The powder room — the only bathroom in the downstairs of our house — is probably the last room we will change in this house. The classic octagon and dot tile on the floor matches the tile on the wall and it’s in great shape. I also don’t mind the flowered wallpaper, although if I find something that is a bit more modern and matches the tile, I may change it. I also plan to change out the mirror and window treatments to modernize the look a bit. My favorite part of the bathroom is the tiny old fashioned sink — it’s so petite and a perfect fit for this little bathroom.
Here are some “before” photos if you’d like to see. I’ll any post updates as I finish them.
Although it is not the color scheme I would have chosen, the style of the tile is so classic and simple that I still like it.
I plan to update the window with a custom roman shade with tape trim.
The light is a pretty pink and white Tiffany style semi-flushmount. I don’t mind it, but I think a longer, more dramatic chandelier would better take advantage of the high ceilings in this room and the feminine style.
I do like the polished nickel and white enamel hardware — it’s classic and goes with everything.
I like the idea of a mirror with a shelf in a bathroom like this with zero storage, but I am not a fan of the wood tone on this one, and the hooks don’t serve a purpose for us. I’m thinking of introducing black with all the silver to add some depth to this room, so a black mirror with a shelf would work perfectly.
And, obviously we are going to lose that wooden switch plate.
The wallpaper isn’t exactly what I would have picked but I don’t find it offensive — it’s actually kind of pretty. If I was to replace it I would probably put in a larger scale floral, a modern geometric design or even stripes.
These are the mirrors and window treatments I’m considering:
Mirrors: Shades of Light — Amazon
Roman shades via Pinterest
And, here are some quick ideas for wallpapers that might modernize and simplify the design of the bathroom. I like the idea of a tone on tone look with a paper that has a burgundy color scheme, but I also think blue would compliment the burgundy really well. And a modern neutral would be an easy fix. I would have to order samples to see if the burgundy colors would match — it’s impossible to tell through photos!
If anyone knows where the first wallpaper is from, please tell me! It is in the restaurant Out East in NYC.
Closet Stripe by Farrow & Ball
Maund Stripe by The Paper Partnership
Harvest Blue by Graham & Brown