|Colleen Bashaw - House Beautiful|
I had to share this incredibly unique bathroom that interior designer Colleen Bashaw designed for her daughters. It combines industrial elements with chinoiserie, which is quite a rarity.
The pink chinoiserie wallpaper is a favorite of mine - Quadrille China Seas Lyford Pagoda in pink on white. I love how it includes palm trees and pagodas.
|Quadrille China Seas Lyford Pagoda|
Then she toughens up the pink palette with a metal apothecary style vanity and industrial sconces by Urban Electric Company. A pair of black inlaid bone mirrors is a perfect contrast to the pink.
I love the pink patterned floor tiles. This bathroom is such a fun and modern mix and the color palette of pink and black is quite fabulous.
Speaking of palm trees, I ordered some new business cards last night. I wanted something simple and elegant with a palm tree. Palm trees are the perfect mix of chinoiserie and Florida, ideal for my new venue.These are the proofs.
I remember my first time visiting the west coast of Florida exactly three years ago, and upon landing in Tampa, being blown away by the incredible beauty of the palm trees everywhere. I closed on my Venice home a year ago this week - July 8th. I have over a dozen palm trees in my garden and I have added many more potted palms and palm decor inside and out.
The palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life originating in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The palm (Phoenix) was sacred in Mesopotamian religions, and in ancient Egypt represented immortality. (Wikipedia) In the hurricane the other night, I loved watching the incredible resilience of the palm trees - they bend and sway in strong winds, but after the storm passes, they are just fine.