Ohhh it’s been months in the making and I have been just as excited for this final reveal as you I promise. We’ve been refreshing some spaces in our home over the past year: Caroline’s bedroom last summer + Carson’s updates going on currently, but this powder bathroom has been a space I’ve been working through to revamp for the past 6+ months and I finally get to share it with you today.
The former powder bathroom design took place when we originally moved in our house almost 10 years ago, so needless to say I was ready for something new. [read my original post here = oh lord the camera quality and lighting = so so bad]… I had used this Thibaut Rivera Blue + Flax patterned wallpaper which I loved, but honestly our tastes have changed a lot in the past decade–and so has our home design– so we bid adieu to the blue in exchange for something a bit more striking… BLACK.
I was first introduced to the Mitchell Black line of wallpaper by my friend Lori Paranjape and knew I had to find something special from their collection to install in our bathroom. I was definitely on the hunt for something reminiscent of the 1920s with an art deco + gatsby kind of vibe and that’s when I stumbled upon this goodness: The Lady Charlotte Wallpaper Collection = Spring Bloom in Soot Black. As soon as I received the sample, I knew it was an instant YES so then the other details soon fell into place.
Yes, for those asking… if I could wallpaper every room in our home, I would do it in a heartbeat. I love how much it’s made a major comeback in the past few years and I don’t see that design trend going anywhere soon! Lucky for us, I am still obsessed with this Restoration Hardware Maison Single Vanity so it wasn’t going anywhere = classic furniture for the win! This Metal Framed Mirror was also something I wanted to keep for a way to bring in mixed metals so it was an easy way to save some money on the revamp, too.
Another design detail we were able to keep is the wainscoting on the lower half of the powder bathroom wall… this definitely helps to break up the pattern of the wallpaper + adds some visual perspective as well.
Once I selected the wallpaper, the next thing to come was the lighting. It was time to say goodbye to the silver sconces and classic looking chandelier for something a bit bolder with all things GOLD and that’s where my friends at Visual Comfort + Circa Lighting came in to assist:
These Kelly Weartsler Nodes Double Sconces deserve a moment all their own. With a burnished brass finish and double ended lighting, they light up a space and grab your attention. I absolutely adore the tall length with globe bulb for tons of impact to this small bath.
And not to be outdone by the wall lighting, let’s not forget the drama-making moment of this Chapman + Myers Quincy Small Sputnik Chandelier. Everytime I walk in, I fall more in love with this incredible lighting fixture…. and how well it finishes out this water closet!
Now let’s talk finishing details… my friends at Jayes Studio were kind enough to send over some beautiful accents for this bathroom, including their Black Mattie Oval Wastebasket, Paws and Claws Tissue Box Cover, Gracie Chang Photo Frame and Newport Cachepot. All together, these beautiful pieces complete the black, white and gold colorscheme and pack a punch for this small space.
Finally, the bow on top of any space?? The art! One of my favorite details to incorporate was one of the original watercolor paintings we purchased on our Paris trip last spring in Montmartre, a tiny village known for its daily art pop-ups and then I went to my favorite local shop, Anne the Framer, to finish off the piece with its proper matte and brass frame.
And then the very last detail is this custom commission from the one and only Brittany Atkinson. She is known for her gorgeous feminine figures and this acrylic on stretched canvas was perfect the way it came. I adore how she incorporates purple + pink tones into this beauty and of course the accents of yellow + gold tie it in perfectly with the bathroom design.
It’s truly a special space in our home and I love that everyone who enters gets to see it in all its beauty. It’s everything I hoped it would turn out to be and of course it gets me excited to tackle another spot oh so soon!