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April 14, 2013

Bathroom morphing!

Last weekend I finally got my wish to have the bathroom repainted. 

Spring 2010
 I had a terracotta color for a while, but
I grew tired of it.
 We put on a color called Eggnog by
Pratt & Lambert
and I worked in my Tuscan accents.

 After a while I popped in some ruby red 
accents and a tapestry.

Then last year I saw the botanical pictures and 
these Shower curtains and fell in love with the 
fabric which I blogged about here.
 I turned one of three curtains into a valance.
I had decided to dump the Tuscan look and
go more towards a botanical look. 
 I liked it a lot for a while, but I really wanted more freedom to change accent colors if I wanted so I decided I'd go towards an off white that would pick  up on the tiles.
   I ended up going with a color called Ice Formations by Benjamin Moore (matte finish).  It was deeper than I expected to go but it has this nice earthy tone and I will still be able to play off it with other colors if I want to.

You can see here how well it goes with the
tiles.  It's very soothing too.

  It's hard to get a shot in here...I'm up against a
wall trying to get a picture. 

The sun finally shined and I was able to get a few shots with natural lighting.  See my new rose colored mercury glass bottle?  I had recently decided to add a rose color to the room and I spotted this while browsing on One King's Lane (again).
Had to have it!

This is from Pier 1 Imports back in February.
 My robe hook...

 Loving that sun!

 I found this and my tissue box cover (Croscill) marked down last year.  
They were a perfect pick up for the theme.

I'd been looking for a rose colored towel for a while but they were always the wrong tone.  There is a rose colored accent in the pictures on the wall that I was trying to come as close to as possible.

I found these at Younker's and they're made with Eucalyptis fibers and 
they're super soft too!
I promised my hubby I won't ask to change this
again for a long time!  (He's my painter)

The room was flooding with sunshine today.  It was such a cheerful welcome since we've been experiencing snow, rain, snow, rain etc... all this past week.  
We're really getting a s l o w start to spring here!

Thanks as always for visiting!


I will be joining Between Naps on the Porch
on Monday for
Our Home Away from Home 


  1. wonderful transformation. Always nice to go back and see all the changes

  2. Love the pretty botanical prints and all of the beautiful details in your bathroom. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Looks so bright and pretty now! My powder room needs some updating and you have inspired me to go pale...mine is currently terra cotta too! Love the pink accents!

  4. The new wall colour is fresh and lovely, Liz. Love the botanical prints, too!
    ~ Wendi

  5. Beautiful Liz! I love your spring transformation with your botanical prints!

  6. Oh the most beautiful one so far - love the colors and especially the little wire wreath.

  7. Love those botanical pictures too!

  8. I love the new color!! Lighter and brighter and the botanical prints are really special. Nice nice nice!

  9. How pretty, Liz! Love the botanical prints!! Everything feels so light and bright! Beautiful!!

  10. Great color Liz. Very pretty for Spring too. Such pretty prints and your accessories are lovely.

  11. Hi Liz! Oh, your bathroom looks so pretty! Love the lighter look and your shower curtain. The prints look beautiful on the wall. I know how you must love it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. What a great look liz, so much happier and brighter for Spring and Summer.

  13. Beautiful changes Liz! I LOVE the botanical prints. You are definitely ready for sunny days!

  14. If for no other reason handymen around make blogging so much more interesting, don't you agree? ahahahah
    Here we have the habit of filling the walls - bathrooms and kitchens - in tile, from floor to ceiling.

    I find your way so much better, perfect and beautiful.
    Well, stopped whining ;).

    Congratulations on the change. It was a crime to have those strong tones when the new ones created such a clean and whimsical atmosphere.

    Well, it could very well be a dump and I'd still love it for its curtain :love,love,love: and lovely details like that PierImport1 iron sculpture. You seem to have a miriad of unique pieces in your home, but I think the Pier Import 1 takes the crown. Today.

    Thank you for sharing,

  15. BEAUTIFUL! Photos are perfect, love the sun streaming in!

  16. You chose a beautiful color. I'm sure you will enjoy it a long time. Good job on the photos too. It's not at all easy to get pictures in an average size loo! Haha! I love the soothing greens and botanicals with the pink touches too!

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  18. Now I'm REALLY ticked that I'm no longer getting your post alerts via email!!! This was one post I SURELY didn't want to miss out on!!!! Dang, Liz....this looks great!!!!!!!! "Eggnog" LOVE the name of the color!!! I might lick the wall, though, so good thing you changed it! :-) The "Ice Formations" is a gorgeous neutral, and it really opens the space up. The room actually looks BIGGER!!! What a beautiful transformation! The prints on the wall make the room look larger, too, since it's not just one big clump. Perfect!!!!!!!

    The little lovebirds on the heart over the commode are so cute. Pier 1 has such nice stuff, and you're good at finding it!!!

    Congratulations on a FABULOUS space!!!!! (P.S. - Is that stereo or TV in there? I wish I had both!!!)


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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