one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 2

It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge and I am ready for a change — a color change to be exact! This week I demo-ed the bathroom, removing all sorts of dated, ugly things. I discovered a few ‘treasures’ along the way, like lots of random wiring behind the mirror and about a million tiny nail holes on the bathroom door behind yet another mirror. So, armed with some spackle, I repaired the walls and tackled the boring paint color this week (check out the before photos here).

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The color I chose is called Teresa’s Green from Farrow & Ball and I am freaking obsessed. Now that the walls are covered in this minty, fresh shade of greenish aqua, the bathroom already feels like a wayyy happier place. Are you familiar with Farrow & Ball? I’ve always loved them for their amazing range of colors, but they also make gorgeous wallpapers (this one has been speaking to me in a big way). I only wish I could wallpaper my bathroom, but I think that would have been a tough sell for my landlord.

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Doesn’t it already feel more open and airy and (dare I say) spa-like??

It kills me when trim isn’t white, so clearly the grey-ish taupe colored trim HAD to be re-painted, too. There’s just something about white trim that makes me feel like a space is finished and tidy. I went with All White.

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While we’re talking about the walls, I wanted to share a peek of what is potentially my absolute favorite addition to the loft bathroom: this amazing mirror from Basset Mirror. I wanted something to make a statement and the Myrna mirrow realllllly does that, don’t you think?

When shopping for mirrors, I swear I looked at approximately 856 options. This one feels bohemian with it’s gorgeous curves, but also very modern thanks to the sleek white frame. I absolutely adore the impact of the piece in my space and how it pops against the mint walls. As I select lighting fixtures, this mirror will provide tons of inspiration.

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I’m still deciding whether to mount the mirror on the wall or to leave it leaning against the wall. I like the latter look because it feels a bit more boho, but I’ve noticed that the water from the sink splashes it wayyy more like this. What do you guys think: leaning or wall-mounted mirror??

Check out everyone else who’s participating in One Room Challenge: Apartment 34 | Arianna Belle | Because it’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence | Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place  | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | TM by CIH

sources: Teresa’s Green and All White paint c/o Farrow & Ball. Myrna wall mirror c/o Basset Mirror Company. Striped rug c/o Urban Outfitters. Toilet paper holder c/o Lowes. Phases by Susie Allen c/o Minted.

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  1. 10.17.15
    Sherry Hart said:

    The color looks great with the brick! As far as hanging the mirror I vote hang…..because it will always look messy with the water stains and who wants to be a slave to that!

  2. 10.15.15
    Cristin Bisbee Priest said:

    Love the color! The mirror is perfect too!


  3. 10.15.15

    That paint colors is beautiful! It is hard to mix paint color with red brick and you did a great job!

  4. 10.14.15

    That mirror is AMAZING!

  5. 10.14.15
    Hollie Cooper said:

    I love the exposed brick & the paint colour is a lovely compliment.

  6. 10.14.15
    CallingitHome said:

    Love the brick and the soft color. Great choices.

    • 10.14.15
      joanna said:

      so glad you like it! thanks!

  7. 10.14.15
    Always Rad said:

    Love the color against the bricks!

  8. 10.14.15
    Arielle said:

    Love that rug and of course the paint color! Looking good!

    • 10.14.15
      joanna said:

      wait til you see the rug on the old hardwood floors! it’s gooood

  9. 10.14.15

    Really nice! Love that mirror!

  10. 10.14.15

    The wall colour is a perfect compliment to your brick- it’s so pretty together! And I love the mirror just leaning – I think it really suits the look and feel of your space.

    • 10.14.15
      joanna said:

      thank you! i was so worried about picking a color to go with the brick — it is so overpowering! and thanks for weighing in about the mirror placement!

  11. 10.14.15

    this is beautiful, love the mirror!

    • 10.14.15
      joanna said:

      thank you! i’m sort of obsessed with it ;)

  12. 10.14.15
    Marcie Millholland said:

    I am loving the color and I am searching for mirrors so I am super obsessed with your find!!

    • 10.14.15
      joanna said:

      thanks so much! isn’t that mirror just SO good????