November 16th, 2017
Here we are, we made it to the final week… week 7 of the One Room Challenge. This was a small project considering some participants did basements or kitchens but it was definitely work and I don’t know when we would have completed this room if it weren’t for the ORC. Thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for running this challenge twice a year… so many inspiring designs out there because of this challenge!
Here is how my powder room looked like on week 1:
And now this is how it looks…..
My powder room started out as a room with no character and a lot of potential. It was our little room that needed some colour and patterns to make a lasting impression. I was always so drawn to the powder room with wallpaper and paneling on the bottom half (see here for the bathrooms that inspired me).
The whole design started off with me browsing through wallpaper online and I found the DwellStudio Winter Crane pattern on Wayfair.. it immediately caught my eye. When I married my husband, we had origami cranes as part of our wedding decor. They are a symbol of happiness and eternal youth – can’t go wrong with that! I knew it was the right design for our young family.
After we installed the beadboard (see our DIY tutorial here), I knew I wanted it white but realized it wasn’t going to work (see week 5 for the whole story). I decided on “Green Smoke” by Farrow & Ball and I haven’t looked back….
It’s not a forest green or a green that blends in with the mint from the wallpaper. It’s enough colour to make a statement but is not too overbearing. My two little boys use this bathroom all the time so I had to be careful with my choices in this room!
I couldn’t be happier with the sconces I chose. Again, in week 5, there was a bit of a panic but everything is good nice and they fit perfectly in this room! It adds that touch of elegance to the room, one of the many things missing from the old bathroom.
Choosing art for the walls was hard because I really didn’t know what I needed to have in there. I was thinking watercolour but it just wasn’t working for me in this particular room.
I was talking to one of my good friends about this and she suggested photography. I picked two prints, grabbed a few IKEA frames, got some custom mats, and that’s all that was needed!
All After photos taken by Destiny Dawn Photography
I just want to say thank you to my husband for doing so much work, thank you to everyone who followed along and left encouraging comments and a big thank you to my friends and family for the support and encouragement!
Wayfair: DwellStudio Winter Crane Wallpaper | Sconces: Elte | Farrow & Ball: “Green Smoke” Paint| Lowes: Beadboard, faucet, trim, crown moulding | Tony Koukos Photography: Prints | IKEA: Frames | Thrift find: Mirror | Anthropologie: Hand towel | Pehr Designs: Wastebasket
The wallpaper was c/o Wayfair. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
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