Monday, July 16, 2012

Designing a Coastal Cottage Powder Room

The powder room is always one of my favorite rooms to design.  There's a unique challenge in coming up with a beautiful room in such a small space.  That's no different for our Diamond in the Rough.  The new powder room is roughly 5' x 5'.  And we can do a lot in that space!

We're starting with a tumbled marble floor in a basket weave pattern.  That will provide a hard working surface for the home owners, but with an upscale look.   It's a classic design, but the hints of green and blue give it a more contemporary look.

I'm crazy about this vanity.  It continues the beadboard styling that we're using on the front door of the house and in the kitchen.  But it's in a rich, espresso finish.  And the top is made of tempered glass!  It's got a green/blue backing to it which provides a beautiful look for the space.  Best of all - it provides some much needed storage as well.

We've got an oval mirror for above the vanity, flanked by bright sconces.

And finally, we're going to continue the nod to the house's proximity to the water, by papering the back wall with old nautical charts.  It ties in the taupe, blue and green that we're using in the rest of the house with a one of a kind design (I've been haunting yard sales for old charts for months to get enough for the wall!)

When can we get started?  The drywall goes in this week, so hopefully we can start putting the room together soon!

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  1. Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. Thanks Denise! At the moment, the room is just studs and plywood, so it's hard to envision. But it's going to be a great transformation!


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