Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Instant Room, Edition 3

Sorry for delay in getting out Edition 3 of my Instant Room Series. 

Things have been busy at the shop and I have been out of town

for the past week and a half.  My husband’s brother was married

out in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We had a wonderful time!  It was

a nice change of pace;  The landscape, the company we kept and

the weather brought an enjoyable escape from our daily lives in

North Carolina!


This edition of “Instant Room” will explore one of my favorite

rooms- the Powder Room.  I love assisting clients with powder

bath spaces.  Typically Powder Rooms are smaller spaces that

can offer that “wow factor” that clients may not be willing to pull

the trigger on in other spaces in their homes.  Because Powder

Baths are often spaces that you don’t spend a lot of time in,

you can jazz things up and not tire of the selections you have


When I think of “jazzing up” a space, I typically think of selections

that may be a little more outrageous or over the top.  You may

think that because most modern spaces tow the subtle and

understated line, that so called “over the top” or a little more

unusual selections may not be the right choice.  But, you can

give any space some extra pizzazz.  You just have to make

careful selections that maintain the style you are conveying

throughout your home.  Let’s get started…


Let’s begin with the walls.  To change things up a little, I

decided to combine several types of wall coverings to

make the space more visually interesting.

SW7727-Koi Pond

For the wall color, I chose Sherwin William’s “Koi Pond.”  This

color would cover all walls except the sink wall.


I LOVE this wallpaper!   It is actually made from scrap pieces of

wood.  The artist who designed the paper is Piet Hein Eek.   You can view

this and other of his designs at:  The paper

would be placed only on the sink wall, but not the entire wall.  I can explain

the placement once all the components are introduced.


This glass tile is by Crossville, in color Champagne.  Although it is

shown in a 1x1 piece, it also comes in a 2x6 subway tile, which is what

I would select.  The wallpaper would be installed floor to ceiling on

the sink wall.  In the middle of that wall, the glass subway tile

would be installed, then the wall-mounted faucet would be installed

into the tile.

Kohler Falling Water Wall Mount Lavatory Faucet vibrant brushed bronze

This faucet, Kohler’s “Falling Water” wall mount lavatory faucet (vibrant brushed

bronze finish), will look great with the subway tiles, wallpaper and wall color and

will also accentuate the sconces and light fixture.

Minka Compositions High Wall Sconce Aged Patina Iron

These sconces, by Minka Lavery Lighting (from the Compositions Collection, in Aged

Patina Iron Finish) will be mounted on the mirror over the sink- one on either side.  They

will provide soft lighting and will be a favorable accent to the wallpaper.

Currey and company  Goddess chandelier

Now for that extra touch of excitement!  I could not resist this BEAUTIFUL piece by Currey &

Company.  It is so adequately called the “Goddess Chandelier”.  It will hang over-head and

provide those who enter a pleasant surprise.  I think this chandelier gives us that

touch of unexpected that every Powder Bath needs!

Marbled Cork Flooring

I decided to carry the Marbled Cork flooring into the Powder Bath that is also present in

the Kitchen.  This will provide a nice consistency between spaces.


What an impressive space!  We have “wow” with tasteful, interesting touches! 


I hope you have enjoyed reading this edition as much as I have enjoyed putting it together! 

As mentioned previously, I love Powder Rooms and as with the our other Instant Rooms, I would

love to see it come together in a real home! 


I look forward to continuing our journey!    Our next space to delve into will be the Master

Bedroom.  Hope you will join me!  Best Wishes to you!