Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bathing in the positives.

We've been informed that there is nothing left of our place (except some trees, I think. Which are much more important than replaceable stuff, in my family's opinion), and my parents and Joseph and I will be going out to the property on Saturday to survey and assess plans for the future. 

Let's think of some positives, shall we? My mom has been wanting a nice master bathroom out there for a while (it was their next planned addition), so now she can have one built with the new cabin! She tends to like classic lines and has a penchant for perfectly mixing beautiful antiques with sleek modern fixtures. I think a bathroom along these lines would suit her just fine:

At Southern Living 

The grey-sage textured walls are definitely right up her alley, and the dark plank floors certainly wouldn't "get her panties in a wad" (mom-ism). I love the giant window above the tub; leaving the curtains open would let the pine trees outside create a natural mural for a backdrop.

Along the same lines is this green number featured on (where else?) Elle Decor.


Replace the light tile with a slightly darker hue, and swap the crystal chandelier for a more cabin-friendly option such as this one from Restoration Hardware:


Lovely.

She could also take a cue from this sink setup by Dan Heldenbrand:


It combines her affinity for mahogany antiques with the sophisticated rustic look she achieved in the old cabin. Plus I think we have a chest identical to that one in Corpus, so it's economical, too! Find a tub that has the same finish as the sink basin and voila!, all tied together beautifully.

It'll be perfect no matter what direction she chooses; she has an envy-inducing knack for making rooms luxurious but non-fussy. And don't worry, you'll be the first to see the new house as it progresses. You've earned that much, at least, you amazing and supportive bunch, you.
:)


2 comments:

  1. hahahaha, bathing. So sorry again for everything, but you have the right idea. This new cabin sounds like a really fun project. Miss you, see you soon?

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  2. aw nat nat i'm so sorry about the house!! boo texas wildfires. but you will definitely have a better one soon. and maybe even insurance will pay for it?? that's looking at the positives ;)

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