Sunday, January 31, 2010

Petite Powder Room Redux

THE DILEMMA:

A 1980's powder room, very tiny, rotting wood floors due to leaking toilet, TOTALLY dated.








THE SOLUTION:

Nothing could be saved (thank goodness) mainly due to the rotting floors which had to be replaced.




I chose Rush River's tumbled marble.
Lansdale Collection, "Skokie"
The pattern is traditional, yet fresh, and the pattern gives the room an illusion of being larger than it is.





Porcher's "Pomezia" cabinet is only 27" wide. (a hard to find size) The toilet and sink are in Porcher's biscuit finish.
I like the fact that the cabinet is on legs. It gives it a furniture feel, and because you can see part of the flooring underneath, also helps to visually enlarge the space. The Porcher "Reprise" widespread faucet is in polished chrome.




The Dorchester Swing Arm Sconces are in an aged brass finish.
circalighting.com
The custom mirror is 22k gilded wood framed.
Black Dog Gallery {757-422-6318}




The paper holder and towel ring are from the Pompadour collection by Herbeau.
faucetdirect.com




This home is located on the coast, so I chose "Fishing Village" in the light green colorway, from the "Tea House Collection" by Thibaut. It has a faded, decadent decay sensibility that adds a soft aged feel to this "new" room.




The biggest change was the addition of wainscoating, painted in a Benjamin Moore semi-gloss latex.
{ Cotton Balls / OC122 }
Contrary to what you might think, the addition of the wainscoating gave a visible depth to the room. It now seems twice as large!




A powder room that was once a deteriorating, depressing emblem of the 80's (too dramatic?), is now a sophisticated little gem. K

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