Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summertime Bathroom and a Winner

In my old house I had a lovely little powder room used mostly by guests.  And it was a room where I could change out the decor according to the seasons or for various holidays.

In our new house we just have two bathrooms, one hall bath and one in the master bedroom.  Not having a powder room, and having a hall bathroom that is used by guests as well as our son and daughter, was a bit of change for me.  I liked having a special bathroom for guests that would look pretty all the time, and not so much like a bathroom that...well...is used everyday as a bathroom, filled with cleansers, razors, and other personal hygiene products!

When we started our remodel, we had plans to add a powder room, but there really wasn't a good place to put one so we simply renovated the main bathroom. I decided that I would still use it to display my seasonal "pretties."  I mean if all of that decor was good enough for guests, it was surely good enough for us right?

You've seen my inexpensive artwork in here before, but for the summer (and maybe for always) I've added a few starfish to help beach it up!

And of course the shelf needed to be summer'fied so I added these cute towels, pretty lotions with breezy label colors, and a few summery votives.

I love this little turquoise towel embroidered with flip flops!

And nothing says summer and the beach quite like colorful cabana stripes!

I bought several of these votive holders at a local gift store years ago and I still love the floral pattern and bright colors.  And those tiny little beads help cast the most beautiful light when you are in the mood for a nice long, cool soak in the tub!

Yes I'm a weirdo, and I even decorate the back of the toilet!  

With cute little decorative flip flop candles!

And these pretty glass seashells, in shades of green and aqua!

Even my bath and hand towels have a tropical, beachy vibe!

And what would summer be without grasshoppers and the scent of sweet honeysuckle?!

So there you have it, my summertime bathroom!  Call me crazy for changing out the decor for each season, but I'm betting a few of you do the same thing...just nod and say yes! ;-)

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for...the winners of the Jellybean Rug Giveaway!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word about my most popular giveaway ever!  And thank you also to those of you who purchased rugs from Jellybean, I know the company enjoyed seeing how much all of you loved their great products!

And without further adieu, the winners are...

#2 - MeeYeeHere


(Sorry, when I saved the images from Random.org I didn't pay attention to where they were saved, and now I have no idea where they are...I spent a long time looking and finally gave up, so you'll have to trust me that these were the numbers selected!)

Please contact me with your mailing addresses ladies and I'll get those adorable rugs in the mail to you right away!

And if you didn't win one of the rugs...be sure to check out my latest giveaway by clicking HERE for your  chance to win this beautiful original painting by Trish Jones!


  1. Oh my goodness gracious! I am so excited about winning this fabulous rug and can't wait to see it! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  2. Kat, I love the beachy accents you added to the bathroom even the ones on the back of the toilet. I decorate that, too. It's all good.

  3. That flip flop candle is WAY too cute, and the flip flops on the towel - - - awesome!

  4. Looks fabulous. I love the towels.

  5. love the whole flip flop theme - so me!! Great photos!


  6. Congratulations to Rene and MeeYeeHere!

    I love your summer bathroom! Too cute. Love the grasshopper! My goodness, I guess I am a weirdo too since I decorate my toilet tank lid. Well at least I know I am in great company!

    ~ Tracy

  7. I love the flip-flops (in Australia we call them thongs, but that doesn't go down well as decor in the States!)
    I had a blue octopus from Sydney that I loved and put it on top of the loo - unfortunately there were repercussions: http://cabinonthewater.blogspot.com/2009/10/mean-trick.html

  8. I've never even thought to change my bathroom according to seasons, lol. Of course, I never change anything to that way of thinking. Most everything has a real beachy feel around here and I like it that way. You'd think I would tire of having a house full of seashells, but no, I don't. Everything must go with the shells or it simply must go.

    With that said, you know I just fell in love with your bathroom!

    Congrats to the winners! I told my granddaughter I want two for my birthday next month and sent her the link to the store. Thanks for telling me about these fabulous rugs!

  9. Love your darling bathroom with it's seaside decor. It really is perfect for guest as well. We don't have a powder room and it's tough making sure it always cleaned up nicely.

    Hooray for the winners of the rug. I think I'll order a few now that the giveaway is over. They are SO cute!


  10. "Beach it up"...that's a stellar phrase. Sadly does not occur here. Congrats to the winners and thanks bunches for the give away.


  11. Love all the beachy accessories! Changing out the season is a great way to make old things new again! Oh and the back of the toilet, well that is extra space waiting to be decorated! :)

  12. I love what you've done here, especially with the ladder. I'm sure if I had that ladder I'd have linens or small quilts on it. Been looking for one for years. Every time I see one in an antique mall, it will have "for display only" on it. The summery bright colors are perfect for your bathroom!

  13. Love the beachy accessories - especially those flip-flop (or 'thongs' if you're an Aussie!) candles - and they're even in our Aussie green and gold colours! And you're right, why should guest get all the good stuff? Love it. K xx

  14. Sending a big congratulations to the winners!

    Such a sweet bathroom.. I love the grasshopper!!


  15. It is so lovely to see all of this summery brightness Kat, especially as it is a horrible dark, grey and rainy day here! Love all of your flip flop soaps and towels! Hope you hare having a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

  16. I think you did a fantastic job at the summery decorations. Love the bright colors and those flip flop candles are so cute!! Have a great week! ~ Laura

  17. Your summer pretties make me small:) I love the flip flops too. This southern girl has missed her flip flops:)

  18. The whole bathroom looks great but I especially love the flipflop towel!

  19. Congratulations to the lucky winners. I love how your decorate your bathroom seasonally and I love the little thong candle. So cute. xx

  20. I just love all the summer touches to your bathroom, Kat! And your ladder project is one of my favorites! Congrats to the winners!!

  21. I adore the bug -- I collect little bug things. And I decorate the back of my toilet as well.

  22. Summers just kicking in here in the northwest, but a visit to your bathroom sure makes it feel like summer. I have a similar ladder to hang on the wall...I may have to steal your decor design with the shells/starfish. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Congrats to the winners and thanks for sharing these photos! I am trying to learn from your decorating style! It's just what I LOVE! ♥

  24. Your summer beachy bathroom is so pretty Kat! Love how you added those starfish above the towel rack, that's such a perfect place right there especially with those cool colored towels. ~Lili

  25. You are too cute - not a weirdo at all! I have those towels too, but my flip flop one is white - something that I kept from my old store.


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