Thursday, October 8, 2015

One Room Challenge #motherdaughterorc

This One Room Challenge is going to see some Mother- Daughter action!!

So Inspiration time.
Mollie's bathroom  (when she is home) is in the upstairs hall
and serves as a guest bath when we have overnight guests.
It has had a few tweaks here and there but really hasn't gotten much attention since she went to college and it's time for the d├ęcor to "grow up."
(During the middle school years it was bright purple, turquoise and lime green.
 Apologies to any guests who had to go in there before morning coffee. 
But she loved it. 
It was soooo middle school.)

It is comprised of a long room with a double vanity and a small shower/toilet room off to the right. The rooms each have a window which is nice.

A lot of things are staying like the vanity and fixtures and, unfortunately,
we are not reflooring this room right now.

She would like Chinoiserie to meet Boho Chic.
How do you do?

Where to begin?
There are so many things I love about this bathroom by Chez V.
One of her ORC's. Her kitchen ORC is amazing as well.
And her garden. And her textiles. 
I love her blog and follow her on IG.
She is talented and entertaining!!
We are going to try and channel a little Chez V-ness!!

Mollie wants a Chinoiserie shower curtain.
 That's been in the works since before we decided to take on this bathroom for the ORC.
(You may have seen some of the fabrics we have scouted out on Instagram
Sneak peek below!! )

I love the colors, the "collected over time" feel of this room.
Lots of white and an elephant.
All good.

( Sneak peek!)

Lots of white in this bathroom below.
 Right now our walls are white and weren't painted that long ago. We will just have some small touch ups to do and repair nail holes when we move art. I hope.
I've only done one previous ORC and painting that room white ended up taking foreverrrrr.

And separate mirrors.
Down with the giant wall of mirror over the vanity. 
Wish us luck taking that monster down.

La Dolce Vita:

I also love the tone on tone between the white walls ad pale grayish vanity.

On the wish list.
Bamboo mirrors.
Hoping for a goodwill/thriftstore/ craigslist score.

House of Turquoise: designstiles:

 LOVE this pagoda mirror - great color and beautiful statement piece in a room:
Maybe paint them for a pop of color.

I love this pair of mirrors in the ORC picture below.
I actually love all bamboo mirrors as I've demonstrated before.


Or maybe natural.
If I found the pair below I wouldn't hang them on the wall.
 I'd probably sleep with them under my pillow.
They are perfect. Perfect.

the pink clutch ...: One Room Challenge ... week 1:
And they framed out the giant wall of mirror and just layered. 
I like that. I have a mirror over mirror in the master bathroom. We shall see.

As we said. There will be bamboo.
 And blue and white. Because.

jamie meares collecting 12:

And the floor.
I painted it a few years ago (stripes)  and it is not going anywhere 
so I'm considering a design this time or a subtle tone on tone stripe if I stick with the stripes. Either way I'm repainting the floors. Oy. It's not hard, the rooms aren't large it's just the drying time. But, I will say that two years later they still look good and there have been nail polish remover spills and lots of water splashed around on them.
Whatever happens on the floor and with the mirrors greatly affects the vanity 
and what color we end up painting it.
 So that's a big unknown right now.

The Bohemian Bathroom: 10 Ways to Get the Look | Apartment Therapy:


 I would love to re-tile the bathroom with wood tiles from Mirth Studio
For more than one reason. 
Love the designs. She's from Charleston and it's such a unique and stylish product.
 And she's from Charleston  ;)


There are a couple of spots where we could use some art to create a small Anna Spiro style gallery wall and emphasize that collected look, evolved over time look that we like. 

Country Style Magazine. Interior designer Anna Spiro's amazing talent for mixing colour and pattern is obvious in every corner of her Queensland home. Photography Jared Fowler Styling Anna Spiro ‪#‎countrystylemag‬:

 We have one problem area that has me a bit stumped.
 The tomato in the room. (Do you watch Parenthood?)

It is an antique medicine cabinet that is installed into the wall over the toilet.
It seemed like a good idea years ago. :(

  It could be worked on and become a cool kind of boho spot in the room or we could just cover it with a giant piece of artwork.
 Out of site. Out of mind.

We could get wordy with the giant art if we go that route.

 ( This is pretty funny, if you ask me.)

#bedroom  Source: Domaine Home -  View entire slideshow: 21 of the Prettiest Bedrooms in the World on

And we are going to be brave and strong and let the 1980's light fixture go.
 We will miss it so.

The ceiling fan in the WC has to stay. It's like a sauna in there  year round after a shower.
So something dangly in the other room might be nice.
 I have my eye on something on clearance 
but I like the chance to bring in another fabric pattern as well.
Fabric covered drum shade pendants like theses would accomplish that.

Image result for diy fabric covered drum shade

Whatever we decide it's 'buh-bye' to the 80's bright brass light fixture that we painted white a few years ago ( Lipstick on a pig, I know!)
 And we must score some bamboo shelves for storage. 
The thrifting Gods must smile on me and quickly 
because those ORC weeks fly by faster than the last 5 shopping days before Christmas!

Image 1:

I'm off to see what everyone else is up to!!

Thank you to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting.


  1. I love your plans. I recently made over my kids bathroom for the last challenge. It was super fun! Good luck.

  2. I'm doing a bathroom also. I am so excited to see yours come together. I love your plans. It is going to be a show stopper.

    1. I'm impressed : a video!!! And I will look forward to following along . I love a coastal vibe!!

  3. Love boho chinoiserie and as a huge fan of ChezV also, I love that your direction is taking cues from that amaze bathroom she did. Love your plans and excited to follow along!

    1. Thank you and yes, ChezV's bathroom and more is amaze!!

  4. so much fun inspiration, can't wait to see how you pull it all together!

    1. Thank you Lianna. I'm hoping I do pull it all together. Haha.

  5. I love your plans, you are going fancy! I am taking part in the challenge as well and redoing my boys' bedroom. So nervous to get it all done but excited to see everyone's transformations.

    1. Thank you Emily. The ORC is a great motivator. I didn't quite make it on my first one but where I was at the 6th Thursday mark was so much better than if I had not jumped in. I am hoping to be truly finished this go around but we shall see... real life, handy husband travels, rainy weather on painting days.... but it is such a supportive group that it doesn't matter. I love the motivation, the comments and the energy of the ORC. You'll do great!

  6. Yes! I love your inspo and this will be so great!

  7. Oh, I love your inspiration! We are planning on using that buffalo check and the neo toile in our 2 year old's big girl room when we get around to it! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  8. This is going to be a great transformation - I really like the fabric you chose - so much colour to explore. I'm jointing in on the edition of the ORC too! Hollie

    1. Thank you. That bath could only get better :) I'll be following along on your ORC as well!

  9. This is going to be such a fun bathroom! I love your fabric selections. I'm excited to follow along.

    1. Thank you. We have already had a fun time shopping for fabrics together. I'm looking forward to the whole process.

  10. Oh this is going to be such a GREAT transformation! A bamboo mirror is on my wish list as well.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you!!! And here's hoping we both find the bamboo mirrors of our dreams!!!

  11. Your daughter has developed quite a sense of style! I look forward to seeing how it all comes together!

    1. She has!!! So fun to decorate, thrift and shop together. This is going to be a fun, fun collaboration!

  12. So many great inspirations images. Looking forward to seeing this unfold.

  13. I'm loving the inspiration and can't wait to see the transformation!
    Angela, Blue i Style