Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to bring to your attention that my neutral living room is featured in the Style At Home Special Issue: 100+ easy renos & makeovers. After living with vibrant rainbow colors for a couple of years, I am ready to settle down with a more subdued palette and let textile interests take the central stage.
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In this special feature, I shared nine easy-to-follow makeover tips for those of you who are looking to give your place a facelift without spending a small fortune. The Easy Renos & Makeover Issue is available now. Pick up a copy and be inspired by over 100 ideas on kitchen renos, easy fixes with found treasures, and DIY weekend projects.
I also mentioned on Monday that the lovely Ann Marie of Style At Home will come photograph the gorgeous family home I decorated with my dear friend M. The only room that is yet to finish is the main floor powder room. The room has good bone with high ceiling, wood flooring, and impressive millwork. Tiny in size, my vision is to transform this basic powder room into a luxurious jewel box. Here is the moodboard for this deluxe powder room.
The jumping off point for the makeover is this incredible Globetrotter wallpaper by Clarke & Clarke. I love how the dramatic charcoal grey is enlivened by the whimsical "sketches" of landmarks from around the world in muted gold. It put a smile on my face the first time we met, and I'm glad that I have found the perfect spot for it to shine. Clarke & Clarke is represented by Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics in Toronto and thanks to the lovely ladies at Crown, my papers arrived ahead of schedule and are ready for installation.
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With such a dramatic backdrop on the walls, we of course need pendants that are jewel-like and super special to add that extra sparkle to the space. I have a love affair with Bocci since I saw the lovely #14 at the Interior Design Show many years ago. Exceptional in quality and exquisite in style, it is no surprise that this elegant pendant is well-loved by designers. I love this AyA kitchen designed by Kelly Deck Design for IDS West 2012, and you can read more about this kitchen via a fab post by my dear friend Nancy of Marcus Design. Thanks Bocci for supporting this powder room makeover.
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As designers alway say, faucet is the jewel in kitchen and bathroom. This two handle widespread lavatory faucet by Brizo is absolutely stunning and it works seamlessly with the traditional style vanity (a deal of the century from Moveline Liquidation) inspired by Restoration Hardware. Polished nickel is the finish we are after and thanks Brizo for partnering with us on this project.
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|image via Brizo|
Speaking about color, the lower half of the walls will be painted in Snowfall from the Sarah Richardson Design Palette provided by Para Paints. It is the perfect color to contrast with the dark wallpaper and to highlight the beautiful millwork.
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Artwork is also crucial in this makeover. I fell in love with this Chanel No.5 print from Made By Girl and knew it is made for this glamorous powder room. Who doesn't want a little Chanel in their home?
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So what do you think? Are you as excited as I am to see this powder room comes to live? We have one week to transform this bathroom and have no room for errors. I will let you know how it goes next week. Fingers + toes crossed!!