Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Master Bath Storage

Hello Friends!
Once again I have been inspired by my fellow
bloggers to change something in our home.
Thank you Becca! She has a gorgeous bathroom.
We were in desparate need of towel storage in here.
We have no linen closet so this was a nice solution.
Join me for a tour. All photos enlarge when clicked.
This is a dark wood cane front cabinet from Kirklands.
It also has two drawers for extra toiletries.
I don't have anything like this style in our home but it
sort of reminded me of a bathroom with it's tropical feel.
We now have storage for our sheets and towels. Nice.
They had been stuck in our closet for four years.
It was about time huh?
The view of the bathroom from the bedroom.
The vanity area. The wood almost matches.
I added my silver mirrored tray and tiger towels.
I need some new perfumes. It's time to treat myself.
The white linen M towel is from Cracker Barrel.
This shabby chic bird tray is from Pier 1.
Have a wonderful week!

95 comments:

Stacey said...

Looks just perfect, as always! I love the bird tray too.

April said...

I, for one, love the way your cabinet looks. Everything is "just so". Why can't my house look like yours? :) Oh, and would you believe that our Kirkland's went out of business...I am so bummed!

Lisa said...

I love the idea of free standing storage in the bathroom. So very English Country.:) The tray is precious.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice cabinet, Melissa! I like the weave of the doors. I did not see Becca's so I will have to go look at hers. I saw that tray in the Pier 1 flyer but didn't see it in the store. I wonder if mine sold out. Yours looks lovely there!

Kimberly said...

I love the tray! I might have to go and get myself one!
Great job!

momof3girls said...

so pretty!!! I love the cabinet! It does have a very tropical fell to it! wow you are great at displaying your candles, and knick knacks!!! You should blog and show us how - it looks like a professional layout or display -well done!

Morgan said...

I love the new cabinet! It looks wonderful there! We also don't have a linen closet in our (new) Master bath, but don't have a wall to put a pretty cabinet on.

Blondie's Journal said...

The cabinet is lovely and perfect for that space. I love it! I love the bird tray from Pier I and it reminded me that I haven't paid them a visit in awhile...

Happy Tuesday, Melissa!

xoxo
Janie

susan said...

Melissa-I adore "stand-alone" furniture in bathrooms even if you have enough storage (can you really have too much ?). Your new cabinet has a British India feel to it and looks great with your wood. Accessories are perfect!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a beautiful cabinet! I love the cane work on the lower doors!! Love the storage idea!
Blessings,
Stacey

Karen said...

Love it! I wish I had space for a cabinet in my bathroom. I don't have a linen or a coat closet. Isn't that crazy? My sink area looks just like yours. I loooove have a vanity space all to myself. Thanks for sharing about the bird plate - I may have to get one for myself. Also, what is Kirkland like? Is it siimilar to a Ross or Marshalls? I always hear about that place......ha Blessings!

PAT said...

This looks wonderful Melissa! It's a beautiful cabinet and perfect for your bathroom.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Oooh...your new cabinet with those pretty cane doors is just gorgeous and sooo perfect for your bath! That space really was so perfect...great fit...GRAND LOOK!!! I love it! You're right, it looks like a great match to your wood vanity! Girl, I sooo wish that I had enough room in my main bath to add a pretty cabinet like this...I could really use the extra storage! I love your pretty vignette too! Simply gorgeous! Girl, I love, love, LOVE that pretty bird plate from Pier One...it's sooo pretty and really frenchy! I'm so happy for you, Darlin'! Your new cabinet is sooo perfect!!!

I also took a look at your new plates that you hung in your dinette room! Oooh...they are so pretty! I love the color that they bring to the wall and your gorgeous buffet vignette! Sooo pretty, Melissa! You have such a great eye for decorating! Thanks for sharing your new pretties with us!

Also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Spring Green decor...you always make my day with your sweet notes! Thank you, my friend!

Hope that you're having a fabulous day!
Love ya,
Chari

Marla said...

What a beautiful bathroom. I think the chest is perfect in that spot and who doesn't need extra storage and display? I love monograms especially with the letter"M". Smiles, Marla

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Melissa - love that birdie tray and the cabinet in the bathroom - wow! Linda

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That's a beautiful piece and it looks perfect in the bathroom!

southerninspiration said...

Oooh, I love it and I especially love the shabby chic bird tray from Pier 1!!!

Suzanne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa, the cabinet is just gorgoeus and I love your table top display that you've put on it. So pretty. The tray from Pier One is lovely and your mirrored tray is so pretty. You have the most wonderful and large bathroom. I love it. Great find on the cabinet and I love the cane doors. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

kim said...

Melissa, I love that chest at the end of your bathroom. It draws your eye in to take a look. We don't have a linen closet either and I have a chest from Home Goods for storage in mine. Love your accessories on top.

Jenglamgirl said...

Oh' Melissa~ i LOVE IT! it looks perfect where you placed it, and better now that you have some better storage. Love how you displayed it! The bird plaque is so pretty, the towels and the tray.. LOVE IT ALL! Have a good one. JGG

Debbie said...

First I am in awwww over the size of your master bath....the storage piece is perfect...really could not ask for anything more!!~

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love that bird tray!! I haven't been in that store in ages - gotta go have a look!

Your cabinet is a great idea! It looks great and it's useful!

Manuela

Lisa said...

oh it is lovely!! What a super find!! I love pieces like that. Not the normal cabinet!! Well Done You!
Thanks for another lovely visit to your beautiful home!
Hugs, Lisa

Trish said...

I love it...its perfect! I love what you do with your space! It seems that you have the perfect set up for all the really cool things you buy! I must say Im a little jealous!

The Stylish House said...

Hum, I don't remember seeing that cute cabinet at Kirklands, but it looks wonderful in your pretty bath!
Cathy

Sandy said...

Your bathroom decorating is so nice, just like everything else in your home! I love that bird tray!!

Margo said...

A very pretty room! Our Master Bath is the last room that has not been decorated. I'm feeling inspired. I also LOVE Pier 1!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is so pretty. I have refrained from Kirkland's for a bit. I really do not NEED anything. Do you think you will be moving in the summer? How do you feel about that? I am sure you will find another gorgeous home to foof!!

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

Melissa, that is beautiful!! It fits so perfectly in that space! WOW! And, the way you've accessorized the top is perfect! GREAT JOB!! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful finds and beautiful home!!
~mandy

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

Beautiful cabinet and....you are added to my friends and family! Thanks for letting me know that you were absent from roll call!

Jemsmom said...

Love that cabinet! The weaving on the doors is really neat and adds the right amount of texture. Very cool! Your bathroom is wonderful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Danish modern is what that style is called girl...oh I love it Melissa I roll my towels just like you do...your whole bathroom is awesome girl..Thanks for sharing...come by and have Alex take a look at my olden plane that I flew...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy said...

Love, Love, Love! Nancy from OHIO

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi! This is my first time visiting...Everything looks wonderful and I am glad you "treated yourself". My absolute favorite is the blue bird tray...How charming!

Karen said...

Did I miss something? You might be moving?
OK, can you hear me cheering! Cause now you'll just have to do all this all over!!! LOL.
And you will share each and every step of the way with us!!! Ewwwww . . . take us house hunting with you! I love, love, love looking at houses!
You are going to have a ball!
You might go broke - but you're going to have a ball!
So, did you post this somewhere and I missed it . . . fill me in!!! Details! :)
Have a great evening!
Hugs! Karen

Kim said...

This fits in that spot so well and really draws the eye in. Thanks for the tip on the cute tray at Pier 1, too.

becolorful said...

so pretty AND functional. I am coveting these larger baths that I see in your post. I live in an old house which means small bathroom. Oh well, a girl can dream. :0

Cozy Little House said...

I love the idea of the linen cabinet, Melissa. Mine is always a mess, because there just isn't enough room for everything. I sure wish I had room in either of my bathrooms for something like what you came up with. Great job!
Brenda

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

You have such a beautiful bathroom. I really like the blues you've used...very calming and relaxing. I think the cabinet looks fantastic in there. Thanks for sharing!

LegoLee said...

I really like your new cabinet! A great use for that piece--makes the bathroom so much more of a room to have a piece of furniture like that. Great choice!

Richella said...

Melissa, that last comment was from me. I didn't realize that I was signed in to my son's Blogger account. "LegoLee" should have been "Richella"! Sorry about that!

Nancy said...

Melissa...that is beautiful and I love that bird tray!!!

Liz said...

I still love your bathroom! I just think that this is the loveliest room. Your cabinet is perfection!

~Liz

Robin said...

I think it adds a lot of warmth and, yes, a tropical feel with the wicker. I don't think I have room for a piece like that inside my bath, but I do love your bird from Pier 1. Hmmmmmm, I'll have to take a look there.

Pat said...

Hi Melissa,
I think it looks great! Seems to be a perfect spot for it and a great idea for extra storage. I am so anxious to be "in place" again and have time to decorate. I so miss having my things all around me. Looking at boxes and packing more of them is not my cup of tea. :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Pat

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

Your new bathroom storage is great.
The bird tray is lovely too.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Miss Janice said...

Melissa,
Love the cabinet and adore the beautiful tray!

Connie said...

Melissa, It's a perfect fit ! Made to order and just for you. I love wood furniture in the bathroom if there is room.
You did a great job !

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Stunning! I love the cabinet.

Ashley said...

It's PERFECT!!!! ;) Love it!!

♥Georgie♥ said...

well that just looks beautiful!!!

{ L } said...

Melissa, reading your posts and seeing your photos ALWAYS makes me want to go clean my house so it can look all fresh and nice like yours! lol. :) Beautiful as always...you add such beauty and warmth everywhere you go.

Thank you for being patient with me as I haven't been out to blogs much lately. :( I hope to again soon!I still think of you though!

Also, you may have already done this, but if not I have a favor to ask you:
I'm trying to win a party contest and would love your help! Would you go here: http://thecitycradle.com/party-3-spy-agent and leave a comment at the end of the article? Your comment will give me a vote. Thanks so much! I appreciate it lots. <3

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

love the look......

You do a great job..I
have read so many sad stories on blogs today...that decorating...something I do for a living...seems so trivial...

Glad I stopped by tonight...still walking....6 days I have done 3 miles a day....

Angela said...

Melissa, that cabinet looks so nice in your bathroom. I love how you put a pic of Chestnut on it. He's so cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

My bathroom still has rubber ducks in it. :)

Becca said...

LOL ... LOVE IT, girlfriend !! You are tooo sweet to even think, much less, write that I inspired you !! I'm truly flattered because, let's face, it, you don't need inspiration ... you rock all on your own !! Seriously, though, it's perfect for your space ... love the color ... love how it ties in with your cabinetry and your accessories are perfect, too !! Thanks again ... it looks beautiful !! Hugs, Becca

Beth in NC said...

Oh I LOVE IT!!!! Now I want one!!!! Hmmmm. You have my wheels spinning!

Lovely as always!

Linda said...

The cabinet is beautiful and I love the dressing area of your bath. Our bathrooms are both sooooo small.

Reynie said...

Love the bird tray! Really love it!

Angie said...

I love a piece that looks great and also provides much needed storage. Love how you have everything arranged!

Judy said...

Your bathroom is beautiful and I love your new cabinet. You will be able to use that cabinet for years in other places in your home.

I've been a comment slacker lately as I've been soooo busy with "life" but I'm trying to do better.

Hugs!
Judy

Jessica said...

Your bathroom looks beautiful! And so spacious. :-)

jenjen said...

What a wonderful bathroom. Your new cabinet is so pretty. I love the way you decorated the top. And that platter is so beautiful - I may have to run to Pier 1 tomorrow!

Amazing!

XOXO
Jen

Rue said...

Hi Melissa :)

Perfect cabinet! I love that bird tray too.

Congratulations on your weight loss!!! GREAT job :)

I'm really really happy for you sweet friend.

(((hugs)))
rue

Sandra said...

Girl, you are amazing! Everything looks perfect! I love it all! Guess what I bought? I was at Kirkland's and happen to come across the "There is no place like home" plaque and I bought one. I need to take pictures and show you where I put mine. Thanks so much for always inspiring us:)
Blessings,
Sandra

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, I love the cabinet. Fits into your bath just perfectly.

Oh, I love the green plates too. (I am dreadfully behind....yikes) Those cabbage plates will look lovely almost anywhere. I have them in pink also.

Love the bird tray!!!!!

Blessings to you,
Barb

Hope Filled Living said...

Melissa, this is beautiful. I really love the bird tray.

Dan said...

Your bathroom looks wonderful! I love everything you did! We can always use more storage in the bathroom! I hope you have a great Thursday! ~Dan~

A Refocused Life said...

Melissa,
As always, you find the perfect item..in the case a very handsome piece of furniture...for the spot. It looks great! Great choice.

A Hint of Home said...

Such a pretty cabinet, Melissa! I like the way it looks in front of the window. Perfect fit.
I just left visiting Ceekay and am in CA now. My daughter came to pick us up in Phoenix and see "Aunt Ceekay".
We are off to Disney tomorrow.
I'll have to check out Kirkland as soon as I get home.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Absolutely perfect!

Stopping by from SITS

Memento - Terri said...

Melissa your bathroom looks so organized, much like most of the photos of your home. You do an amazing job grouping items it is always inspiring to see what you have been up to. Sorry for the long delay in stopping by. Hope you are doing great. Take Care.

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful as always
Melissa may your day be blessed with sunshine!!

Becca said...

Again, you're too sweet, Melissa !! And, LOL, your hubby soumds like mine ... he "used" to notice when a new purchase would come in ... now, notsomuch as things change more and more as my decorating obessions gets worse !! He just smiles and says everything looks beautiful (well-trained, isn't he?) LOL. I wish you and I lived closer to one another ... how fun it'd be to hit Kirkland's, HomeGoods, etc., together and then play in each other's houses !! Thanks again ... hugs, Becca

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Melissa...I am in love with your bathroom!!! It is so beautiful!! That cane front cabinet...gorgeous!! All the details making it all come together...such great style. Have a wonderful day friend!!

Hugs,
Victoria

Gigi said...

Your bathroom is showroom quality! I would never leave the bathroom!!!! The bathroom is usually the first place you go in the morning and the last place you go at night so it SHOULD be a place that makes you happy and your bathroom definitely does that! Excellent job!
Gigi

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

It looks beautiful Melissa! The cabinet is a lovely storage solution. (BTW-I tried to fix your button under my blogroll and I think it's okay now. No more other buttons cramping your style :).

The Stylish House said...

Melissa,
I’m dropping by to invite you to enter my spring giveaway. After such a long hard winter for us northern souls I figured it’s time to celebrate. Ha, ha maybe you will get lucky again. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Cathy

Lorie said...

I love it. I do not have a linen closet either and have been looking for something to fill that need. Thanks for the inspiration.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful as always!! You amaze me!

Sugar Bananas said...

It looks like it was made to go right under your window. Beautiful :)

Lori said...

Hi Melissa
Such a wonderful bathroom, actually much more a divine spa!! Once again, plates on your previous post show your extraordinary flare for adorable! How's kitty doin? Need a Easter pic! Missed you, Lori

fiberdoodles said...

It is so pretty! I love using furniture for storage and I just love your wall color ;) Thank you for sharing your lovely bath with us.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Melissa, it is lovely. You could always paint it and make it a fabulous Melissa color.
Cheri

Liz said...

Hi Melissa!

*~Happy Spring~*

Your bathroom is just gorgeous! I love the newly added cabinet. I am very fond of your bird tray, it's just beautiful! Everything you have done is just lovely.

I'm glad you found a bunny you like and I can't wait to see it.

Have a wonderful evening!

Liz

Melissa B. said...

Just lovely! And you're so lucky to have so much space, as well. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

Do Not Pass Go...Just Get Outta Here!

Jenny said...

Although I am never surprised by your decorating I am ALWAYS amazed!

Sunil Patel said...

Your idea is too perfect for decor your any part of your home!!

Thanks!!
Drapery Rods

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, that cabinet looks like it was made for the bathroom. What a pretty bathroom. laurie

Joy said...

The bird tray is adorable. I used to go to Peir One a lot when it was in the mall..now that it is not I haven't been in ages. I will have to check them out again. Have a great week!

kanishk said...

I saw that tray in the Pier 1 flyer but didn't see it in the store. I wonder if mine sold out. Yours looks lovely there!
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Kelly's Avenue said...

Beautiful bathroonm

Stephanie said...

love the storage iam going to need something once we move into the new bathroom

Rona's Home Page said...

Wow! I would love a vanity. I think Kiana, our teen, would love one too.
What amazing colors and decor. It's right out of a magazine.

{darlene} said...

This looks great!
I think adding 'real' furniture to bathrooms is so effective, and just plain beautiful!
I love this addition. Great job.
-{darlene} from
fieldstonehilldesign.com