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Half Bathroom Tour

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As a home blogger, it can be a little strange that so many people know exactly what the inside of your home looks like. We try to really open our lives to you guys, and showcasing every inch of our homes is a part of that. I’m not gonna lie, it does make me feel a little weird to show the internet what my bedroom looks like, and share exactly where I lay my head each night. But that comes with the territory of being a home decor blogger, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  If we can inspire someone with the way we decorate our homes, then it’s totally worth it!

I realized that I’ve shown you guys most of our shoe-box sized Chicago apartment (I mean there isn’t really that much ground to cover), but I have left one room off our tour list. Our half bathroom. I think I was a little intimidated to photograph the space, not because it’s ugly…but because it’s tiny, has mirrors, and has absolutely zero natural light. Not exactly the best equation for beautiful photographs. We recently added some new art in that little baby-sized room, and I figured it was finally time to attempt to shoot this space for the blog. So let’s do this thing already…

Even though we live in a one bedroom apartment, it is so nice to have an extra bathroom in our home. Not only is it convenient for guests, but it is essential to our morning routine here in the Finn household. My husband graciously gave me full reign of the large double-sink master bath, and he stores all of his stuff in the small powder room. Living together for four years, in three different places, we’ve always had separate bathrooms and it definitely works for us. (Side note: I don’t know what it is with guys and their bathrooms…but why do they spend so much time in there? Like what are you doing in there for soooo long? Am I the only girl who thinks that? Please tell me I’m not alone!)

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This little room houses our mason jar organizer, which holds lots of bathroom essentials. I’ll admit, 95% of the time it doesn’t have fresh flowers in it. But I do like to sneak some in when we’re having guests over. It just glams up the rustic piece a bit and adds some cheer to the small space. Yellow-Flowers-Mason-Jar

I try not to clutter up the small counter in here with too much stuff. Mostly just simple white accessories that offer storage and function. Wedding-Rings

Because this is our guest bathroom, I like to have extra toilet paper on hand. It’s never fun to be at someone’s home and run out of TP! So to avoid any awkwardness or embarrassment, we store lots of extra in a slim basket near the toilet. I know Bridget does the same in her household. It’s just a nice little way to make your guests feel extra comfortable.

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Because this space is so small, I decided to keep the decor in here very clean and simple. Bright white towels, frames, and a few natural elements help keep things looking fresh in this tiny room. You’re not overwhelmed with color or clutter, and I kinda like that.

One area where we do add a nice pop of color is through the art pieces. We recently received some gorgeous prints as a wedding gift, and I knew I had to frame them immediately. Because wall space is at a premium in our house, they ended up here in the powder room. But just because they’re in the bathroom, doesn’t mean I’m not obsessed with them. Blue-PrintThese are actually hand painted kimono prints from an old book. Finn’s aunt gave them to us to include in our home. I love the colorful details and texture, and I think they really pop against the thick white mats. Butterfly-PrintThe best news is I still have 2 more prints that I need to frame. Hopefully I can find a good spot for the others in our home, but for now I’m in love with these. Worlds-Fair-PosterOn the main wall, we hung this large Chicago print. Gotta have a little hometown love, right?

So that’s about it…I guess it doesn’t take too long to show off such a small space! Now I can confidently say that I’ve shown you just about every nook and cranny of our apartment. Does that mean that it’s time to move already? Hmmm…I could use a new space to decorate that’s for sure.

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  1. Katie

    Haha you are not alone! I wonder the same thing about my husband and the bathroom. Sometimes I’ll be looking for him aaaand that’s where he’s been!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Katie so happy to hear you’re with me girl! Oh my goodness…what is it with guys and the bathroom? Like seriously I think he could watch an entire football game on his phone in there. Weird….

  2. Jessica

    Casey – I love your little half bath. Love the art you chose to help accentuate the space, and you totally did a great job photographing it!!! So want your mason jar organizer; it’s little things that make a space divine.

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  3. Samantha

    Where did you get that little heart jewelry dish? It’s so cute! And you really know how to decorate a small space. Love it.

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6 thoughts on “Half Bathroom Tour

  1. Katie

    Haha you are not alone! I wonder the same thing about my husband and the bathroom. Sometimes I’ll be looking for him aaaand that’s where he’s been!

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  2. Jessica

    Casey – I love your little half bath. Love the art you chose to help accentuate the space, and you totally did a great job photographing it!!! So want your mason jar organizer; it’s little things that make a space divine.

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  3. Samantha

    Where did you get that little heart jewelry dish? It’s so cute! And you really know how to decorate a small space. Love it.

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Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour – My Favorite Room

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. The blogging community is chock full of so many wonderful and talented people, and we’re so happy to call many of them friends. Earlier this month, one of our new blogging friends invited us to take part in her “Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour Series” and we jumped on board right away.favorite-room-edition-graphic[Side Note: If you haven’t heard of Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. then this is your official invite to go love on this crazy talented chick. We admire her laid-back bohemian style, and can’t wait to see what this mama-to-be has in store for her future daughter’s nursery. If it’s anything like she has done in the past, it’s going to be insanely gorgeous.]

Okay, back to the home tour series. This week we’re joining over 2 dozen other bloggers to share a favorite room from our home. All this week we’ve gushed over the gorgeous details that so many of these talented ladies have incorporated into their spaces, and today it’s time for us to show off our space.

So if you just came from Caitlin’s fav room from Desert Domicile, then welcome to DIY Playbook. Today, I (Casey) am going to show off my favorite room in our small Chicago apartment. Wide-Family-RoomThis is our living room, and it really is heart of our home. We live in a small 1.5 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment, and our family room area is the place we often gather. Not just because we have nowhere else to hang (small home problems), but because it is such a comfortable and welcoming spot.

We have a large white sectional that is so dang comfy, and it’s offers the perfect spot to cozy up and relax after a long day of work.  I’ve also filled the couch with soft blankets and textured pillows to make the space even more luxurious. My fiance says I have a pillow hoarding problem, but I like to think of it as a collection. #agreetodisagree

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I love this space because I believe it truly reflects our style, while showcasing some of our personal mementos and treasures. The large white couch is a great neutral piece, and I enjoy accenting it with grays, blues, and teals to add some personality. The coffee table, side table, and wood shelves are all DIY projects that didn’t break the bank.

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Matches-in-bowlMany of the accessories are flea market finds, items from HomeGoods, or treasures my fiance and I have collected over the years (like our bowl of matches from our favorite date nights.)

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Table-TrayBe-Happy-SignYou’ll also find a homemade pallet sign with a sentiment we enjoy as a visual reminder. It says “Be Happy” and this space truly does make us feel pretty darn happy. NightstandCanvas-and-shelvesThis light-filled room is my favorite spot to hang on a leisurely weekend morning. Usually I’ll wake up pretty early and let Finn sleep in. Then I’ll make a nice big bowl of cereal, some hot coffee, and I’ll cozy up on a sun-filled spot and let the morning pass at a nice leisurely pace.

It’s a great time to catch up on blogging, read magazines, and just take a breather before the chaos of the day.

Casey-Drinking-CoffeeSo there you have it. My favorite room in our small Chicago pad. It’s a space that truly reflects what the word home means to me: happy, comfortable, and inviting.

Now I urge you to go check out the next gorgeous space in our little blog hop. Go check out Traci’s favorite room over on Beneath My Heart.

And for even more eye candy, check out all of the spaces from the talented group below. They’ll be showing off their fav rooms all this week.

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  1. Jennifer Susil Griffin

    What a beautiful room, Casey! I love how it’s loaded with personality and looks so chic but comfy.

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  2. Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno

    What a pretty space to spend time in…I can see why it’s a favorite!! Love the colors throughout…

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  3. Summer Hogan

    Your space is amazing!!! I love EVERY inch of it! I’m so glad I found your blog and met you guys! Y’all are too cool for school and if I’m every in Chicago I’ll be knocking on your doors 🙂

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Summer,
      You are seriously the sweetest! Thank you for all of the love here and on social media…you’re seriously too kind! We are so happy we met you too! Come to Chicago!! We promise we will wine and dine you and show you our fav spots around town.
      xo,
      B & C

  4. DIY Playbook

    I actually found it a couple years ago at a resale shop for about $25! It was quite the steal. It’s probably 1.5 feet…pretty big and amazing. Keep searching! Hopefully someday you’ll find your own

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  5. Gigi

    Beautiful place!!!!! Luuuuuv. I recently relocated to Colorado and am missing Chicago *so much* 🙁 . Where did you buy that incredible painting of the skyline? It is amazing! I NEED IT!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Gigi,
      Thanks so much! Chi-town misses you, but Colorado is so beautiful too! We hope you love your new city.

      The cityscape was actually a HomeGoods find from a couple years ago. Only $100…quite the score!

      Thanks for tuning in!
      Casey

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16 thoughts on “Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour – My Favorite Room

  1. Jennifer Susil Griffin

    What a beautiful room, Casey! I love how it’s loaded with personality and looks so chic but comfy.

    Reply
  2. Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno

    What a pretty space to spend time in…I can see why it’s a favorite!! Love the colors throughout…

    Reply
  3. Summer Hogan

    Your space is amazing!!! I love EVERY inch of it! I’m so glad I found your blog and met you guys! Y’all are too cool for school and if I’m every in Chicago I’ll be knocking on your doors 🙂

    Reply
  4. DIY Playbook

    I actually found it a couple years ago at a resale shop for about $25! It was quite the steal. It’s probably 1.5 feet…pretty big and amazing. Keep searching! Hopefully someday you’ll find your own

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  5. Gigi

    Beautiful place!!!!! Luuuuuv. I recently relocated to Colorado and am missing Chicago *so much* 🙁 . Where did you buy that incredible painting of the skyline? It is amazing! I NEED IT!

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Updated Home Tour

Bridget has updated her house tour, come take a look… 

Oh, and a little side note:

Wait, Apartment Therapy? If you did a double take, that makes two of us. While you check that out, I’ll be peeling myself off the floor! O.M.GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

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Bridget’s Suburban Ranch

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Check out even more pictures of our home tour on Style Me Pretty!
PS. If you are looking for some holiday inspiration, come check out some inspiration here…
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  1. DIY Playbook

    Thanks Becca! You are too sweet, lady!! We would love for you to come back and stalk… everyday. =) Hope all is well with you as well. Thanks again for stopping; it means a lot.

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  2. kelsey

    I’ve tried searching and clicking around a bit but didn’t have any luck. Would you mind sharing the name of the gray color on your walls? I’m looking for a warm gray and this looks gorgeous in the pictures!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Hey Kelsey,
      Mind? I’m honored that you like it and am happy to share! The color is Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter (HC-172). Picking a color is by far the hardest part as far as I am concerned. Thanks for checking out the DIY Playbook… Happy Painting!

  3. Lauren

    Your home is gorgeous Bridge! You guys have done a really nice job. Loving your decorating abilities…

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  4. Sara

    where did you get your coral pillows from – the ones in the coral/gray bedroom? 🙂 I’ve been looking all over for some!

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  5. Casey O'Halloran

    Hey Sara,

    Thanks for stopping by. I bought almost every pillow @ HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, or Marshall’s! I hope you can find some. I’m always looking for more, so if I find any, I’ll let you know.

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  6. Katrina, Sparkle is a Color

    Where did you get your couch! I have been on the hunt for a gray sectional and this one is perfect!

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  7. DIY Playbook

    Thanks @Katrina! I bought our sectional @Macy’s. You can read all the scoop here: diyplaybook.blogspot.com/2013/01/heavenly.html
    PS. I agree, Sparkle is a color… love it! Can’t wait to check it out.

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  8. gabbycovey

    Stopped by from Apartment Therapy (nonchalantgirl there) and just love your cute little house! Especially love the Ikat chair near your dining area! Just adorable!

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  9. DIY Playbook

    Thanks Chelsea!

    The quatrefoil blanket is from Target and the other one is a random find @ Kirklands. Both were fabulous bargains. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out our home.

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  10. Esther McNary

    Love it all!! Especially all the little details!!! I can’t wait till we have our own place to make more our own! Our rental is great right now, but I am tired of looking at ugly wallpaper..haha Your paint colors are fabulous 🙂

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  11. Esther McNary

    Haha, some wallpaper maybe, but I am pretty sure the wallpaper in my house is NEVER going to come back…Ha 😉

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22 thoughts on “Bridget’s Suburban Ranch

  1. DIY Playbook

    Thanks Becca! You are too sweet, lady!! We would love for you to come back and stalk… everyday. =) Hope all is well with you as well. Thanks again for stopping; it means a lot.

    Reply
  2. kelsey

    I’ve tried searching and clicking around a bit but didn’t have any luck. Would you mind sharing the name of the gray color on your walls? I’m looking for a warm gray and this looks gorgeous in the pictures!

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  3. Lauren

    Your home is gorgeous Bridge! You guys have done a really nice job. Loving your decorating abilities…

    Reply
  4. Sara

    where did you get your coral pillows from – the ones in the coral/gray bedroom? 🙂 I’ve been looking all over for some!

    Reply
  5. Casey O'Halloran

    Hey Sara,

    Thanks for stopping by. I bought almost every pillow @ HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, or Marshall’s! I hope you can find some. I’m always looking for more, so if I find any, I’ll let you know.

    Reply
  6. Katrina, Sparkle is a Color

    Where did you get your couch! I have been on the hunt for a gray sectional and this one is perfect!

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  7. DIY Playbook

    Thanks @Katrina! I bought our sectional @Macy’s. You can read all the scoop here: diyplaybook.blogspot.com/2013/01/heavenly.html
    PS. I agree, Sparkle is a color… love it! Can’t wait to check it out.

    Reply
  8. gabbycovey

    Stopped by from Apartment Therapy (nonchalantgirl there) and just love your cute little house! Especially love the Ikat chair near your dining area! Just adorable!

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  9. DIY Playbook

    Thanks Chelsea!

    The quatrefoil blanket is from Target and the other one is a random find @ Kirklands. Both were fabulous bargains. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out our home.

    Reply
  10. Esther McNary

    Love it all!! Especially all the little details!!! I can’t wait till we have our own place to make more our own! Our rental is great right now, but I am tired of looking at ugly wallpaper..haha Your paint colors are fabulous 🙂

    Reply
  11. Esther McNary

    Haha, some wallpaper maybe, but I am pretty sure the wallpaper in my house is NEVER going to come back…Ha 😉

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Casey’s St. Louis Loft

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Hello, hello! Come on in and get cozy!
My fiance Finn and I called this spacious loft home in downtown St. Louis, before moving to our current Chicago condo. Take a peek at our old place!
Tips for the perfect entryway
Mason Jar Organizer
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DIY Sunburst Mirror
Family room with television white media cabinet bookshelves white couch
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  1. Anonymous

    Congratulations and Good Luck with the Blog! You have made your loft really pretty and fun-keep up the good work! The blog looks like a hit to me! I admire DIY, but might have to safely watch YOUR projects, rather than actually putting in work on my own. I’ll pass this on to my daughter-in-laws. Have fun!
    Sue Anello

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Sue…thanks so much for the comment!

      DIY can definitely be scary at first…but we say dive right in! The gratification of being able to say “I made that!” is way better than the possibility of failing.

      Again thanks for stopping by! We hope you’ll come back to check out more projects.

  2. Amanda Castro

    Love the mason jar organizer! Will definitely be trying that. Thanks for the great idea.
    (Acas-confessions.blogspot.com)

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  1. Anonymous

    Congratulations and Good Luck with the Blog! You have made your loft really pretty and fun-keep up the good work! The blog looks like a hit to me! I admire DIY, but might have to safely watch YOUR projects, rather than actually putting in work on my own. I’ll pass this on to my daughter-in-laws. Have fun!
    Sue Anello

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  2. Amanda Castro

    Love the mason jar organizer! Will definitely be trying that. Thanks for the great idea.
    (Acas-confessions.blogspot.com)

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