Boston bathroom: in the works II.

Well, we're moving forward.  Slowly but surely, we're moving forward.  We've spent a lot of time scratching our heads and weighing our options but I think we finally have a direction thanks to my best friend and her husband.

Click here to check out where we started.

They purchased a cape a few years ago and completely renovated the entire house, transforming it into a beautiful and cozy home.  I will try to nab some before and after photos to show you how talented they both are!

Back to the bathroom.  First, we are going to install white 4 foot beadboard wainscoting around the space with a white wood chair rail.  Because the tile shower is such a dark royal blue, I wanted to use softer shades of the same hue to play up one of my favorite design principles: contrast.  Much softer color would be better so the small room doesn't look like a blueberry.   The upper portion of the walls will be painted a light blue, and the trim will be a fresh white.  We'll keep the silver leaf ceiling the way it is, and the penny floor tile will also be a keeper.  The accordion closet door is already down, thank goodness!  It will be replaced with a blue and white seersucker curtain.   A new mirror will be a must, and some hooks for towels would also be great.  The towel bar is in fine shape, so some hooks and a toilet paper holder will have to coordinate well with the geometrics and polished chrome finish.  I love glass doorknobs, so maybe I'll throw in one of those too:)

I would love to paint the inside of the closet dark blue to balance out the shower tile someday.

Benjamin Moore's White Satin for the top half of the walls:
 The beadboard will be something like this:
The ceiling will stay:

and the floor tile too:

these mirrors won't:
they'll be replaced with one like this hung horizontally:

seersucker fabric for the closet curtain:
a gorgeous glass doorknob:
the existing towel bar is great:
so a hook like this in polished chrome on the door and next to the shower would work well:
we would need a toilet paper holder too:
Voila!  I hope it's as easy as writing this post!

Here are some more images to inspire your blue and white bathroom:









I know this isn't a bathroom but I just couldn't help myself from posting this gorgeous and fresh blue and white room!