Recently, a new client stopped in at my design studio to check it out. She lives close by and had been passing by everyday and was curious about the services I offer.
After giving her a tour of my large resource library, I sat down with her in my cozy, comfortable living room vignette and spoke in great detail about her home and goals for the project.
She and her husband are empty-nesters and she just wasn’t very happy with the décor of her home. She had all the furniture pieces she needed but the rooms didn’t feel well pulled together.
I offered to meet again for a consultation in her home to see for myself just what wasn’t working, and it was just as she described. Her furniture, and even some accents were very nice pieces, but it all looked a bit cluttered with stuff randomly placed. The window treatments were outdated or sparse, there was no defined color scheme, and it just didn’t feel very cohesive. So we came up with a plan of attack to address these issues and make the space live up to its potential of being elegant and beautiful.
The main areas we decided to address were the dining room, the living room, the master bedroom suite and the powder room. We were also going to update the window treatments in the guest bedrooms.
In today’s post we will focus on the small powder room makeover, and I will share the other spaces in future posts as soon as they are photographed. We are still waiting on a few backordered pieces in some of the other rooms before professionally photographing everything. For now, I’ll share shots from my iPhone of the finished powder room.
Here is an AFTER shot of the powder room using Waterlogue app.
Via Casa Vilora Interiors
The powder room is a really tiny space near the foyer of the home. It had just the bare necessities. As you’ll see in a second in the BEFORE shots, it started out with Donald Duck orange walls. Seriously, the walls were as orange as Donald Duck’s bill. It made the room actually feel smaller than it was. The ligting was really dull. The mirror was the standard builder-grade frameless mirror. The vanity top was a white cultured marble, and the vanity was a very dull white with no real interest. None of these features did anything great for the look of the room.
Here are some BEFORE photos.
BEFORE Of The Powder Room
BEFORE Of The Powder Room
This décor had to change fast! So I set to work creating a more elegant space worthy of the guests that this couple entertained.
I wanted the powder room to look like an elegant little jewelry box, so I went with a dark rich pewter metallic color from Sherwin Williams Paint, and had my painter do a faux painting technique to add some depth and dimension.
Here is a closer look at the walls
Closer Shot Of Faux Paint Color
I also had my painters do a pewter glaze on the vanity cabinet to complement the walls a bit better.
Here you will also notice the new granite countertop, the new undermount sink and the new faucet.
Those changes alone would have improved the powder room dramatically, but I didn’t stop there.
A Closer Look At The Glaze On The Vanity cabinet
I am not a fan of frameless vanity mirrors and so I called in a company called “Mirrorcle Frames” to add a frame around the mirror without having to rip it out.
I also upgraded the lighting (which is hard to see from the glare in the photo below)
I later added these botanical prints to accent the wall color and to tie in with the look of the rest of the home.
Here are a few other shots of the powder room
My clients are very pleased with the way the room turned out. And so am I.
What are your thoughts on the small powder room makeover?
Stay tuned for future posts showcasing the rest of this beautiful home.
If you would like help with your powder room, or any other room in your home, please feel free to contact me here to schedule a consultation. Even if you live outside of the Houston area, you can take advantage of our eDesign service aka Mail Order Decorator service, where everything is done via email and mail.
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Wishing you beauty and Inspiration!