My lovely client Deborah hired me to help her choose colours and finishes for her bathroom and kitchen renovation as well as decorate her house, early this year. I’ll show you more soon, but I’m starting with the reveal of her refreshed powder room:
After (Photography by Barry Calhoun)
Her existing bathroom was the typical installation from the tuscan brown trend (below). Yellow/gold granite with a patterned tile chosen to coordinate.
In this case, it’s not that the colour of the floor tile really clashed but it was a lot of pattern and Deborah wanted a cleaner, fresher look and feel.
Her vanity was a pretty medium brown so it stayed. A wood stained vanity adds contrast and is still neutral which also works in a strictly white or cream bathroom.
Change the Countertop
Since the vanity was the first thing you see when entering this room, and it’s constantly in view when walking back and forth in the hallway, the biggest bang for the buck, in this case, would be replacing the countertop with a solid colour.
Caesarstone’s Buttermilk was the perfect colour.
Replace the faucet
Notice that this faucet ends where the mirror starts. That’s one way to decide how tall your faucet should be in your bathroom.
Find a great area rug that covers up most of the tile floor
If you don’t love the tile in your powder room, instead of a regular sized bathroom mat, find an area rug that coordinates with the art.
Replace the light fixture
I prefer sconces on either side of the mirror but if you are wired for a bar light, get one with shades, it’s a prettier, softer light.
Introduce a new paint colour
I chose BM Feather Down which is one shade lighter than HC-81 Manchester Tan (below). Both are very versatile paint colours if you need to freshen up a tuscan brown colour scheme.
Here is the after photo again:
Notice the absence of the 4″ quartz surround. Looks much cleaner and is not really necessary in a less used space like a powder room.