We are continuing the design “reveal” of our new home, which is currently in the infant stages of framing. If you need to catch up on what we are doing, you can go here and here. This week we’re covering the powder bathroom.
They are some of my favorite spaces to design. They give me the opportunity to let out my inner creative. I like to put in bright paper or paint, find funky vanities….whatever. They don’t get the wear-and-tear of regular bathrooms (so functionality can go out the window a little bit), and punching the amp up is ok because you don’t stay in them very long.
As you can see, ours is very VERY tiny, but it is vital for guests (and my kids) not to have to traipse through the whole house and our master bedroom to use the loo.
I searched and searched for a paper I loved, but ultimately decided to wrap the room in ship lap and paint it a dark, moody color. Black can be as expansive as white, and I fell in love with Farrow and Ball’s “Studio Green”. You can’t tell if the color is black or green, which is perfectly delightful to me. It’s the color of timber that is so dark and thick you’re not sure if you dare enter.
Here’s an elevation drawing. The vanity will be custom. It’s a simple rectangle and will be natural oak. The sink will cover the entire vanity, so no countertop will be needed. I have landscape paintings from my mountain runs planned for this area as well. They’ll become magical on that green/black wall.
The faucet is the same as my master bathroom (because it’s my favorite right now) and can you believe that wall sconce? It’s so modern and yet….it has a subtle colonial reference that slays me!
I thought a simple mirror would be best in this room, but I didn’t want to go plain-Jane Home Depot, so I settle on the one below.
It seems easy to throw recessed lights in here, but I think I’m going to put in a
boob light flush mount fixture instead for a softer light. Don’t panic! There are actually some companies out there that are breaking the stereotype. This one is from Currey & Co.
There you have it! What is your favorite part?
Next week we’ll cover my kid’s bathroom, and then we’ll get to move onto other things. I hope to see you here!