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18 Ways to Incorporate 2019’s Color Trends Into Your All-White Bathroom

Oh, white bathrooms. What’s not to love? They’re as effortlessly appealing now as they were a century ago. But that being said, all-white bathrooms can feel overdone—especially since previous generations weren’t scrolling through an endless supply of interior design images. So, even though all-white will always be beautiful, there have to be more options available to those who want a classic look with a trendy edge.

That’s why we asked three designers, Ginny Macdonald, Liz Lipkin, and Annouchka Engel, to see how to bring more of the color wheel into this space before our all-white obsession turns into full-on boredom. Their clever insights range from hard work to easy fixes, like a few days of tiling that incorporate a more saturated palette to an afternoon of accessorizing that complements white with darker shades. They want to share, too, that these color trends aren’t exactly turning their backs on the all-white look, either—especially if that classic aesthetic is a recent upgrade.

Mostly, they just want to spread the word that boldly-shaded bathrooms can be just as beloved, too. “Have fun with it, but make sure there is some cohesion if you’re adding to your existing space. Make sure the tones work well together,” Macdonald says.

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Everything You Need to Know About Kate Middleton’s Interior Designer

For starters, he was recommended by Prince Charles.

royal family apartment

When you’re renovating a royal residence, you want design help from the best of the best. That’s why Prince William and Duchess Catherine enlisted the help of Ben Pentreath when they moved into their Kensington Palace apartment.

What made him qualified? For starters, he studied at the Prince of Wale’s Institute of Architecture before opening his own practice in London in 2004. Oh, and then there’s the fact that he came highly recommended by Kate’s father-in-law, Prince Charles, after the work he did on the Poundbury model village in Dorest and Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall estate.

kate middleton interior designer

With Pentreath’s help, the royal family settled on a neutral palette paired with modern sofas an dramatic curtains for their apartment. The floor boasts an oatmeal-colored carpet with a large patterned rug that grounds the seating area. And, of course, there’s abundance of side table lamps — though we believe Kate mixed in a few of her own lamp and pillow purchases from places like Anthropologie and Zara Home, too.


However, the apartment wasn’t the pair’s first collaboration together: Penatreath also worked with Kate on Anmer Hall, which is the family home they escaped to after the birth of Princess Charlotte. The Georgian mansion is located on the Sandringham Estate, which is where the queen holidays, and has 10 bedrooms (no big deal).

anmer hall

If you want to live in a home Kate Middleton would approve of, Pentreath has two books you can take cues from: English Decoration, which was published in 2011, and he just released a second book, English Houses. This means it’s only a matter of time until we’re best friends with Kate, right? Right?!’

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Go Inside a Historic Portland Tudor That’s Surprisingly Modern


Designer Jessica Helgerson gives an 80-year-old Pacific Northwest home an invigorating update—maximizing space, light, and views.

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50 Decorative Objects Under $15 to Totally Transform Blah Shelves

Furniture might be the foundation of a room, but decorative objects are what make a space fun to hang out in. They’re actually anything but frivolous—the smallest pieces can have the biggest impact, turning boring surfaces into conversation starters.


A cool vase takes your eyes off a basic side table, a collection of pretty candlesticks make for a suddenly ultraromantic mantle, and an abstract sculpture in the middle of a row of books is the perfect amount of weird. Accents don’t just make a room feel finished. They’re a way to put a unique stamp on your home, create unexpected focal points in a plain white box (err, room), and break up big furnishings that would otherwise overwhelm a space. The best part about these little trinkets? Unlike furniture, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. In fact, we went ahead and scoured our favorite shopping sites to get you started with 50 amazing objects—all under $15. Let’s get accessorizing.


glass bud vase
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

SHOP NOW: Hand-blown glass bud vase by Casamotion, $15, amazon.com

Marlstone egg objet
Photo: Courtesy of One Kings Lane

SHOP NOW: Marlstone egg object by Meadow Birch Gallery, $12, onekingslane.com


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