Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Princess Room

Friends of ours came over for a visit the other evening and when they saw my master bath they immediately christened it The Princess Room. 



So The Princess Room it shall remain!!

Hey - why not? Every girl dreams of being a princess at some point in her life!

I first brought you in here when I showed you my Master Suite about a million years ago. 

Ok, only 3 months ago. I might have exaggerated a tad. 



Well, today I'm going to give you a peek even further into the inner sanctum...the stuff you always want to peek at when you use someone's restroom....come on, don't lie - you know you always want to open the medicine cabinet!

Maybe that's just me. Sorry. I can be nosy. 

Continuing with the Clutter Busters....here are my tips on keeping my Princess Room organized. 



I wanted a vanity all my life. It was high on my must-have list when designing this space. It's such a luxury to be able to sit down and take my time with all my little beauty routines. And let's face it, after 40 the routines take longer and longer each year. Wahh!

I like to have everything right at my fingertips when sitting at my vanity, but without being "cluttered." This marble tray that I picked up at Sierra Trading Post for about $3 does an incredible job. The coordinating marble cup holds my makeup brushes. 



I have two of these rotating cosmetic organizers, one on either side of the marble tray - they hold my cosmetics and they spin around so I can see what I have. And let's face it - I have a LOT of products. A ton. I have always been that kind of girly-girl. These organizers came from Joss & Main.  Love that place!



In the vanity cabinets I have these mesh roll out organizers - there are two in each vanity which keeps everything so nicely organized. 

Yes, I'm a bit of a neatnik. I admit it. These kind of things make me very happy. 

There's actually no medicine cabinet in this bathroom - I couldn't put a recessed one in over the sinks as it's an exterior wall and all the products inside would freeze in my climate. And I didn't like the medicine cabinets that aren't recessed - I felt like they would stick out way too much and I would bang my face on them when washing up! So, medicines are kept in the medicine cabinet in the guest bath....and I don't mind one bit if you peek when you come to visit! 


I loved the fact that these vanities had such a large drawer underneath - however, it led to challenges in keeping things organized. This deep drawer organizer is awesome, I love it. And these Ikea storage boxes are perfect to organize the drawers as well. I ordered 2 sets of these and used them elsewhere in the master suite as well. 



This rolling organizer holds some items I use regularly such as contacts, vitamins, face wash, etc as well as taller items that don't fit under the sink. I told you how much I love these organizers and gave you a link to buy one for yourself when I told you all about my Kitchen Clutter Busters.  I actually ordered this one for next to my washer to hold laundry detergent but it was too narrow for the bottles I buy - but it worked out perfectly right here. 


I absolutely adore the tub I had put in however I limit the amount of times I use it due to the fact that I have a well and septic. That just makes the times I indulge all the more special! I go all out - I light all the candles, put on some relaxing spa music, and have a glass of wine - there's nothing like it!!

When we were putting in the tub my contractor asked me if I wanted a little recessed area for products and the answer was a resounding YES. More space for products? That's a no-brainer for me. 



I chose the same stone as the fireplace to back the recessed area. It's the perfect spot for the products I use in the tub. And everything has a lavender scent to make the experience even more relaxing!



My bath salts are kept neat and tidy and ready for action right next to the bath in an old ceramic container that came from a floral arrangement. It's just the right size to fit between the tub edge and the wall - who knew that holding on to these odd items would work out so well in my new house?



In the shower I put a tension organizer in one corner to keep all my shower supplies handy. 



The model I chose is from Simple Human and it's terrific! It got wonderful reviews and I completely understand why.  It's so sturdy and has 3 adjustable shelves plus hooks, razor holder, toothbrush holder, and soap dish. I bought mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond with a 20% off coupon. It was the best deal I found on this item anywhere - and it's worth every penny! All the reviews say it doesn't rust - that was a huge selling point for me right there. 



Across from the vanity my contractor built in shelving to store additional supplies. The width and height of the shelves was decided based on the amount of space that was left after everything else was installed and it couldn't have worked out better if we planned it this way!



I already had 6 of these fabric boxes that I was using elsewhere. I was originally going to get baskets for the bathroom shelves but when I tried out one of these on the shelves it was just too perfect! I bought mine at Home Decorators with a coupon code. 

Did you notice that there is usually a coupon code happening with me? Yup, I admit it. I hate to pay full price for anything!



These over-door hooks are wonderful - I have them EVERYWHERE. Seriously. Addicted. 



All these organizers not only keep the bathroom looking fairly tidy at all times but make my morning routine so much easier. Even on Mondays!



I don't have to go looking for anything. I know exactly where every item is. Things I use morning and night are right at my fingertips. 



And at the end of the day, that's what makes this space even more beautiful. It's amazingly functional. 

What's better than that?




28 comments:

  1. You are so right! That is definitely a princess room. :)

    So glad I know royalty. :)

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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    1. And it even has a throne!!

      Sorry...I couldn't pass that one up....:)

      Thanks for visiting, KariAnne!!

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  2. Your bathroom is beautiful!! You are so organized...I'm extremely impressed and learning from you.

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    1. Aww, thanks Stacey - what a compliment!! It sure does make life easier to know where to find things in the morning!!

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  3. Your master bath is absolutely dreamy! What could be more relaxing than soaking in the tub with a fireplace warming the room?!

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    1. It's such a treat, Vickie! No better way to transition into a relaxing evening! Thanks for coming by and for your sweet comment!

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  4. It's a princess room for a very organized princess :)

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    1. Ha ha thanks Deb!! There are areas in my life where I need more help being organized (paperwork!! Uggghhhhh!! My nemesis!!) but through the years I have definitely become more and more organized. It just makes life easier!

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  5. It's a princess room for a very organized princess :)

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  6. ohhhh mannnn! i love house tours haha im nosey too :) but wow wow wow i love how you organized everything! i am gonna keep these in mind!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! You have a great vanity area in your getting-ready room also and it appears to be extremely well organized! I think we are very much alike in that regard....I'm guessing you are a bit of a neatnik as well!

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  7. So impressed with all of your organization. Lots of great tips and your bathroom is beautiful. xo Laura

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    1. Why thank you, Laura!! I'm really happy with how it turned out!!

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  8. No matter how much we age, I think we all dream of having a princess room of our own. It's sort of what my home office is to me, sans the make-up table. xo Your princess room is amazing!

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    1. I would love to have a beautiful home office as well - what a luxury that is!! But I can use my laptop anywhere so I'm quite happy with that....for now!

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  9. Beautiful princess room! Love the cozy fireplace!

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  10. Beautiful princess room! Love the cozy fireplace!

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    1. Ahhh thank you - me, too!! I am looking forward to the first blizzard where I have a day off and can just chill out by one of my fireplaces....I'm the luckiest woman to have two! The one in the Princess Room is a gas fireplace so a lot easier than my wood burning stove - instant gratification!

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  11. I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything but that fabulous fireplace!! Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Kim - I think that was my biggest splurge when doing my renovations. It wasn't part of my original plan but I ended up staying in a hotel last fall that had a fireplace that you could see from the bed and the bath and the seed was planted!

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  12. Hello Mountain Mama, so nice to meet you and thank you for your visit at mine. I was glad to read how excited you are about Christmas decorating as I need to get some serious motivation going there this year.

    I am so impressed! I thought Doreen was the most organized woman I knew but I think you must give her a run for the money in that department. Beautiful bathroom for a princess, especially for one who does love her girly stuff!

    Dewena

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    1. I think Doreen still wins!!! I saw her kitchen organization and I felt like a mess in comparison! Thanks for your visit, Dewena - it's always so nice to meet new blogland friends!

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  13. So gorgeous and so very organized!!!! Ahhhh to have a fire place in the bathroom. So amazing. Happy Friday have a wonderful week end.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks, Kris!! Happy weekend to you also!!

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  14. Nope, I've never wanted to be a princess but as that looks like a throne room to me, I'll be the Queen.
    ~ waving ~
    lol

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    1. Ha ha ok you can be the Queen - no arguments there!! :)

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  15. This is like organizing porn in here, I love it! Definitely a princess room, I love the beveled subway tile, I'm considering it for our future bathroom reno. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ahhhh organizing porn....ha ha I guess it is!! I love the subway tile, Carmen - it's so easy to keep clean and it's classic and timeless. And not expensive!!

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