What is essential for the bathroom? It's not what you think. Square footage is not the main priority: it's lighting.
La Perla stores interior designers hold their PhD's in lighting. How else could La Perla sell bathing suits that only oligarchs can afford? We are not sure what magic the designers use in the dressing rooms, but we lose ten years, ten pounds and our legs grow 2 inches. The Deans want this effect at home when we enter the den of naked flesh. If we have to see ourselves naked we would prefer to be Helen Keller, but since we are not, we are going to straighten out our bathrooms and while we are at, yours too.
First: Get the right light bulb. The Charleston Interior Stylist, Nathalie Naylor suggests getting natural LED bulbs and putting them on a dimmer. The dimmer will allow you to see more when you need to and less when you don't want to.
Second: Mirror every surface except the floor and ceiling of this traditionally small space.
Third: Throw away all the half used bottles and tubes of drug store products or hide them in your medicine cabinet.
Fourth: The Deans love towels. There is not a bathroom in the world that won't be improved by the addition of D. Porthault towels. At this moment, the towels are on sale!! Grab quickly- they go fast.
Fifth: Scented candles. These belong in the bathroom, not on the dining room table!
Sixth: We shouldn't have to tell you this, but some of you need to hear it again. It only takes 10-15 minutes to clean the bathroom. Make sure yours is always pristine. You cannot live a beautiful life if your bathroom is not sparkling.