Sunday, January 24, 2010

Decorative Towels

Hello Everyone!
Our master bathroom is large but is quite limited in storage
space for bath towels. I had to come up with some solutions.
Join me and I will show you a few.
Here is the vanity area and my tiny make up drawer.
A few weeks ago Kathy at Good Life Of Design told
us about a white sale at Neiman Marcus. I have never
had monogram towels before and decided to try them.
They are fabulous! Thank you Kathy for the information.
Pay her blog a visit to see more inspiring ideas.
Here is a wire display shelf I picked up at Ross.
It holds many decorative and extra bath towels.
A tiny tiger print pillow sits on a chair.
A silver shell holds a washcloth.
The monogram bath towels are ready for use.
More towels hang on each side of the garden tub.
More washcloths are displayed on a wooden shelf.
I found the tiger stripe design at Ross for $4 for 6.
I can't sew at all so I thought it was a great price.
Ivory shell hand towels are displayed by my sink.
We do have the under cabinets for storage but use them
to store toiletries. The oval medicine cabinet is at Lowes.
The bathroom is very long and narrow.
The floral rug is from BB& Beyond.
More towels hanging behind the door.
I put all of the space to good use.
Blue hand towels on hubs sink side.
Shell prints are from Kirklands.
I placed some towels in decorative bowls.
Some are just rolled and displayed.
I added a new topper from the Touch Of Class catalog.
Have a wonderful week!

84 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I see you already know about touch of Class...don't they have some beautiful stuff...I have seen some valances there I want for my bedroom...You do have a HUGE bathroom girl and I loved seein sll the magic touches that only you can do my friend...Just beautiful as always..love the colors you have going in there also...Hope you are having a great Sunday my sweet daughter...Love ya...Gl♥ria

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your bathroom is lovely. I have an armoire in my bathroom to hold towels and necessities, plus it just looks pretty. Thanks for sharing your always wonderful ideas!

Denise said...

Oh Melissa, your posts are always so inspiring when it comes to decorating, and planning what I want to do around my house. Thanks to you I am on a quest to accessorize more :) (I just blogged about it, I hope you are honored that I use some of your ideas and not offended) Some people I've know in the past get annoyed if you 'copy' there decorating style. I'm assuming you would never mind anyone using your wonderful ideas otherwise you probably wouldn't share them with us. I love what you've done in your bathroom. I've never really thought about displaying towels other than on the usual towel holders provided by the builder. The rest of mine go in the linen closets! My bathroom is yet another room that I want to add more 'frills' to :-)

Jenglamgirl said...

You have done a great job PROVIDING more use for towels. Love the colors and the animal prints. Beautiful bathroom, but I wouldn't expect less from you and your fab. taste. Have a wonderful Sunday!!! JGG

Kimberly said...

Hi Melissa, I stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE IT! You decorate just like I would like to! You have so many great ideas! In your bathroom you have a frame with an "M" on it. Where did you get that?

PAT said...

Beautiful towel storage/display ideas Melissa!

I love the new window topper!

Vanessa said...

Hi Melissa! It looks great! I'm actually waiting my brand new monogrammed towel from PB. I'm so excited and this is also the first I getting something like this. I can't wait to see them! Love you bathroom, so classy! Best, Vanessa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all the blues you've brought into the bathroom, Melissa! The blue towels are just gorgeous and I love the picture over the tub area.

Tara G. said...

I'd like to make an appt for spa night at Melissa's! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa, your bathroom is just beautiful and I love your pretty towels and all of the ways you have them displayed. You've shown some great ideas. We like to use bath sheets to dry off after the shower or a nice soak in the tub. I don't have a lot of wall space, so I put a long towel bar up in the water closet and hang those wet towels in there to dry. Works perfectly since they are so big. Hugs, Marty

Angela said...

What a beautiful room!

susan said...

Melissa-You have made good use of a long narrow space and it is lovely! Neimann Marcus does have the best towel sales! I love storing and displaying rolled towels in baskets on the floor or on the counter for extra hand towels--also great for beach towels if you have a pool!

Jeanette said...

What wonderful ideas you have and you certainly know how to execute those ideas!
When I was growing up, my mother was ahead of her time with decorating. She would display towels so beautifully but have another towel bar underneath holding the towels we were allowed to use! LOL

Karen said...

Hi Melissa.
Our master bathrooms are very similar; double vanity with vanity seating in the middle that neither one of us use! How funny is that? I have to stand to put on my make-up, and use a super magnifying mirror! LOL.
I saw a good idea for towels the other day and I have to find one to show you! I'm going to do it mine. I don't know how long before I find one big enough, but when I do - you'll be the first to know! Until then . . . it's a secret!
HAGD! Karen

Susie from Bienvenue said...

WE must have towels on the brain today..smiles~ Love you bathroom too~

ceekay said...

You have some beautiful towels that go along with everything else beautiful in your home. I just saw a towel rack that goes into the pins of the door jam...it goes in that little space behind the door. I thought that was brillant! Don't have it YET!

Lynette said...

Very pretty Melissa - I loke that all of your towels and such blend but aren't too matchy-matchy - just the perfect combo of colors!
Love your new topper - I just signed up for the Touch of Class catalog for our new address - can't let that one get away from me!

Happy Sunday -

Carol said...

Your master bath looks like a beautiful spa retreat! By the way, I really like your 'blog of the week' feature, very fun!

Smiles,
Carol

Stacey said...

Melissa, that is one gorgeous bathroom. It really looks like a spa.

Sandra said...

Wow, girly! Your bathroom looks so pretty! I love the colors. The color combination is stunning, my friend! I love it! I need to finish my front bathroom. ugh
I hope you have a great Sunday. :)
Sandra

Sandra said...

Oh and I made a post on some decorative towels I made last night! lol What a coincedence! Great minds think alike, maybe? ;)
Have a great day, my sweet friend.
Sandra

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow! Your house is such a show place!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Melissa! I love your ideas for displaying towels. I have a similar problem in my guest bath, so I can use some tips! Beautiful bathroom, by the way! Have a happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Lori said...

Melissa,
Your bathroom is just lovely! Great job on adding more space for towels...

Becca said...

Girl ... LOVE it !! It's ha-uge and you've, once again, decorated to perfection !! Love all the mirrors and your accent pieces. Love the colors ... and, how you've displayed the towels, too. I love wrapping tassels around some of mine or layering them (love how you have one cascading out of the sea shell). (Notice how many times I say "love" when I'm commenting on your go-jus home?!) I've just posted my guest bath ... and am redoing my master bath as we speak, too. Ugh. Thanks for such fun eye candy !! Hugs, Becca

Liz said...

Hi Melissa!

Your bathroom is just lovely. It really has a spa feel to it. What a tranquil space, yet cozy and elegant all at the same time. I love all your towels and decor...very pretty. I always love how you accessorize each and every space,you are so talented. Thanks for sharing! Liz

Kathysue said...

Hi Melissa, Wow! You got your towels and they look amazing. So glad that you like them. I see you have done some very creative towel displays. You are one clever lady. Your bathrooms look so inviting. you know they are my favorite rooms to design. Thank you for sending readers my way. I just did a post on affordable ways to add some Sense-sational products to your home. kathysue

heartfelt living said...

Hi Melissa,
Your bathroom is beautiful! I love the colors. You have such a gift of making everything so lovely. I have been working on redoing our powder room and I love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Karen

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Melissa sweetie...
You have worked wonders with your touches in this bathroom. I love the towel rack with the little stripes, so cute. They shell is a cute touch for a washcloth quick at hand. Love it. I also love that garden tub. I need one of those. So beautiful. I love the arch you have added above the window. Such a "Touch of Class". I love it sweetie. Your rugs too, are just perfect. It all fits together so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with me today. I so love it when you do.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, Your bathroom is soooo pretty and big!! I love your new towels! The way you have your shelves decorated is just perfect! I have never showed my master bathroom...just the little monkey one.I'll have to post it sometime, our vanities are very similar. I have the same little makeup drawer...but I bet yours is alot neater than mine...lol. Great job on everything!! Kristen

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I have some towels folded in our bathroom and no one ever uses them! Cracks me up because I don't mind if they use them but I guess they are afraid to mess up my neat stack. lol Your bathroom is huge, so pretty!
~Michelle

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Beautiful! Our towels are rolled up and placed in our bathroom vanity cabinet. I also have a large basket next to the jacuzzi tub with a bunch of soft towels waiting. I'm a big fan (no pun intended) of bath sheets which are harder to display in a pretty fashion. Any ideas?

Jan said...

Hi Melissa,
Your bathroom seems so serene. I love the color palette. Everything is displayed so beautifully. I have in my bathrooms a two tier Fleur- di-lei etagere to hold my towels. My bathrooms are small, so this works well.

I have never been shopping at Ross. We have two stores and I have never visited either. I usually go to Hobby Lobby, Kirkland's and Marshall's.

Blessings,
Jan

Melanie said...

Hi Melissa,

I don't have any ideas for towels as we have a huge master bedroom and a TINY linen closet. I have to turn the towels sideways because the closet is not deep. I think a man designed our house:) LOL I love the blue towels in your bathroom. It gives the room a pop of color. Good job.

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

oh melissa! if that was my bathroom, i'd NEVER leave it!! lol the towels are the prettiest blue!! love them!

you are an amazing decorator!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I just love a beautiful bathroom! Makes you want to stay in a hot tub forever. Your room is gorgeous.

Adge said...

love your ideas for towels. I need to come up with something to put towels in our spare bathroom, it is really small though.

Amy Kinser said...

Your bathroom is beautiful. You have everything done so nicely.

Hope your weekend was wonderful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks wonderful, Melissa! Love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks Melissa, I think he's pretty great! Much better in person of course. He recored an album several years ago with some of his own music...he is an awesome song writer. His band was really big in Memphis at one time...even played on the radio! He had a pretty big following until the band broke up and he decided he better start a career at the family business. He gave it a good shot though. Anyway, thanks for checking it out!! Kristen

Kathy said...

Melissa your ideas are so cool and your towels and accessories are so beautiful. I am in love with your wall colour too. Wishing you a wonderful week my friend and thasnk you for your comments and encouragements on our healthly new us. big hugs, Kathy.

{ L } said...

What fun it was to see your bathroom photos. You have put thought into each space and it shows beautifully! I also got those towels from NM. ;)

I saw an idea on Martha Stewart that actually looks amazing, though it doesn't sound amazing, lol. Hang two towel racks one ABOVE the other on the back of a door. It looks pretty good and very different! Here is the link:

http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/goodthings/gt04janmsl_towelbars_l.jpg

merilyn lee said...

Your bathroom is just beautiful! I love Touch Of Class too, they have some gorgeous stuff.
Hugs,
Marilyn

Becca said...

I'm back again for another peek !! Thanks for coming over and checking out my powder room ... you always say the nicest things !! I forgot to mention that I'm diggin' your monogrammed towels ... might have to do that mee-self. Hugs, Becca

Angela said...

You did a great job decorating that bathroom. I love those blue towels. They're so elegant.

My master bath is similar to yours. It's very long and narrow. I have the hardest time decorating it because there's not much room to put anything. I need to fly you up here to decorate it for me. ;)

April said...

Wow, Melissa...your bathroom is GORGEOUS! You have given me so many great ideas for our new house...when we find one! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

You are one of the most genuinely nice people I've met since beginning this new adventure of writing a blog, Melissa. Thanks so much for introducing me to your blog friends! Your towel display looks like a work of art-I'd hate to grab a towel and mess it up! Once I move into that very spacious bathroom of yours, I guess I'll just have to drip-dry! Beautifully done.

Tracy said...

Your bathroom is GORGEOUS! I love the wire rack you have-I'm heading out to Homegoods this week in search of something similar. We have a very similar bathroom with limited storage and I never even thought of adding a stand alone shelf!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, your bathroom is lovely.....so calming and serene. Just gorgeous touches everywhere!

Barb ♥

"Blossom" said...

Your home is a touch of class.
Melissa everthing is so georgous in your home and your decorating sure shows it. Keep showing us more. Happy day to you today.

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Tracy!

I hope you find a shelf. Come back by anytime. :)

Anna said...

I envy your fantastic touch of class!Your master bathroom is simply beautiful!I love the silver seashell.Kisses.

Jenny said...

Absolutely beautiful. And no surprise! Is the guest room open for business yet? Or better yet, let me know when you open your B&B!

Pamela said...

Your bath is just beautiful! I am not far along enough with the decor to worry abt towels but boy am I inspired!

Cathy said...

Wow Melissa...you have some great ways of displaying towels and accessorizing your batroom!!! I have been working on my bathroom and bedroom all weekend...mostly organiazing and cleaning...but you have given me some great ideas!!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

The Blonde Duck said...

My bathroom looks so dull...

A Hint of Home said...

Hey Melissa,
Your bathroom is very pretty! You have a great touch when it comes to decorating. I love your monogramed towels. I wish we had a Neiman Marcus close by.
I need to get more Monograms. (smile)
I really like your stand with the towels on it.
The whole room is stunning.

Chari said...

Hey sweet girl...

Just read your sweet note and wanted to come by! Thank you so much for your sweet compliments...they always mean so much to me, Melissa!!!

Girl, I have to tell you that I have really enjoyed the metamorphosis of your fabulous master bath! I remember the first time I seen it...it was beautiful then and it just keeps getting prettier and prettier!!! Love your new little wire shelf by the tub! You have decorated it beautifully too! Melissa, I love those blue towels with the gold scrolled design on them...they're gorgeous!!! Also love your new fluffy white towels with your monongram on them! You know, I have never owned a monogramed towel...I may have to remedy that little malady! Hehe! I love yours!!! Love your new animal printed bath linens too! Girl, I could just stand in your pretty bath for hours and be so happy! You have really, really done such a superb job with all the decor!!! Thank you for sharing more of your fabulous home with us, Darlin'! It's always such a treat to come to your home!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, Melissa!
Love ya,
Chari

PS...ooops, I just about forgot to mention how pretty your new window topper is! Girl, you DO have the prettiest collection of toppers of anyone that I know!!!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Hi Melissa!

Beautiful bathroom and I love the new topper over the window!

Have a good week!

Manuela

Connie said...

Your decorative way of finding space for your towels is so fun to see. You have a gift and your bathroom is beautiful!

Holly said...

Well, thanks for the tour of the bathroom and all of your beautiful decorating and storage ideas. I am jealous...we have an old (and I do not mean old and charming house) and the master bath (and kitchen) are two of the not so charming parts that need a lot of work. I want a pretty bathroom like yours!
Thanks for sharing!
Holly

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

It looks great! I could fit two or three of my master bathrooms in that space - lucky girl :)

Lisa said...

I love your monogrammed towels! They are beautiful! And the wooden shelf is so pretty and brings such warmth into the space. Another great decorating job. :)

Together We Save said...

I love the towels.... that master bath is amazing.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

What a lovely bathroom you have and liked how you made use of every space.
The monogrammed towels are a beautiful touch.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, what a beautiful bathroom! So luxurious, and those monogramed towels go with the luxury look. You really have some pretty towels in here. I'd have some every day towels hidden away and not use all of these pretty towels! Your new blog look is great too! laurie

Faith Imagined said...

I want to take a bath there!!!!

Always Pretty in Pink said...

Wow! Your bathroom is huge! I love the colors you used. It looks great.

Kristin said...

LOVE the monogrammed towels. I think we need some STAT!

Wendy said...

Hi Melissa,
Thank you for stopping by to visit and for your sweet comment. You have a beautiful home. I will be coming back for decorating ideas.
Smiles,
Wendy

Liz said...

Melissa, I love the color of the paint! It is so pretty. You did such a great job putting all of your accents together. Good job Gurly!

~Liz

xinex said...

You have so mnay nice stuff, Melissa, even towels. I like the blue and white ones on the wire shelves....Christihe

Lori said...

Luxury sweet one, pure luxury! Hey mind if i borrow Chestnuts sidebar pic? His Santa hat one is still up! Oh, seen precious ones picture on the shelf!! Love,Lori

The Muse said...

hi there...whew...the tour of blogland is coming to a close for me at a little over 2:30 AM LOL


but i am glad, that i was able to visit you...for i always feel that you show design can-do's ... tru possibilities...!

and i thank you so much, for doing waht you do for all of us.

GWENDOLYN said...

Hi Melissa,
Your bathroom is huge! and gorgeous! I love so many things in it... too many to mention.
Blessings!
Gwen

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, the pops of zebra print, and of course the "M's"!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Lisa said...

Love your bathroom! It is HUGE! You did such a good job. I too decorate my little one but yours looks like a magazine! Well Done! I would be afraid to use it! hehe I don't like messing things up!
Hugs, Lisa

Sonia said...

Oh your bathroom is so elegant! I would love to get ready or take a bath in that room! I love the shelf next to the bathtub and the wooden one that you have so wonderfully accessorized. So pretty!

Miss Bloomers

Jo said...

Love the monograms ~ you can never have enough.

If only you were Navy and we were stationed together. I'd be in heaven ~ not sure our husbands would share in the happiness:)

Jo

Joy said...

Wow, you are a born decorator. I think your bathroom looks like a hotel retreat :)

Louise said...

Beautiful pictures. Great blog! I particularly love the picture that's hanging over your garden bath, and would love to hear the story behind it.

JyLnC said...

Beautiful....it just screams "Take a bubble bath and relax your troubles away."

Brett said...

Keep the Both Thumbs Up!
Lather Cloths

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