Here’s how to make a big statement in a small powder room. Go bold! It’s small so have fun with the walls, lighting, and accessories.
Our modern coastal powder room, tucked under the stairs, is finally finished! I wanted to show it to you for my Five Faves with Annie and Cindy. I also have a television show that we are hooked on that you may like, too.
This puts me in good mood every time I open the door to this small space.
1. Dress Up the Walls With Pattern
Earlier, I showed you all the wallpapers we were considering for our half bathroom here at the beach. We could have gone a safer route.
But, In the end, Thibaut Palm Botanical in Navy gives a dramatic punch of tropical pattern. And in the blue colorway, it feels unexpected (rather than green). The graphic pattern also helps to disguise all the angles and the lower ceiling.
There’s no natural lighting in here, so I had to take photos with the lights on…not always the best for photography.
2. Lighting, Mirror, Vanity, and Faucet
The Visual Comfort Katie Small Pendant Light Sconce in hand-rubbed bronze feels like a classic drop earring. I’ve used this sconce with other shaped shades but this is the first time with the white glass globe. I love it.
The heavy oval beveled mirror is from Pottery Barn. So is the bath vanity. But I hesitate to recommend the vanity set as the cement top that we received with it was malformed. The sink could not be installed.
So, I asked for a refund for the top and found a granite remanent locally. This was good as I could also have them fabricate a backsplash. The small vanity does have good storage and counter space.
The faucet is by Kohler. I like mixing the brass and oil-rubbed bronze hardware (same warmer tones).
3. Artwork From eBay Above The Toilet As A Focal Point
Check out eBay for art. I “won” this oil painting including the frame for less than $100! Just research the type of art you want by category. It’s pretty in person and looks like the beaches that we have here in Jacksonville, Florida.
The frame had some dings but I covered them with a wood stain marker that I use for scratches on our floors, too.
The battery-operated premium flickering candle is on a timer…giving the walls a nice glow in the small bathroom at night.
4. Hand Soap Worth The Splurge
Indulge your guests with Aesop Reverence soap: “An exfoliating hand wash to gently scrub hands, featuring a careful blend of botanical extracts and finely milled pumice.” Your hands feel and smell great after using the soap.
This is a traditional powder room with a modern coastal feel that makes a statement!
5. What To Watch: Dear Edward on Apple TV
“The story of Edward Adler, a boy who survives a plane crash that kills every other passenger, including his family members; as Edward and others try to make sense of life after the crash, unexpected friendships, romances, and communities are formed.”
The acting is really good…we are hooked. More episodes to come.
If you are new here, each Sunday I share my top five favorite things along with my friends, Cindy and Annie. It’s like our weekly “catch-up” phone call. If you would like to receive this series every week, please sign up HERE.
Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: