Styling the Bathroom
An award-winning designer's tips on styling your existing (or new) bathroom
“I love accessorizing bathrooms,” says Julie Smith of Jula Cole Design, who designed one of our 2019 Baths of the Year winners. This bathroom (pictured) is a beautiful example of a minimalist marriage of rustic and modern style, but Julie’s styling tips can apply to any decor style in any bathroom.
“If designed correctly, there should be smart storage so the countertop need not get cluttered. If you’re remodeling, think plugs in drawers and recessed medicine cabinets that look like mirrors but act as storage.
Here are her tips for styling and accessorizing a bathroom:
Put runners over bath mats. Julie sources her rugs from San Diego Antique Rug Gallery in Solana Beach, though she hopes to design her own someday.
Add flowers. Julie has arrangements made at The Flower Shop in Encinitas, but she’s been known to clip roadside branches too.