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when ac and i were putting together his room (the music room) it became rather apparent that i'm something of a nazi when it comes to putting our home together (yeah i know, shocker). i was telling a friend that it was "his" room and he got to pick what went in it (sorry, ac, i know that didn't exactly happen) and she said "well, which room is your room?". to which i replied, um- all of them? ac has been painfully thoughtful to let me do most of the decision making with our furniture, paint colors and accessories but the one thing that won't fly is a pink bathroom. i've always wanted to have a girly sanctuary of pink and white but that will just have to wait until we have more space. in the meantime, i'm fantasizing about this beautiful bathroom from provence restaurant in soho, seen on the bluelines blog. a room covered in book pages with a pink fabric door? major swoon overload...



Blogger Jan Halvarson said...


11:44 AM  
Blogger Calie Durant said...

I'm swooning over the pink fabric door!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Shayna said...

too funny...i managed to sneak some pink paint in to our house without too much complaint (only major eye-rolling) by keeping it in the closet. love the bathroom!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a hot pink and white bathroom with touches of black, and i love it! of course, i live alone and date girls anyway, so there was no anti-pink committee to contend with :) that said, i love the soft pink and book pages in this bathroom!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the everything from the pink door to the book page wallpaper. I spotted a similar themed room on flickr-a theme I'm thinking about stealing;)

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love it! i know exactly what you mean about having to wait for a super girly room till we have more space..i too am lucky that my husband let me put most of what i want in our apt without many complaints. but i have to wait on the REALLY girly stuff till we have more rooms to fill...;)

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i also swooned when i saw this on the bluelines blog. the soft pink makes it very sophisticated.

any thoughts on how to diy a door like that??


2:14 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

oh man, i orginally thought that you could do something like this by using the instructions for an upholstered headboard project. but i don't know what you do on the other side of the door or how to hide the staples, etc.

anyone know?


2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone was telling me that men spend a ridiculous amount of time in the bathroom when they go because they feel that that's the only place where they can go to be out of the influence of woman, who usually has her hooks in everything else in the house... he goes for peace and quiet... i guess in your place it's to the music room!!!

so it's apparently not just you who has ALL the rooms...

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry to be so pc, but the nazi casual comment doesn't fly well. i do love your blog but just don't feel great reading that.

4:39 PM  
Blogger marbargarbo said...

Oh good grief, "nazi" as a slang word is totally acceptable.
I can relate to you and decorating with a boy. I'm doing that with my fiance now. :D

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay...hope you're sitting down. As a "GUY", the bathroom is pretty spectacular to say the least. While I typically subscribe to a kinda beachy palette of aquas, soft greys & whites, with punches of oranges/reds/lime greens/teal, I also think every (yes, every) home needs small touches of both pink and black. Pink lends an inexplicable warmth and black just helps ground things so well. It doesn't have to dominate the entire design scheme but at the very least should be introduced in doses. So the bathroom is damn near perfect in that regard. Maybe a bit overtly feminine but certainly doable.

Guys, if you could really take a long look at yourselves while sitting in a room either painted a pale pink or lit with pink bulbs you'd fall in love with yourselves cause it makes ya' look that good. Really! I know its a hard sell, ladies, but I support you in the fight!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AC has my most heartfelt condolences. :P

I will say I am completely digging the padded fabric door, though.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

this post makes me laugh because my boyfriend is going through the same process with me right now in our new apartment. the only way i was able to get away with the pink bathtub and pink sink is because it came with the apartment :) besides, i think they secretly love us taking over. as long as they have their tv and other "toys", right?

6:16 PM  
Blogger Calie Durant said...

Couldn't you do the upholstered headboard thing to both sides? Maybe merge them together with a real beautiful wood? The other door in the room is a black French door, so maybe use a black painted wood or trim?

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the nazi comment threw me too and I read the blog every day and love it.

I do love the papaer and the tufted door though. Especially with the black accents. It's great.

8:07 PM  
Blogger sfgirlbybay said...

nice, grace!

i l-o-v-e anything pink & tufted - the door is awesome!

12:39 AM  
Blogger modmom said...

we have a hot pink bathroom + my husband likes it. ad would get used to it if it makes you happy :)

2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word threw me too. Unnecessarily distracting in an otherwise professional and fun blog! Thanks.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God- lighten up people. If you can't handle that word you shouldn't be reading the internet- there are far more offensive things out there.


10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From where does this notion come that people who are sensitive to loaded language should just keep their mouths shut or lose their sensitivity? I enjoy this blog and will keep reading it (and I, too, love this bathroom!), but the word also gave me pause, and I spend all day on the Internet reading--gasp--language that offends me and which I comment upon. Needing to "lighten up" isn't exactly our problem--our culture is hardly overly serious and sensitive to its ingrained offensiveness.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm steering clear of the discussion above except for saying I don't find the statement that offensive. What I find offensive is not being able to call this bathroom my own. Why oh Why can't this room be miiiiiiine! :-)


1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i was thinking like the headboard project too - which i've done before, but couldn't get past what happens to the other side.

but now i'm thinking you can do a piece that's a little smaller than the door, wrap the board the same as in a headboard project, then hang the new pretty pink piece on the door, right (just in the four corners with hooks)? paint the door glossy black or slate to frame the pink piece nicely...

i might try this - will send pics if it works out!


3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. Nobody ran Seinfeld off the network for the "SOUP NAZI", nor did they make him apologize, they actually made him and Larry David the two highest paid people on TV...til Friends ran 'em off...

I can't believe people get bunged up about these types of things...No I CAN believe they get bunged up about them.

I wonder what they would have said at the lunch table today when an Irish colleague tried to convince me that Indian people are genetically better at math and IT and Black people are better at running and jumping but not swimming...

I'll take the "I'm somewhat of a nazi when putting our home together" comment in the context of a completely inoffensive and lighthearted self criticism of an excessive behavior any day and every day. I'm sure no one had any visions of Grace with a Hiter-esque moustache being cruel to AC...

3:38 PM  
Blogger love forever said...

thanks to the token guy who expressed his love for pink! we have a pink and black bedroom and the mr. loves it! it's very soothing.
this bathroom is totally gorgeous. i think a pink tufted door is just the epitome of glamour.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Diana Coronado said...

Elegant and vintage

2:23 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

dying, truly i'm dying.
i smell jasmine.

7:41 PM  

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