Have I mentioned that we have had a bit of rain here in California?
Just a bit.
And when it rains in huge amounts like it has been- it can cause a few issues. And it has.
Flooding, downed trees, no power, landslides and more.
And remember how I mentioned that we had a wee drip of water in the bathroom coming from somewhere?
Yeah. We patched it.
But the water damage was already there.
Which means two things.
1. Out with the old
2. In with the new
Basically, we had already started with a couple updates on this bathroom
but when I got to the point of changing that wallpaper that I absolutely love…
You see… I love that wallpaper like love love love that wallpaper.
And though it hasn’t been a perfect match with the marble- I haven’t completely hated it either.
And so I have left it up for a bit… I guess I needed something to push me over the edge to refresh it.
And with the water damage on the wall by the window- well, it did just that.
We have to replace it.
Thank goodness that we aren’t starting with a bathroom that looked like this one did when we bought it again… it gives us shudders even now…
You can see all the lovely before in this old post with very tiny dark photos if you are so inclined.
After feeling a little iffy about it, I am moving towards excitement and am searching for the look that speaks to me.
The one that says ‘Elegant cottage with a little ‘french’ twist.’
One that mingles pretty marble with pretty gold and a pop of pattern or texture
that mixes in perfectly.
And that means I am searching for some inspirations.
I love marble with wood- but we did that in the bathroom down the hall–
so not sure I want to go in that direction again in here…
but I am not ruling it out The wood walls definitely fit this house and the style so
putting them back into this bathroom is a possibility.
And in defense of marble with warm toned wallpaper- I do love this one with coral wallpaper- so pretty.
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And a few others proving that wallpaper and marble go together like a horse and carriage.
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This one is pretty- love the black and white toile but honestly, it feels a little on the ‘cool’ side for me color wise. I tend to gravitate more towards those warmer tones.
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So maybe more Navy is key… Navy is a little warmer than black- and it is oh so pretty here-
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But honestly… this one speaks to me the most
at the moment.
I love the soft subtle and warm colors and bit of whimsy in the print.
But of course patterned wallpaper isn’t the only option.
Since we aren’t much for drywall and taping and texturing in this wood paneled cottage
I have thought about using a very simple grasscloth or even a textured wallpaper
to achieve a clean look.
Of course I pretty much love everything in this one.
The mirror, the marble, the vanity… all of it.
So that is where we are currently…
searching for the perfect fit for this renovation and gearing up to get the damaged areas wiped away. Another FUN demo and rebuild project.
Have I mentioned that it is a good thing my dad is a contractor?
Yep, I think when buying this house
it probably should have been a requirement to have one in the family.
Happy Friday Favorites everyone.