7 Dec 2010

Powder Room: Floating Vanity

I apologize, I haven’t been posting as much as usual. Probably because I’ve been spending hours trying to finalize some details on our powder room. No joke. You’d think figuring out of how make such a small room great would be simple. It probably should be and I really should have better things to do with my time (!) – but I sort of feel like this is the one room our house where I’m willing to take some risk. What I’m discovering is that I’m not entirely comfortable with risk.

What I’m also discovering is that it would have helped to have thought through every detail a bit more earlier in this process. Lighting placement was decided a long time ago, but now I’m realizing that a sconce smack in the middle might not have been the best choice. Flooring? Had I known that I was going to lean towards doing a really dark space, I might not have chosen a dark floor tile as well. Faucet placement and type – I would have done differently.

Anyhow, it is what it is. What I do know, is that I want to have a floating vanity. We have a pretty big space, all things considered. 6ft across. I sort of feel like the space is calling out for something floating.

So here are some shots that I’ve referred to to get some inspiration:

Above: Vanities by Pitsou Kedem Architects
Below: Vanities by Adela Cabre

Below: Vanities by Bates Masi Architects

Below: Design by Monica Mandelli as featured in Elle Decor

Below: Photo from Houzz

19 May 2010

Powder Room: Wallpaper

Well, I got my NYC fix. Sadly, I didn’t even make it to the ICFF show – which was one initial reason for going to town. There was just too much going on.

In any event, now that we’re back, I need to finalize our tile selection. I’ve taken a bit of a detour, however. While the master bath and kids bath are squared away, for the powder room I’ve actually opted to not use tile at all. I think wallpaper will add a nice touch, instead. The only issue is that there are so many incredible designs out there – how to choose just one?

I really love the hand-drawn wallpaper collections by Madison & Grow.


Sandberg is a Swedish company that produces beautifully hand-crafted wallpaper.


Also check out the work of designer Rebecca Elfast. Her prints can be seen at Rebelform (or directly below):

I came across these interesting wallpaper design companies on Design*Sponge.
CavernHome_fibonacciCavernHome_HoneycombAbove: Cavern Home
Below: Miss Print

Below: Amy Butler for Graham & Brown

While I could go on, let me leave you with just one other design by Kreme. This hand-crafted “spiral” might be my favourite of all.