DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.
skip the towel rod. It's always hard to decorate around the towel rod. Plus, this fits a LOT more towels. I completely agree about skipping the towel rod.unless it's a heated towel rod in Michigan in winter :)
Next time I have a party, I'm thinking of making a large red heart for my front door. As in, "look for the white house with the white door with a big red heart." Sure would make it easy to find the right place!
I don't know how practical any of this is (books in close proximity to bathing, bathtub in the middle of the room); but wow,is it beautiful! And the books tucked in like that would be wonderful in a huge, gabled attic. designed by Giopato & Coombes