July 8th, 2013
I don’t know what I was thinking when I painted our bathroom dark purple. Okay actually I do know. I wanted it to be dark and cool so that when we took baths in the tub we could light candles, chill and max out–but ever since we finished painting it purple over two years ago I never truly loved it and I didn’t want to admit it to myself because painting it took forever and I got lazy. oops. But when we got back from Copenhagen I was like –that’s it! I’m done with the purple. I had it painted all white (well, Polar Bear by Behr actually)…
and then I spotted these renter’s wallpaper tiles from Hygge and West and pretty much fell in love. The design by Emily Isabella is directly inspired by the embroidered textiles from the Otomi people of Mexico. I LOVE Otomi embroidery and Emily’s take on it is fresh and fun. The tiles are removeable (perfect for rentals) and were pretty quick to install.
I’m not the*most precise* person in the world, and these old jungalow walls are pretty uneven but I felt like this pattern was very forgiving and that my little f*ck ups aren’t really noticeable. I love the pop of calm pattern that the tiles add to the room and I’m happy I went with one of more neutral colors.
I added a lot of brass details including this sweet fly I found at Lawson Fenning which holds matches and has a little scratchy area on the wing to strike the match. Ya, I know. I get off on that kinda sh*t. I also put my incense sticks and bricks in tiny brass containers I found thrifting. On the wall, I hung the Jonathan Adler wall sconce from Euro Style Lighting, and the little vintage brass+glass cabinet was a birthday gift from my sister this year because she knows I collect these little curios. Thanks boo.
I found this yellow planter on Etsy a while back and fell in love with it. I put a Sansevieria plant in it, because the bathroom doesn’t get a lot of light during the day so I needed a plant that could thrive in low light. I also hung the face-silhouette-earring-holders that I found at the flea in Copenhagen.
The towels are from Anthro (from last year but here are some with a similar vibe)
Another shot of the fly. I can’t help myself.
I got this fun, cushy, round bathmat at…wait for it…one of my favorite spots for bathmats…ROSS! Ha! Bet you weren’t expecting that huh? I am a secret Ross shopper especially for bathroom stuff. And the shower curtain is from Saffron Marigold.
I added some Danish pottery to the mix…
And my hand full of turquoise rings is kinda the cherry on top. If I owned this place, I’d switch out the mirror and the sink hardware for something brass, too–but for now, this will have to do (and as long as we’re dreaming, I’d also add these tiles on the floor.) But besides my far-away homeowner dreams, I’m pretty thrilled with how bright and airy my new bathroom is. I bathe with Ida in here every night and now it feels so much more clean and fun.
And now for the really fun part: Hygge and West is going to give one JB EST79 reader TEN, that’s right TEN removeable AND reusable wallpaper tiles–so that your bathroom, breakfast nook, nursery, living room or WHATEVER can look just as awesome as my new bathroom Ten tiles is worth two hundred and eighty bucks yo! Yep yep so don’t delay.
Here’s what you do.
1. Head over To Hygge and West and pin your favorite pattern of Removeable Wallpaper Tile to one of your Pinterest Boards.
2. Come back here and leave a link to the URL of your pin.
3. For Additional entries, share your fave on twitter or facebook, then come back here and leave your URL-yadayada you know the drill. Leave up to three entries!
International entries are welcome but you will be responsible for your own Duties and Taxes should they apply.
Oh and wait, THERE’S MORE! Hygge and West has been kind enough to offer all of us 10% off any purchase for the next two weeks. How nifty is that!? Just enter JB10 at checkout.
So, are you all ready to get hygge wit it?? ‘
Oy. sorry for the terrible, totally 90′s pun, guys but I’ve been waiting to use it since I got home from Denmark and even though I know in Danish the ‘y’ is pronounced like our ‘u’ I just couldn’t help myself. Terrible. I know.
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