Half-bath's don't have much room to make a design statement, so we humor ourselves by writing secret messages to each other in our tiny one. The messages on the back chalkboard wall can only be deciphered when you look into the mirror....
Its a little challenging to write backwards, but a lot of fun to read a surprise message in the mirror when you brush your teeth. This current quote came out of the mouth of my 9-year old son the other day, and I melt every time I read it. Before this one, a favorite was "you look really good today".
Another favorite bathroom message was in our friends' Daniel and Kaye's East Village apartment when we visited NY last Christmas. The lipstick heart was placed so that you saw yourself in it when you looked in the mirror. We filed it away as a great way to surprise someone on their birthday, or .. just because.
(Images: Jeanine Brennan)