Welcome to Abby Manchesky Interiors!
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. After six weeks of hard work on our main bathroom, I finally feel like it reflects our style and the rest of our home. I'm so thankful to Linda at Calling It Home for inviting me to the ORC, otherwise I may have ignored this bathroom for far too long!
Let's glance at the before photos. It's important to remember. ;-)
If you want to take a serious trip back in time, here is a list of each week.
I removed the shower doors, painted the tub and tile, the walls, the vanity...the list goes on. Let's be honest, what you really want are the photos! I hope you love it.
Thank you to Ashley Avila for working photography magic on our small bathroom with glossy walls. Not an easy feat.
The idea for the custom shower curtain and modern valance really came to life after Tonic Living offered to partner with me on my One Room Challenge. They're an online fabric store with slews of designer fabrics and the Ming Dragon by Dwell Studio was the perfect fit with the dark walls. Read the full shower curtain story here.
I even like how the fabric looks closed!
My boys approved this more floral fabric because of the dragons--very manly. Can you see the piping at the top of the valance? And the side pleat? It's details like this that really put me over the edge with the quality of Tonic Living's work.
A gold wicker stool from was a last minute find from a local shop in Grand Rapids, Rebel.recleaimed.. I wanted something a bit more vintage and eclectic against all the modern.
Before, the bathroom only had one towel bar. That didn't work very well for two boys and guests, so I picked up a hook with each son's initial and the "g"s are for guests.
I wanted to add some life to this bathroom without using flowers, because I didn't want any more feminine touches for the boys. This basket was the perfect size to hold three licorice plants, and the soft green color and fuzzy texture makes me happy. Now we just hope I can keep them alive!
I bought the green knobs as soon as I knew the wall color. Basically first. You can find them at Anthropologie.
I've never had such fantastic art in the bathroom. But it's important! Your bathroom is where people spend the most time by themselves--especially guests, and these limited edition prints from Minted make my heart sing. I love how they look against the walls.
The Hinkley light is from Lamps Plus. I like the straight lines of the fixture against the curves of the mirror. Opposites attract!
Although we replaced the laminate counter with a marble remnant, we kept the original vanity and I just painted it. The inside of these drawers were in awful shape. I painted the sides and insides of the drawers and lined them with paper. They finally feel clean! That's one of the best parts of participating in the One Room Challenge; it forces you to do what you should have done a long time ago.
HUGE thanks to my Sponsors on this project. The room would not be the same without you.
I'll be sharing what I really think of the One Room Challenge now that it's over, what went wrong, all the sources, and the budget. I'll also be sharing my design theory regarding kids and design. Spoiler alert; I do not think this bathroom is too nice for boys.
Now for more fun! Let's take in all 19 of the other designers. I'm in awe of them.
So. Much. Talent.
Cheers to all of you!
Whether you're near or far, I would love to work with you to create a home you love. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on my local & e-design services.