By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by Stephen Bimson
It’s been a long time coming, but we finally took images of a few rooms of the house and are ready to start sharing. And while the powder room may be the smallest room in the house, it has easily become on of my favorites.
If you remember, we stressed pretty hard about which wallpaper to select for this space. We wanted a subtle statement that could carry it’s own without distracting from the cement tile in the mudroom (which the powder bath is off of). I am happy to say that I could not be happier with the way the Peter Fasano Pintade paper turned out.
In my opinion, the color, the suggestion of texture and the size of the woodblock print really really make the space. Now that it’s up, I can’t believe we even considered anything else. That’s always the way it is though, isn’t it?
Not to mention, the camel color paired perfectly with the more modern champagne bronze faucet we knew we wanted to use.
The art is actually a piece my parents had that they passed on to us when we moved into our old house. After we moved, I was having a hard time placing it because of the frame – I love it and didn’t want to replace it, but the gold can be a bit jarring in some spaces. I’m really happy with where it ended up, as I think the subtleness of the camel wallpaper really tones down the harshness of the gold in the frame while the watercolor adds a punch of color to the space.
The only thing I might change at some point (don’t tell my husband), is the mirror. I really love these more industrial mirrors and desperately wanted to use one, but I have a feeling we could have done a better job with that “modern meets traditional mix” if we had opted for a different accent. Or even if we had just stuck with all bronze (no matter how much I love mixing metals).
To be clear, I don’t hate it (I actually love the mirror on its own) and if we do change it out it will likely be some time from now as we’ve got bigger fish to fry – i.e., where to find dining furniture. But if we were to change anything about the space, that would probably be it.
While the powder room may be the smallest room in the house, it has easily become on of my favorites.
In the post:
Sink: KOHLER MEMOIRS PEDESTAL SINK | Wallpaper: PETER FASANO PINTADE IN CAMEL | Faucet: DELTA TRINSIC FAUCET IN CHAMPAGNE BRONZE | Mirror: Ballard Designs (similar here) | sconce: Barbara Cosgrove via Zinc Door | hand soap: Aesop | match striker: JFM