Jewel Box Powder Rooms

I couldn't be more excited to start work on my latest design project...our new house!  After months of searching, we finally found the one.  We love the floor plan and location but some rooms have been lovingly maintained with 80's details fully intact (think polished brass and lots of it).  One of the spaces that I want to tackle is the half bath.  Right off the main entry hallway, it is tucked under the stairs and in need of some serious TLC.  I can't wait to transform it with some new fixtures and a vivid wallpaper.  Powder rooms and guest baths are the perfect place to make a bold statement with fun décor that you might shy away from in a larger space.  Since the square footage is typically pretty limited, there is also an opportunity to splurge a little on a special floor tile or wallcovering since you don't need much of it to fill the room.   Stay tuned for some before and after photos!  Here is a glimpse at my powder room inspiration.

Design by Frank Ponterio - Traditional Home

This gorgeous mural style wallpaper by de Gournay transports you straight to a storybook forest. I was so distracted by these pretty walls when I found this photo that I almost missed the beautiful custom tile pattern on the floor. 

Design by Amber Lewis - Cupcakes and Cashmere

This lovely little guest bath belongs to one of my favorite bloggers, Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere.  The amazing floral wallpaper by artist Ellie Cashman is inspired by classic Dutch still life paintings.  In a smaller print, it might look overly traditional or even dated but this large scale pattern, accented by light and deep shadow, is both modern and vintage.

Design by Todd Klein - House Beautiful

Ok so I guess I'm really into this wallpaper idea.  I love the dynamic pattern of this unique red version.  It reminds me of Florentine marbled paper and has a beautiful textural quality.  Now these are some brass details that I can get on board with.

Design by Tobi Fairley

The deep, moody blue of these lacquered walls give the room a serene vibe.  The contrast between the dark walls, the marble topped vanity and the stone floors adds a little drama while the roman shade and the classic sconces are a nice finishing touch.

Design by Beckwith Interiors

You know how those backlit dressing room mirrors always make you look extra fabulous?  I have a feeling this modern powder room version would have the same effect.  Now that is some amazing Missoni-esque tile work...