Friday, July 31, 2015

My Nose-Powdering Space


Here is the peek into our powder room that I promised you, in my last post.


What strikes you as you glimpse inside the door?  The wallpaper.  Right? Because it covers the largest surface, one would think that it is the star of the show. However, actually, the whole powder room design began with the sink.

When I found this beautiful Kohler sink called "Prairie Flowers of the Midwest", I could not pass up the lovely artist renderings of plants I remember from my preschool years on a farm in Kansas.

With the delicate colors and gold leaf detailing, I did not think I would ever tire of this graceful basin. I was right, because now, nearly 20 years later, this classic sink is still available (http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Prairie-Flowers™-design-on-Anatole-pedestal-bathroom-sink/productDetail/Prairie-Flowers/416705.htm?categoryId=430815&defaultCatId=429706).

The wallpaper followed naturally, because the gold leaves and green background perfectly complimented the basin's hand painted botanicals. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe this paper is by Colfax & Fowler. (I prefer British wallpaper because it isn't coated with a shiny film.)

Breaking up the pattern is a corner cupboard. Although these are normally used in dining rooms, I chose to have the linen closet configured in this way to maximize the powder room space.
For the walls, I chose a series of eight botanicals. There are three on each of the two walls near the loo,

and two on the wall above the towel rack.


Displayed on the hand towel rack are antique linens.

Observant guests use the paper hand towels available above the sink. :)

A miniature chandelier lights the small room. (Oops, for you observant readers, yes one of the bulbs is burned out.)


Finally, a Nest candle provides a sublime aroma: moss & mint.
Stay tuned, in my next post, I will feature two powder rooms in my daughter's home.

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