Kiddo Baño Updates–Part 1

So, I did some Home Goods shopping today; some for me, some for my friend, and some for you (more on that to come).

As I said before, our kiddos’ bathroom, while not glam or luxurious, isn’t bad at all. But, it’s become my latest-mini-project so that it can be the best that it can be.

I also mentioned before that in gaining a son, I lost a dressing room. So their bathroom is also essentially my vanity, which means on a daily basis it looks something like this:

photo 1My makeup is out in a travel case, my Birch Boxes are strewn about, perfume samples sit next to toothpaste containers. It isn’t the neatest.

So today at Home Goods I took the first small step to updating things. I will refer to this as the turquoise step. There will be a lavender step to follow, I assure you.

So now this countertop looks a bit more like this:

photo 2Our former white hand towels never looked pristine so I replaced them with these by DKNY and these nesting boxes are the perfect hiding places for all of my eye creams, hair sprays and blushes.

A little improvement that goes a long way.



Turquoise: A Love Story

I’ve said before that I am particular about color, and if I were pressed to come up with my very favorite hue of my very favorite color it would have to be turquoise blue. Sometimes I call it teal. Sometimes I call it aqua. To be honest, I don’t know the exact difference, but I know that I am drawn to it viscerally and intensely.

I hadn’t realized before just how much I have used turquoise in the decor of my downstairs. Come. See for yourself.

In the piece from our old front porch (Home Goods);

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In the regal lion that guards over our mantel (TJ Maxx);

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In the wall hanging that adorns our Dining Room Wall with varying shades of my favorite color (TJ Maxx);

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And the piece next to it, with a turquoise line down the center that ties it all together (inherited from my father’s old office);

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In our sunroom throw (Deconstructed Living);

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And in the frame and elephant on our shelf (Ikea and TJ Maxx, respectively);

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In more shelf decor and books;

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In the faux fur throw on our Living Room sofa (Home Goods);

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And in the hand knit afgan on our white Barcelona Chair, accenting the Kilim rug behind it;

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But my favorite part is that from the sunroom, the turquoise accents are all tied together and you can get one, great aqua-laced view from room to room to room.

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So a love affair with turquoise, eh? I guess it could be worse!