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Powder Room Idea #1001

Just when I think my blogging days are over, the whim hits me to post, and I feel like I wanna share.  It praaaaably has something to do with the fact that I've been doing a cleanse this week, the last two days of which were a fast.  Brutal.  But today, I am fla fla flying with inner energy, so here ya go.

The last I stopped in here, we were in demo mode for our kitchen.  Happy to report kitchen is beautifully complete, but there's still things I wanna tweak before she's ready for her close-up.  So, patience, peeps.

We've been trying to tackle other rooms here and there.  I don't know if I've ever mentioned the scoop on the house we bought in our frantic quest for a home Stateside.  In a nutshell:  perfectly livable, but really generic.  Trying to add in character and style from scratch takes time.  And moolah.  Neither of which I have the buckets of I feel I deserve (please read: sarcasm).

For the last few months, I've been going back and forth over wallpaper choices for our tiny powder room.  It's the only bathroom on our main floor, and because of the micro nature of it, it needs a major injection of personality.

We replaced the old sink with a wider pedestal, and in the process discovered the lovely circa '74 floral wallpaper.

I've been all over the map with new paper ideas, but know I want a bold pattern, with a big repeat.  My first thought was to reach back to our Brazilian roots with tropicali afternoon - purchasable via Spoonflower.
I love this pattern, but here's my hang-ups:  Unless you specifically do a rush order, Spoonflower's shipping time is ridiculous.  Secondly, they price and parcel in single rolls.  It makes it more expensive, and more tedious to hang.

So, I never ordered it, and one day stumbled upon Enchanment from Thibaut.  A gorgeous Chinoiserie, in a bold color way, and a big repeat.  Perfect.  Ordered.
The only thing left to source is a mirror.  Because of the sconce placement, I need a tall, narrow mirror, but want it to have some shape.  I've been toying with something with beveled edges to bounce the light around (there's no natural light), but spied this black lacquer framed one, and think it might just work.  The dimensions are perfect, but is the outline too strong.  Hashtag: overthinking it.


Mary said...

Hi Alison, I've never commented before but felt the need to help a girl out. First...I love your powder room plan. Now regarding your mirror. Since the size/shape is perfect, you should get it. Live with it hung in your space & see if the frame color bothers you. If it does, you can always change the color. You could paint it.
Your welcome.

Stephanie said...

you need this from Lowe's (Allen & Roth polished edge mirror):
I have it in my bathroom and it's divine. Happy decorating!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Love where this is going! Ballard Atoll mirror? Still searching for a place to hang one in my house. Can't wait to see the "afters"! xxoo

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That paper is on my wish list. I've just got to find a room to put it in. Until then, I'll live vicariously thru you.

from Katie- said...

Just wanted to say I couldn't agree more about the chinoiserie wallpaper. When I do a powder room, that is the route that will be taken. Also, keep up the blogging! I get few and far between sometimes, too, but there are some of us out here that treasure your taste! :)

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