Joanna Anastasia

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One Room Challenge Eclectic bathroom reveal

The day has finally come- my eclectic basement bathroom reveal and the end of the One Room Challenge is here! To say I’m excited is an understatement- I’m thrilled!

See, a little over 6 weeks ago we had a completely unfinished basement, and we lived in a house with one bathroom as a family of five. Today, we have a complete gorgeous eclectic bathroom in our basement and I can’t wait to show you everything!

First let me remind you where we started:

And here is where we are now:

Since this is a basement bathroom there isn’t much natural light nor much hight going on, and so I decided to paint the space in a subtle but warm shade of peach from Behr Paint- I feel it makes the space more warm and welcoming!

But it’s the tiles from Home Depot Canada that I’m mostly in love with-they are definitely a showstopper here in this space! They turned out exactly as I hoped – patterned, vibrant and a bit vintage, they look great with the simple textured subway tile.

I think the next thing you notice when you come in is the DIY vanity- my thrifted kijiji piece that my hubby has been working on earlier this week. This project was definitely the best idea I ever got off Pinterest – so much more affordable then getting a new vanity of the similar size and I just love the mid century modern vibe and all the character that this piece adds to the space!

And while there isn’t a lot of art in here , the print by Johanna Rossi that hangs right by the vanity is my new favourite print ever!

And of course, I’m absolutely in love with the gold Delta Faucets – I think they add the perfect amount of chick to this bathroom! (I’m still waiting for one last piece to be installed but it should be up by the end of the week!)

Disclaimer- this renovation where sponsored by Home Depot Canada and Delta Faucets, all opinions remain exclusively my own.

Bathroom accessories- One Room Challenge week 5

It’s the final stretch before the big reveal of the One Room Challenge and I’m just so excited to see how this project is coming together! We’re almost done here, the last layer of paint is all done, scones are hang and my hubby is now working on finishing the diy vanity project!

We’re still waiting for the gorgeous delta faucets that are gold and so pretty that I’m seriously obsessively checking my mail because I honestly can’t wait to see them!

And so today I wanted to share with you my decor finds!

What I was hoping to achieve in this space is a boho-eclectic-chick atmosphere with a mix of textures and finishes and a little but if European vibe. 

I think the most important and most difficult part was finding just the right art print – something simple but chic , a bit abstract but not too overwhelming. So when Johanna Rossi have asked me if I could collaborate I was over the moon excited – her art is the perfect mix of abstract and simple meets chic and feminine!

– something simple but chic , a bit abstract but not too overwhelming. So when Johanna Rossi have asked me if I could collaborate I was over the moon excited – her art is the perfect mix of abstract and simple meets chic and feminine!

Then I did a haul at my local Home Sense and got all the cute bathroom accessories I needed! I decided to go for one black element, some classical marble, and a punch of extra colour- what do you think?

For now I can’t show you more but stay tuned for the final reveal next Wednesday evening!

One room challenge week three- tiles, tiles, tiles!

This week is all about tiles – my contractors have installed the floor tiles and the showers tiles, and are currently working on vanity backsplash! And I have spend every other evening at Home Depot choosing my subway tile and I decided to prepare for you a little guide to the prettiest patterned tiles out there! .

So ever since I started imagining this bathroom project I knew that I wanted a floor with a blue pattern that would make a real statement while being classical enough to live with it for years to come. What I was worried about was that I won’t find the tiles I was imagining!

Because one thing that can make or break the bathroom design is tiles! The outdated and sad beige tiles will make you want to run away, the over the top pattern might give you a headache and the just right pretty pattern will make you want to smile! Not to forget the simple and clean lines of subway tiles and clean marble that make you feel calm and zen!

So I couldn’t be more superseded when one night I stumbled upon the pretties cement tiles while browsing online through tiles selection at Home Depot Canada ! I saved my favourites and it took me a couple of days to decide which one to choose – there are so many beautiful patterns to choose from! Finally I decided to go for this blue pattern, and I couldn’t love it more!

Disclosure- this post is in collaboration of my renovations partner Home Depot Canada, all opinions remain entirely my own.

Now, I know what you’re thinking- these tiles must cost a fortune! Well, they don’t really- they are cement tiles, and while they are as resistant they are a bit more affordable then regular ceramic tiles and there is so many gorgeous patterns to choose from! Home Depot are the only ones around selling those gorgeous Merola cement tiles, and while these above are my favourite patterns, there are many, many more!

Why choose Cement tiles :

  • They are very resistant and durable
  • They are a great choice for both flooring and backsplash 
  • You can use them with heated flooring system 
  • They are more affordable 

Now to be honest my contractors where a bit surprised when the tiles arrived- they are thicker then ceramic tiles and you need to coat them with a sealer before applying grout – but once they have installed them, they admitted that this was the prettiest floor they have ever installed !

As for the shower I decided to go with this classical subway tile from Home Depot Canada, and I couldn’t be happier!

So here’s our progress of last week’s One room Challenge

  • floor tile is up ( with heated floor system)
  • shower tile installation finished
  • first coat of primer is up
  • lighting was installed
  • the vanity furniture has been moved in!

Stay tuned for next week! 

Disclosure- this post is in collaboration of my renovations partner Home Depot Canada, all opinions remain entirely my own.

one room challenge week 4 – eclectic nursery

This week of One Room Challenge was all about the removable wallpaper. To be honest, my entire plan fOr this room was centered around this wallpaper, so you can imagine how excited I was to finally put it up!

At first I couldn’t decide between these two removable wallpapers, I even asked my followers on Instagram to help me decide, and funny thing, there were no major winner here! I loved the design and originality tiger one, and I imagined it would look great with the yellow crib. But I was worried if my kids wouldn’t be scared of them! And then the blue one seemed to be a bit too popular on Instagram, but I just loved it so much!


See, this room was painted in a slightly purple shade of blue, which looked perfect when it was my daughters shared bedroom. And I really didn’t wanted to paint it – let’s just say that with a three month old baby to take care of, blogging and doing a makeover  ( me ) and full time job ( my hubby) and two older kids , painting a room would be the best way to a couple problems. So no thank you.

I wanted however to highlight the blue tones in the paint, and  so I went for the blue wallpaper in the end. Also, I love the wave pattern, and how it ties itself to my ( very loose) forces of nature theme !

So finally my hubby has installed it! ( After some quite difficult three hours to be honest though- this pattern is definitely for the experienced wallpaper pros!)

And now I can’t wait to show you how it looks! But for now, here’s the sneak peek, and baby Julien, quite fond of his new nursery room – aka the nap room, since let’s face it, he might stay in my bed for a little while..