Suite Dreams: Decorating the Guest Bath

A few months ago, I posted about the use of an orange accent color in my guest room.  I wanted to continue this accent into the adjoining guest bath.  One of the best things we did in the basement was to add a second door to the bathroom so people can go between the bedroom and bathroom without going into our adjoining play room.  So, it really makes sense to have these rooms work together.

The bathroom wall color (Duron - Watery) was really inspired by some towels my mom got us for Christmas intended for use in our master bath.  She did not know that we had already bought some, but I loved the color so I decided to use it as a jumping point for the basement bathroom which we started finishing a few weeks after New Years this year. 

I loved the colors - white, pale turquoise, and small touches of black tile - but it needed something else.  I only had to look through the door to see the ideal color - orange.  What was even more perfect was seeing these new Amy Butler towels in a decorating magazine (honestly, I cannot remember which one).  I had to have them.

The bird canvas was yet another great Marshalls find. 

I think the rooms really work well together, although both rooms are still missing a few accessories.  I actually bought this capiz mirror (HomeGoods) not really knowing which room it would go in, but I ultimately put it in the bathroom on the wall opposite the toilet.

What do you think?  Do you like the orange with the turquoise?


  1. Hey Melissa! I found your blog through a comment you left on Lauren's blog Pure Home Style, and I was excited to see that you're a fellow Arlingtonian! I love the pops of orange in your guest bedroom and bathroom. Our bedroom is a similar pale turquoise color, and I've been wanting to introduce some orange in there for a while. Now I just need to find the time to run over to Marshalls or Home Goods to pick up some cute accent pillows or lamps. :)

  2. Hi Shannon! Thanks for stopping by. I just checked out your blog - love it! Oddly, I just found Lauren last weekend! It was much harder than I thought to find orange accent pillows but it's getting more popular now so maybe you'll have better luck. Etsy will always come through as well. Looking forward to reading your blog!

  3. Hi! I found your blog from a YHL comment and came to check out your bathroom. I love it! I'm definitely going to steal your towel rod over the toilet idea (if that's OK!). I kept thinking of putting a normal old towel rod over our toilet but your "hotel-style" one looks great, and will be awesome in our new bathroom! Thank you for the idea!

  4. I also found your blog through YHL and LOVE your bathroom. I actually puchased these towels about a month ago for a future guest/basement bathroom redo I'm tackling this summer and LOVE the pale turqouise paint color you used with this. May I ask you what color it is? Beautiful home you have!

  5. Thank you! This is Watery by Sherwin Williams. The top two pictures are more accurate than the bottom one!

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you very much :) And I will say again what a gorgeous home you have! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hi, I recently did my second bathroom nearly identical paint (Aqua Sparkle) and then came across your blog via YHL. It's a small bath with sand colored big tiles in the shower and floor so I'm adding starfish and a few tropical accents. Do you happen to remember who the mfr. is of your shower curtain? I just spent nearly two hours on amazon, Home Goods and eBay searching for a white/aqua one like this.

  8. Hi, I just checked the label and it says Peri. I have seen Peri items frequently at TJ Maxx in the past few months. I actually found a matching tissue holder on clearance there for $3! I'm using it in our master though.


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