Jack and Jill Accessorize

So we've been working on a design project for a former client of mine. A few days ago in "Jack and Jill United", we were focused on bedding - but today we are all about the bathroom and accessories.

The colors we are working with are a soothing aqua green, a soft lime green and periwinkle blue – the “watercolors”. I suggested a periwinkle paint for the connecting bath but it could also go in the more sophisticated of the two bedrooms. Pottery Barn offers some great bath rugs and towels. For this project, I suggest the cornflower blue or clover green. In the bath be sure to use towels that pick up the colors in both rooms. For the window treatments one idea is to buy roller shades (they have come back BIG) like the Ribbon-Border Roman Shade in parsley from Pottery Barn. Roller shades come in cool colors now too. Or, we can just use the existing wooden blinds.

The Company Store is a great source for linens and accessories. They have wonderful 500 thread count sheets in the nicest, softest sateen finish. Check out Eloquence Supima Sateen Sheets - I prefer the woven dot in skylight. If you can, it is really nice to give your guest the best sheets you can afford. They will last longer and launder nicely, too. The Company Store also carries tone on tone striped bamboo blankets and throws and these are SO soft and nice. This is also my source for down comforters, for those winter months. Folded on the foot of the bed, they just look so luxurious.

Since our rooms are to be used for guest rooms only, we don’t need a lot of storage - now may be the time to replace the dated chest with a painted white bookcase with drawers or a nice desk. Your guests need to have somewhere to put away a few things, but they don’t need an entire dresser. (We don’t really want them to stay too long, do we?) On the bookcase put a pretty decorative vase or plate or colorful baskets and boxes. Use white wooden frames and a framed white decorative mirror (a good, large mirror is essential) like the Brighton Mirror mirror from Crate and Barrel below.

Accessorize with some unusual pillows that don’t match the bedding. I also recommend purchasing a different dust ruffle than the ones that come with the matching bedding. Buy a contrasting color or pattern so it gives a custom look. Be sure to have some nice lighting on your nightstands too. Your guests are sure to rest comfortably!

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