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Posted in interiors, pia's photos, the paris apartment August 1st, 2008 by piablog


I know it’s not what I said I’d post, but I thought you might like to see the bathroom before and after of the paris abode. It wasn’t included in Grace’s post and I just remembered that you hadn’t seen it yet, so here it is!


A bit of a change, n’est-ce pas?

Since the bathroom was so tiny and there was no natural light, I wanted to play with it’s petite-ness and create a space that was intimate, dramatic and sumptuous (without spending a bundle). So first I scrubbed it from top to bottom to bring back the whiteness as much as possible. I bought a tord boontje garland in black for the ceiling light. The flower shapes from the garland created beautiful shadows all over the antique-cream walls, ceiling, and white tiled floors. I bought two simple white shower curtains – the one with the words for the outside of the bath (to cover that hideous hole!), and a cheaper, plain one to fall into the interior of the bath. I chose accessories from Ikea’s Molger range for the towel rack, door hooks and mirrored cabinet. For a little extra storage I bought a wooden tray with stand that tucked neatly in the left hand corner, and found second hand boxes to hide toiletries. Organic white cotton towels completed the look. And the Elle McPherson bra hanging on the door hook was a beautiful gift from my dear friend michi .

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  1. stacy says

    Can you come fix up my bathroom. It needs a makeover badly!

    August 1st, 2008 | #

  2. sofia says

    what a wonderful job you did there, light is also such an important “detail” when decorating.

    August 1st, 2008 | #

  3. cassandra says

    i absolutely love the way the tord boontje light works in here. and that photo is so seductive! beautiful!!!

    August 1st, 2008 | #

  4. Carol says

    It certainly looks a lot warmer. And I love the light garland, it’s fantastic!

    August 2nd, 2008 | #

  5. karina says

    Great work!!!!
    I am going through a bath moment (old bath tub specifically)and loved this post and the garland is amazing!!!!

    August 2nd, 2008 | #

  6. trupeach says

    oh, to take a soak in that tub!
    such a beautiful photo.

    August 2nd, 2008 | #

  7. lynne says

    the chandelier is the perfect touch in this now, moody little rom:)

    August 4th, 2008 | #

  8. nadia says

    how lovely pia. I love many things about it but i think it is the feeling of warmth and sensuality that speaks to me the most.

    August 4th, 2008 | #

  9. Yoli says

    Oh Pia, how delightful and romantic.

    August 4th, 2008 | #

  10. joanna goddard says

    pia, that is stunning!

    August 6th, 2008 | #

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