This week I finally shot my home tour with Chicago photographer Aimee Mazzenga! Hoorah!! Of course that means I spent all of last weekend cleaning, organizing and zhushing. Because no matter how “done” your place is, there are always a few last minute styling requirements to get it photo ready – dusting and ironing, picking up live plants and flowers, and getting fresh versions of anything that gets used regularly or might be stained (think soap, hand towels).
I also realized while styling each of the rooms, that there are just a few key ingredients to really gives rooms like kitchens and bathrooms that finished look, so I want to share them both with you!
Keep in mind that can very quickly be underdone or overdone. When scrolling through my favorite magazines and interior designer’s Instagram accounts, I noticed there is hardly anything on any of the counter, shelves, or surface areas. Things are pared down as much as possible.
Here are the 5 things you need to style your bathroom like a magazine:
- fresh, lovely linens
- pretty (often overpriced) soap (Aesop is a common choice among stylists)
- chic storage to hide or organize bathroom necessities
- some type of plant or flower to add life and color
- a really great small area rug (doesn’t have to be a bath mat)
I’m sharing a few of my favorite options below.
photo by Marcus Design