Before & After: Catherine's Instant Bathroom Makeover

Before & After: Catherine's Instant Bathroom Makeover

Leah Moss
Aug 11, 2010

One of the things I love most about Catherine's cozy condo is her knack for making easy decor changes that have a huge impact. We've already taken a peek at her clever masking tape bed skirt, now let's get inspired by her simple bathroom makeover— no sledge hammer required.

It wasn't that her bathroom was offensive to begin with, in fact, it was completely and utterly inoffensive to the point of feeling a bit bland. Everything was builder's grade white: the tiles, the shower, the sink and toilet, and the walls. With a pedestal sink and flush mirror (not medicine cabinet), it also lacked adequate storage space. To spice it up but to still keep the overall feeling of crispness, Catherine decided to go with Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy (HC-154) on the walls. The almost black navy gave the room an instant touch of sophistication against the white tiles and baseboards, without feeling too nautical. To create more contrast, she swapped the frame-less rectangular mirror for a thick rimmed white oval-shaped mirror, and also added a wall-mounted cabinet above the toilet for storage. For art, she used some of her own photographs, and placed them in inexpensive frames from A. C. Moore that painted white. Voila! Instant bathroom makeover.

In case you missed the rest of Catherine's house tour, you can check it out here.

Images: 1: Catherine for Apartment Therapy: DC, 2-3: Leah Moss for Apartment Therapy: DC, Catherine's Cozy Equestrian Live-Work Condo

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