Patterned Pants & Bathroom Tiles, What They Have in Common

When you have a certain something on the brain, it seems to carry over into the rest of your life. For example, I had a brief moment in which I loved the idea of soft mint bridesmaid dresses. The contrast of pairing them with my favorite kind of deep magenta flowers looked like the ideal mix of bold and sweet. In the end, I chose peacock bridesmaid dresses and have mint green walls in my office.


in front of Burk's Igloo

I now dislike them [the walls] and cringe a bit when I walk into that room. (However, it’s subtleness works well as a backdrop for hanging all types of frames.) I had wedding-ness on my mind and it affected all other types of decisions I had to make during the year. (I’m cringing again, as that sounded like such a silly girl comment.)

Home decor is a challenge for me. This is because the creative choices are…permanent. (You don’t tear out cabinets a year later when you decide you aren’t feeling them anymore.) To be able to create a new ensemble daily, maybe even several times a day, is one of the reasons so many are able to experiment with their style; you can play with something until it feels right. What you wear at any given moment is a reflection of how you are feeling, what is important to you, your plans for the day and so on. In contrast, how do I know if I’ll like a bamboo wall…in two years?

As a newlywed(!) I humorously find myself in the “Bed, Bath & Beyond, if we have time” category. We are remodeling our bathroom. I know what I want, (basically mimicking one of our hotel bathrooms in Greece—that looked like a cave—but in a non scary way), just not where to get it. (Nor do I want to spend the time researching any of this.) Yesterday, I created a houzz account and after adding a few images to my Ideabook, I showed Mike my comments. I realized what I was selecting were the same elements I am drawn to in clothes. Recently, it’s been all about textures and patterns for me! The same can be said for shower tiles(?). And this is my life now…Eek! (Really though, send me your remodeling tips—I welcome them all!)


Photo: September 2012 Elle


Once I see my professional wedding pics, I will post my favs. Until then, here are a few from family & friends!


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3 Responses to Patterned Pants & Bathroom Tiles, What They Have in Common

  1. Cindy Piskorowski says:

    I love all the wedding pictures!
    Cool bathroom

  2. Stella says:

    When choosing bathroom tile, definitely stay away from patterns and pastels! These will date your remodel very fast and make it difficult to resell your house. (Many of us have passed on the house with the pink bath from the 50s and the kitchen floors that look like they came out of a Mexican hacienda.) Stick to earth tones and add interest with different texture instead of patterns. Also, the smaller the tile, the more grout to clean! Do add a shower seat! The picture shown is a great idea.

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