Powder Room Bling

I am always glad to meet clients who have inspired ideas about what they want to accomplish with a room. This  client knew that powder rooms are a good place to implement a little more pizzaz than one might put in a regular bathroom.

This powder room started out as a typical powder room.  The possibilities are endless with a blank canvas.

Blank Powder Room

Blank Powder Room

She had experimented with some different glazes on the walls.

Experimental Glaze

Experimental Glaze

But couldn’t find the look she wanted. In the end she decided on a classic stencil to go with the style of the wainscoting. We used a metallic/pearl glaze to fill in the stencil and I think it was absolutely the right decision.

Classic Stencil

Classic Stencil

This transformation goes to show that a little bit of trial and error goes a long way in finding the right finish for a room that is a blank canvas. However, she wasn’t finished with just stenciling the walls.

She decided that the ceiling was the perfect place to put silver leaf and I couldn’t agree more! The silver leaf picked up the sheen of the metallic/pearl glaze in the stencil and put some beautiful bling in this classic powder room.

Silver Leaf Ceiling

Silver Leaf Ceiling

Don’t be afraid to go a little fancy in a powder room. It can be a great place to try new and different finishes.

Bonus Stripes

I’ve always felt that I was a bit odd in that I get a little thrill out of projects that can be tedious. This one falls into that category.

This awesome bonus room is thirty feet of bonus.

Awesome Bonus Room

Awesome Bonus Room

And this awesome client loves stripes. Remember this?

Pink Stripes

And I love her and her whole family. And stripes.

So we set about striping this thirty foot bonus room. That is a lot of painter’s tape!

Blue Tape Stripes

Blue Tape Stripes

Piles of Tape

Piles of Tape

However, it was worth the miles of tape and measuring and leveling to reach the stunning result.

Finished Stripes

Finished Stripes

End Stripes

End Stripes

I love this idea and I think the gray stripes give this room an interesting and playful atmosphere since it functions as a bedroom for three awesome boys.

I fully endorse the use of stripes whether vertical or horizontal.  They can be subtle or bold and always add some fun to any space.