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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

French Country Bathroom

Hello, everybody!
Today, I thought I would share my guest bath with you. I love decorating my home with warm, inviting colors of French Country decor, and I try to incorporate it in various accents around my home:
There is no window in this small guest bath. The lack of natural light and the small size of the room have made taking pictures a real challenge!

The red and white shower curtain reminds me of red toile fabric and imparts a lighter and brighter feel in the room.

I love the ruffled hem at the bottom of the shower curtain:

I added tasseled tie-backs for the curtain:
A closer view of the tassel:
Both the shower curtain and the fingertip hand towel is from the Country Living Classic vintage Bath Collection.

I like the contrast between the shiny mercury glass soap holder and the color and texture of the towel. Brings instant cheer to an otherwise dark room:

I love mercury glass! So this particular soap holder from Target seemed like a perfect accent for my French Country bathroom.

On the other side of the granite counter top sits a wire basket filled with moss balls
 A closer look of the wire basket:

The moss balls are made from sheet moss (from Jo-Ann) hot glued to styrofoam balls.

Both the bath vanity and granite counter top is purchased from Home Depot, when we remodeled the bathroom couple years ago:

I found these granite cabinet hardware from an online store, and they match the desert rose granite counter top perfectly:

The vanity mirror is also an online purchase, and the light fixture is from Lamp Plus 

On the toilet top sits a basket of greenery and a candle wrapped in burlap:
 A closer look:

The fleur-de-lis wall accent over the framed picture ties in well with other Frenchy accents in the room:

I found this fleur-de-lis iron wall accent at Hobby Lobby:

On the opposite wall of the vanity sink are couple of wall niches:

Clay jars and a mini topiary adorn these wall niches:

I found these clay jars in our local antique store:

There are several perforated holes inside these jars, and I am not sure what they were used for:

However, I love the shape and color of these jars, and they seem perfect for these wall niches in my French inspired bathroom:

The towel bar displays an array of fluffy towels

and brings color to a dark wall

I added some pizzazz to plain towels by sewing some ball fringe:

I love how the colors in the towel are reflected in the artwork on the wall:

 Thank you for visiting! It is always a pleasure hearing from all you wonderful people. Also, I would like to thank these gracious hostesses for featuring my Autumn Foyer in their weekly parties. Do stop by and visit them for a host of inspiring ideas and projects or join their lovely parties to share your creativity!
Thank You, ladies:

So long, for now! Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs, Poppy

Linking at:
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Vintage Chic: Friday's Five Features


  1. I love your choices for the shower curtains and the towels. The red and white just pop with color, They really say French country to me. Everything looks so fresh and beautiful. Great job!!! Have a wonderful holiday.


  2. Love the red and white shower curtains and what a great idea to sew trimming on plain towels! I will have to do this!

  3. Poppy, dear,

    Here I am delighted with this bathroom. What a beauty!

    Loved the flower under liz!

    I have one here ... you gave me an idea!!

    How many delicate details.

    You have a wonderful taste!


    Ligia and =ˆ.ˆ=

  4. Bonjour,

    Un petit coin salle de bain très chic... Vous avez apporté une jolie note personnelle que j'aime beaucoup. Adorable !
    Gros bisous

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    Your bathroom is Gorgeous with all the Dash of colors you have put together. You know I would love to have the picture of the flowers. Thanks so much for coming over and commenting on my new post. Hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.

  6. Your bathroom is beautiful. I love how you tied it all together.

  7. Very pretty, Poppy! I love the jars and the shower curtain and you decorated the whole room so perfectly....Christine

  8. DARLING! I love it. It will be so easy to decorate for Christmas. You did a great job!


  9. Really pretty room! It's so hard to make those little bathroom beautiful - I have one too. You and I actually have pretty similar taste. :)

  10. Poppy, what wonderful pictures! It is a delight to see their posts ... In Portugal we are already preparing for the arrival of Christmas ... Hugs! Manuela

  11. Lovely barthroom with full of wonderful details!

  12. Everything about this bathroom is beautiful, but I'm even more impressed with your creative photography in the space. Great post!

  13. Poppy, I am loving your guest bathroom! The red adds such a pop of lovely colour and being the big fan of toile that I am, it makes me swoon. Love all the touches you've added and the niches are so pretty. Wonderful job! Thank you so much for sharing this at my HOME and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


  14. So pretty, Poppy! Love the red shower curtain.
    Mary Alice

  15. Beautiful colors! You did a great job!

  16. Such a gorgeous space!!! I love the bits of green in your space!!! And the red and white is beautiful! Great job!!!

  17. You did an amazing job on your French Country Bathroom. I love it. The colors are vibrant and welcoming. I am your newest follower, and would love for you to follow me back at

    Betty (maddiebellahome)

  18. Poppy, I love everything about it. I love toile and red and white so of course I adore the shower curtain! You did a great job with all of the added accents. Love the pom poms on the towels and the moss ball in the numbered basket!

  19. You have not left a detail unturned. Your touches have so much personality. I love the niches. What a great idea.

  20. Lovely is the word for this one. Love,love that shower curtain with the dash of red colour,to bring in the colour of the holiday season I guess.Can't wait to become a guest to your house to use that bathroom I say.

  21. Bonjour,
    Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles photos.
    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne journée!

    HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! wonderful work, adventures and very beautiful photographs.
    I am french amateur photographer; I was registered to follow your publications
    Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

  22. Your bathroom is gorgeous! You have a great eye! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  24. Wow, everything is so beautiful and I adore the way you have accessorized it. Gorgeour. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire me and I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  25. Hello Poppy - your guest bathroom is simply gorgeous! Love the red, I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you sharing,

  26. Hi Poppy, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  27. You've created a perfectly lovely guest bathroom. I really like your red and white shower curtain.

  28. Poppy, what a lovely bathroom! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Here is the link to this week's party! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  29. Love that bathroom! I am a total "red girl" so your décor is right up my alley! I actually have the same hand towels from Country Living in my bathroom right now! :)

  30. So beautiful, Poppy. Everything is so perfect!...Christine

  31. It is so pretty and an inspiration.

  32. Oh my goodness it all looks so pretty!! You did such an awesome job!

  33. I like the design and the colouring of the bathroom. Really a nice attempt and it grabs attention.Thanks for the blog keep updating more like this.


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy