There is nothing I love more than sharing my creativity. This is why we started A Burst of Beautiful, to share our creativity and hopefully inspire others. So when dear friends of ours asked for design help with their home we jumped at the chance.
After moving into a new house a few years ago, they have been working on adding their own touches to create a family home they are in love with. The first room they asked for help tackling was their powder room. Like any powder room, it was a small space and lacked any real personality.
The main living space of their home is decorated in relaxed neutrals, think calming greys, creamy whites and natural stone. I wanted to continue this soothing colour palette into the powder room but add a pop of color for some charm.
When I originally started thinking about designing this powder room I was set on using blush accents. I was thinking pretty, sophisticated and feminine. But then I came across this wallpaper and everything changed.
I just love everything about this wallpaper. The delicate pattern, the rich indigo colour and the fact that is is hand block-printed, so the wallpaper is made to order. It is a little costly, but because powder rooms are often very compact, it won’t take much to wallpaper the small space.
To add even more character and dimension to a powder room, I love the addition of wainscoting. I always suggest ensuring the wainscoting sits a few inches above the sink to act as a backsplash. Powder rooms are usually high traffic areas and you don’t want your gorgeous new wallpaper ruined by water marks (especially if you have young kids).
This is our powder room, you can see the height of the wainscoting we installed.
I know I sound like a broken record, but I’ll say it again, powder rooms are often very small spaces. Adding a vanity can make the room seem even more cramped than it already is. Pedestal sinks are a great way to open the room up and create a feeling of more space. The only drawback is the lack of storage. So you need to decide what is best for your family and your storage needs, but if you have the advantage of ample storage space elsewhere, my advice is to always go with a pedestal sink.
Next came this gorgeous chrome three-light schoolhouse light fixture. It’s another way to add some character to a basic builder-grade bathroom.
The navy and white colour palette creates an almost nautical, coastal feel, without being too obtrusive. To continue with that theme, I found this beautiful weathered mirror that lends itself well to the space. I love that it’s circular, so it almost seems like a porthole. And the weathered wood finish really adds a feeling of warmth to the space.
I finished off the room with some luxurious white fluffy towels, a pearlized soap dispenser and a little pot of succulents.
I’m loving this design so much I want to give our powder room a facelift….I wonder what the mister would think of that…