Natural Modern Bathroom: Accessories

Hello there! I recently posted here that we are in the beginning stages of doing our bathroom renovation. It is so exciting. While I wait for operation bathroom renovation I decided to distract myself by looking for some bathroom accessories. Usually bathrooms are a smaller area than most of your rooms in your home, but that does not mean there is any lack of areas to decorate! From soap dispensers to towels there are so many great options and frankly I am having a hard time deciding! Here are a few options I have found to go along with my Natural Modern design.

 

Towels

towelsUrban Outfitters Pendleton Towel // Diamond Turkish Towel //Bamboo Turkish Towel//  Chevron Turkish Towel

Soap and/or Lotion Dispensers

soapdisp

 

Glass dispenser with gold pump// Round dispenser with chrome pump

Square glass dispenser with chrome pump// Acrylic dispenser with black pump

Other Pretties

 

towel hooks etsy
Towel or Robe Hooks
towel rack west elm
Towel Rack

 

Summer

Nautical Playroom Reveal

I had posted a few months back the progress of the Nautical Playroom I decorate at my Mother In Law’s house and never showed the final reveal! I have been so bad about being consistent with my posts. I guess better two months late than never???? Here is how the kid’s playroom turned out.

 

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I love how clean and bright this room turned out. The table and chairs were from my son’s room…but he got a drum set and this needed to go. It was exactly what this room needed, so it worked out perfectly. I added a tin pail with some starfish and a checker board. Super simple and easy to remove when the kids want to do crafts.

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My Mother in Law does not like curtains so I added a burlap banner and a felt ball garland. I purchased the felt garland from The Fickle Felt Tree on Etsy. Her shop is filled with all sorts of cuteness!

 

019The bedding had to be the best part about putting this room together. I was so excited to find those red and white striped pillows at HomeGoods, along with the whale pillow and throw. I have linked to all items I purchased in previous posts if you are interested. You can find them here and here. This post has me ready for summertime!

Summer

Summer Lovin: Thrift Store Haul

I have not been thrifting in so long! Mainly, because I do not need anything. On my birthday I had some time to shop. Shane was with me so we hit up the mall. He was such a trooper! I went to MAC and Sephora, not so fun for a five year old boy, but we did stop at the Disney Store(which is fun for Mama too). After the mall I decided to stop into our Savers Thrift Store. It is across the way from our mall. I haven’t had too much luck here. I am not big on buying clothes at Thrift Stores, but I love getting home goods and books there. I decided to give it another try and I am glad I did!

As soon as I walked in I saw a bunch of design books displayed. Happy Birthday to me!!!! Two were on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and another looked like a text book about Interior Design. They were marked 3.99 each but, the cashier was extra nice and gave them to me for .99 cents each! Unfortunately, that was the end of my treasure findings. I did spot the cuteset pineapple wood carved bowls. There were 6 of them. I placed them in my basket and continued to shop. I thought they would be adorable on a summer time party table, used to hold nuts or candies. I was in love with them but did I really NEED them, no. Each was wrapped up as sets of three. Only one was marked as 3.99. I even thought they might give them all to me at 3.99 which would be a great price, but 3.99 for each set…I wasn’t too sure. I then noticed one had a big chip in it…not a potato chip an actual piece missing:).This did it for me and I put them back. This was a mistake. I have been thinking about those darn pineapple bowls ever since. I keep coming across other pineapple items that would go lovely with those pineapple bowls. So, I went back today! Now my bday was on Saturday and it is now thursday that I went back to search for my beloved pineapple bowls. My hopes were not high in finding them but…….they were there!!!! Not all six but just three and the three without the chipped one…score! This is a long and dramatic story but, I am so happy I went back!

I also found a few other treasures on my second trip. One was a brass bird. I see these a lot in design and especially in MCM design. I also found a brass whale. Do I need a brass whale? NO, but I knew if I left it there I would be back a few days later. He now lives in Shane’s room. Each brass item was 2.99. So, for around 13.00 I think I scored!

thrift store haul

 

thrift haul 2

What are some treasures you have thrifted lately?

Summer

Updated Boy’s Room: MCM Shelving

My little guy will be starting Kindergarten in September…gulp! So, with the start of the school year,comes homework. I wanted to find a desk and a bookshelf for his room, where he could work on said homework. He actually has a large room for a five year old and for an old house he has a ton of storage,so we had the space to add a few large pieces. I jumped on Craigslist and searched for a desk first. To my surprise I see this Mid Century Modern desk and bookshelf combo! It had been added to Craigslist about 18 hours prior to my search so I was certain it was gone. I quickly emailed the seller, knowing I probably missed out on it and to my surprise he said it was available. Then I told him I could come take a look and he said there was actually one person in front of me!!! Ugghhh…it technically was available but I was certain the other person would snag it up…but they never showed up. Long story short the unit now lives with us! Now, the seller did say it was from the 70’s but it was like IKEA quality. Which to me isn’t horrible but, I knew he meant there wasn’t any extraordinary craftsmanship going on. He actually threw in an extra shelving piece that was a match , he and his wife found after they had already purchased the whole unit(which is three pieces). So, I basically used that for parts! It was pretty wobbly and needed some loving. It serves it purpose for now and I won’t mind if it gets a few nicks and scratches over the next few years.

We do not have any bookshelves in any other areas in our home. We really don’t have a whole lot of knick knacks in our home as the MCM look is very minimal. I was super excited I could finally style some shelving! I searched all around for items that I already had and then I went Antiquing at my favorite little shops near my house. I scored some unique items that I can not wait to share with you. So, enough talking let’s look at some pics:

Here is the before. I set a few things that he already had in his room to get an idea of what I needed. I was so pleased that I could keep his table and chairs in the room with plenty of space around it. I also used the chair I bought awhile back from a now friend on Craigslist.

I started to add a few things like a jar full of marbles my Aunt gave me and a vintage book I picked up a few months back. The dump truck belonged to The Hubs when he was a little guy.

This metal caddy I found at Marshalls after watching Fixer Upper(have you seen this show??…you need to). She found a vintage caddy to hold her client’s crayons. It was so adorable I had to do something similar for my little guy. I couldn’t find anything vintage but this cleaning caddy worked great! I simply added some mason jars and filled them up with crayons, markers, pens and scissors.

I had previously painted some chalkboard designs on his wall and got this “S” at a Flea Market. I also had this fabric covered canvas in another area of his room and though it was better suited for this area. I love this fabric from Joann. It is a Marvel Retro Comic print. It simply adds some color and brings in a bit of Superhero, which Shane loves.

I found this G.I. Joe wooden box at my local Antique Store. It said it was from the 60s! I love the graphics inside of the box. This was 17.00…a little more than I wanted to spend on one item for the bookshelf but, I couldn’t pass it up!

I found these items at a little shop in the same area I found the wooden box above. The owner always has such unique things. I got a large jack, old wooden ruler and this amazing light bulb. It was fun to go around the store and collect different items that were out of the ordinary, but fit in a boys room. Shane wasn’t too impressed with the light bulb. I think it’s awesome…boys…hmmpppfff????!!!

I had to throw in some baseball items too. The bat was from his baseball party that all his guests signed. Filled a wire basket with old and new baseballs and used a baseball helmet Shane had from a Minor League game we attended.

This is how it all came together. It is going to be a great space for Shane to do his homework or work on some art. I can switch out some of the pieces as he gets older and his interests change.

Summer

On Trend: Bright Florals:Dark Backgrounds

I am in love with this trend of bright florals and dark backgrounds. Typically the background is either black or navy. I first saw it on stationary, but now I see it in fashion as well. I love it because even though in spring and summer you typically don’t see a lot of dark colors; the mix of bright florals makes it feel lighter. Here are a few items I have spotted. 
In Fashion and Beauty:

In Paper Goods and Web Design:
In the Home:
ALDO Sandals-The print is a little hard to see in this picture but I saw these in person and believe me the print is such a cute addition to these sandals.
Forever 21 Floral Chiffon Top-I need this shirt! The pattern continues part way down the back and then is sheer. Such a great price too!
ASOS Kimono-My mission today is to find a pretty floral kimono. They are great if you want a little cover up over your tank top this summer. 
Indigo Perfume by NEST– Even this perfume bottle got in on this trend. I would love to display this bottle on my vanity.
Cocorrina Wallpaper and Screen Savers-This wallpaper for your computer screen is what started it all. I absolutely love her design. These are available for download and you can even choose one for your phone.
Sparkle and Sparrow Gift Tags-Aren’t these so cute? Perfect to add to a friend’s bday present(my bday is next month btw). 
Paper n Peonies Save the Date Card-You have to check out this girl’s Esty Shop! It is a new favorite. Her designs are so cute and I love this Save the Date card.
Furbish Studio Pillow– Pillows are a great way to introduce any trend in your home without having to spend a ton. 
Blue Poppy Design Abstract Painting-If you are daring, adding this painting to your home would be amazing I love the use of the navy IKAT and the bright florals.
So, what do you think? Is it a trend you could introduce in your home or in your wardrobe. I think The Hubs would not like this trend in our home so, I am going to pick up a few of those under the fashion section:).

Summer