|Beige and mint wallpaper was definitely over-the-hill.|
Next, I studied the room's bones and realized that, whereas youth is streamlined, this lady was--well, shall we delicately say--embellished. Soffits above the double sinks and cabinetry around the mirrors crowded the space.
Away they went.
A new face emerged.
Losing the excess was so freeing, we also eliminated the upper door of the corner cupboard.
Ah, less is more!
With the nips & tucks behind us, we were ready to contour a youthful vibe. I had the walls painted a Benjamin Moore Color Stories selection called "picnic basket", purchased a pair of gilded mirrors from the 1940s, and lighted the vanity with three Circa sconces.
The old embroidered cafe curtains were country, not cool.
I replaced them with sleek Roman shades.
|(Drapes made by Pat Martin of Going Home Interiors.)|
onto a contemporary dhurrie rug.
I love how the fleur-de-lis rug pattern acknowledges the Napoleonic motif on top of the mirrors.