Updated: Dec 5, 2018
The small powder room was completed for The One Room Challenge, which is a decorating challenge for designers and decorating enthusiasts. It was one of the last rooms in my home to get a makeover. Just like every other vanilla space in this builder basic home I bought back in March, I have been slowly adding some really custom and luxurious touches to make it my own.
Here is what it looked like before
As you can see, nothing special. I did love the window in there and I later added the shutter when we moved in.
Powder rooms for me are always a great way to add some luxury to your home. Because it is such a small space, it is ok to go bold, and do the super dramatic things that you perhaps don't want to do in the rest of your home. I love a powder room with personality!
I have been longing to use the color blush for a while now, and the powder room was just the place for that. I also love a wall of moldings - I do it every chance I get. This time I decided to go for a bit more details in the molding to give the room a Parisian apartment feel
The floor that I choose for the entire lower level of my home was the starting point for the powder room. Although the floor is a porcelain tile, it looks and feels like parquet wood flooring. Parquet floors always felt very French to me.
I brought in my carpenter to trim out the walls with thin plywood and then added the molding detailed on all the walls and even the ceiling. The space is only 3x8 with 8 foot ceilings, so the size helped to reduce the cost of all that detailed work . I chose Benjamin Moore Pleasant Pink for the wall color in a low luster finish. How yummy is that pink?
The statueritto marble on the vanity was a remnant piece I bought and had fabricated by my stone fabricators. I just love the movement of it, and it definitely adds a luxurious feel to the room. I went with wall mounted faucets because the countertop was just so small at only 35"wide by 21" deep. I also did the fancy brass p-trap drain pipes as an added design feature. Even though drain pipes are functional and utilitarian; it doesn't mean they can't look intentional and well designed.
The wood shelf of the vanity was added by my carpenter with reclaimed wood he had on hand. I love the rustic wood against the refined marble.
Even though there is a window in the bathroom, it is actually on the front of the house, so the window has to remain closed. That meant that the room was always dark. I brought in these amazing pendants that flank the beautiful gold mirror, and even added a ceiling fixture. Now there is plenty of great lighting.
Did you notice the bold zebra art? of course! You can't miss it. It was a purchase from a street artist in Soho NY, and I had it framed in the very ornate frame as a nod to the French feel I was after. I love the juxtaposition of the ornate frame with the whimsy of the zebra. For me, color has to be snuck into a room somehow, and art is a great way to do that.
Ok, can we have a moment to just talk about my gorgeous Botswana linen fabric. I saw this fabric a few months ago, and had to have it. I had my workroom create this functional roman shade using this fun fabric.
The toilet is new too. I went with one that had the integrated skirting. So much easier for cleaning!
A powder room too should have great art to be enjoyed by its users.
Every room can benefit from a bit of styling, and even though this a powder room and super small, I still brought in a few things.
The fresh orange tulips adds such a bold look to the room.
Overall, I am so pleased with the way this small space turned out. It is so much fun to walk in there now. It really is the best seat in the house.
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Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration!