Iiiiiiit’s Monday. Hope you all had a great weekend! I haven’t mentioned it for several months here, so I thought it was time to give you an update on the progress of my boyfriend’s house I’m helping decorate. I shared the kitchen inspiration, living room inspiration, and living room progress but haven’t really talked about it since. This weekend I’m traveling back to Iowa so I’ll have a chance to do some more updates to the house which I’m excited about!
The house is a split-level ranch and it hasn’t been touched since it was built. To be fair, the previous owner took great care of the place, so it wasn’t that bad and everything was pretty neutral. Luckily, no green toilets or mustard yellow counters. We painted all the walls white which did wonders, but the bathroom is still stuck in the 60’s. It has awful butterfly wallpaper, bad lighting, and a yellowish counter and sink. The bathroom itself is small (and it’s the only one in the house) so we want to update it with new paint, lighting, countertops, and a vanity.
I scoured Pinterest for an hour or two to pull some inspiration for the bathroom. I love the idea of a dramatic bathroom, with darker paint and shiny accessories. 3/4 of the bathroom walls are tiled white, so a dark splash of color on the remaining walls won’t feel too closed in. Originally I wanted all gold finishes for the faucet, cabinet knobs, and lighting, but that turned out harder than I expected. It’s much more difficult to find light fixtures and knobs I like in gold, so we’re sticking with brushed nickel.
I’m sticking with the same blue rustic-meets-traditional theme throughout and going with a deep navy for the wall color. After discovering the Ralph Lauren Metallic paint I’m highly considering it to add even more drama. Navy metallic paint? Amazing! The vanity, counter top, and sink will all be white, and traditional wall sconces with shades. I’m debating about throwing in a pop of pink with a monogramed towel, though my boyfriend wasn’t thrilled about the idea.
I’ll be writing a full before and after blog post in the coming weeks!