Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Read in the Bathroom: Captain’s Quarters Bathroom with Hanover Avenue

Welcome to the second installment of the “Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Read in the Bathroom” Series…where Hanover Avenue and Shannon Kaye accessorize this affordable “blank canvas” master bathroom (created entirely out of materials from Lowe’s Home Improvement!) three different ways.

Last week, we featured the soothing, spa-inspired Mineral Bathroom (with accompanying books, of course!). Now, we’re back with an entirely different take on things…

The Captain’s Quarters Bathroom

Hanover Avenue Captain's Quarters Bathroom
Visit Hanover Avenue for more pictures of this gorgeous bathroom and buying and design guides.

Even with clean classically designed bathrooms I like to bring in color and create a sense of history; in this case sea faring history with watery hues for the walls and ceiling. – Shannon Kaye

The Books

The Big One, Boys in the Boat

Obviously, a well-stocked bathroom must include at least a few books because…don’t even try to tell me you don’t read in the bathroom!

Shannon’s vision for Captain’s Quarters brought to mind a sort of “the sea is angry” vibe. Both of my book choices are water and boat focused and share slices of history, but in entirely different ways. One relies on man finessing the water to create speed, while the other portrays a battle between man/woman and fish. And, no, I didn’t try to saddle you with Moby Dick…I want you to actually read these books!

The Big One by David Kinney (my review)
A behind the scenes look at the annual Martha’s Vineyard Striper & Bluefish Derby, a month-long, 24/7 fishing tournament that draws an eclectic mix of competitors (including locals, foreigners, professionals, amateurs, grandmas, and kids).
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (my review)
The true story of Joe Rantz and his University of Washington teammates’ quest to win gold in the men’s eight rowing event at the 1936 Berlin Olympics…despite numerous obstacles posed by the Great Depression.
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Check back tomorrow for the final installment in the master bathroom series: Spring Clean.

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  1. Carmen wrote:

    I like this version of the bathroom too and the books are wonderful complements; they even have nautical themes, how perfect!

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Yep – that was the goal!

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  2. WOW!! I love this color scheme, Sarah! And the books, of course, go right along with it; you did a GREAT job with these picks! Okay…off to look at all of the cool stuff on Anne’s site now; you gals are killing me. I want all of it – ha!

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Thanks so much – at least for the book compliments! Can’t take a lick of credit for the design side!

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  3. What a perfect pairing of books and “Captain’s Quarters” bathroom. My preference is the spa-like bathroom but then again, I’m no captain, nor am I male. 😉

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Ha – me too actually 🙂

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply

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