I’ve been teasing this powder room makeover post for so long, you all probably gave up on me. I was waiting for my window treatment for the longest time, and then I haven’t had an open day to post since I got these pictures back from Alison.
So, anyway. Today I’m sharing my Powder Room Makeover!
We started this design process back in February of 2020… and we all know what happened after that. So yes, two years later, and I finally have my powder room finished!
Powder Room Before
This is pretty much how we found the space when we moved into this house four years ago. I just painted the walls to match the rest of our common areas in the house (Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Grey with Dove White trim.)
And I hung this print on the wall behind the toilet. It was from the powder room in my previous house, and I figured it would do until I could get around to redecorating the space. I think I found it at Home Goods or Target.
The wood blinds, towel rack, and light fixture were left from the previous owners.
Powder Room Progress
I’m kind of a Plain Jane when it comes to decorating, and most of our house is neutral with pops of blue, but for some reason I got it in my head to make our powder room special.
I’ve been working with Magda at ReImagine Interiors since the beginning, and it was her suggestion to wallpaper the powder room. I noodled on that idea for a bit and then asked her to send me a few ideas to consider.
She sent me these two ideas, and she ordered wallpaper samples of each. At first, I thought I liked this first one best — at least, the wallpaper and the mirror. I wasn’t sure about the blue vanity or the light fixtures.
And this was her other idea. At first I thought this was too formal, but after seeing the wallpaper sample, it started to grow on me. I also liked this vanity and light fixtures better than the ones above.
I thought I wanted a big square pedestal sink, but Magda eventually talked me into a vanity. We also considered some fancier options with marble and brass that were more open on the bottom. I don’t have links for any of these, sorry!
I liked a few of those, but I was concerned about the condition of the wood floor where the existing pedestal was standing, and it would be visible with one of those more open vanities.
Plus, I figured if I was going to give up on my dream of a big square pedestal sink, I might as well get something with some storage. After a lot of hemming and hawing, I decided on the one below.
I also wanted the mirror from the white wallpaper with the light fixtures from the blue, so Magda put together another mockup so I could visualize it. (I don’t have links, but the mirror is from Uttermost and the lights are from Hudson Valley.)
We decided to go with that plan, so we finalized the details started ordering the various components sometime last fall. I don’t even remember when it was exactly, but I know those light fixtures were in my basement for a few months.
Powder Room After
After months of waiting and planning and more waiting and then securing a contractor to do the work, we started the project in late January of this year, and this is how it turned out!
At first, I wasn’t sure about the size of the vanity, but now I’m used to it, and I do really like having the extra storage space. It’s the Signature Hardware 30″ Robertson Vanity Set, and it also comes in navy and black and some other sizes.
I bought this basket at Pottery Barn, and that’s where I store extra toilet paper and hand towels. It’s the large size.
We went with a matte black faucet because Magda felt there was enough gold hardware going on already. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but now I like the contrast. We also have matte black doorknobs and hinges on all the doors on the interior of our home, and I added some accessories with black accents to tie it all together.
And I love my Weezie Monogram Hand Towels. They’re so plush and soft and elegant. Because they’re pricey, I only got one set of two, and I put them out when we are having guests. Otherwise, I use old ones from the basket below the sink.
I do want to get more that match the vibe of the room. Any suggestions? (And I really should replace the outlet cover with something that coordinates better.)
And finally, the completer piece…. my roman shade! It was custom made, so I don’t have any info on that, but I love how it provides privacy without blocking out most of the natural light.
So yeah, that’s it! We have a lot of people in and out of our house, so this room gets a lot of use. I always get compliments when people see the new design, and I’m so glad I went with something bold and dramatic. It ties into the rest of the house, and also stands out in a very cool way. You can see all my home decor posts here.
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photos: Alison Cornell