The Delightful Home {Powder Room}

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve shared our tiny little powder room. But, I’m back today to revisit the old and share one very unexpected new addition!

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This room already had the counter, vanity and floors when we moved in. Everything done over the last 12 years has been cosmetic, including new lighting, faucet, paint on the vanity, wallpaper and decor.

Now, before we get too too far, I am dying to share the new addition! (Sorry about the atrocious lighting…)

No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. :-) Honey completely surprised me with this portrait of Elsa for Christmas. This was all his idea and design. He even measured the boys canvas portrait gallery wall to get the same size, which is the sweetest, most thoughtful consideration. Alas, we are out of room on the gallery wall and Elsa landed in the powder room. If you rendered speechless, don’t worry, I am a little too. <3

Moving right along, let’s talk decor in the rest of the room. I love all white flowers anyway because they can easily move from room to room on a whim.  (Watch my video on how I arranged these flowers HERE!)  I also added fabulous gold and white monogrammed guest towels in a darling brass bamboo tray.

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My parents gave me the brass lion head door knocker and since I didn’t have a door to use it on I repurposed it for a towel bar.

Aside from the wallpaper, the biggest impact in this room was having an electrician move the wall mounted light outlet to be a ceiling outlet. From there, I could go with a much taller mirror to fill in most of the space between the vanity and the ceiling. This made the room look SO much bigger!

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Honey constructed the DIY floating frame for a colorful poster that did a brief stint in here. When I told him it had to go, he simply hung a command hook right on top for my moody  marsh canvas.  Genius!  Luckily it was the exact same size as the poster and no one would ever know what lies beneath.  Speaking of the canvas, it is one I’ve loved for YEARS!  It’s called Storm Over the Marsh and is by Atlanta artist James McLaughlin Way.  I found it in the store here in Atlanta years ago and was so happy to finally have a place to bring it home to.

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The towels are all a traditional white linen with a monogram.  I have more upstairs in the guest bathroom, now taken over by John where they mostly live on the floor in a heap. They were from Cottage and Cabin and a friend add my custom monogram.

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On the DIY shelf, I printed a picture of Savannah’s Wormsloe Plantation off the internet for the frame and have a few decorative touches.

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The wallpaper is busy (although I LOVE it) so I stuck with touches of white and gold.

Here’s a full rundown of the DIY projects in this space:

Lucite Floating Frame
Easy Flower Arranging Tips and Tricks Video
Easy + Inexpensive Cafe Shelf
Geode Box

And the list of sources:

Wallpaper – Thibault South Seas
Moroccan Gilt Mirror – Wisteria
Dahlia Chandelier – Pottery Barn Kids
Storm Over the Marsh Canvas – Ballard Designs
Toilet paper holder – Home Depot
Towel Bar & Vanity Pulls – Lux Hold Ups
Rug – Home Goods
Monogram Design – Number Four Eleven
Towels – etsy
Vase – Ikea
Lucite Tissue Box – The Container Store
Lucite Trash Bin – The Container Store
Guest towels, tray & candle – Emily McCarthy

This room is hands down the hardest room to photograph in my whole house – with its tiny footprint, two doors and utter lack of natural light.  So, I’d say its much prettier in real life than I could convey with my amateur photography skills.  :-)

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3 thoughts on “The Delightful Home {Powder Room}

  1. Honey did a great job with commissioning the Elsa print! I think my favorite thing in your half bath besides the lucite towel bar is the chinoserie wall paper. I was just wondering if you ever thought of maybe adding some chinoserie Asian blanc de chine figurines in your bath to coordinate with the your wallpaper? I have a large collection with some being vintage Fritz and Floyd and others made in Japan.

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