At Home: Our Powder Room Transformation

Apr 9

You guys….this!…

Can you even believe this improvement? Thankfully this powder room is located just outside the master bedroom. Gives me all the excuses to stop and admire it. And I won’t apologize if found sitting in here on my laptop working…reading…talking or playing on the phone.

In case you missed the before, here’s where we began…

The red paint made this space feel closed in and heavy. The lights mounted too high on the wall weren’t giving off much light to brighten the space…

The mirror was too small. May not be able to tell from the images I am sharing, but the faucet was placed almost to the back edge of the sink. When washing hands you’d rub along the back of the bowl.

The space was ready for an improvement, update – something brighter and fresh. This house is too beautiful and it’s my personal goal to help each space achieve its potential. Soon I’ll share some other spaces around the house we’ve decorated but you’ve seen our style in the kitchen sitting area…

And the overall beauty and brightness in the kitchen…

And master bedroom…

So that red bathroom – which is a guest powder room – was sticking out like a sore thumb. Was excited to refresh the space and make it lighter and happier. And wow did we achieve that!

The vision began as I was scouring the McGee & Co website, which is one of my very favorite designers. I LOVE Studio McGee design and the products they select or create. This mirror was one I had been admiring for a long time…

( mirror )

So the mirror was already on the wish list. The tough part was choosing a wallpaper, a skill that isn’t my strong point. A friend introduced me to a local designer, Lisa Christensen. And so glad she did! We clicked immediately. Originally I told her I would only need help narrowing down a wallpaper and lighting choice, that I had the mirror game set. But she was so helpful in also helping me locate the fixture collection and she quickly tracked down a new sink bowl. It was incredible working with her. She was quick to pick up our design eye and had suggestions within just a couple days that we loved.

By the way, the items for this powder room update were already decided and purchased before shelter-in-place orders. I had everything here at the house, just needed the time to focus on the project. So it worked out well that this project was completed during our “at home” time…and nice to have a project we could focus on as a break from work.

Once we selected the wallpaper, lighting and other items, it was a matter of putting it all in motion. First was lowering the light boxes. See how high they were?…

We also removed the toilet paper / towel holders and sink bowl…

Then patched over the holes and primed over the red paint to get ready for the wallpaper install…

The primer alone was a huge improvement! Already the space felt bigger.

Lisa sourced wallpaper from Susan Connor in NYC. Love love Susan’s style!…

( wallpaper )

And then…then…there was wallpaper…

Beautiful!…

Upped the class-factor big time! This is never going out of style.

The final push was installing the lights, sink bowl, fixtures and mirror. In only a couple hours Tuesday we did that and here is the final result of our guest powder room. Get ready for photo overload. Couldn’t help it! Can you blame me??…

( lights | faucet )

This is a classic faucet and love the simple design that will make it easy to clean. The updated white sink bowl is slightly larger then the previous one and ties in nicely with the marble counter…

 

Love the matching Kohler towel hook. From this angle you can also see how this space ties in nicely with the family room colors…

( towel hook )

Matching Kohler toiler paper holder…again, just a clean and classic design…

( toiler paper holder )

Hi!…

This mirror! The piece that started the domino effect. I truly love this mirror. Something about it just captured me from day one. And it’s seriously the perfect size for this bathroom…

( mirror )

( hand towel | soap dispenser )

( wallpaper )

We loved this vanity and didn’t want to replace it. Just update the sink bowl. It offers great storage in the oversized drawer…

We could not be more in love with this powder room and can’t wait to host guests after the shelter-in-place orders are lifted…

SHOP THE POWDER ROOM

If you’re interested in any of the items shared in this post, you can find them linked throughout or right here…

Mirror

Lights

Wallpaper

Faucet

Towel Hook

Toilet Paper Holder

This project was a nice break from organizing stuff…although I’m back at those now. I have a great pantry project coming up next week in partnership with Rubbermaid. This is a good one!

Oh, I also finally received a floor mirror I ordered in December – it arrived yesterday! I ordered this one when it was on big time sale after the holidays and applied a reward certificate that was expiring. We were in desperate need of a full length mirror. I can’t believe I’ll now be able to see my whole body in an outfit. I’ll share a real post about this one tomorrow probably…but have a look at this mirror! Love it!…

( mirror )

How have you been holding up this week? Hard to believe it’s Thursday … although all the days are a blur. The weeks seem to be flying by. Hoping you’re all healthy and no one has contracted Covid-19. Let me know what you’re up to and if you’re enjoying this uptick in blog posts…have missed being here. There’s a lot more on the way!

xx,

Sam

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  1. Kim says:

    Love the changes, it looks so elegant now!

  2. Light, bright and airy and it looks so fresh like the rest of the house.

    • Samantha says:

      Thank you! Could not agree more! It really ties in to the rest of the houses natural beauty…and made such a huge overall improvement for the house itself. Love the outcome!!

      xx,
      Sam

  3. Winnie says:

    This is lovely and just the kind of update my half bath needs, I must ask?……. Did you put the wall paper up yourself? I am wanting to know the difficulty of this project. Was this a DIY or did you need an installer for wall paper, lights, sink and faucet. My DIY usually turns into DYI (Do Yourself In)

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