Decorating the Powder Room

I’ll begin by fessing up right from the get-go: this room was so easy it was like taking candy from a baby. Not that I would ever do that, but the room was already gray, and you know how I love a standard gray. So all I had to do was add a couple of personal effects and fluff it up a bit.

Here is where I began:

Powder room when I moved in was clean and freshly painted a color I liked.
Powder room when I moved in was clean and freshly painted a color I liked.
Another shot of the blank slate.
Another shot of the blank slate.

After hanging an additional mirror, a lot of my own photography, my grandmother’s sewing basket to hold an extra towel, voila! It’s a cute and cozy powder room for my guests.

Grandmother's sewing basket holds extra bath linens.
Grandmother’s sewing basket holds extra bath linens.
Snapshots from a trip to Italy above the commode.
Snapshots from a trip to Italy above the commode.
A bridge in St. Louis. The first photograph I was really proud of.
I photographed a bridge in St. Louis on a fun road trip with a couple of girlfriends.
A piece of hand blown glass from Vermont serves as a soap dish.
A piece of hand blown glass from a trip to Vermont serves as a soap dish.
A series of nature photographs is a nice surprise behind the door.
A series of nature photographs taken in Yellowstone National Park, Wisconsin, and North Carolina is a colorful surprise behind the door.

It was tough to get good photos for y’all given how small the room is and the fact that I don’t yet own a wide-angle lens. It’s on the list of things the blog needs. But I think this gives you a good idea of how you can really personalize even a tiny little powder room. There’s no rule against hanging photographs or using sentimental items (at least not in my world). Bonus: because it became sort of a gallery, there’s no need for reading material!

Cheers!
Kelly

2 thoughts on “Decorating the Powder Room

  1. I recognize that beautiful piece of hand-blown glass from Simon Pearce! Beautiful work, my friend. 🙂

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