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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bollywood Bath

What's It Wednesday #114

I decided to go Bollywood in our master bath. This way I could take advantage of all the beautiful colors and honor my husband's heritage at the same time.  

This fascination for all things Indian started when I was a little girl. I received these wedding dolls from a colleague of my mother's. These dolls were brought back from India and I have been in love with them ever since. I have always said that they brought me luck...they brought me my amazing husband. They now have a place in our bathroom.

I keep these jeweled boxes on the side of the tub. They make it convenient for me to place hair pins inside.

There is nothing like a bubble bath with lavender bath salts and scented candle. My goal was to have a place of serenity. 


I don't have to tell you how I feel about my elephants. These Indian elephants in silver were the perfect pair next to the tub.



My mother always told me to find a quiet place in the home to just vegetate and meditate. A place that is off limits to small children and a husband. I created this space in the water closet part of the bathroom. I have Gandhi to keep me company and grounded. A few years back, I saw Nate Berkus and he had a great idea for personal prints. He said crop a picture on the computer (I used Microsoft Word) to float in the middle of a white field (Instant Mat). I printed it out on photo paper, went to Big Lots and bought cheap frames and voila!



I recently bought my husband this antique Lassi, a traditional yogurt drink with spices, cup from Jodhpur, Rajasthan India. His toothbrush and toothpaste are held inside. Vintage and Antique Lassi cups are my newest obsession...stay tuned.

It was love at first sight when I saw this hand casted mask from India. She is perfect next to hubby's sink.

For some reason the builders decided to put a towel rack on the back of wall of the large tub. It's most inconvenient, however it was the perfect place to hang one of my saris to enhance the decor.


This Bollywood bathroom turned out to be the perfect home get-away for my husband and me.

What's your favorite get-away place in your home?

xoxoxo
Paula

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58 comments:

Terra said...

Your Bollywood bathroom is a personalized and peaceful sanctuary. All the little touches like the silver elephants and the dolls and the Lassi cup make it yours.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, what a wonderful bathroom, Paula! Love it!! All the little touches are perfect for a Bollywood sanctuary :) Thanks for hosting each week! Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wonderful I love your bathroom, Bollywood sanctuary style... so very elegant and peaceful, I think I will never come out of there, what a gorgeous place! Thank you so much for hosting sweet ladies!
Hugs,
FABBY

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Where do you find all of these fabulous things on your blog? You have some amazing collections. It is always a joy to stop by your blog!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's very interesting and unique, and the story behind it is wonderful!

The DIY Homegirl said...

Oh wow, I love this! I just love items that have history and culture, plus I'm just smitten by all Indian decor. You always have great vignettes!

Sarah said...

Wonderful way to personalize a private space. Our master bedroom is a favorite retreat for me.
Thanks for hosting each week.

Muscetta said...

Thanks for the party. Tina

Shannon said...

Great idea on the pictures. I'm going to try that with a few of mine. Thanks for hosting and sharing your home.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You always find such interesting things to collect! I babysat for a couple when is was a teen that were working an evening job doing office cleaning so they could earn enough money to go to India and she could meet his family. She came back very happy and with some treasures including a sari. Your bathroom is beautiful. My mother's bathroom has a towel bar at the end like that and she always chose to hang decorative towels there. Surprisingly they don't seem to get wet when someone showers. Looks like you've settled in your new home very nicely!

Curtains in My Tree said...

How interesting your interest in the India culture, we all are fascinated with different culture through out the world.
my entire house is my quite room since I live alone.

thanks for sharing with us all

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

What a unique bathroom! Thanks for hosting. x

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Paula how lovely your bathroom is. A lovely place to meditate amongst your precious possessions

Cathy Carroll said...

I love your Bollywood decor - so pretty and peaceful.. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Cathy

JP said...

I enjoyed the peek inside your bath and background,thanks for sharing and hosting!
JP

Jill Harrison said...

nice bathroom! and I enjoyed reading the story behind all the decorating pieces.
I think my patio is my favourite place in my house.

Julia Klimek said...

I love all of the Bollywood touches - the colors and sparkle are great! Thanks for the party today! Julia

Alessandra said...

What a soothing place! Your bathroom is so peaceful. I love the indian dolls and everything is very elegant.
Kisses
Alessandra

Anita said...

Thanks for hosting, and for the invitation!!! Love the bath too...I always enjoy incorporating my husband's Puerto Rican heritage in our decor:-)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful oasis, love all the personal touches you added.

Cottage and Broome said...

Paula, Thanks so much for featuring my lighthouse post from last week, it is really appreciated. Love the Bollywood theme, so nice to bring in special items from your husband's homeland. My sanctuary is my garden however only in the summer, it is snowing yet again today. Thanks for hosting, Laura

Susie said...

I love a bath with character...more than a sterile one. I read where upon getting on a train Ghandi Lost a sandal, so he took off the other one and threw it from the train. Someone asked why he did that. He said , 'If someone finds one sandal what good is it and what good is one to me, better they find both." Blessings, xoxo,Susie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a unique and pretty look ~ I love it!

Jeannie and Linda said...

What a good wife you are, very thoughtful. Love the bathroom. Thank you so much for hosting.
Jeannie

Jody and Stan said...

Love your Bollywood Bath! A lovely space to relax in!
Thanks so much for hosting this week!
Hugs,
Jody

Heaven's Walk said...

I think there's just something so joyful and happy about treasures from India, Paula. I adore those little jeweled boxes! They would look beautiful in any type of decor! Thank you both for always sharing such fun and informative posts! Love them all!

xoxo laurie

Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com said...

I love the color theme. Thanks for sharing (and hosting!). The graphic poster is a nice element.

Ruth Weston said...

Oh Patty that's so fab! Colorful and quirky and beautiful! I love it! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Trisha said...

Lovely bathroom, looks like a great place to escape! Thanks for hosting!

~Trisha

xinex said...

You have a beautiful Indian collection. Your bathroom looks serene. I have those 2 hanging dolls too....Christine

thrifty amos said...

That sari is just stunning. Good use of a rail you don't need!

Priyam H said...

Beautiful colors and bathroom!!
My dad collected those Indian elephant figures too...:)

Revi said...

You ALWAYS have cool collections of things that are new to me! I feel smarter every time I visit. :) Thanks for hosting the party, Patti & Paula!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your bathroom is amazing! It's like a treasure box full of India. Displaying your sari is such a perfect feminine touch. I absolutely love saris... they contain such beauty and talent. Every touch is so lovely. And you & your hubby are gorgeous together. Thanks for sharing such a personal love of the culture from India.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Rita C. said...

Thank you for hosting, Paula. Hvae a great week ending.

Rachel Uchizono said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful bathroom! And thank you for hosting!
Rachel

Crystal Grandeur said...



Nice to see your collections from India.The Mask is the beautiful Goddesses Maa kali and we worship her in our pooja(prayer room) room.Love and hugs sujatha...:):)

Paula Driesell said...

Thanks for hosting!

Paula
Locksley Lane

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Such a lovely way to honor your husbands heritage! Love the yellow sari's at the end of the tub...a fabulous way to use a towel holder that isn't so useful~~~

Rhissanna said...

I love your exotic bathroom and the use of Indian elements. Best use ever of that towel holder over the bath!(I have one of those too. No idea why it's there)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Paula for hosting. You have such beautiful collections and your bath is outstanding..Happy Wednesday..Judy

SizzleandZoom said...

Gorgeous bathroom. Loved the last shot. Beautiful. Gorgeous black and whites.

Ramon Valdez said...

Paula your bathroom looks awesome, I specially love the elephants by the tub, thanks for featuring my lantern, it means the work.
Ramon
Rowhouseblog.con

Natasha In Oz said...

Many thanks for hosting your fun party each week. Thanks also for the email invite!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party - great posts. My favorite get away place is my backyard with all my lovely roses.
Mary

Janet - Painted Piglet, BikerChickNews said...

I just love personalized everything is - it is a space that is uniquely about you and your hubby. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing it and for hosting such a great party!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Paula,
You have some interesting collections. Thank you for sharing with us. FYI- I am no longer hosting my HOME linky party because of computer issues I had been having. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pura Vida said...

very interesting

Arathi Maganti said...
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Arathi Maganti said...

Mother Kali mask you are putting next to a sink which is not respectful. In Hindu tradition She is very respected. Please reconsider.

Deborah Montgomery said...

first visit to your blog -- love Bollywood movies, so had to see this! Very pretty and peaceful.

Palomasea said...

Oh my goodness, Paula...this has got to be one of the most creative bathrooms I have ever seen! So beautiful! I love you photos (and the great idea...thank you!), the elephants are gorgeous...what a lovely way to add color with the saris...
And your story is very, very romantic! :)
Thank you for the inspiration...a blissful weekend to you!
xoxo,
- Irina

Nicole Burkholder said...

I love pieces that have a story behind them and aren't just taking up space in the home! What a lovely corner you have carved out for you and your husband!

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Paula,
Wow! You certainly made your bathroom interesting!!! I love things from India! They make such intricate, unusual designs. And so affordably priced too! Thank you for sharing. I wouldn't dare show my bathroom! :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks

Gaye Christmus said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for linking up with the Let's Get Real Party this week.

Jann Olson said...

I love that you are honoring your husbands heritage. The b&w photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry

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