See how we gave this client an updated traditional powder bathroom.
A couple of months ago, I finished working on my sweet friend and client’s powder bathroom. Tracy is a dear friend and I just love her so much. We met through small group years ago and I’m so blessed to have her in my life. Tracy’s gorgeous home is on the traditional side so I wanted to maintain the integrity of the style of her home while still giving her powder bathroom a nice update. See how we gave Tracy an updated traditional bathroom. I’m so glad she loves the transformation!
Here’s the BEFORE.
Tracy’s powder room has a unique shape and it had a neutral but very outdated wallpaper. She originally wanted to remove the wallpaper and paint the walls but I had the idea of using grasscloth wallpaper. I love the texture of grasscloth as it adds a richness to the space while adding color. The pedestal sink, mirror and light fixtures also showed signs of age that would be fairly simple to replace.
Bathroom renovations are super costly but doing cosmetic changes like this one can truly update and create a space that looks and feels entirely new.
Ready for the AFTER?
It was a bit difficult photographing the space due to lighting and the angles but I think you can see just how different these cosmetic changes made to this powder bathroom. Doesn’t it look completely different now?
The navy grasscloth wallpaper adds a luxury feel to this bathroom and the color on the photos don’t do it justice. It is absolutely gorgeous in real life! Instead of DIY-ing, I recommended Tracy hire a professional wallpaper installer because grasscloth is a bit more difficult to install with more steps than other types of wallpaper. The installer did a beautiful job and the outcome shows.
I sourced these marble shelves from World Market along with the branch looking brackets. Shelves are a nice place to add storage while displaying pretty pieces of art, sentimental items and toiletries.
Tracy and her husband, David received this acrylic sign as a gift and it had a lot of sentimental value to them. I always love making shelves functional yet stylish.
Faux or real greenery is always a must in design. Does that framed botanical look familiar?
I found a pretty wicker basket to hold kleenex, a simple yet gorgeous white candle and tray all from Homegoods. They always carry a nice selection of bathroom decor at great prices.
Tracy had originally bought a different sink but this one came instead and they actually ended up loving this design. It’s classic, simple and has great storage in the cabinets which they didn’t have before. I also thought these matte black faucets would be timeless and add a modern edge to the space.
Tracy wanted to add some photos of the lake that she had taken so I bought mirrored frames similar to the larger vanity mirror. I love the colors and she can change the photos up whenever she wants. The towel bar was an Amazon purchase.
I had a hard time photographing the 3-light fixture but here’s what it looks like. Tracy ordered this Nuvo Light and loved the design. The pewter finish works well for this space and is a nice contrast to the navy wallpaper. It also came with great online reviews.
What do you think of this transformation? When working with smaller spaces, I love going dark and brightening it up with mirrored accents and whites. The best part is that this bathroom has such a classic timeless design so it will look great twenty years from now.
Some people think going dark in smaller spaces will make it look smaller or cramped but that’s not always the case. Depending on how you style and design everything else, it can still feel spacious. Dark walls can make a room feel more cozy and add a flair of sophistication.
Here’s a final BEFORE and AFTER
This is my first Before and After for 2019!
I’m so happy with how this bathroom turned out and even more ecstatic that Tracy loves her new powder room.
I hope you all had a great start to 2019! I’ve been taking a long break since my sister and her family have been in town but I’ve got some things I’m working on and hope to be back sharing all that with you soon.
Thanks for reading, friends!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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