Saturday, 2 June 2012

A Beautiful Bathroom

The bathroom might well be the most over looked room in the home, a place full of children’s bath time toys, cleaning products and laundry baskets.  Sound familiar?  Well, here at Butterfly Lane we want to make a change and turn this room a relaxing hub, a spa sanctuary and chic, oh so chic! 

A bathroom renovation can sometimes render ideas of paneling, nautical blues and whites and an ornamental boat…maybe in a Devon holiday home, but we are thinking about something a little more sophisticated to spur our inspiration.

I love a freestanding bath and I am lucky enough to have two in my home, albeit standing in bathrooms that are crying out for an immediate redesign!  For some reason the previous owners of Beech House thought it would be cute to engrave hearts in every piece of paneling, a bit too kitsch for my liking, and I can’t wait to see the back of it….pick axe required please! 

Lighting as always, is very important, especially when you need this room to be bright as bright can be for applying make-up and then relaxing as relaxing can be, to soak in a bubble bath and unwind.  Of course no Butterfly Lane redesign would be complete without a stunning central light feature, this one below is just gorgeous….

And the use of wall lights in the images below add a more relaxed lighting scheme….

And remember every relaxing bath requires an abundance of scented candles…bliss, and as a bonus they create a gorgeous light level too. 

As the perfect finishing touch fill your bathroom with luxurious smellies, and the ones from Jo Malone are my go to choice.  From candles, bath oils and shower gels, the range is truly divine and the packaging looks extremely sophisticated perched on your bathroom cabinet. 

Another finishing touch is an ornate chair, ideal for somewhere to throw your towels and clothes on…and of course to look pretty!

Hope this has inspired you to create your dream bathroom.  Let us know how you get on.  


  1. I'm glad you touched on finishing touches here, so many bathroom "designers" finish the job at the installation rather than enhancing the bathroom design with great accessories.. and not just the normal loo roll holder, something that lifts the room like this chair!

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