1.15.2013

Wallpaper || What is your powder bath personality?



The powder bathroom to me is one of the most important rooms in a home.  It is the room where you can let lose and add adventurous and unexpected elements.  The powder bath is where I always like to have an element of surprise.  My previous powder bathroom had red/deep pink high-gloss walls and ceiling.  Friends were quite shocked when they opened the door from the unassuming hallway to this little gem of a room.  Now, I have high-gloss turquoise....also fun but not as dramatic.  My next powder bath will be showing off its personality through its wallpaper for sure.  

There are so many beautiful wallpaper options out there waiting to be used in creative ways.....I'm wondering what kind of a powder room personality would you have? Wallpaper is fun, adds drama, and can definitely make a statement.


The above powder is to die for no? I would call this 'Chinoiserie chic glam'.  And this one below? Toned-down neutrals with a splash of industrial?


This one  is  a playful powder for sure.


Haunting and quirky.

Classic and romantic?



Here are few more fun ones.


Wallpaper makes add so much.  The Scalamandre zebras are killing me.  I remember them from Gino's restaurant in NY (Woody Allen was having lunch there that first day I went) and have always been attracted to the wallpaper's whimsy.  I know there are everywhere....but look at them in brown!  Decorator's Best is the best online source I found.  I even found a few options on this site at better prices than other places (like this one they have it for $115 and Anthro has it for $198.  Ooops! They have different names but it sure seems like the same one to me!)

So would you go bold in the powder? or do you prefer to keep it in line with the rest of your home?

[ 1 , 2 , 3- Home of Bailey McCarthy, via Rue Magazine , 4 , 5 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 ]

31 comments:

  1. Bold in the powder room is a must! Why not have a little fun in such a tiny little space. Love this post.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Couldn't agree more...the powder room is the perfect place to add a punch! I've been wanting the doggy wallpaper for sometime now :) as a side note I was reading an online discussion where people said there is never a reason to use high gloss or lacquer in your home! Pure craziness!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bold and fun in the powder room, definitely!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My love for wallpaper keeps growing and growing and growing ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the idea of a wallpapered powder room, so feminine and cozy! I am in love with that first image, that sink is amazing. I would love to wallpaper but I have to wait until I stop renting:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Me encantaron todas esas propuestas de papeles murales en un baño . Peroe encanto ese lleno de rostros
    Carinos

    ReplyDelete
  7. oooh i don't know which is my favorite! that first one is fabulous, but i've always loved the dog wallpaper from peppermint bliss! (and i guest-blogged about it at justagirlandherlittledog.com!)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gold and blue stripes in my dream powder room!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this look and definitely think the hardest part is choosing which one! Love the zebras, dogs, and birds the best.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh gurl, you know I loves me a snazzy powder room! Would design em all day long if I could. I think the room with the all the faces would freak me out a bit. The second is my fave and that red/white vanity in the first is to die for.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am so obsessed with that dog wallpaper! I don't know how many times I've posted/pinned/tumbled that image :) One of my favorites!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I would DIIIIEEEE for the first or the "best in show" dog wallpaper!!!! I have wanted to do wallpaper for eternity, but am not sure what room to do it in...our bathroom would be really fun!!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  13. Bold in the powder room! I have such a vivid memory of walking into a newly married friend's first home and seeing their powder bath papered wall to ceiling with the darkest, glossiest blue moulding. I was so young then and I had not ever seen anybody go crazy with decor like that in any part of their house. It made such a big impression on me. I made quite a few trips to that little bathroom during our visit.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I totally agree...bold powder rooms are the best! We had a bright red one too in our previous house, but I'm loving the wallpaper idea! All the different patterns and prints are just so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  15. IT is a room I feel I can experiment with more than the others, for sure. I am loving wallpaper lately, and it took me years to come back around after peeling every shred of it off my walls and going paperless for the last 10 years. Fun post! Have a great day.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. i would DEF gold BOLD in a powder room - why not!

    ReplyDelete
  17. just fyi - #6 is tile not wallpaper! great roundup

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh thanks for pointing that out! I appreciate it!

      Delete
  18. Marya's right it's tile...love all the other papers though!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I don't know what I would do...but can't wait to find out!!! #rentalproblems

    ReplyDelete
  20. i love using wall paper... its such a fun way to brighten up your space!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I think it's the perfect opportunity to take a risk and do something a little unexpected. You're there for such a short period of time and you can close the door to the rest of the house!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Perfect timing! I'm actually painting my powder today. I was soooo torn! I found the wallpaper I wanted and it's $198/roll. Then installation. Then I realized paint would be about $50. You seriously have me regretting my choice! I still may add a wallpaper accent wall down the line.

    ReplyDelete
  23. That first powder room is a SHOWSTOPPER! I love the mosaic tile look too in #6. Yels x

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great post! I love the Scalamandre dancing zebras--such a gorgeous classic. I just used a silver Greek key in a clients bathroom that I'm so in love with. Thanks for visiting today! xxbarbara

    ReplyDelete
  25. I always loved the wallpaper in the powder room!!!
    And the Paradiso wallpaper on the first pic is absolutely stunning ♥

    ReplyDelete
  26. LOVE a wallpapered powder room! Can't wait to have one of my own! Thinking I must do something along the lines of de Gournay's monkey wallpaper in mine!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love wallpaper in powder rooms! I just need the perfect bathroom to put it in!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Always nice to add some drama to a small bath! Wallpaper has come a long way and its hard to make a decision now:)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love a statement powder room! I have to say, the first picture has my heart:)
    xx, Chelsea
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

You make my day with your comments! Thank you!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...