Bathroom Diaries: Clary Bosbyshell
Interior designer Clary Bosbyshell has been hard at work turning blogger Emily Hertz's Atlanta Tudor home into her dream home. The two ladies have created magic with their dreamy, feminine bathroom designs.
As you’ve told us before, you grew up in the world of interiors, with a mother in design! What is one piece of design or business related advice she gave you?
My mom always taught me to buy one antique a year and in 10 years you will have a beautiful collection.
We’ve absolutely loved everything we’ve seen from Emily Hertz’s beautiful home. What can you tell us about the project?
I always ask my clients from the beginning to gather a Pinterest or inspiration board so I can design their home to reflect them and their family life. Emily had saved inspiration images for years and we looked at them together. She loves a very feminine, floral, light-and-bright style. Her home being a Tudor style, one of our main goals was to lighten up the interiors. By painting everything a soft white and wallpapering many of the spaces, we achieved this. My favorite color is blue and I encouraged Emily to use it in her interiors and now it is one of her favorite colors too :)
We might be biased, but Emily’s bathroom has to be one of our favorites! What was your vision for the space?
It is such a beautiful space! Emily had saved an image from AD of Poppy Delevingne's London bathroom, that was our inspiration for the space.
...and this never-before-seen powder! 😍 So much goodness in this smaller space. What is your favorite element?
I just love the bamboo cabinet and its beautiful paint color. The wallpaper also is just gorgeous!
You're a mother of two (having just recently given birth to your second!) How has being a mother influenced your design approach?
I am still not afraid of using fabrics that aren’t considered “performance” even though I have small children. I have taught my son Rayfe to not eat on certain pieces of furniture but also nothing is too precious, if he spills it's OK. I think a home should look lived in and should be enjoyed. I do use performance fabrics in a lot of my projects as they are really amazing and do stand up to wear and tear, just in my own home I am not as worried :)
Speaking of designing with children in mind, Clary created the cutest spaces for Emily's two kiddos...
Kids' Bathroom Quick-fire:
Go-to for kid friendly art:
I love Serena & Lily for children's art and prints!
Favorite bathroom accessory for rounding out a kids' bathroom?
A cute, personalized step stool!
Lil Weezie Picks:
A Lil Robe for Elle and a hooded baby towel for Jennings!
Who are your favorite interior designers for children's inspo?
@hannahozburn does amazing, fun, and funky kid spaces! I am always inspired by her!
What fabric or wallpaper's do you use in your own children's spaces?
Love this wallpaper in Rayfe’s Bathroom and Lulie Wallace is a favorite too!
Let's get to sourcing...
- Wallpaper: Schumacher Blush Madame De Pompadour
- Light fixtures: Circa Lighting Rosehill Chandelier
- Bathtub: Victoria and Albert Cheshire Tub
- Ottoman: Wesley Hall
- Weezie Pick: Grey Piped Starter Pack with Ardsley Embroidery in Grey thread
- Wallpaper: Peony and Blossom In Color Vintage
- Sconces: Circa Lighting Go Lightly
- Mirror: Ballard Designs Atoll Mirror
- Towels Ring: Rohl
- Weezie Pick: Green Piped Hand Towels with Perry Embroidery in Green thread
Want to see more of Clary's work in Emily's gorgeous home? We've got you! Check out our recent Hype Girl interview with Emily (teaser: lots of sourcing and dreamy grandmillenial inspiration awaits).