My Houzz: Busy Family FarmhouseShabby-chic Style Bathroom, Seattle
Photo: Kimberley Bryan © 2014 Houzz
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Care tips: It can be easy to forget about taking care of air plants, but if their tips turn brown, they’re thirsty. Dunk them in water for a few minutes every week and mist every few days to keep them happy and encourage them to flourish. Air plants grow best in bright, indirect light.
Bathrooms also wear muted cool blue tones well. This charming bathroom with its vintage vibe gets a terrific color boost from the soft blue walls. The wall color choice here was a wise one, as white walls wouldn’t allow the white decorative accessories to stand out much, but a bolder background color might distract too much from the interesting details. This color also helps a bathroom deprived of natural light feel more open and airier.
Tillandsias, thanks to the fact that they don’t need soil, can be placed just about anywhere. There are many petite planters made especially for air plants, from bubble-like glass forms that hang from the ceiling to mini ceramic planters.
The main-floor bathroom is flooded with light from a hidden skylight and clerestory windows. The walls are painted a light blue that was matched to a piece of fabric. Air plants dot the wall alongside a vintage dresser, which was repurposed to hold toiletries. The floor is covered in marble tile. Sink: American Standard; tillandsia holders: Tilly holders, Tiggy & Grace