(Source: The New Decorating Book, Meredith, 1997)
I don't know about you, but I adore this bathroom and confess to having envied (more than once) the people who get to enjoy it on a daily basis.
You'll be glad to know I have since repented and can now look at this photograph with nothing but sheer admiration. The book it appears in was published in 1997, but it is still my kind of bathroom. (I'm nothing, if not an old fogy.)
Since I can't claim this bathroom as mine, I decided to take one or two elements from the photograph, things that could work in my teeny-tiny guest bathroom, and imitate them, but use my own touches to make it my own.
Since I already had a shelf similar to this in my guest bath, the shelf is what I went with, zeroing in on how much I loved the glass bottles.
Using this as inspiration ...
I created this in my guest bathroom.
One day, perhaps, I will get really energetic and install the beadboard panels, but that'll be another day or year. For now, I'm happy.
As long as I've been old enough to decorate, I've used photographs as inspriation, as a jumping-off place, if you will. By adding personal preferences and touches, it's easy to make any idea your own.