If I owned a place of my own and had any funds with which to renovate, I would sink every penny into the bathroom. Bright, airy, lovely, soothing bathrooms are just about the best things ever. A bathroom doesn’t have to be huge to be enjoyable; take this gorgeous bathroom makeover from Emily as the perfect example.
A designer by trade, Emily had been dying to renovate this little eyesore of a bathroom for the last five years. When the time came, she made a lot of smart decisions that only an interior designer would know to make — using dark grout between the subway and penny tiles to make them stand out; painting the base of the antique tub an unexpected lime green; mixing vintage furniture pieces, printed textiles and a sophisticated color palette to create a lovely cohesion.
I’m keeping these images on file for the day I do have a bathroom that I can actually improve. In the meantime, maybe I need to tack a few of these photos up in my bathroom and use creative visualization to change my linoleum to penny tile :) Great makeover, Emily! — Kate
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“After” photos by Teri Lyn Fisher.