Thursday, September 17, 2009

Interior Identity: Bubbly (Designing a Guest Bath)

In this post, we'll be putting together an eclectic guest bath, worthy of the description "Bubbly". The word bubbly is defined as "pertaining to bubbles; lively; effervescent; full of high spirits. When we think of bubbles, we think circles (and water), and we'll be using the circular shape throughout the design, along with a free-spirited bent in the decor, and colors that make us think "water" or beach.

First, the shower tile - Interior Identity: Bubbly by

We've decided that this guest bath has a tub/shower combination, so we picked out this CUTE Ice Circles Shower Curtain at

Now, for a vanity-- this one is a bit of a DIY project, but we couldn't resist. We found this article on the DIY Network about repurposing antique & vintage furniture for the bathroom, which inspired us to pair a vessel sink with an antique dresser.
We found the DeNovo Bergles Glass Vessel Sink at

This vintage dresser is thanks to the Life In The Fun Lane Blog, as is the inspiration for using driftwood as a functional decor item, which we will discuss shortly.

This dresser is a great size for a single vessel sink, because it leaves room on either corner to hold a few fun but functional decor pieces (not to mention the storage space underneath). On one side, try a small grouping of bottles & jars (mix new with vintage pieces) to store cotton balls, small soaps, bath salts or oils and lotions. Just use a cork for any bottles that don't have their own lids. The apothecary jar set (with the luscious etched pattern) is from Graham and Green. The others were found on eBay, for $15 or less.
Use the other side of the vanity counter for hand towels, and this gorgeous Alabaster Inlay box, perfect for a bar of handmade soap. The alabaster box was also found at Graham and Green:

Above the vanity, we picked a 20" round hanging mirror with a ball chain that we think works with the quirky bits in this bathroom. We found this one at - the Babbette Moderne Mirror:

Next, the floor. We like the charcoal color in the frosted glass tile, but we wanted something a little more unique for the floor, so we chose the Lyric Unglazed Penny Round Mosaic Tile in Charcoal from

For the walls, we decided to go with Beadboard panels (from 2/3 of the way up the wall, and a beautiful blue paint (MPC Match for HulsJaybird) from

For a few finishing touches, we chose a fun print we found at - The Doan Gilman Weathervane print - the driftwood (repurposed as a towel rack) that we referred to earlier, found at, and a round microfiber bath rug in Aloe Green, at

That's all for now. We'll be back soon with our next Interior Identity virtual room makeover.

In the meantime, Keep Coloring on the Walls....

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Diane | said...

I love how the theme is carried through in a subtle way. Nice!

Your home, only better. said...

Ok, you absolutely picked all my favorite colors! :)

I LOVE the driftwood towel rack too!


jstwhatiwnt said...

Love the creative way you used the driftwood. I also love the dresser. Beautiful design!

Haleigh said...

many thanks for the kind comments - I had fun doing this one : )

Love your blog posts as well - lots of ideas that i hadn't considered before!


Alycia Wicker said...

Love your post and how you kept the theme going throughout! Nice to connect thru HOMEdigz to you!

DesignTies said...

I love this post!! The next best thing to real decorating is virtual decorating :-)

You've selected so many wonderful items for the bubbly bathroom. The vessel sink and vanity are great -- I really like the look of a piece of furniture as a vanity. The colour scheme is beautiful, and the driftwood towel bar and the round mirror are cool & fun touches :-)

Nice to "meet" you through the HOMEdigz blog party :-) Thanks for visiting my "Whose Line" post and your kind comments :-)