It’s sort of strange that a tiny basement bathroom in Nova Scotia could be inspired by a grand study in an Idaho home, but that’s just the reality of #PinterestLife.
We bought our home almost five years ago and our third bathroom — all the way down in the basement — hadn’t been touched. The walls were beige-on-beige. The tile was different shades of cream and beige. There wasn’t a window. It was incredibly dull but not offensive, so I just left it until I decided what to do with it.
My inspiration came in the form of a beautiful study in the home of Chris and Julia Marcum, better known as the DIY bloggers behind ChrisLovesJulia.com. It’s a dramatic dark green room at the front of their home with wall-to-wall floating bookshelves and touches of white and cream to keep it light. (It is definitely not a windowless basement bathroom.)
Since it wasn’t in the budget to swap out our existing beige tile — and that would be silly since it’s in great condition — I had to work with it. But that didn’t mean the walls had to keep the icky two-tone beige look.