repinned: wood finishes in bathrooms

Bathrooms can have a reputation of being cold and sterile, covered head to toe in ceramic tile. It's hard enough to get out of bed in the morning, why should we have to force ourselves out of the coziest spot in our home into the least inviting space of all? We won't stand for it!

There's been a serious trend lately of room-like bathrooms which we can't get enough of. Cold, hard bathrooms have died and gone to hell in a hand basket and warm, cozy bathrooms are here to stay! One of the best ways to achieve that is by adding wood finishes wherever you can- as shown here in some of the most beautiful bathrooms of Pinterest.

Are you planning a remodel? Consider a wood vanity, wood or wood-like tile on the floors or paneling on the walls, or floating wood shelves. (Wow the word wood is starting to look really funky.) What about a quick upgrade? Swap your mirror for one with a wood frame, add a small wooden stool or chair to hold your towels, or top your commode with a wooden tray to corral your accessories. Or pull in that gorgeous antique hutch from your grandmother that's been collecting dust in the basement all these years (if only, amirite). The options are endless!

And if you really want to take your bathroom to new heights, try adding a plant, a painting, and/or an antique rug. You'll never go back.

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repinned: wall moulding

There's something so rich and romantic about wall moulding and paneling that elevates a space and creates a cozy environment. In two recent projects, we've specified wall moulding because DAYUM does it make a difference. You can see the dramatic before + after of one of them here. In this aforementioned dining room, there was a pre-existing chair rail, arched corner cabinets that were squared off, lower doors at an awkward height and minimal crown moulding. The wall paneling did such wonders for that room, as did painting it all one color, and adding a ceiling medallion. PS- there's real moulding which is labor intensive and more ornate and then there's the fake (well, not fake but more imitative, and just as visually pleasing if done well) called shadow boxing or faux paneling which is what we installed in Leah's dining room. Way easier on the bank account. We especially love the juxtaposition of decorative moulding with minimalist fixtures. (See first inspiration image!)

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It may be because I've watched Marie Antoinette too many times (the Sofia Coppola one- is there another?) that now I truly believe moulding is the solution to a soulless room. There isn't a scene in that movie that doesn't feature some seriously dramatic and stunning French wall paneling. IT'S SO GOOD. Now you have a movie to watch this weekend that will provide you with an eye feast of awe-inducing wall decoration. 

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Repinned: Thanksgiving table

If you're like one of us (me), you haven't thought too much about what kind of pie you should make (it's between this or this), or if anyone will eat that recipe of creamed kale that looks pretty because you're too busy thinking about which placemats will set the right mood or if gold leafing votives will be a good activity for your 3 and 5 year old nephews. Also, if you're like one of us (me), you're last minute and not willing to set a Thanksgiving table 2 weeks prior just to share on the blog.

Readers will have to wait until Thanksgiving at 8pm or worse, the day after, to see what the Rehabitat ladies' "tablescape" (I'M SORRY) looks like. And that, in the blogging/styling/design/party planning world, is a DISGRACE. At least we can laugh about how we will not be eating at a 30 person long, outdoor farm table effortlessly wrapped in burberry blankets and sitting on haystacks. But hopefully, it will still be worth the wait.

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