When we first found out we were moving to Italy, I had a lot of pipe dreams, y'all. I was going to ride through the cobblestone streets on a Vespa with bread pouring out of the basket on the front of it. I was going to wear heels all the time while I sipped cappuccino on sunny streets. And I was going to live in a beautiful large villa with wooden beam rafters and copper pots hanging from my ceiling.
Yeah, none of those things happened, except for my very increased coffee consumption, especially the part about us living in a villa. We instead were moved into (with little choice on the matter) a small two-bedroom apartment with the most difficult concrete walls and ceilings you could imagine. I was suitably not impressed, as you can imagine — but one part of the apartment that was I pretty excited about was the pink bathroom, complete with the magic of the bidet.
I'd been pining over colorful tiled bathrooms on Pinterest, as one does, and so our crazy pink bathroom was kind of a jackpot to me. It was fun and whimsical and it was the only part of the house I instantly liked. Add that to learning how to use the bidet — which, for the record, my husband and I are 100% sold on, and I was on board with our bathroom situation. Which was good, because it was our only bathroom.
After finding my crazy black and white shower curtain, discovering the wall print covered in butts (there's boobs, too, if you're into that), and adding a ton of plants, I felt like the room was really taking shape. It had become a perfect marriage of the whimsical-ness and clean lines I love from Scandinavian design (thanks, affordable Tiger!) but still had that pink tile and color I love from retro design. Plus, the craziness and clutter that is always a constant in my house – I just love things!
We've lived here over a year now, and rooms are starting to take shape, as you may have noticed from our spare room. I'm hoping to update each room as we get it finalized, but no room is ever completely finished, and that's kind of the way I like it. I'm pretty satisfied with the bathroom, though, and you can definitely tell it's had some improvement since the update I put up last year. Let me know what you think in the comments!
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