Blue Painted Bath Vanities

By Kate Riley February 22, 2017

I’m looking at the pedestal in my powder room and considering swapping it out for a small vanity with storage. (I hate having the TP out in the open). I started looking around for a petite vanity, deciding if I want to stick with wood or go with a painted version.

I’m drawn to grays but also blues, that color always looks perfectly at home in a bathroom. Must be because bathrooms are that space that are filled with water. :) I stumbled on some beautiful blue painted vanities in different hues. I searched through all of my fan decks for blues that are similar, so if you like any of these shades of blue I offered up a few paint color suggestions to get the look.

Pale Gray Blue


tim barber


Glidden ‘Grey Leaf’ / Sherwin Williams ‘Jubilee’ / Benjamin Moore ‘Nantucket Fog’


Mint Greenish Blue


cortney bishop via house of turquoise


Sherwin Williams ‘Aloe’ / Behr ‘Mason Jar’ / Vaspar ‘Iced Julep’


Bright Blue


better homes & gardens


Benjamin Moore ‘Sailor’s Sea Blue’ / Glidden ‘Soft Sapphire’ / Sherwin Williams ‘Secure Blue’




via rowe spurling paint


Sherwin Williams ‘Reflecting Pool’ / Benjamin Moore ‘Florida Keys Blue’ / Valspar ‘Day at the Jewelers’


Deep Teal




Valspar ‘Stilettos’ / Sherwin Willaims ‘Really Teal’ / Benjamin Moore ‘Tropical Turquoise’


  Navy Blue


studio McGee


Glidden ‘Arctic Pool’ / Benjamin Moore ‘Hale Navy’ / Sherwin Williams ‘Rainstorm’


Sunroom Writing Desk

By Kate Riley February 20, 2017

I bought my first investment house in Vegas a few years ago and I stay there whenever I visit. I’ve rented the home in the past but it’s vacant right now and for a few months. My favorite space in the house is the sunroom. When I’m there, I try to get a few hours of work done on my laptop so I wanted to give the sunroom more of a home office feel, especially since it will be rented full time by the summer.

My sweet cousin Natalie is in nursing school and she often comes over to study in peace and quiet, and she’s kind enough to water the plants in my absence. I thought a new desk in this space would serve her needs too. I bought this one from World Market and added a little ivory knob to the drawer too. Lamp, clock, and art are from Target.





I adjusted the furniture placement, moving the round thrift store table over to the left and the console table to a different wall. I also added some simple artwork above.





Writing desks are less bulky than the ones that offer drawers on the sides. What they lack in storage they make up for in their ability to showcase good looking legs. They also multitask! A writing desk can play the role of a console table, an entryway drop spot, and even a bedroom vanity, which makes a writing desk a very versatile piece.

More favorite (and budget friendly) writing desks below!




from top left: danish modern (multiple colors) / vera blue (also white) / darley / joshua / roberta / midcentury / hamilton / campaign (multiple colors) / white croc / marmouth