ORC : Powder Room Week 2

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Hi, and welcome back to my One Room Challenge, week 2! If you missed last week, take a moment to check out all the who/what/where. I'm tackling our downstairs powder room, taking it from "not much at all" to "modern farmhouse." 

But in design, words and descriptors aren't the best way to communicate - no, pictures are king. So just like I ask my clients to do, I pulled together some inspiration pictures for our powder room (this is also a great way to communicate with family members and other decision makers about overall vision). Not all my inspiration pics are strictly powder rooms, but I did take it easy on myself and stick to bathrooms.

Love this moody room from Studio McGee, and taking note on the mixing metals.


A little more traditional, from Blair Clarke. We have a white bead board in the powder room that I'd like to work around, I love that the dark takes the emphasis off the white below (her's is tile, but the result is similar).


And here I just love the vibe from Z+ Interiors, the mix of slightly more "farmhouse" traditional pieces with more clean lines and modern pieces. My room isn't nearly as spacious, but there are still ideas to glean. I also love the unexpected shape of the mirror.


I pulled together my design board, a little less detailed than for a client, but because I haven't made all my accessorizing decisions yet! But we are sticking with a pretty neutral palette, at least with the base pieces...

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We are staying white on the bead board, then going black above. Replacing the pedestal sink with a vanity will add some storage, and surface area for items like tissues. I selected an oil-rubbed bronze faucet, which matches our existing home's hardware like hinges and knobs. Because I wanted the light fixture to make a statement, I went with brass, then tied that back in with brass knobs that will go on the vanity. 

While I'm waiting to run around to my favorite vintage and antique spots before I make any concrete accessorizing decisions, I know I want to incorporate some natural touches, like a rattan tissue cover, and possibly using nature as a starting point for artwork (the tree photo is one I took myself and may frame). Or I may frame some textiles for more texture and pattern...

Budget-wise, I hope to stay under $2,000 though I already made a dent in that with these main pieces. All ordered and almost all shipped, with varying arrival dates. Fingers crossed the light fixture arrives in time!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to see the other linking guest participants here!