I wanted to feature my powder room makeover again, because I’ve gotten questions on the wallpaper. It is from one of our favorites, Thibaut Design, and you can see this and the other colorways here. Almost a year later, and I’m still so happy every time I enter this room.
It was a complete gut job (scroll down to see the before), and I’m quite happy with the way it all works together. I used a set of sconces to flank the new mirror, replacing the previous vanity light. If you are starting from scratch, or starting all over again, it may be worth it to consider sconces. I also used an elongated mirror (it’s 16″ wide and 40″ tall) in a relatively new shape. I’ve seen them called “capsule” or “pill” mirrors. I bought mine from Home Depot :: here’s the link. It’s under $200!
I needed something to hold towels and toilet paper, and I wanted to experiment doing without a traditional towel bar or towel ring. I found this at Home Goods, and I painted the original driftwood mounting board (not my style) to white. I found black hooks to dangle off the front edge, and I’m pleased that the system is working. I can rotate towels easily, and keep the clean ones stacked on one side, with extra TP on the other.
Originally I’d planned to leave the floors untouched, but when the existing vanity was removed, we realized that the tile didn’t continue underneath. Additionally, I’d selected a pedestal sink to give the illusion of more floor space. I found this small-scale marble herringbone tile (comes in 12″ square sheets) and it’s a great way to provide some pizzazz in the space without competing with the stunning wallpaper.
Simply removing the old heavy woven shade (it blocked 1/3 of the natural light even when it was open!) with a simple light-filtering cellular shade provides privacy when down, and stacks up neatly when open all the way.