Monday, April 5, 2010

Powder Room Project.....The perfect papers

Wallpaper can set the design theme and color scheme. It is a great design element to use on walls, ceilings and in other creative ways. Do you like to use wallpaper when you decorate?...or for your clients' projects?

We decorators are relentless sometimes or should I say obsessed? Not being satisfied with the wallpapers we found at first, I went to a local showroom that carries many lines. There were several great options. We chose this whimsical but sophisticated botanical that has a nod towards tropical. There are orchids somewhere in there.

The brown background gives it alot of drama. The whites will tie in with the sink and toilet. The beiges will work with the marble floor. The fuscia will blend with the color of the orchids on the sink. This is exciting.

Even in this small room I don't want to ignor the ceiling. We picked a little green fretwork design. Since it is on a white back ground it will not lower the ceiling which is important in this room since the ceiling height is only 7 feet.

The original "bamboo" faucet set will work perfectly except for the chrome finish we saw when we first discovered it. So back to the showroom we go to see what other finishes it comes it.

I suggested we design a vanity in a Chippendale or Chinese Chippendale style. Our client loved the idea. So now I have to figure out how to accomplish this. There is also a closet in this room with large bifold doors and we will tie in the Chippendale look on the doors as well.

There is so much to do and decisions to make. Let's see, lighting, mirror, hardware, countertop, towel bar, accessories. When working with a client all this has to be approved and priced. We bettter get back to work.

I would love to hear from anyone who is doing or has done a project like this. Stay tuned.


  1. YES! I am gathering my sources to wallpaper my retro pink bathrrom with a similar wallpaper for the same reasons. I have yet to see it done in what seems like 100 photos.

    I am determined!

  2. Check out a great pink bathroom on one of my new favorite blogs I also saw an episode of Design Inc. on HGTV that featured a whole pink hotel suite that was done as a fund raiser for breast cancer. Pink goes so well with so many colors and certainly can have a retro feeling too. I love pink. Good luck.

  3. I NEED that botanical paper with the brown background !

    I have been looking for the perfect paper for three years and this is it !

    How do I find this.

  4. I love this paper too. The dark brown background is so well as hard to find. I believe it is Thibaut but I need to check my files.
    I will let you know where you can find it.
    Good luck.