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
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.
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: http://pietheineek.com. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!