August 21, 2009

Hooked on a Beach Bathroom!

Thanks to Julia for hosting Hooked on Fridays!  Make sure to head over to Hooked on Houses to read more of what people are hooked on!

Thanks (and happy 2 year blogoversary) to Melissa at The Inspired Room, for hosting the A Beautiful Life series!

When I was thinking about what I was hooked on this week, this picture popped into my mind.  I took this picture on a vacation in Mexico in January 2008.  We took a catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres (the Island of Women – woo hoo) and spent some time on this beach.  As I ALWAYS do, I roamed with camera in hand to find inspiration.



I’ve always loved beach inspired bathrooms, in fact today I have a triptych of photos from another beach vacation (French River PEI – July 2004) on my bathroom wall (are you sensing a theme here ?????).

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Problem is the bathroom is sunshine yellow – not really a beach colour – unless it’s on an umbrella like this :o)…



So, as I was browsing the fantastic world of design blogs the other day, I came across this bathroom tile that would be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in my beach inspired bathroom (thanks to Design Shrine).

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I checked out the website of Evit from Italy, and found that this tile also comes in various colours.  This one looks just like pebbles on a beach. (sorry I couldn’t get a bigger picture).

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For the walls I though a light grey-beige colour like Benjamin Moores OC-19 Seapearl to represent the sand



And a dark countertop to represent the drift wood like this (again sorry for the size – hard to find a bigger picture)


Then I could accesorize with goodies like this …

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Spa up my bathroom with linens like this (all care of Restoration Hardware)…

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And then maybe add a little fun with this!  toilet%20seat%20cover_%20bathroom%20accessories_264

(just kidding!!!)


Happy Friday everyone – have a great weekend!

Now head back to Hooked on Houses and see what everyone else is hooked on this week!


  1. I love your choices, Donna! I think that would look great {except for maybe that toilet seat}!

  2. I think you are onto something! Very nice, indeed! I've seen the bubble tile before too.

  3. I can feel the spa-ness! What unique tile--it looks just like bubbles. Cool!

  4. Beach pictures in the bathroom - yeah.

  5. oh, i adore beachy anything!!!

    :-) loveliness!

  6. I love, love, LOVE those round blue tiles!!! They look just like bubbles :-) I have a sample of something similar -- after seeing the picture you posted, I think I'm going to go ahead and order the similar tiles for the backsplash in the laundry room :-)

    All your beachy bathroom inspiration pics are great. And love the pics you took in Mexico & PEI :-)


  7. What a great bath! love the bubble tile.

    Your blog is darling. I'll be back!!!


  8. You have started a very interesting discussion on bathroom design. I'm a cabinetmaker who really does not want to make kitchens for a living, because the most of what is done in the US is just boxes with a "choice of doors and drawer fronts," the most of which are made in a factory somewhere. Boring. I want to do something else if I can, but what?

    European design just absolutely blows my mind, and I find myself reading quite a bit on it, even though these are often modular kitchens that one would simply send away for and have installed by a local craftsman. But what fascinates me is the utter innovation of those designs, so I find myself returning to them quite a bit.

    I am also looking to design a kitchen for my wife in a too small space in a tract home, which necessarily lets out those wonderful European designs that excite me so. And whenever I find myself going out on a limb with some idea or another for our kitchen, my wife always grounds me by saying, "If you stick with the classics, you won't grow tired of them."

    So, what do you do that is different and yet timeless and practical and stimulating to make if you're a cabinetmaker? Damned if I know, but if I ever figure it out, I mean to make it for us and splash that baby all over the Internet!

    What you've written, though, has given me quite a bit to think about, and I thank you for sharing your concepts.


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