Wednesday, April 06, 2011

powder room

It's usually hard for me to walk away from a clearance item (at least decor related ones), even if I don't have an immediate use for it. A perfect example: I crossed paths with this wallpaper at least 3 years ago. At $9.00/double roll, it needed to come home with me. Good thing, because it's about to be put to use.

Shand Kydd Whitehaven
 My sister-in-law has been redecorating and wanted ideas for a small powder room on their main floor. She tends to be drawn to warmer colors and has painted adjacent rooms with deep reds, tans and golden yellow.  When I brought this roll of wallpaper over, we both agreed it would be just what the room needed. 

One wall will be treated to this bold, oversized floral paper. The rest of the room, a fresh coat of paint. Most likely a shade of tan pulled from the metallic accents in the paper. 
We're also looking for a mirror with an interesting frame so we can paint it to coordinate with the new color scheme.  A few accent pieces-towels, candles, art, etc. and it's done!

While going over our plan, we talked about those decorating "rules" that many try to adhere to.
Painting a small space a bold or dark color is a common one. So is the myth that all wallpaper is outdated.  Here's a project where both those rules are being tossed, and I think the results are going to be awesome.

Keep and eye out for the before and after!
2 comments on "powder room"
  1. I know it will look AWESOME in that room:) Yay, can't wait to see it:)

  2. I know how ya feel, I have a stash of items just waiting for new the wallpaper.


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