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After: Upstairs Bathroom

Inexpensive flower prints framed in vintage frames add personality on the cheap.

H&H style editor Michael Penney and his wife Sara were inspired by a hotel in Maine that used a similar pink hue in their hallways, and decided to brave the colour in this upstairs bathroom. Sara wasn't sure right away, but Michael convinced her by emphasizing the flattering reflective light it would create. They loved the existing pedestal sink, so decided to pinch pennies by keeping it. They traded the beige linoleum for hexagonal white floor tiles with grey grout — easier to keep clean in bathrooms and kitchens. Read more on decorating their second floor.

Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.

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