Wednesday, July 6, 2011

~ Neapolitan Inspired~A Bathroom Redesign!

Well I'm at it again. My interiors can not escape redos and swinging paint brushes when I get an idea to recreate.

This time, with the great help of my ever so talented, do anything hubby, we took a weekend and redesigned and updated a second floor bathroom.

In it's previous life, the walls were yellow. A beautiful color, but I just got tired of the look. With Neapolitan colors for my inspiration~ I came up with this new look.


For the walls we painted them a gorgeous winter wheat shade which is so yummy and restful, guests will never want to leave!! LOL
The floor was changed by taking out the carpet and the la~toilet room tile was also taken out to be replaced by this pretty marble tile in shades of ivory, chocolate and very light pink. Oh it is like a slab of neapolitan ice cream.

I had already painted the cabinets with a soft cottage ivory and stenciled the fronts in an antique soft light gold a couple years ago, so that saved time.
We also made a decision to stay with the brass fixtures to save $$$$ as it goes so well with the chocolate.
The lights above the vanity needed to be changed but I could not find what I liked in a soft ivory, so you know what happens then, I get out the paint. In this case, I used a pretty soft matte finished ivory spray and changed new lights to cottage lights with glass globes. All this teamed up with ivory iron pieces throughout.

Next the dated mirror got an update by building a custom frame around it. Here is where the talents of my best guy comes into play. He measured twice and cut once to make a gorgeous frame with corner rosettes. We used 2 door frame kits to redesign this idea.

The iron pieces I spoke about came from the inspiration I got a few years ago while shopping the 80% off isle of Hobby Lobby. There I found this great iron tower for only 15 dollars. It had a slight flaw on the backside. No problem, a little distress doesn't hurt and you don't see it anyway. The little bench by the shower is a vintage piece I found in a antique market a couple years ago. Painted it ivory and it is the perfect little seat placed by the shower.

The shower has the original marble which was a big influence for the new floor giving the whole look a nice transition. Above is a Dream sign and high up in the arched window sits a white dove beside a candle that comes on at dusk and off at dawn. Again, created by the electrical skills of my guy.

The shower curtain is a Rachel Ashwell design that I love and I painted the leaves of the curtain hooks to pink and another re-purpose was complete. Again, cost nothing to do, but my time!

The la~toilet room is to the right with a cozy robe hanging on the door. Inside again the design is duplicated to coordinate with the rest of the room. The views are from both sides with wall cabinet and floor cabinet. The wall with the mirror adds depth in the narrow space.

The colors, as you can see where Neapolitan inspired like the ice cream. It is so pretty together and can be changed out easily, when or if, we tire of this look.
Here are a few details around the room.

So now that this fun redesign is finished. I think we owe ourselves a bowl of Neapolitan Ice cream.

So Yummy!
As you might imagine, I am on to more interior changes, one being an extension of my studio which I will share in the blog party Where Bloggers Create on July 15th.
In the meantime, I'll be knee deep in creating.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs from Texas ~~ where our weather seems to know, no other temperature but over 100 degrees!! LOL

Smiles, Celestina Marie


Lisa said...

When I saw your name, I had to stop by and say hello - my favorite great aunt's name was Celestine. Just spent some time browsing through your blog and it was like a beautiful breath of fresh air.

Susan said...

Celestina, my sweet friend! You have such and eye for decorating. I love the colors you chose. Your bathroom is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the creamy white tower! Everything is just so breath taking!! Beautiful!
I would my house more in the romantic style if my hubby could be comfortable. He likes the dark woods and I really love our cherry furniture. But if I just lived alone I would have an all Romantic Style home!! Your home is beautiful dear friend!

Anonymous said...

This is a bathroom I would lock myself away in and never want to leave - to dream, rest and relax just as you've instructed within your decor. The color scheme is perfection! I've been trying to redo our small master 1/2 bath for two years - will finally get to that when my husband takes vacation next week! Love the nesting thing to bring the home-front in order! Amazed you were able to do all that in a weekend! Enjoy! Great inspiration!
Miss Kathy

Kathy said...

Oh my! Inspired is the word! Love what you've done - with the help of your Dear One! Love the tower and yeah! What a deal! The details are just the shower curtain and all that you've done to make this an inviting restful space!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

What a wonderful make-over!!!

Thank you so much for your visit on Tea Time Tuesday ... I loved your tea setting and how wonderful to have such a beautiful treasure from your grandmother!!

I'm now following our wonderful blog...xo HHL

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh turned out beautiful...I love the colors and I adore that tower thingy!!

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

Oh my gosh Celeste, this is just beautiful! I have been working on my bathroom for months, you have inspired me to get it finished...well maybe after Christmas in July at Shabby Cottage Shops!

It's just simply beautiful and so you!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is gorgeous, Celeste!! It's all so beautiful and I LOVE the color combo--it's brilliant!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina! You havce been a very vusy lady. The redo is spectacular.

Ginny said...

Just beautiful Celeste! Don't you love the chocolate color? When I re-did my master bath (not quite as extensive as yours) we painted it a yummy malted chocolate. My shower curtain is dark chocolate and ivory and the accent color is aqua. I still love this room after three years. My bedroom which adjoins this bath, is deep dark chocolate with ivory accents. I loooove it!
I especially like the idea you had to gather the towel with the hair scrunchy...and who would have thought to paint the shower curtain hooks? I have a set of leaf ones too and they are goldish so I put them away....another great idea of re=purposing.
Celeste you are soo creative and I always like the things you do to your home! I would love to have a tour someday!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

You and your sweetheart have done the most beautiful job of your lovely bathroom and I love the colour combination and all you have done. Thanks for showing us.
You will need a bowl of that yummy icecream to keep cool in that heat phew!
Stay cool dear friend and enjoy the rest of the week creating.


Betty said...

You have made a bathroom for a Queen. It just looks so lovely. I can see the love and hard work you did to the room.

Unknown said...

Oh, my goodness, Celeste! It is luscious. Love the look, the decor & all the precious touches you add to everything. I'd never LEAVE!

And what time can you catch a plane out to here ... I can make LOTS of changes with you, for sure. Chuckle.

Another fabulous 'C' design. I love every inch of this.

Have a wonderful week.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, it is even more beautiful than I imagined it would be!... you and your talented hubby have created such a gorgeous place... every tiny detail is just perfect!... LOVE that iron tower... oooh, I want one too!... and your special touches are evident everywhere, from your own painted roses to your pretty bathrobe... I love it all!... the colors look fabulous!... and now, thank you, I will have a dish of neapolitan ice cream... Yum!... xoxo Julie Marie

Shane Pollard said...

Such a beautiful make-over Celestina - I love all the changes you've made. Bathrooms are often forgotten and they're such an important room. It's where the pampering and relaxing happens for me, so ambiance is the key and you've got it!!
much love

Beth said...

Celestina Marie, Your bath redo is gorgeous! You have such great attention to detail. I hope it has cooled off a little bit for you. It's in the high 80s here, and humid. It is a pleasure to meet you!
Blessings, Beth

Shirl said...

Hi Celestina, How beautiful your new bath is. I had to laugh because my eyes went right over the Neapolitan and thought Napolian, never thinking the ice cream. Anyway your decorating is just beautiful. I also loved your tea party on your previous post. You have very pretty faux pasteries! Jen would love how you have them displayied! I hope you had a nice July 4th! Do you ever watch Sarah's House on HGTV? She also does Sarah 101 and Design Inc. Great designer! I don't miss her shows.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

romance-of-roses said...

Celestina, I was just going to say well where is the ice cream? And there it was, you thought of everything, sweet girl, you are amazing. Love, love your guest bath.
Isn't it fun to redecorate?
Hugs to you dear friend...Lu

Unknown said...

Wow! Awesome! A lovely transformation, many great details!
Congratulations my friend!


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

You did a magnificent job of redecorating! It looks a room in another house! I bet it feels that way to you, too! Hope you get to take long wonderful bubble baths to enjoy it to the fullest!

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today. It is so charming. Your photos are lovely. I see you are an Interior Designer. My daughter, Jess, is an Interior Designer and has her degree in it. I love Tuscan style decor too. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful, creative ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for visitng my blog and trying to follow. Just wanted to remind you that the follow button is working now. You have such lovely pictures.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jenna said...

Hi Celeste! your bathroom is so beautiful and the ice cream colors are fantastic! When my mom was here I showed it to her and she loved it :O) It makes me want to start another redo ;o) have a super week! hugs,Jennifer

Unknown said...

Hang on, I'm bringing the tea cookies to go with the i.c.!!

Oh, Celeste, this is truly a yummy redo ... gosh! you are giving me ideas. Luscious elegance in the first degree, y sweet friend.

Have a great week ~
Hugs of love

Jillayne said...

I love your bathroom re-do very much! It's beautiful and as usual, the detail is impeccable.
Taking your inspiration from something fun like ice cream is brilliant and I am inspired now to grab my own paintbrush and get busy!! said...

I saw the title for this post and had to come and see. I am using this color scheme in my 2 daughter's room and your bath is so inspiring! One wants pink and the other wants dark. Acutally black. She is settling for milk chocolate cause she is so good to me! Thanks for posting your bath. I got some more ideas now for their room!

vickie said...

Celestina, I LOVE this bathroom!!!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..