I'd love to be able to tell you that I first got my inspiration for my Parisian Master Bath from my trip to Paris last year. Yep, that would've made a really great post if I could've had pics from the great little hotel that looked like the gorgeous Paris apartment baths that we Americans dream of and then came home and replicated it, always remembering how I was first inspired in Paris.
But, real life and real decorating are not always perfect. The truth is, as great as our little Paris hotel was, the bathroom wasn't quite as picturesque as those dreamy romantic baths you see in magazines. It was somewhat smaller, somewhat more "peach" and somewhat more foreign with the retro European hair dryer and the odd faucets.
And as quaint as it was, it didn't really inspire me to come home and pattern my own bathroom after it. But it did have something going for it that I'll never be able to replicate. And that was the great view from the window. Yes, that's the Eiffel Tower peeking out from behind the trees. And I may or may not have had to stand on the toilet to get this shot.
So, the truth is that I had to pull my inspiration for my bathroom from my ideals of Parisian bathrooms instead of my actual experience with bathrooms in Paris.
And maybe it's more appropriate to call this theme my American version of a Parisian bath. Hmmmm....
Just to redeem myself a little, I'd like to say that the lavender is actually from France, although my mom bought it for me at Marshall's....
And the little wrapped soaps are the actual ones from our little Paris hotel because I'm just a nerd like that.
And these soaps...well, they're just from Macy's, but I wrapped them in canvas to make them look a little more French. Did it work?
And I'm still on the lookout for an American version of a Parisian vanity chair to go over there. I'll keep you posted on that.
And for those of you who said you liked my Faux Grain Sack Sort-of Roman Shade, thank you. If you are one of the ones who said you want to make one, be sure to send me pics! And if you missed that post, click here for the details.
So, while it may not be completely authentically Parisian, it is completely authentically me, which is just how I like it!
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