|image courtesy of Sarah Richardson Design|
We are making great progress at the shopping department as many of the key pieces were picked up / arrived over the weekend.
Before we can install our breathtaking Nuvolette wallpaper, the electrical work has to be mapped out and completed first. To ensure the wall sconces are placed at the right spot, a quick mock-up was done up to avoid confusion about the height and how far horizontally the sconces should be away from the adjacent walls. I highly recommend this method as it's far easier (and better result) than to google the standard height and placement of wall sconce in bedroom that may not work with your bed / bedside tables.
While we wait for the patchwork to get settled, we turned our attention to mapping out the wallpaper installation. This is such an important step, especially when the cloud wallpaper comes with Roll A and Roll B for pattern match + this wallpaper represents a good portion of our makeover budget. If we screwed this up, we wouldn't have enough time to have the paper reordered, shipped, delivered, and reinstalled in the next three weeks. So we measured three times to ensure we have enough wallpaper for both rooms and to minimize the amount of wastage wherever possible.
Our handyman is fantastic with many things but wallpapering is truly his specialty. He is so precise in his installation I honestly couldn't find the seams between the wallpaper panels!
And the result? Let's just say I was totally blown away upon my return after a short trip to Lowes for some extra supplies. Now that wallpaper is up, the sconces could go up next week since we do want to give the wallpaper enough time to "rest" on the wall.
Of course I couldn't resist pulling some of the key pieces into the space to try them out, and now I can go shopping for accessories and other finishing touches.
True to all renovation, it always looks a lot worse before things starting to look brighter. In my case, the old vanity, faucet, mirror, wall sconce all went to the local ReStore so someone who could use these gently used items in their homes.
While the new vanity base is looking fabulous, the plumbing looks more like a horror story: hot water, cold water, water supply for the fridge on the other side of the wall all jammed up right here in the powder room.
Our handyman will come up with a solution to "beautify" this plumbing situation. In the meantime, we nailed down the location of the overhead pendant. Man I love the laser action.
The pendant will be installed next week after the wallpaper is up and I can't wait to see the Jason Wu faucet makes its entrance into our dramatic powder room.
Before we wrapped up Week 3, I also managed to visit Caviar 20 pop-up store in Toronto to pick up the sophisticated and super fun wall art: You Look Great by Jade Rude. Caviar 20 pop-up shop is by Harbord Street and Brunswick Avenue (best to email for appointment time). You can also check out some of Caviar 20 top pieces at Art Toronto 2017 from October 27-30.
A lot will be happening in Week 4 in the powder room and I can't wait to see the custom desk installed in the guest bedroom. Be sure to check out Week 3 of the 20 featured designers and other guest participants on One Room Challenge!