A little jewel box…..

I finished my own powder room project this past week. Originally, the walls were Farrow and Ball’s Elephants Breath, a soft grey but I really wanted something with a little more depth and interest. A powder room is a great place to use bold colors, wallpapers, and finishes.  Since powder rooms are traditionally small spaces they can be transformed into little jewel boxes.  A friend and fellow designer that I have worked with on several projects, Cindy Allan, suggested painted stripes. I left the ceiling Elephants Breath and chose London Clay as the contrasting stripe. As I finished up the third wall I decided to leave the vanity wall without stripes. The mirror gives the allusion that the stripes go around the room and I think the plain wall gives your eye a place to rest. After the walls were completed then came the vanity color. I narrowed the window treatment down from three fabrics choices to one which would help me determine a paint color.  After two coats of paint, the first paint was too pink, I decided to use a color that I have used before on a piece of furniture.  Benjamin Moore’s Habanero Pepper. It was an ambitious project but I am glad that I did it. Now all that needs to be done is the cornice made by the talented Claudia Clobes Yudis of Urban Loft Window treatments.




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