Thursday, 2 February 2012

Good-bye wallpaper

Don't get me wrong,
I am not opposed to wallpaper.
There are some beautiful designers
that create exceptional images and patterns to adorn our walls with.
One of my favourites is Candice Olson,
her wallpaper is stunning and can be sourced through York Wallcoverings
Candice uses this one in her office.

However, the wallpaper in the master bath of our home
unfortunately did not have the same appeal.
It may have in another era,
and although I knew a complete bathroom overhaul
was not in the budget - (we had a house to hardwood, popcorn ceilings to remove, pot lights to go up,
a basement to finish, rooms to furnish and style and YES the styling was happening no matter what!)
this wallpaper of ours had to go.

To keep or not to keep was not a question,
nor was anyone winning the argument on the removal
of the wall to wall mirrors.
Yes- I understand I was removing a mirror to put up a mirror
but you understand - don't you?
The mirrors had to go too.

Next were the light fixtures,
window treatments (I have no words for those)
and hardware.

For anyone looking to update a room,
remember paint is magical.
It can transform a area with the stroke of a brush.
Although we did not demolish and rebuild this bathroom,
I am definitely pleased with the results.

Now all I need is my Ipod,
matches to light my favourite Joe Malone candle
and lots of bubbles for the bath.




Sources: Contractor- P&L Contractor - 647-294-3361
                Paint - Benjamin Moore
                Mirrors, art work, acccessories - Homesense
                Light fixture - Rona


  1. Love the neutral design. The accessories are beautiful. I want!

  2. Looking forward to watching your renovation! Thanks so much for your comments on my pics on HomeSense FB page. Great to "meet" you!

  3. Will you be putting a followers badge on your blog, so we don't miss any posts. With the undertainty of the future of Google's GFC badge, I recommend this one.

  4. So inspiring!!!! Whenever I visit Simply Sienna's blog or have a conversation with Rita on home decor,I am inspired to redecorate a room in my home, make my next party a little more special and/or make a quick visit to Homesense. Her strong sense of style and ability to translate an idea in your head (within a budget) into an exceptional work of art is ...truly Style defined! From my July 2011 wedding to our livingroom makeover and my Mom's 80th birthday party (pink theme), Simply Sienna came to my rescue, utilized her creative genious and made each event a dream come true...thank you Rita!

  5. Thanks for the feedback Tanya and Annonymous:)
    Will look into the followers badge - for now you can sign uo for email.
    More coming soon:)

  6. Where did you purchase this light fixture?

  7. Hi Anonymous - light fixture is from Rona in Canada.

  8. Great blog!

    Some of the background to your photos seem familiar (St-Anne De Bellevue -my mom lives there).

    Your bathroom is very fresh and clean! Nice work. I very recently blogged about my master bath -you can check it out here:

    Thank you!