Powder Room {Before & After}

I have finally procured a piece of art for the one big wall in the powder room and am beyond thrilled to cross another room off the impressively extensive list we started with three years ago.  (Though, serial decorators never really cross anything off the list for too long.)

Here’s the before.  Unlike in the still untouched master bathroom, we were fortunate to start with a nice sink and decent floors down here.  (Please excuse the incredibly crass pic with the potty seat up – in my defense, I didn’t actually own the house when I snapped it and I certainly didn’t want to go touching the potty until it had been fully sanitized.)

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And here’s the after!  It’s a tiny little room that’s crazy hard to photograph.  Not to mention, there’s not a lick of natural light so it just doesn’t come across as pretty in pictures as it is in person.  I know toile’s heyday has kind of come and gone, but I personally still love it.  And my number one decorating rule?  Go with what you love!
June 2012 308 copy

June 2012 239  June 2012 243 June 2012 238 copy

June 2012 304 copy  March 2013 368 copy

March 2013 370 copy

March 2013 371 copy

March 2014 303 copy
Wallpaper – Brewser Toile – I can’t find a link to it anywhere!  We put it up before we moved in so perhaps it has been discontinued.
Paint – Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Light – Ballard Designs Claire Three-Light Vanity in bronze
Soap dispenser – Target
Trash can – Target
Linen Towels – Cottage and Cabin Interiors with my custom monogram
Hand towel – lucky vintage find
Canvas – Ballard Designs Great Blue Heron Giclee Print; not available on-line but saw multiple at Alpharetta outlet a few weeks back
Mirror – Bombay Company, purchased about 10 years ago and brought from the powder room in my previous home
Cloche – Created by me with nest, moss, glass egg and curly willow branches
Floor, sink and hardware – original

I’ve been back and forth on a rug and, quite frankly, couldn’t find one I loved.  Besides, you can only imagine the things that happen in this sweet little room with two little boys…

So, that wraps up the teeniest space in our house!

SO excited for the features on A Stroll Thru Life and French Country Cottage!!!

30 thoughts on “Powder Room {Before & After}

  1. Fantastic! Does toile go out of style? Me thinks NOT!!! I love the blue stripe in the background too. The whole room is lovely and your print keeps the space from being dated. ~Perfect~

  2. I agree, toile is timeless. I think your powder room looks great and the new artwork is perfect in there.

  3. I love toile…and that pattern is one of my faves…looks beautiful in your space! I've been trying to track down (sadly, to no avail) some more of the Brewster Toile fabric for a couple of years now… :(

  4. In my (humble) opinion, I think toile is timeless and yours is beyond beautiful! I love your bathroom and you know I love those linen towels.


  5. Wow I love this transformation the toile paper is great and timless. The vanity is perfect and love the cloche.

    Saw you on No Minimalist Here

  6. This bathroom is just darling. I love all of it. The wallpaper is just perfect and they way you pulled it all together.

  7. I love this powder room and the toile too! I appreciate that you use what you love and not blindly follow trends…that is what makes your house so lovely. (I have toile in my house also and it always is the first thing visitors fall in love with….).

  8. I actually love your toile wallpaper! I'm with you, go with what you love, and you certainly created a beautiful powder room!
    Mary Alice

  9. Thank you, thank you for decorating with toile! Can there EVER be enough? Your taste is stunning. Just the sight of this room made my day. Now I have to go break it to my husband that we absolutely have to wallpaper another room in toile . . .

  10. Three cheers for toile! Can there EVER be enough of it? Your taste is flawless! Seeing this beautiful powder room made my day. Now I have to go break the news to my husband that we need to wallpaper our bathroom in toile, too.

  11. Love love love it! We have some pretty small bathrooms too so I know your pain. I personally still love toile as well. The space is just beautiful!

  12. Adorable. Can you give details on the plates you have hung? Are they antiques? Or are they something still available somewhere?

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