If you swoon over pattern as I do, a Powder Room is the perfect place to indulge that fetish in the form of a beautiful wallpaper. You get bang for your buck when you invest in a Powder Room, since everyone who is a guest in your home may see it at some point – and in a quiet moment, where they may take in the lovely design! Since it’s a place where people are going to get in and get out quickly, you might as well do something bold.

GÇó072114 NJ Geurin bathroom 2My client and I had been working on her condo with lots of white walls, neutral furniture, and gold accents, along with touches of red. She wanted drama for the Powder Room, and asked me to show her wallpapers that had gold in them. I was so impressed that she was game for my favorite find, “Migration” in Oslo, from Walnut Wallpaper. It’s beautiful, but a little risky in that it could skew kitschy! We went for it anyway.

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This pendant light by Ladies and Gentleman Studio was the icing on the cake. We used the small one, in a brass finish.

454d27418bf67c8848c8bf263c5ad0b7So this is what the Powder Room looked like before: clean and serviceable, but forgettable. (And forgive me for the lid up on the loo – that is gauche, even for a “Before” picture!)

IMG_1638And here is what the Powder Room looks like now: an experience!  The room is fun and lively, like my client herself, and we were thrilled with the way it turned out.

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Photography by Ellen Smiler

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