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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Our New Master Bathroom


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I can't believe it's already over. I spent a good bit of my weekend getting our garage completely organized which was not a fun project and something I have been dreading but I am so happy to finally have that done - woohoo! And then I spent some time working on adding some finishing touches to our porch. Just waiting on two little details out there and then I will get that photographed - hopefully later this week. The girls bathroom remodel is also underway so we should have lots to share soon! 

In the meantime I wanted to share some pictures of our master bathroom. I feel like this post needs to come with a little bit of background. This was one of the two spaces that the previous owner remodeled before putting the house on the market. The bathroom is by far the largest one we've ever had and I can't tell you how much we LOVE having a free-standing tub! That being said some of the finishes are a little more modern than I would have chosen - like the tub and sinks. And I would have removed the bulkhead above the sink area (which we probably still will do at some point) and a few other things as well. That being said it was so nice moving into a completely remodeled master bathroom and we are so grateful! 

If we were starting from scratch I think I would have gone for a less feminine look and added some warmer wood tones to the room, and probably not have done the dark walls but because the floors, vanity, and counters were all so light I decided to go with dark walls to add some contrast (the walls were baby blue when we moved in). And because we will be completely making over the other two bathrooms I didn't want to spend really any money in here so I used some mirrors, draperies and other accessories we already owned.



Our main purchase for this room was the light fixture. I initially thought I was going to put it in Lola's room but decided to try it in here and I think this is where it's going to stay. And then we added this painting from Deann which makes such a great focal point! Her artwork is always so eye-catching yet soothing too! I LOVE how this piece of hers works in here (although I also love how it looks in our master bedroom).













This chair was a little more french and feminine than I was looking for but I couldn't find what I had in mind and I kept seeing this one every time I went to HomeGoods. I had some gift cards so it didn't cost me anything so I ended up pulling the trigger on it eventually, and I have to say it is really comfortable! And I got the hand towels at Target on clearance for $3!






This cabinet ended up in our bedroom somehow on accident on moving day. It is pretty heavy so not something I could move on my own downstairs so I ended up sliding it into the bathroom and I think it will probably stay here now - haha! I has that same french/feminine feel I was trying to avoid in here but it is functional and free so that probably means it won't ever leave this spot - ha!





I also fully planned on painting over the chevron pattern on the back but clearly didn't get to that. 



I made this little bathtub tray from a basic piece of wood (and it has two smaller pieces on the underneath side that keeps it from sliding off). Lillie and Lola think it's so much fun! Ha! 



The shower and toilet are in here - and that's one of the two last remaining white doors in the house. I have to take that one down to paint it and just haven't gotten around to it yet. 















And here you can see how it flows with our master bedroom. You can see that full post here



Source List:

Wall Color - Nightfall in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore (it was supposed to be eggshell but got mixed wrong and I didn't notice until I had already been painting for an hour so decided just to go with it although I wouldn't purposely go with Semi-Gloss on walls)
Trim and Cabinets - Existing - will eventually be painted Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Chair - HomeGoods
All Mirrors - HomeGoods 
Flooring - Existing (some form of 12 by 12 marble)
Cabinet - found at a consignment shop years ago and painted Gray Owl
Items in Cabinet - HomeGoods
Hamper - HomeGoods
Draperies - Ikea Ritva Panels 
Photo - I took it several years ago and it's in an IKEA frame 
Tray on Tub - I made it 
Candle - HomeGoods 
Makeup Brushes and Powder - Gifts


I hope you all have a fabulous week!






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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Stylish French Box


I recently received this beautiful box on my desk from the lovely Sharon Santoni. A few years ago I discovered Sharon's instagram feed and got completely sucked it. She lives in the most extraordinarily charming French cottage that I have every seen. It looks like it is straight out of a storybook and her blog and photos are filled to the brim with all the beauty that you imagine the French countryside is filled with. It is quite literally the stuff of my dreams and I cannot wait to visit someday and see it all in person. Here is her incredible home in Normandy:


Sharon came up with the idea to start a subscription box filled with beautiful and authentic French gifts, called My Stylish French Box. Each quarter one of these gorgeous boxes will arrive on your doorstep filled with a selection of Sharon's favorite French items "that share her love for French decor, cooking, antique hunting beauty and entertaining." Each box is created to inspire you and to help you bring a special and unique French touch to your own home! I love that they offer the option for a year subscription or you also have the option of just purchasing one!

I carried my box into the kitchen and set it on the table and the girls and I had so much fun unpacking it! The box itself is absolutely beautiful and I have it on display in my office. 



I love their logo! 

And love the feeling of opening a very special and delicately wrapped gift! 

The first thing you see once you've unwrapped the tissue is this beautifully designed card that describes what is in your box.


The photography and detail in the card is beautiful and I loved getting to read about each item that went into the box and the details around it. It was things like that that just put the whole experience so over the top and the attention to detail was absolutely incredible!


The box comes packed very carefully and it was amazing how much stuff they were able to put inside!



One of my favorite concepts was the "something old" and "something new" boxes! 

These darling antique French liqueur glasses are perfect to be used at tiny bud vases. Although Lola immediately fell in love with them and has been using them to drink out of for basically every meal since we opened the box so I am not sure I will ever get to use them that way (and everyone that has been at our house in the house in the last week can attest just how obsessed she is with them - haha!)




My favorite items were these sketch books. They are the most beautiful sketch books I have ever owned and I can't say enough about them. I also loved the pencils that came with them.



These Fragonard soaps are also amazing:


We also loved the beautiful handmade porcelain cup that was created by Justine Lacoste and her husband Jean. And the Cire Trudon candle smells heavenly. The company was founded in 1643 back in the early days of Louis XIV's reign. It's this kind of history that makes this box so special. And the scented cameo is so sweet.


These boxes make the perfect gift for any Francophile in your life or just as a special treat for yourself. I highly recommend heading on over to check out their website and signing up for their next box which goes out in May. And spend some time exploring though Sharon's blog, although I am warning you, be prepared to spend hours pouring through all of her beautiful images and all things French! 



We hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!







This post was sponsored by My Stylish French Box. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 
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