A tiny reveal day to hopefully enjoy on another manic fall Monday 🙂 The powder bath is here and she turned out pretty darn cute (with a 100-year-old royal pug photograph no less). These rooms are always so hard to shoot (no natural light and so tiny so you can’t really get pulled back) but Kaitlin and I managed to get enough photos to show it off 🙂 Let’s dig on in.
As a reminder here is where we are in the house:
This room is RIGHT off the family/media room so as you can see I wanted the colors to coordinate and flow nicely. I love how the blue of the wallpaper calls back to the color of the room (SW 6223 Still Water). That dark mauve color (SW 9078 Cocoa Berry) is SO hard to read properly on camera/computer. Here is it looks more pink than it is, but you get the gist of it.
She is a little moody and full of a lot of soul/fun. I’m really glad we did the custom paneling in here (a large 12″ beadboard) and then topped it off with some pegs (from which to hang a lot of fun stuff). I bought that hanging cabinet unfinished from Etsy and had it painted to match, which I LOVE. I had plans to put a fun lamp on the side of there, but once we hung the cabinet it felt perfectly balanced so I could just focus on styling it out.
The sink is wall-hung (from Rejuvenation) and we put it off-center on purpose – mostly because I thought the asymmetry would look cool (and I liked that the sink was centered on the door.)
The sink is more utilitarian which I love and because its so deep it catches all the water so that the wood has stayed dry thus far. This is where our kids wash their hands after feeding those little piglets and it’s also where they brush their teeth in the morning (because somehow the walk to their bath upstairs leads to one million distractions and they are never to be seen again for 20 minutes IYKYK).
We used some of my vintage Boro fabrics as the skirted panel, but I had a piece with this darker pink tone that we sewed into the already patchwork pattern to bring the colors together. We simply staple-gunned it underneath the table (and we keep extra TP behind the curtain). I love how it turned out so much.
That’s the beauty of this Boro – it is super forgiving and flexible. If you are following not so closely you’ll have seen it in two different rooms (Charlie’s and the living room), but if you are following really closely you’ll notice it in THREE (the family room, which is yet to be fully shot/revealed – happening soon I promise).
All the fun styling elements I had in my prop room. I’ve been collecting amber vintage apothecary jars for a long time and these two look so pretty in here. The cosmos are from my garden (and are bursting out there – SO PRETTY). The tray I’ve had forever from Katy Skelton. And re the pug – listen, I got sold this by an antique dealer hard. He said that it was a royal pet, from some Queen/King dynasty and the fact that there was a photograph of it taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s (I don’t remember) means that it was of utmost importance. I think it was strangely expensive (like $110) and it certainly doesn’t have much design impact, but I was enthralled by the idea that some queen/king had their precious pug photographed with an old time-y camera to capture its essence. I love the sentiment that it reflects (I think that’s why I love pet portrats so much – it’s such an investment and you have to really love your pet in order to even think to do it – Birdie is making and selling them for Christmas gifts FYI and I LOVE how hers are turning out – runs in the family I guess!).
I LOVE this wallpaper. I bought it from Scandinavian Wallpaper who has a large selection and ships pretty quickly (no affiliation, despite my attempts LOL). It’s both floral and a stripe, with a warm taupey- gray background and of course that dusty blue which I love so much.
Y’all. These sillhoettes that the kids made during the first month of lockdown bring me SO MUCH JOY. Whenever I see them (which is frequent) it reminds me of that extended togetherness time. I found the matching antique frames off Etsy and had the glass put in by our framer, Dave. We hung them off the peg rail with S hooks and gallery chain. I truly treasure these so very much. You can see the full tutorial HERE. Oh and here’s a hack – ask to do it with your kids for your birthday or Mothers Day, that’s what I do now (otherwise they aren’t into such things). Mother’s Day weekend is now my “let’s scrapbook together” time because I can’t seem to get us to do it any other day. Growing up, my parents had us do it twice a year during general conference (the TV session of mormon church where you listen to the prophet talk – wow that sounds weird as I’m typing it) and we’d sit around and label the years worth of photos and artwork and put together our albums. 🙂
Yes, we have a toilet in the powder bath. Hilariously, we decided to take it out of the main shot (below) because you could only see a bit of the front of the bowl (and y’all AI photoshopping did it in two seconds – under Kaitlin’s guidance of course).
There she is! I think it turned out so sweet, fun, with some unexpected moments. Definitely not too simple, but full of character – probably how a powder room should be. 🙂 Resources below. xx
Powder Room Resources:
Sink by Rejuvenation
Faucet by Rejuvenation
Japanese Boro Fabric Curtain (Vintage)
Wall Color by Sherwin-Williams
Wallpaper by Scandinavian Wallpaper
Sconce by Rejuvenation
Wood Flooring by Zena Forest Products
Toilet by Kohler
Hardware by Rejuvenation