The tiles have been picked up, and I’m so excited to get our sad-looking powder room done. We went with this fabulous Hampton Carrara Hexagon tiles which I have been looooonging for forever. Sure, it’s a little bit more expensive since it’s marble ($16 per square feet) but our room is so tiny it was worth to splurch a little. The photo above shows the 5 inch, and we went for the 3-inch tiles.
So before I show you the inspiration for this project, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see what the powder room looked like when we bought the house (covers her eyes):
Yup – that’s it. I swear that courter-round still drives me bananas. I wasn’t used to having hardwood floors in a powder room and always found that strange… apparently it happens in the U.S. Since we had just bought the townhouse, and were basically house poor, I resorted to doing some cosmetic changes and painted the vanity and the walls.
Aaaaand though I wasn’t happy with the wall color (I thought it was going to be more like this), I was very pleased with the overall finished look. It was suddenly liveable. I added some new fixtures, like the lamp, faucet, towel ring, and aren’t those Anthropologie star fish knobs adorable?
Besides the tiles I’m continuing our gray/white theme (see other bathroom renovation). Here’s a couple of photos that serves as the inspiration for our new project:
Obviously the floor in the above photo, but the pedestal sink happens to be the exact same as well. We’re upgrading the baseboards and the inside door frame as well.
I wanted to have a little bit more fun with the powder room. This is really a room where you can take risks and just explode in creativity… buuuuut when you’re married you have to adapt your crazy ideas a little. So no crazy patterns, yellow zebras or forests, and no painted ceiling either. Bo. Next time.
But we are going a little bolder in this powder room with this dark gray wall color, and just like the image above we plan to do a fun gallery walle wall. Clearly, I have plenty of my own art around but we’ve also collected art over the years that doesn’t currently have a place. It will brighten up the room as well since there’s only one light source in there. We’ll see how it goes. Fingers crossed!