Monday, August 8, 2011

a lavender bathroom?

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I bought this shower curtain from Anthropologie on Friday. It's GORGEOUS. Bright and fun and makes me think of salsa costumes from Dancing With The Stars or So You Think You Can Dance. Love it.

And it's inspiring me to paint this room. I kept checking it out all weekend, trying for inspiration. The current white is a bit stark. Gray could be an elegant choice - and it certainly would be safe. But I'm not one for safe paint choices. And anyway, I kept coming back to lavender.

Lavender? Really, Debbie? Wouldn't it look like rainbow sherbet? Or a kid's bathroom? Possibly, but the heart wants what the heart wants. So yesterday I took the package for the curtain (made out of the same peach cotton as the top row with ruffles of the darker pink and lighter purple - so cute!) to Home Depot and bought a gallon of Behr in Sweet Petal. It's on the pink side of lavender and has just a touch of gray in it. I think it will be perfect.

Don't believe me? Check out these pictures I grabbed from Pinterest:

Think I'll want to update some of the accessories in this room once the lavender is actually on the walls so it may be a while before you see the finished product, but I'm pretty excited to get started!


Julie H. said...

Debbie, my grandmother's bathroom (in her house that was built in the 1960s) is lavender! I mean, really lavender! The tiles, toilet, bathtub, and sinks are all a pretty shade of lavender! I adore that bathroom, maybe because of the memories but I really do like the shade.

Debbie said...

I looked for pictures of lavender bathrooms and saw many that had the lavender tiles and fixtures - they are really pretty! I would definitely be happy with a room like that.

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I LOVE the idea of lavender!