Powder Your Nose!

“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:10‬ ‭

Where can you use high style and drama, over the top decorating, and make a personal statement in a small space?  In a powder room, of course!  With wallpaper making a huge comeback, (personally, I’m not sure it really ever left) a powder room is the perfect spot for a colorful design without breaking the budget! When styling a powder room, I would always tell my clients, “this is the one room that your guests close the door and pay attention to their surroundings”!  Often I would have the walls hand-painted which made them totally unique to that homeowner!  I even had several ceilings gold gilded!  Talk about a making a statement!

A powder room can be the jewel box of a home…especially if it’s topped off with a small chandelier.  Because of its size, a powder room can be one of the least expensive spaces to makes changes.  Be creative and maybe get out of your comfort zone and have a little fun! Hopefully you will be inspired by these rooms that I am sharing!

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Love the idea of a corner vanity, the whimsical gondola wallpaper is by Cole and Son!

A lavender Gracie silk wallpaper brings romance to this powder room designed by Suzanne Kasler!

This powder room will definitely get your attention with its lively Scalamandre zebra wallpaper…love the gold accents!

A birch bark wall covering lends a fairy-tale whimsy to a powder room, along with the stone countertops giving it a rustic feel!

A cheerful space for the dog lover with yellow striped wallpaper dotted with vintage framed portraits of puppies!

A hand-painted mural in the Hudson River School style with a sink dropped into an Italian gilt console provide the wow factor for this powder room!

A clean and classic designed space with a checkered floor!

A Southern design icon, Dan Carithers upholstered the walls in a historic print!

An Art Deco patterned wallpaper and mirrored vanity gives this powder space the glam treatment!

A feminine space with floral wallpaper that peeps through the fretwork of a hand-made Italian mirror!

I love the colorful Cole and Son’s Palace Maze wallpaper in this powder room designed by  Ashley Whitaker!

What is not to love about this gorgeous powder room designed by Joy Tribout!

A perennial favorite of blue and white mixed with accents of gold and black create a stunning powder room!

Imagine powdering your nose and refreshing your lipstick in this perfectly lovely powder room!

French country style with creamy whites and soft blue walls and ceiling!

An old desk is transformed into a vanity with an Ann Sacks bronze sink!

An antique Biedermeier chest and mirror with marble countertops reflect the classic Georgian architecture of the home!

A design by Suzanne Kasler in a Georgian Revival home!

Elegance in this black jewel box powder room!

A breathtaking powder room with its large scale landscape wallpaper from De Gournay and custom starburst patterned tile floor!

What about you?  Would you dare go with any of these bold and dramatic designs?

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  1. Alice says:

    Pam, I also decked out the powder room near the foyer as a perfect little jewel box. Ceiling and walls papered in a pink swag wallpaper, formal gold framed mirror, green glass knobs and a large oil painting with a gold frame to relate to the mirror. An antique light fixture that I’ve carried to every house I’ve lived in. It has been in two different foyers but is most beautiful in the perfect little jewel box power room.

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Wow Alice, your powder room sounds stunning! I love the pink/gold combination! I would love to see a pic of it’. It should have been included in my post! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

  2. Okay, what is going on here?! The first time I looked at this post there was a fabulous powder room with zebra wallpaper; the next time I looked, it was gone. Have I completely lost it? At any rate, as bold and wild as it was, I really did love those zebras. Visiting from Foodie Friday.

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