Home Inspiration – Bathrooms…


My parents, last week, moved into an old Victorian town house. A house which needs gutting and restoring from the ground up.  Luckily, the previous owners had lived there since the 1950’s, and instead of removing all the original features, they had just boarded them up and covered them over with layers of floral wallpaper.  Much to the joy of my mum, as she is now revealing beautiful Victorian fireplaces and original floor tiles.
One room that is stuck in the 1970’s, is the bathroom.  Head to toe in avocado, swirly lino and floral wallpaper. Eyes hurt when entering the room.  My parents are after a sympathetic suite, which is in keeping with the Victorian style of the house.  Luckily a lick of Farrow & Ball paint, some cool taps such as these from My-Bathrooms UK, and some clever tongue & groove wall paneling will have the room looking perfect – much like the image above.
I am living out my interior stylist dreams, helping my parents to re-decorate their home.  Scouring on-line sites and pinning to their boards on pinterest.  I only wish the house was mine!


Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.

  • I long for an open fireplace, what a fabulous find, can’t believe some people hide these features! I love the bathroom shown above, the tongue and groove adds such character and the beautiful vintage shabby chic mirror just completes the look perfectly :O)

  • Sounds like my idea of heaven! Perhaps your parents would be kind enough to allow you to show us some of the finished results? X

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