If you’ve watched as many home decorating/real estate/DIY shows as I have you’ve surely come across an episode where a homeowner encounters a pink bathroom. And you can probably guess what’s coming next.
The homeowner opens the door, eyes widen, eyebrows raise, and the side of the lip stretches back. “No,” accompanied by a throaty laugh is usually the first words out of his or her mouth. And then the realtor or contractor assures them it can be painted, it can be renovated, it can be masked.
So you can also, probably, imagine my reaction when I was looking for an apartment, opened the door to this bathroom, and encountered pink tiles.
Eyes widened, eyebrows raised, the sides of both lips stretched up into a smile.
“I’ll take it.”
And then I assured myself that the pink tiles could certainly be highlighted.
The bathroom in my new place has old pink tiles and I did more than embrace them.
OK, so I may have gone overboard in that way that I go overboard with everything: pink shower curtain, pink bathmat, pink towels. But, if you haven’t noticed, pink is my favorite color.
There’s a little green in there too though, to balance everything out. OK, not really, it’s there because I always previously had green things for my bathroom. But it works together.
By now I have everything in my apartment unpacked, but that doesn’t mean much. I have very little furniture so in most of the rooms there are just piles of things waiting to be put away once I can afford to buy things to put them away in.
So my pretty pink bathroom is pretty much the only room that’s finished for now.
Until, I guess, I find a few more pink things to stuff in there.
A little hutch over the toilet to hide my haircare products and makeup (and a pink hairdryer…)
A gold dish to throw the necklace I forgot to take off the night before.
Orla Kiely cosmetic bags. See? Pink and green go together.
A pink dotted shower curtain from Target. With the sun shining behind it, the whole bathroom glows pink.
And matching pink towels.
A shelf for all things green. Green canisters from West Elm, a brown owl, some vases I bought way back in college, and a pink and green flower vase to tie it together.
There’s a running theme of owls in my apartment.
Even my toothbrush is pink.
OK, so my soap is purple. But it’s Method Fig and Rhubarb soap, and I apparently now buy everything fig.
Oh yeah, even my bathrobe is pink. And my Snuggie.