Stealing ideas from other rooms


So let`s do some stealing....

Sometimes I`ll see a piece of art or a stool or lamp in a room and think "That would look so good in a bathroom". Alot of bathrooms are decorated like bathrooms. I think bathrooms should be decorated like any other room in a house. It should reflect the homeowners tastes and styles and help them reach their goals. Ok, I am sure a few of you are cracking jokes about what goals you want to reach in the bathroom...you silly peeps;) ! 

For the bathroom, I was thinking along the lines of if for example, you lead a high stress life (and who doesn`t these days) then your bathroom decor should be relaxing and soothing. A comfy soaker tub would be a good investment. So would a sound system to play relaxing tunes. Soft, gentle colours, little clutter, smooth textures and soft and dimmable lighting would all help you unwind.  Or if you have a teenage girl who doesn`t feel like she is pretty, decorate the bathroom with images that will make her feel good about herself. The bathroom is a great place to do this, sometimes even better then her bedroom, because she is not distracted by the computer, her cell (well, she might have it with her as you`ll see in my next post) to give her positive reinforcement daily. Oops, I`ve gone off on a little tangent! So back to the scheduled programming....

So as I was saying, why not get bathroom inspiration from non-bathroom rooms. I saw these photos and thought "how good would this art look in the bathroom". I think these pieces would look fantastic in modern bathrooms.

Sure we`ve seen sea fans and shells used as accessories, but have you ever seen such a modern take on using sea fans - the ones above appear to be pressed onto a mirror then covered by a glass panel.


These shell photos would look incredible in a masculine, chic bachelor's bathroom.
I think these would look killer on a black painted wall or maybe neon?

Speaking of modern, stylish bachelors who here watches Suits?



I could see this art from Harvey Specter office from the amazing tv show Suits looking cool in a bathroom. (btw, if you haven't seen the show Suits, you gotta watch it. It is sooooo good. Check it out here. The final show of the season was playing this week (I'm watching it in repeats, just discovered it in January!) and what a cliffhanger. Love this show. Great stories, great dialogue and great outfits.  Gabriel Macht who plays Harvey, only wears Tom Ford suits on the show, so you know it's gotta be good!) Want to see all the details in Harvey's office? You've got to read this great article: click here) (And for those  Harvey buffs, want to know who the artist who did that art in Harvey's office is? I am searching for it. I will let you know when I find out. Update: I finally have the answer, thanks guys! I've put all the info & links in this post: here. If you just want the name of the artist, it's Heather Millar). Ok, there I went off on another tangent again. 

So I'll be doing some more stealing decor ideas for the bathroom every
once and awhile and will keep you posted.

images via: delight by design, shoebox decor, inside tv

19 comments:

Lisa said...

Love it. You truly are the best decorator ever and always inspire me.Home Interiors

mikky said...

Hi Lisa,

Oh no the people who decorated these rooms are great, I just posted the photos! They should get all the praise. However it is very sweet of you to say so! I see that you have a blogger account, but no blog yet, I look forward to reading your blog too. Thanks again for leaving me such a nice note.
:)
mikky

Anonymous said...

Have you discovered the name of the artist who did the art in Harvey's office?

mikky said...

Hi Anonymous,

I had sent out some emails, but didn`t get any responses back. Thanks for reminding me, I will try again. Have you been watching this season? What do you think? I still love it, but think the dialogue was better last season. If you want you can send me an email at mikky@todaloos.com and when I find out who the artist is I can email it to you.

:)
mikky

Anonymous said...

Any word on the artist from Harvey's office?

-nick

geek details said...

The artwork is by Heather Millar. It's called "Listen Closely". You can find it here http://www.canvasgallery.ca/images/artists/millar/millar.htm

Fredrik said...

Hey!
Great inspiration blog you have here!

The name of the artist that did the art in Harveys office is Heather Millar, you can see more of her work here:
http://heathermillar.blogspot.se/

Anonymous said...

You don't have to send any emails to find the name of the artist, a simple web search will return this:

Artist name: Heather Millar
Work name: listen closely
Description: oil on canvas

http://heathermillar.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html

Esben said...

Still no update on the artwork from Harveys office? I keep getting reminded almost each show - it's frustrating! :)

Tried to look a bit myself, but had no luck. You?

mikky said...

Hi Esben,

Finally someone found who did the artwork in Harvey`s office, I will be doing a post on it today! The artist is Heather Millar. Here is a link to her blog where you can see the piece from Suits and her other paintings:
http://heathermillar.blogspot.ca/2009/02/2009-current-work.html#comment-form

Have a nice day.

btw, I tried to find an email address for you on your blog so I could email you her info, but no luck. Let me know when you post your first post so I can check it out!

Best,
mikky

mikky said...

To Anonymous,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Thanks so much for sending me this info. I searched everywhere. I really appreciate you sending me her info. Wish I could thank you properly with your really name and not call you anonymous, but thank you so much for taking the time to leave me the comment, and the link.

Best,
mikky

mikky said...

Dear Fredrik,

Thank you so much for telling me who the artist is. I have been away from my blog for 2 weeks and am just going thru the comments now, sorry for the delay in reply and as I am reading the comments from most recent to older I am thanking you second even though you sent me the info earlier. I really appreciate your taking the time to leave me a comment. I love the tv show suits, watch it every week so not knowing who the artist was has been bugging me! Thanks again.
Best,
mikky

mikky said...

Hello Geek Details,

You are the first person to send me the name of the artist of the Suits artwork, and I am sorry I am thanking you last. I haven`t been able to work on my blog at all for the past 2 weeks, so I haven`t been reading the comments and am now going thru them from most recent to older, so sorry for thanking you so late! But thank you thank you thank you! I am so happy to finally know who did this piece! Going to check out the link you left right now. Thanks again.

Best,
mikky

Anonymous said...

I've fallen in love with a large painting on the wall of Sheila Szas's apartment (office?) in season 2 of "Suits". It's large, appears mainly as irregular shaped blocks of red and blue on a white background with a white face in profile on the right side. Does anyone know who the artist is? I've been waiting for six years for the perfect over-the-sofa painting to hang in my Vancouver B.C. apartment

mikky said...

Hi Anonymous,

Can you send me a photo of the painting in Sheila Szas' apartment - my email is mikky@todaloos.com
Or tell me what episode in Season 2 it's in. Then I can check netfliks and try to find out for you.

Best,
mikky

Alena_Kira said...

Hi,
I love the offices. Please, could anyone help me to identify the color/tone they used to paint the walls with? I would love to have at my office. Maybe the furniture too but I am sure it would be difficult to ship them to the Czech republic. :-(

mikky said...

Hi Alena,

I tried to find the paint color for you but wasn't able to. However, my best suggestion would be if you take the photo to a paint store and often they can match up the color perfectly by scanning the photo.

If ever I do find the answer I will post it here.

Best,
mikky

Melissa Alvares said...

I'm interested in the blue paint colour used for the office - did you end up finding it?

mikky said...

Hi Melissa Alvares,

Sorry, but I haven't found the blue paint colour used in the office. You could always take the photo to your local paint store and ask them to match it for you.

Hope you have a nice day and thanks for visiting.

Best,
mikky