Bathrooms are people, too and deserve time, consideration and some styling. So we treated this bathroom like the princess it is and styled the heck out of it.
For this video we took on the personality of a 20 something bohemian city girl. Her apartment is small (even though this bathroom is twice the size of my bathrooms in New York) but she still wants to bring in a lot of style and storage through accessories.
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This bathroom is a set – totally fake. The production designer, Meg, basically designed it to be an urban bathroom, with pretty new finishes – subway tile, penny tile and a clawfoot tub and a traditional sink. You might wonder where the toilet is? And I’d say, don’t be disgusting, she would never own a toilet. Actually, we made the decision to not have one because we needed the space to tell the story and also who really likes to look at a toilet, real or fake? No one.
Look how satisfied I am with that bathroom styling. I have to say that for a bathroom there is a lot of style up in there.
Click through to see the rest of the space.
Target wanted us to show people how they can mix shower curtain patterns, and I was into the idea – it certainly makes it feel more bohemian. And then to show off their other textiles (towels) we simply flipped baskets to create a shelf, which is a strangely simple and functional solution.
We also created a couple clever solutions with unexpected things. First up, we threw these bowls in double macrame hangers that we got on Etsy, put a plant in one of them and some bathroom accessories in the bottom one. Granted this mainly works on clawfoot tubs like this, but you could also hang it from the ceiling.
We did the same thing with some decorative wicker baskets.
We created these pretty cute tie-backs with wooden beads and rope. Well, I use the word ‘beads’ loosely as we couldn’t find beads big enough to really show up on camera so we actually took a square dowel and drilled large holes in it to accommodate the large rope. Then threw some knots in there to break up the all the beads.
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And yes, that rug is vintage and its mine 🙂 Sorry, friends. If I had a larger version of it I would be happy, happier than Pharell bathing in a pool full of hats.
I love that little tufted ottoman/seat. Also someday I will have a vanity, because that means you are a woman.
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Sometimes we hang baskets on the wall, like shelving pockets and it turns out just so darn cute and functional. Why did it take me 35 years to put cute shelves on a wall?
The whole video series was extremely fun – 6 days, 9 videos with this pretty awesome huge family staring at me the whole time. But they stared at me with loving eyes, supportive smiles and very little awkward whispering. Kidding. It was awesome and I can’t wait to do it again. And we are!
We did an intro walk through for each of the videos where I do some sort of action – like fluff the pillows or move a pouf, etc. So for the bathroom one I was supposed to walk through and open the shower curtain, and play with a towel. Everybody was in on it, but Brady was in the shower and jumped out and scared the side braid out of me as you can see below:
There you have it – our bohemian young urban bathroom.
* Hair and makeup by , wardrobe by Jordan Rudd. Photos c/o Target. testtest