Master Bath Simple and Serene Summer Decor

July 24, 2013

I should be working like a crazy person getting ready for my first real vintage jewelry show in September, but for some reason (can you say procrastination?) I've been really inspired lately to rearrange various decor around the house. I keep having ideas and, well, the rest is history.

I haven't really shared our master bath with you before, except for that really popular post I did on my Pottery Barn-inspired bathroom storage ladder.

I've since added the large wicker basket to it, and filled it with large bath towels.  The basket was a Goodwill find that I thought had a distinctly French flair to it.  Today, however, I just want to share the master bath's really easy, laid-back, simple summer look. I mean, summer should be all about easy, right?

After we moved in over 9 years ago I painted the dark stained wood cabinets white and we changed out the faucets and hardware. Today I'm so glad we did.  We love having two sinks (natch) and the lighting is awesome due to the huge east-facing window. 

Decor-wise, I've chosen to go with the less-is-more aesthetic.  I've always loved beach-themed decor around the house in summer, especially since Mr. CBD and I are from the east coast, and he's actually from the Jersey shore.  I like decorating with soaps, shells and candles. It's so simple: a few Goodwill lidded jars (they're actually quite large and hefty), a Goodwill wicker, wood and wire basket and voila.

This display probably cost me around $8.00 total, before soaps.  Small soaps can be hard to find.  I picked up a few here and there, usually sold as novelty items.  Some of them are actually little hotel soaps brought home with me from various trips.  The shell soaps in the other jars were actually purchased at the Jersey shore during various beach vacations. And some are just bars of plain old white Jergens soap from the dollar store!

My favorite soaps, however, deserve a special mention.  Honeycomb bee soaps!  I picked them up at a specialty bath and body store in downtown Des Moines last summer.  They weren't cheap, so I only bought a few.  But boy, do I love them!  And they smell heavenly!

Now here's a glass hurricane from Goodwill (very pricey elsewhere) with a candle and mix of real and faux shells and starfish. I love it.

For a bit of a spa effect I've included one of my Dollar Tree silver trays-turned-chalkboard that says "Relax" next to a Goodwill lidded jar filled with imposter bath salts:  Epsom Salts, and a small silver scoop. 

The far side of the room is where we have the shower and toilet.  I have to say that I don't find either one of them very interesting, so instead I've taken a picture of the "pocket door" that we had installed after we moved in.  It's a nice touch and separates the two parts of the bathroom from each other and creates some much-needed privacy.  I have always thought that pocket doors were really cool.

So, there you have it.  Simple, serene summer bath decor.

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Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Love your bathroom! So calming and fresh! And your wall color is stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, your bathroom is so pretty and very relaxing! Your colors are very serene! The lidded soap jars are wonderful! Thanks for the tour!

Decor To Adore said...

Your bathroom is just beautiful! I love the wall color. Very spalike.

Have a wonderfully lovely day!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it, such a pretty wall color and your accessories are lovely. Isn't it fun to have a new look and feel like a bathroom is totally fresh and new again. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Lisa Fliehman said...

Love the jars of soap and the epsom salt! What a great idea!!

Gail @ said...

Looks really bright and summery. Love all the little touches like the shells and soap jars.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love the color of your bathroom, so fresh and bright. It's the details that make a room so special and you sure outdid yourself. I always liked that ladder and all the accessories are so clever.

The Charm of Home said...

Looks lovely.

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