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8/24/2015

Boho Bathroom Oasis

I'm getting back into the swing of things finally. After months of feeling crumby with an incognito wisdom tooth infection, I am nearly healed and feeling like myself again. And in order to continue to exhaust myself (as is my custom) my husband and I have decided to hop right into house hunting for real. It's been our dream to own our own pad for a long time, but the moment never really seemed right until now. 
I, of course, want a magical, whimsical bohemian home with loads of historical character...Alas that doesn't really exist in Houston, at least not within our first time home buyers budget. So we will have to use our imagination and add character to a home ourselves. Which I am totally okay with. I love home improvement and design related projects and can't wait to get my hands on a place we can make our own. 
Naturally I'm spending my evenings obsessively searching for inspiring ideas for injecting some character into our potential new space. While looking for some bathroom reno ideas, I discovered this delicious gem of a bath. I'm blown away at how the designers took a very boring, run of the mill bathroom and created an absolute boho oasis that is oozing character. 


I don't know what I love most. The vanity with the open shelving on the bottom really opens the space and that marble gives it such a classic and timeless touch. The pattern on the wallpaper appeals both to my love of vintage and global influences. The brass fixtures, glass shelving, rug and color palate all make for an opulent room that I would never want to leave. All of the ideas are very do-able in a real bathroom too. Which I adore. Although, I'm not too sure how convenient those tropical plants would be while actually showering, I would find a way to co-exist in there, just to keep the jungle shower vibes goin' on. This ones going in the official new home inspo book.

Here's to hoping we find something soon, so I can put these ideas to use! I'll keep you posted on any progress.

More pictures and info on this fab bathroom, designed by the sister duo, Sisters Of 4 Corners here.

xoxo-Andrea

8/16/2015

Suzani Dreaming

Suzani Canopy Bed
While I've been layed up on the couch recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed, I've been trying to keep myself entertained with stacks of {new and old} decorating magazines. Luckily my Mom brings stacks of them home from the UK whenever she visits, so I've had plenty to keep me busy. British magazines seem to have so much more yummy content and much less advertising, so they are my fave. I found loads of new to me inspiration that hasn't really made the Pinterest/Blog circuit yet. I'm really feelin' these suzani draped rooms I spied in Homes & Antiques mag and then a couple of the others I came across while searching for more suzani related inspo. How lush is that canopy bed above? And check out those intricate ceiling tiles! Now all I need to do is find a Suzani while on my thrifting adventures because they are pretty much waaaaay out of my budget. Here's to hoping. 

Suzani Wall Hanging/Tablecloth
I'm crazy about the lux look of the suzani draped table and wall paired with the boho tableware. All the makings of a fabulous soiree! That shade of blue on the walls keeps the room looking fresh and well balanced.

Suzani Covered Chairs
Of course chairs covered in patchworks of textiles have always done it for me and I'm loving that piece on the wall. It could have so many uses. To frame an underwhelming door, as a headboard or to frame a window even.

Suzani draped bedroom
The romance in this bedroom is too much! In a very good way. Suzani curtains? Yes please. And although you can't quite see it in this picture, the walls are the palest shade of lavender. It's such an unexpected combination paired with the scarlet accessories but it totally works. So lovely non?

Suzani Wall Hanging & Pillows

Suzani Covered Wall
I love the idea of hanging suzanis {or any textile for that matter} in place of art or wallpaper. It brings so much cozy comfort and color to a space and it's totally removable. Major impact for minor investment. I'm all about it.

xoxo-Andrea


8/06/2015

A Brief Interlude...


Sorry about the crickets around here lately folks. I've been down for the count with an infected wisdom tooth and then an allergic reaction to the antibiotics I had to take. Major bummer eh? Turns out it's been responsible for making me feel crappy for months so it's actually a good thing that it's finally come to light. It's coming out on Monday and then I'll be taking some time to recover before I try to come hang out here on the blog. I'll be back as soon as I'm up and at it. In the meantime enjoy these last days of Summer and I'll catch you on the flip side.

image via- Rent Patina

xoxo- Andrea