one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4

The loft bathroom reno is actually taking shape!! Last week I was still a bit nervous because the lighting took so much longer than anticipated, but this week I got to focus on my wheelhouse: textiles. Not sure if many of you know this, but back when I had a day job, I was a textile designer. You could say I know a thing or two about fabric (I’m often dubbed ‘fabric nerd’).

PROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge @urbanoutfitters

It all started with this shower curtain — I had to have it. The pompoms were just too darling and the perfect soft, bohemian touch to complement the handsome brick.

PROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge @urbanoutfittersPROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge @urbanoutfitters

And then this rug… SO GOOD. I love the rag rug construction, the fringe detail, even the bits of black running through the ivory. It actually reminds me a bit of the Jaime Derringer piece I featured last week, so I’m really thrilled they get to live in the same space.

Speaking of the Jaime piece…

PROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge @coyuchi

There are new towels to hang below it! I am totally obsessed with these Air Weight towels from Coyuchi. They are gorgeously soft, made of organic cotton, and they wash really, really well. I also picked up these striped towels at Homegoods, but I’m a bit undecided about them. I can’t decide if there are now too many stripes going on in the space and if they are the right shade of grey. Thoughts?

PROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge @bellacor

I also ditched the dusty blinds and put in these sumptuous linen curtains from Bellacor. The increased amount of natural light in the bathroom is unbelievable — no more bath cave! They are juuust opaque enough to prevent my neighbors from peeping, but I’ve found that I’m happiest when they are letting in as much light as possible. Oh, and the fabric… French linen. Sigh.

I am hoping to get more storage solutions in the space next week, especially in this open space next to the window. Maybe a white linen cabinet?

PROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge

And while we’re talking about natural light, let’s also discuss my new plant friends! As soon as I moved into the loft, I knew I wanted to convert the bathroom into a bit of a jungle. There’s just so much open space. Plus, now that there’s a lot more natural light, I actually can!

PROGRESS REPORT! one room challenge // loft bathroom, week 4 // #oneroomchallenge @lowes

That’s all of my progress for this week — what do you think?

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: Pompom shower curtain c/o Urban Outfitters. Rag rug c/o Urban Outfitters. Untitled 4 by Jaime Derringer c/o Minted. Air Weight towels c/o Coyuchi. Striped towels from Homegoods. French linen curtains c/o Bellacor. Curtain rod from Bellacor. Terra cotta pots and plants c/o Lowes. Hanging planter from RELM STUDIOS. Vase from The Granite.

Behind The Blog

Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 10.29.15
    Always Rad said:

    Love the art, it looks perfect with the brick wall! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

    • 10.29.15
      joanna said:

      thanks so much! only a couple of weeks left…

  2. 10.29.15
    Sherry Hart said:

    Well I agree…I have never met a pom pom I didn’t like! And what is not to love about french linen curtains!

    • 10.29.15
      joanna said:

      ha! couldn’t agree more.

  3. 10.29.15
    CallingitHome said:

    So fun. I love the white tones against the brick wall.

    • 10.29.15
      joanna said:

      isn’t it just so dreamy?

  4. 10.28.15
    Ashley Mayes said:

    Love all the textiles!

  5. 10.28.15
    Ashley Mayes said:

    Love all the textiles!