Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Powder Bath Update & a Wallpaper Hunt

I recently shared that my parents are in the process of building a new home and have graciously allowed me to put my two cents in.  They are the best kind of clients (most of the time) in that they really trust me to guide them in the right direction in terms of design.  This past weekend we worked on finding the right elements for their new powder bath.  We found a beautiful chandelier on sale for $499 (marked down from $1500!):

{sorry for the poor quality, it was a quick iPhone pic.}

I love the antique feel of it.  The style makes me envision it being in a swanky hotel in New Orleans in the 1930s or something... don't you think?  We also found the perfect mirror.  It's a 19th century St. Louis Philippe mirror with gilt. Yum....

{their mirror is the one in the middle- found at Joyce Horn Antiques}

Since they decided to go with a simple porcelain pedestal sink.... we now are ready for the fun part:  Choosing the right wallpaper!  My parents agreed to quench my thirst for a metallic, but when I showed them this David Hicks print we recently used in a client's powder bath, they nixed it as "too busy."  I think it's heaven.  We'll agree to disagree:


So... now I am on the hunt for metallic wallpapers with a little less vibrancy of color and pattern.  Here are my favorites-

Schumacher's  Costa del Sol in color Champagne:


Or, in color mist:


Schumacher's Alcazaba in color Mist:


This Osborne & Little geometric pattern is a fun alternative to the David Hick's hexagon...


Donghia's Metallic Raffia would add a cool texture:


Kelly Wearstler's infamous trellis pattern would always be fun...


There are so many choices!  I need your help- which one do you like the most?  I am not quite sure we've found the perfect pattern just yet.... but here's a few photos in my inspiration file...


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Thoughts??

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23 comments:

  1. Love those mirrors!! I am always a fan of Kelly W's trellis pattern! But, they are all great picks! What a fun project!

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  2. Girl, I am all on board with that David Hicks paper. You can come design my non-existent powder room anytime! I do like the Donghia's Metallic Raffia paper though

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  3. i lovelove the costa del sol in both colors - i've pinned them recently but can't decide which is my fave. also, that chandy is amazing!

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  4. These wallpapers are all so beautiful and would make great options. And that chandelier! So gorgeous and such a steal! Great find!

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  5. Wow looks really great! I think I like the Costa Del Sol! Both colors are so great I think either would work!

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    1. Mets the David Huxks hexagon is really nice. Phillip Jeffries also has a beautiful selection of metallic grass cloth papers.

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  6. Helping parents decorate is fun. I found my mom to be my toughest client. Ha!
    I think something simple and classic would be great for your parents. Not too many parents are as bold as designer's wished they'd be. The metallic raffia would add great texture!

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  7. I'm a fan of metallic grasscloth. The Donghia raffia is really good. Have you seen this in "mercury":
    http://www.crezana.com/liquidmetallics.html (This is my someday paper!) The Schumacher Costa Del Sol in "Mist" is mighty pretty too!

    Sounds like a fun project Sam!

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  8. I love Louis Philippe mirrors and am definitely going to have to check out Joyce Horn antiques! I would say go with the metallic raffia; it would be a great contrast with the mirror and chandelier. Your parents are definitely lucky to have you help them!

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  9. Love the David Hicks wallpaper but I could so see my parents say the same thing. Always love Kelly Wearstlers Imperial Trellis as well. I know whatever you choose will look fab!

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  10. And youre going to do my home when/if I move to houston next fall..yay!

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  11. That Osborn & Little print is pretty cool! Then again, they all are :)

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  12. EEEE!! My best friend has that David Hicks but only used a small amount because she thought the same thing about it being busy. I love the Alcazaba and the Kelly Wearstler Trellis. You could never go wrong with that. xoxo

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  13. I love the Raffia wallpaper...so elegant and simple yet modern with the metallic edge. I'm sure its fun to work with your parents. How sweet.

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  14. The David Hicks is to die for...but my other favorites are the raffia or costa del sol in champagne!! They are all beautiful so I don't think you could go wrong with any of them!!!

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  15. Hey girl - Do you ever use Phillip Jeffries? They have a metallic weave grasscloth that is GORGEOUS. It has a shine but isn't too much in your face. We just used to navy blue with silver metallic weave in a master bathroom and it was stunning. I don't think I can copy and paste a link into the comment but just google it is you haven't seen it before - so fab! They are lucky to have you helping them :)
    xx
    Peak

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  16. That chandelier is absolutely gorgeous! love your inspiration pictures

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. Lovely! I've been on a hunt for a mirror just like that for our bedroom!
    I'm always a Hicks fan too but the Goyard is classic. One day I want to do Martinique in a powder room. Why not?

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  18. Gorgeous. I love them all!! Have you seen the Hygee & West Petal Pusher?? ... Love it!! ... might be a little too much for the rents though :). I am dying to wallpaper a small accent wall in my living room. Want metallic to reflect light but am torn between this floral and the KW imperial trellis :(.

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  19. Gorgeous wallpaper selections and i love the mirrors at the top! I'm sure your folks appreciate your input!

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  20. Oh my loveliness...and how much fun is that project?!? (c: Bummer on the Hicks paper (it's *divine*), but goodness gracious, that Alcazaba is subtly stunning!

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  21. Hello Sam. I love the first one. It looks like princess bathroom. I always dream for bath like this. I am so happy that I have found your blog. Best regards!

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