here!”
And if you’re in the market… here are some pretty sweet lockers.
Somehow I just realized that although the Florida summer heat will be with us for awhile longer… the summer season is going to be ending. Amelia starts up preschool in a couple weeks, my how time has flown! I got to thinking about a perfect beach house and found this gem, the Shelter Island Beach House designed by Wettling Architects. I love all of the white, the woodwork, the natural light, the marble countertops.