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Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Website - Dear Lillie Studio

We will leave this blog up for a while longer as an archive however we are excited to announce we have just launched a brand new website, Dear Lillie Studio, that will combine our blog, shop and everything else all onto one site and it should be much easier to navigate! All future posts will be posted over there. Thank you so much!


Monday, April 24, 2017

The Girls' Bathroom Reveal

Today we are excited to share with you our upstairs bathroom makeover which we generally refer to as "the girls' bathroom". Along with five other bloggers, we partnered up with Wayfair for this transformation and it was so much fun! Wayfair has super fast shipping on the majority of their items and from the time we started planning this makeover to the time we photographed it was only about 60 days. And the actual remodel part was less than ten days! So here we go:

Except for the wallpaper, which we got from DecoratorsBest, we got pretty much everything for this remodel from Wayfair - from the floor tile, shower tile, the toilet, mirrors, sconce and all of the fixtures - even the cabinet pulls and toilet paper holder! They have such a huge selection to choose from and they have amazing customer service and are so wonderful to work with! 

Here's a before shot from when we moved in. It was completely fine but we wanted to give it a little more personality.

And here it is now! We originally thought about playing around with the layout a bit so that the toilet wasn't the focus when you looked in from the hallway but after talking with the contractor and realizing that would double our labor costs we decided to keep it where it was and choose a toilet that we loved the look of. We actually chose this exact toilet in our last house and LOVED the clean lines of it so we went with it again and I am so glad we did. As silly as it may sound, I think it is a really pretty toilet - ha! And then by adding lots of visual interest with the bold wallpaper, the beadboard and the herringbone pattern on the floor it helps distract your eye from staring at the toilet too long. 

Another before angle:

And now:

And here was the shower - it felt cramped before:

but now by sticking with a white color scheme and removing the doors it feel so much larger:

I love the large soaking tub we chose  and the interest that the pattern the tile above it has. By keeping it all white it helps keep the space feeling larger and more open but the pattern keeps it from being boring! 

and another before shot:

and now:

We went with Delta's Brilliance Champagne Bronze color for the tub and shower fixtures as well as the ones for the sink. It is such a pretty color and I love the subtle touch of glamour it adds to the space. 

Here's another before shot. Getting rid of the soffit made such a difference. 

The vanity had recently been painted and a new counter added by the previous owner so we kept those things as is and then just updated the faucets and handles to go with the rest of the space. We also had the back and side splashes removed which I really think helps make the whole vanity feel so much more updated. 

To really add interest we went with a bold wallpaper. My girls have very very different taste (as you can tell from each of their bedrooms - Lillie's can be found here and Lola's here) so the fact that they BOTH chose this wallpaper as their favorite was quite shocking! Haha! I had picked out ten or so that I thought they might like and never thought they would both end up liking the same one! I had them each list their top three and then was hoping there would be one that would be on both of their lists so was thrilled when they both listed this as their number one option! We got it from our sponsor, DecoratorsBest and it is absolutely beautiful! I have been eyeing it for several years now and was so excited to have a space where it worked so well! I love how bright and cheery it is and that the pattern is traditional but the bright color makes it feel more modern.  I also love that when we are at the top of the stairs you can see both this wallpaper and Lola's and they coordinate really well together! 

I not only love the oval shape of the mirrors, I love their unexpected thickness too.

I had a hard time deciding on a sconce. I originally had chosen something more traditional but the color I wanted was on backorder so I had a few other similar ones I was deciding on and then decided to go with something a little bit more modern for a fun twist. I really like how it turned out but also know that if I decide I was something a little more traditional I can always add a basic shade to it. 

I enjoy mixing some modern touches with some more vintage ones. This faucet has a vintage feel to it and I love how it looks against the beadboard. 

We added these pulls and knobs to the vanity for another modern touch:

We also added some hooks to the back of the door for the girls to hang their towels on:

The marble floor is probably one of my favorite parts. I love that it feel classic and clean but also has a bit of a modern touch with the herringbone pattern.  

Along with being able to do this makeover quickly we also were able to keep our budget for materials under $3000! I am so happy that we did this project and love seeing it as I go up and down the stairs each day! 


Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Back Wall Color - Simply White in Eggshell by Benjamin Moore
Doors - Mopboard Black in Semi-gloss by Benjamin Moore
Tub and Shower Faucet - Wayfair - Brilliance Champagne Bronze
Vanity Pulls - Wayfair - Golden Champagne 
Vanity Knobs - Wayfair - Golden Champagne
Vanity and Counter - Existing (and don't know paint color - sorry) 
Shower Curtain - HomeGoods (A Set of Draperies)
Trophy Urn - The Arrows Nest
Vanity - existing so don't know paint color
Countertop - existing so don't know any details but it appears to be quartz

Items in this post were provided by Wayfair in exchange for this feature. All items were chosen by me and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Decorator's Best provided the wallpaper in exchange for this feature. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used at no cost to the viewer. 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Apple Blossoms in the Dining Room and Some New Architectural Prints

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We don't have a ton new to share tonight (although we are working on some upcoming posts including a week from today when we will share the girls' finished bathroom makeover!) but did want to share a few updates we have added to our dining room. I ended up moving the lamps I had in here into my office and added this new architectural print from Minted on one side and a large planter filled with blossoms over to the other side. I got two of these prints from Minted and I absolutely love them. I have always loved architectural styled prints and these ones are particularly pretty. I put this one of Westminster Abbey here in our dining room and the other one of Big Ben in our kitchen (there's a couple pictures of it near the end of the post). I love the matte brass frame and want to order a few more prints for a living room with this same style frame. It's simple yet elegant!

I've been thinking about adding a bench in here but haven't decided for sure yet. I tried this one in here to see how it looked visually (it's too deep to actually function in here) and I also tried our new ottoman from our porch in here too.

And here you can see the Big Ben print in our kitchen. 

Dining Room:

Wall Color - Gravel Gray by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim - Existing but planning on painting it Simply White eventually
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Farmhouse Table - I made it using this plan from Ana White's site. Stained with Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
Slipcovered End Chairs - Lee Industries (about 7 or 8 years ago)
Gold Tray on Table - HomeGoods
Sideboard - Found at a Consingment Shop and Painted in Paris Gray (I's been a few years)
White Beaded Dishes - Milford Square Dishes from Birch Lane
Throw - HomeGoods


Cabinet Color - existing (I am pretty sure it is Lampblack by Benjamin Moore)
Wall Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Beadboard Wallpaper below Chair Rail - can be found here
Counters - existing (granite)

Artwork supplied by Minted in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
Affiliate links are used for convenience.
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