Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Bathroom Shelving & Stools




The concept of open shelving in a kitchen or lounge room is often talked/blogged about but I do also like the idea of open shelving in a bathroom. These images above, which I have saved in my files, certainly show this concept very well. I like the idea of soaking in the bath tub looking at my beautiful things in the shelving surrounding me.




Another great idea for a bathroom, if you have a bath tub, is to use a drum stool next to the tub to put a book or a glass on. We have some lovely blue and white stools {and other colours too} in the shop at the moment which would do the job. I use one at home next to our bath and it is fabulous. I often have a pile of magazines on mine...nothing like reading some magazines in the bath at the end of a long day!!


image 1 & 2 via the lettered cottage, image 3 - anna spiro

33 comments:

tricia said...

Those shelves are lovely. I would love to put a cute drum stool next to my tub, but I have a feeling my roommate wouldn't see the "practicality" of it because our bathroom is tiny!

Jessica Hills said...

Oh I love the shelving in that first bathroom! Especially if it were in an apartment with limited storage!

Jane said...

Lovely images. I have a little antique three legged oak milking stool which I sit on when bathing the children. I agree you need something to put things on in a bathroom (including your own bottom if necessary)!!

Karena said...

Lovely images!! I love garden stools for small occasional tables.

Little Eve said...

These photos are divine! I love my duck egg blue, bathroom chair . . if only I could have those shelves for storage too.
Cathy

Adriana said...

I love the stool idea, and these jars are gorgeous! I'm always putting my book on top of a towel! Great idea for your candles too instead of on the baths edge. When I move back to Australia, I'm almost certain I'll become a regular customer.

Penny said...

What is the rug made out of - in the second photo with the drums? (& where can I find one pls?)

Caroline@TheGoodPlace said...

The drum stools are gorgeous Anna. I think they would look great with a glass of wine on at the end of a long day! I am a huge fan of open shelving too - love to look at all my 'things'. x Caroline

The Blushing Hostess said...

That first set of built-in's is fabulous.

Dallas Shaw said...

i not a huge collection gal, but love the camera collection and have been wondering what to do with mine
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Southern Aspirations said...

gorgeous. I know that open shelving can look cluttered at times but these look amazing and makes me want to start hanging ledges!

Meg said...

I love this idea! The first photo is especially nice!

Sassa said...

I just love your pictures!!
Good idea with the stool beside the bath!!
Lovely!! Sassa

Linda Merrill said...

I like the open shelving. Funny - the top pic is the voyeurs dream - the top shelf is all cameras, in the bathroom. Hah! Pretty, though.

London Calling said...

Ditto. Nothing like it. Smiles, LC

plaisirs simples said...

i HEART this first bathroom! i can't place why i like it so much...but I'm in love!

Bralliz said...

Sooo, beautiful!

I love the firts one!

xoxo alice ♥

Trista said...

The first bathroom is beautiful, but I can't imagine having to dust the shelves in that second one with the starfish. It would take 3-4 swiffers.

BLC :o said...

Oh how lovely! The beach bathroom is a fantastic idea!!! Xoxo-BLC

My Notting Hill said...

Love the idea of open shelves in the bathroom. That first pic w/the bedroom in the background is so appealing.

julia said...

I love the shelving - I have a spot in my bathroom where I wanted to put up glass shelves - the supports for them have been the problem - I guess I need to find someone to cut some out of plexiglass - we opted for a smaller shower to have shelves - I imagine seashells and white towels - not very original but appropriate for where we live.

red ticking said...

love this... open shelving is fabulous... that bathroom is darling.. x pam

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I will never tire of a handsome, classic blue and white garden stool. I love bathrooms with actual furniture, not just built-ins. Wish I could see your store in person! Someday...
XX Kate

Rose Potter said...

I soooooooo want one of those stools one day. They are devine!

Laura Trevey said...

The bathroom shelving is Fabulous.
I would love to have this in ours!!

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So pretty, I love how soft it all seems.

Ana Cristina said...

I Love so must your blog, is so nostalgic, creative and so great, congratulations, i visit you many times, i coming soon.

At Town Square said...

Love the open shelving in the bathroom. Yes indeed a bathroom for me! Love your blog. I think I should follow.

Francy said...

Adorei os banheiros mas será que no segundo não dará muito trabalho pra tirar o pó?

Madison seating said...

The bathroom stools are very useful. You can easily get them from the local stores.

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Madison seating said...

The stools looked great in the kitchens and gardens. The bar stools are really useful for the drinkers.

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Chace said...

I am in love with the openness of the room. While the amount of shelves is intimidating, everything is spaced out nicely and there is no sense of clutter.

Aeron Chair said...

Bar stools are super handy. I use them in my office to complement my Aeron chair by Herman Miller