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A Blue & White Bathroom Refresh

I find myself in the midst of a very quick little blue and white bathroom refresh over here, and thought you might enjoy seeing the plan come together!

This impromptu mini-makeover came about when I was folding all of Hannah’s brand new, freshly laundered bedding and towels for her dorm room, and Mark and I realized our college kids have nicer stuff than we do! What the heck?! Specifically needing an upgrade – our bath towels that are EONS old, and our shower curtain that has been around since Hannah was a newborn (the beauty of white linens – they can be bleached over and over again for years until they are literally falling apart!)

Our master bath is basically fine, but is also tiny, lacking storage space, and has almond colored fixtures (a fiberglass shower stall and vanity/sink) which are not my favorite. That being said, the master bath is so far down on the list of projects that we need to tackle that I don’t even bother daydreaming about what I would do when we eventually gut it (okay maybe a little dreaming about marble tile and not having to shimmy around Mark when we are both brushing our teeth!)  It’s time will come, but for now I’m just trying to work with it and make this room a little more functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The plan for our blue and white bathroom refresh

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Turkish Cotton Towels • Hand Towel • Toothbrush Holder • Tissue Box • Chenille Lattice Shower Curtain • Palm Print • Cool Mist Diffuser • Rug

After shopping ’til I dropped with Hannah this past month, I took advantage of these last few days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that has free shipping and returns and shopped this entire room online!

Turkish Cotton Towels – we have hard water at our current abode and it’s impossible to keep white towels white!! Other linens bleach really well, but over time our white towels just get dingy and grey no matter what I do (I’ve tried every trick in the book!) SO – I’m giving up the fight and going with indigo towels this time. I’m not ashamed to say that Mark and I are pretty fired up to have new towels.

Hand (and Face) Towel – have you tried these before? It’s kind of a weird thing to splurge on, but I love it for drying my face!! It’s soft and absorbent and the navy side doesn’t show mascara, you know, for those lazy people who don’t use eye makeup remover every day 🙂

Plush hand and face towel.

Chelsea Victoria Beverly Hills Palm Art Print – I’m so excited about this part!!!!! Our bathroom is so incredibly BLAH in all it’s almond glory; I’d love to bring a plant in somewhere to give it a little life but there is no room anywhere, so a plant PRINT is the next best thing! I am a huge fan of blue and white with GREEN, and y’all know I love a beachy vibe. Are you digging it?

Palm print for a blue and white bathroom refresh.

I ordered the 18×24 size print and am going to mount it in a white Ribba frame in the 24×35 size (why are the Ikea frame sizes so weird??)

Speaking of Ikea, I’m a big fan of this bath mat.  I threw a couple of them in my cart when I was in the check out line one day and they’re great – two thumbs up.

Cool Mist Diffuser –  Diffusers are finally getting a little easier on the eyes – I’m not a fan of the utilitarian ones that look like a small appliances and yet I am totally addicted to diffusing essential oils. Diffuse in the bathroom when you are doing your makeup, painting your nails, doing a facial mask, etc. If I had a bathtub in here I would 100% diffuse something calming like lavender while I took a bath and read a book! I actually got this one for Hannah’s dorm room where it will likely be stuffy come the winter.

Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Rug – if you’re trying to make your outdated bathroom a little less hideous try a real rug. An indoor/outdoor one is great for a bathroom since it can rally against moisture. You can never go wrong with Dash & Albert rugs!

That’s about it for this quick little makeover – I’ll update you when I put it all together!

Here are a few more of my favorite things from the Nordstrom sale, it ends this Sunday!!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead my lovelies. Thanks for stopping by!



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Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Everything is just lovely. Thanks for the ideas.

Nettie Moore

Sunday 26th of August 2018

Hi Lisa! I am redoing my bathroom and had to stop by to see all of your fabulous ideas!! Nettie

Carol @ CAD Interiors

Friday 17th of August 2018

Your refresh plan looks great, Lisa! Love Dash & Albert rugs! The accessories are beautiful too.


Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Carol! I miss you. This summer I have been totally out of the loop with all my favorite bloggers and need to catch up on social media!


Thursday 9th of August 2018

love it all. you had me at blue and white ;)


Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

My whole house is turning into blue and white Nancy....I'm having trouble drawing the line :) Hope you are having a great week my friend.


Sunday 5th of August 2018

I love it. Can't wait to see the outcome!


Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Thanks Susan! I'm looking forward to freshening up this space.