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I had no problem choosing which room I would most like to work on - it has to be the bathroom. I mean, just look at it:
It's just so plain and boring. I've written before about my love of pink in bathrooms, so I used that as my starting point. I'd tile three of the walls in pink, with the occasional white mixed in as it got closer to the ceiling, and then a baby blue colour on the bath wall, and inside the shower area:
We currently have an old CD cabinet turned on its side to provide extra windowsill storage, but I'd swap that out for 'floating' glass shelves in the corner. I'd also get one of those slim cabinets with pull out drawers to go at the side of the toilet, a heated shower rail to replace the radiator, and install a shelf above the door frame. That way we would have more storage, without sacrificing any of the light coming in.
For the floor, I just love the look of the classic black and white check. Finally I'd have to have a few quirky finishing touches: a sunburst mirror, a toilet roll dispenser in the shape of a polaroid camera (they really do one!), and blue mix glass brick mosaic tiles on the window recesses. I'd probably have to decorate the windowsill with a couple of items; maybe a tall glass vase with seashells, a kitschy mermaid ornament, and - undoubtedly - whichever bath toy had managed to escape being put away that day!
To see examples of all the details I've mentioned, check out my Pinterest board: