Ever wondered how to get the look off the run way and translate into a room interior? Well I’m currently working on my guest bath room in my own home that was in NEED of serious jazzing up! If you will recall in my January Post about Green being THE IT COLOR of the year since; then I had been wanting to do a design scheme that incorporated it somehow.
My powder bath was Boring , has no windows and is very small. For some time now, I have been thinking of a way to really make it “pop”, and for it to be a special experience for my guest’s when they use it. Like they are at a boutique hotel somewhere or unique restaurant. So, I looked through a few magazine’s and I came across a couple of layout’s that inspired that my design direction. Not to mention it helped me show my family when I explained what I was planning to do with out them looking me like I had two heads.
The first magazine clipping is what really set things in motion for me because I was having issues deciding on what metallic accent to go with since my current builder issue one’s where all brushed nickel and I was really trying to keep my cost down and not trying to replace all my fixtures. However, I really WANTED TO for the GOLD accents and when I saw it in the magazine I went for it. BTW-Gold is BACK people so run with it! I decided to paint all the fixtures and hardware with a metallic gold paint to in order to go for it.
Next I picked a color for the ceiling and was going GREEN of course based on the Trend Alert color combo in the magazine. I headed over to my nearest Lowe’s where they actually have the Pantone color paints in Emerald, but when I put a sample of it on the ceiling it was just not rich and fresh enough like the other color I sampled by Valspar called Luscious Green. In the magazine I really liked the color of the high heel it looked so Luxe.
Then the second magazine clipping I needed to get my wall treatment in order and I knew just the thing that would not cost me a lot of money, and if I needed to change it I was only out about $175.00 and a weekend of time. Not bad if you ask me.
I upholstered my walls in this $8.99 per yard fabric from IKEA. I had been shopping for fabric for this project for a few months and I knew this one would be perfect with its mostly white background and sketchy black floral lines. Simple and clean.
While at IKEA I found this oval mirror with the heavy ornate modern baroque frame that I knew would stand out against the walls and sort of looked like the gold necklace featured in the magazine clipping above.
Lastly was the assents and accessories I have ordered on-line some are art work and storage unit to go over the toilet area that I have plans for. More photos to come since my powder bath is not truly complete yet.
This is just to show how you can look through the pages of the fashion magazines and get inspired to do any room décor in your home. Fashion and Interior design really do go hand in hand. September is just around the corner and that is my favorite time since that is when all the fashion magazines are filled with all kinds of outfits, pattern play and cool color combinations for the creating. So get inspired for yourself!