Friday, March 27, 2015

Furnishing The Bathroom

Furnishing the Bathroom

I've always liked using furniture in a bathroom is space permits. It's always nice to have the extra storage.  If space is limited a vanity built to look like furniture is also a great option.  The piece below
reminds me of beautiful French antique.

When you look at your bathroom, you might see a room with only a few items. These items often include a shower with a tub or a shower that stands alone, a toilet and a sink. There are other pieces of furniture that can be placed in the bathroom that can make it look comfortable and modern.

One of the things that you can add if it's not already there is a cabinet. There are different kinds of cabinets that you can get depending on how much room you have. A recessed cabinet that sits in the wall is ideal for rooms that are smaller. A benefit of this kind of cabinet is that you can make it any size you need it to be as long as you have the support in the wall. You can store towels, washcloths and other linens in the cabinet.
 If you don't want to install something inside the wall, you can put a storage cabinet under the sink or over the toilet. Any wall can be used when it comes to cabinet space. Keep in mind that the door needs to be easily accessible.

Another piece that you can put in the bathroom is a wire rack. This is something that can hold a variety of items, including towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and decorations. There are racks that go over the back of the toilet and racks that have shelves extending from the floor to the top of the rack.

In our previous home we had a claw foot tub and I used a piece similar to the one below.


If you have a separate shower and tub, you will probably have room for a vanity in the middle of the room. The vanity can have one sink or two along with a large mirror and decorative lights.

Smaller pieces of furniture can also be added to the bathroom. Place a magazine rack in a corner or a small stool near the tub to make it easier to remove clothing before putting on pajamas or taking a bath. A small table can be used to hold items like hair accessories or bottles of cologne and deodorant. Examine the room before adding furniture to get a layout of where items would look best. Companies like have a large selection of furnishings.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome to Share Your Style #6.

Before we get to the link up party I want to thank everyone that visited the SYS Spring
Blog Hop.  If you missed any of the hop you
can still visit these host for lots of Spring inspiration.


This week I shared our courtyard all dressed for Spring.

I look forward to seeing all of your Spring décor, recipes ect. you link to this weeks party.

Thanks for visiting and I appreciate your support and friendship!

Our host this week is Martina and she writes the beautiful blog Northern Nesting.


 Hi there friends...
Welcome to another week of Share Your Style!
For those of you who don't know me I'm Martina and I blog over at
My favorite "style" is French Country...I love sharing my latest projects, and home decor changes on my if your not already I would love for you to stop on by and follow me...I love making new friends!
This is my first time being a party host...I'm so excited...especially that I get to do it with 7 of my  fabulous blogging friends!!

I love looking back at all the link ups. It's so tough to pick only a few favorites!
Here are a few from last weeks party...
Cristina over @ Finding Grace Interiors  
shared her family rooms pretty makeover...
The blog CottageFix shared a beautiful spring vignette...
Cindy over @ Edith & Evelyn Vintage Interiors shared her stunning dining room transformation...
Vickie over @ Ranger 911 found a beautiful lead glass window and hung it in her living room...
love it!
If you were featured be sure and grab our Featured button!

Now let's get this party started!!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Large Paris Map Is Up

Hi Friends.

I recently asked my readers should I add the large map of Paris or instead use board and batten in the dining room.  The results are in and the majority said go with the map.

I was a little nervous about adding something as big as the map so I temporarily taped it to the wall. There is actually one more row to be added to the bottom but I ran out of tape!

I really do value your opinion... so what do you think?  Yah or Nah?

If you missed the Spring Blog Hop you can see our courtyard decorated for Spring and a list of all the participants in the blog hop Here.

Please join myself and the other seven host for the Share Your Style link party starting Wednesday evenings.


Thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Paris map.


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to day one of the  Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop!

Here in Florida our few days of Winter weather (50 degrees) is behind us.  They say Spring has arrived but it already feels like Summer.

Spring has always been my favorite time of the year.  I could spend hours walking around the plant nurseries selecting flowers and plants for our home and yard.

The enclosed courtyard is the largest space in our home and it gets lots of use in the Spring.  We eat dinner here most evenings and use this space for grilling and entertaining.

This week I've been busy adding color to the courtyard.  The flowers are newly planted but give it a few weeks and they will be full and beautiful.



I hope you enjoyed the tour of the courtyard. This space has changed so much since we bought the house ten months ago.  The day of closing there was only a palm and a small Poinsettia.

Below are some of my favorite Spring vignettes from previous years.

Thanks so much for visiting and please HOP over to the other bloggers participating in the Blog Hop.  I am sure you will get lots of Spring Inspiration.

We would also love for you to link up your Spring décor at the  Share Your Style  party starting Wednesday evening.

Thank you to all the host and a special thank you to Debra at Common Ground for all her time and energy putting the blog hop together and to Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane for the adorable graphics.  Isn't the bunny the cutest thing?


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Guest Posting And Spring Blog Hop

Are you are enjoying the first weekend of Spring?
I am guest hosting today at one of my favorite blogs.  My dear friend Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  invited me over while she is enjoying time with her family.  I would love for you to drop by and see the inspiration for our dining room makeover.

Thank you Marty for the invite and I hope you are enjoying your vacation.

The  Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop starts tomorrow morning.

Please HOP over and visit all the host for some great Spring inspiration and plan on linking your
Spring décor to the Share Your Style party starting Wednesday evening.
Hope to see you there!

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