Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend Update: The Powder Room


Yesterday we managed to complete another major project around the house -- without even being here! In fact, we were in Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend attending the wedding of a dear high school friend of mine. Meanwhile, back in Sugar Land, our trustworthy and fantastic wallpaper lady completed the wallpapering job in our powder room and I'm ga-ga over the finished results -- and completely thrilled at the idea of being able to cross a big project off my interminable "to do" list without having to do it myself. If you're in the Houston area and need a referral, let me know and I'll send you Pam's information.


As I discussed in an earlier post, I decided to go with Osborne & Little's Summer Palace. The scale of the pattern fits the size of the small powder room perfectly: it's neither too small so as to make the room feel smaller, nor too large so as I not be easily read on the narrow walls. The mirror over the sink is the Hampstead Mirror from Williams-Sonoma Home and was my Christmas present from Dave. The sconce is the Asbury Triple Sconce from Restoration Hardware.


I picked up "Chinoiserie Plate" by Anne Harwell specifically for this project and framed it a standard-issue ZGallerie frame. I did have the navy mat cut for the frame though as the print was a bit off size for the white mat the frame came with. I was a bit intimidated at the idea of hammering a nail into my brand-new wallpaper, but I do like how the artwork breaks up the pattern while still coordinating with it. Finishing touches include the ginger jar hand towels from Williams-Sonoma Home and Delirium & Co. candle in Blue Absinthe from Candle Delirium.

41 comments:

Kristin said...

LOVE IT!!

Kathysue said...

OMG! Averill, I love,love, love this powder room.You chose such a perfect wallpaper. I think this is a timeless pattern and the colors are amazing.It is a jewel box and that is exactly what a powder room should be. How fun to come home and find this all done, I bet you squeeled when you saw it. Have a Happy week, it looks as if it started out verrrrry Happy, Kathysue

Southern Aspirations said...

Love it! Turned out really well and Anne's artwork is perfect in there! The tray holding the hand tweols and candle is perfect too- not kitschy (sp?) looking at all.

Hope you had a great time at the wedding!

Kristina at The Purple Pea said...

Absolutely lovely! I adore it :)

Kitty said...

No Way! Too fab for words - I loooove it, Meow!

ashlina said...

ok. i think i have died and gone to bathroom heaven. i LOVE it. way to go on the choice. that is sooooo cozy + sexy at the same time. i have so much to learn from you!

love it.
hope you had a great weekend sweets. and hope the wedding was a blast.
come by my blog tomorrow for a big giveaway! id love you to enter.
:)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

In a word - STUNNING!

La Dolfina said...

Fabulous!!!
There's no better feeling in the world than completing something and having it exceed you expectations! What a wonderful sight to come home to!! Congratulations :)

Sarah Klassen said...

Love love love this powder room! How wonderful, chic and warm it looks...

Marija said...

Averill - even better than I thought it would be from your board! This looks terrific. And I totally appreciate the fact that you stepped back from the temptation to hang this paper on your own. I read a quote at Maria's (colour me happy) blog once - if you think it's expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur. So true! I think anyone who has tried to wallpaper using a paper with a big repeat can relate to that statement! Beautiful! Marija

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

I love this! Fabulous wallpaper!

Porchlight Interiors said...

I would take way to long in the powder room if mine looked this gorgeous! Well done! Tracey xx

Design Esquire said...

It's perfect! I love it. The fixtures are all perfect too. Great job!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh I absolutely love how it turned out....looks awesome. So thrilled you are happy!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It looks so fantastic! Great pick on the paper, it's both fresh and modern! That is one of my favorite mirrors...and in this space it is just perfect.

SogniSorrisi said...

So beautiful! Love the wallpaper. Great job.

Jamie said...

Looks fab! We are looking into wallpapering our powder room too. Please share Pam's info. She did a great job! Thanks, Jamie

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'm in LOVE!!!! It's exciting but calming, somehow, and a great statement in your home.

Question - do you know if your installer had to do anything to deal with the texture of your walls? I've read about liners and skim-coating, and I wonder if that's something that had to happen in your bathroom? I'm thinking that's what we'd have to do in our home, which kind of makes me wuss out.

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE!!!!

Kara said...

Wow that turned out GREAT!!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

It looks beautiful! The wallpaper is fantastic and the mirror coordinates so well. We also worked on our powder room this weekend, and it's also blue (but only paint). Everything should be finished next weekend.

pam@pixelimpress said...

beautiful! i love it. pam

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous work, darling!
Love the wallpaper!

xoxox,
CC

Willow Decor said...

So beautiful - I love wallpaper in the powder room!!
xx-Gina

Emily A. Clark said...

Dang it, just when I had "firmly" decided I was just going to paint my powder room, I see this! It looks beautiful! Now, I'm back at square one with mine :)

Sarah said...

Woah! That is super cool, Averill!! Its so unique, I love it! I'm so glad you went for it!!!

Kathysue said...

Averill, I had to come over and thank you for agreeing with me, I had to buy them right?!! I had to laugh when I read your comment. I am definitely using it as ammunition for why I had to buy them. I have another one in the works that I have to talk to my seamstress about. Oh boy it never ends. While being here I had another look at your amazing powder room. It truly is wonderful, such a jewel box, Have a great week,Kathysue

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Perfection Averill, absolutely love it down to each detail. Hope you had a great weekend in Arizona. A good Saturday to be gone from Houston. Cold....

Christy said...

Averill - I'm GAGA over this reveal! What a gorgeous powder room. I so wish I lived in Houston so I could come visit it in person. That Annechovie print looks perfect in there! And that mirror is to die for. Fabulous job - love it all! And YAHOO for checking one whole room (albeit tiny!) off your list!!!

The Zhush said...

Holy moly, I am completely gaga over it myself! That mirror and Ann's print are THE perfect compliments to this gorgeous paper! LOVE IT! Feel like it needs more attention...Apartment Therapy maybe? Congrats!

Style Redux 2 said...

Stunning. This paper will of course be in my series on the top ten Chinoiserie wallpapers. You have done a great job in your powder room. Love it all.

Lee said...

Your wallpaper looks wonderful. The print and the metallic would have scared me away from choosing it, but seeing it and my plain little blue/gray powder room makes me want this paper. The print and towel with the blue motiff are the perfect accents.

Maple said...

The wallpaper is gorgeous!

Patch said...

Beautiful and daring!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Oh my...this turned out AMAZING. Wow - I love it!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I LOVE it. That's one of my favorite prints by Anne and the wallpaper is fantastic. My good IRL friend Christy (A Lil Welsh Rarebit) told me to check out your site and I'm adding you to my reader and Wishing True blogroll right now!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Gorgeous! I would have thought you had it professionally decorated. Love the framed plate.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

What a great choice- I love how the artwork coordinates and the blue inner matte really makes it pop!

Jenn said...

Omg, it looks SO good. Love it.

my favorite and my best said...

omg. pooping my pants for you. small powder rooms papered like this are what my wet dreams are made of...
love it!!!! so so sos sosososososososooooo good!!

dumb even.

Amy said...

do you mind giving me your wallpaper installer's info? i live in houston and am considering doing wallpaper in my entry and wanted to check on prices. thanks!
amy

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