Design Reveal :: Black and White Powder Room

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black & white juju hat // bird wallpaper

One of the spaces that was renovated during our last construction project was the powder room. It sits toward the from of the house and is in parallel with the staircase – making the room long and narrow. It has been decorated several times since 1940 and the last being in the late 60s. The blue toilet and sink coordinated with the wallpaper which featured cherubs. Gold wall sconces with crystals flanked a mirror that was removed before we bought the home. Shear drapery that was full of dust covered a large window. All of it needed to go.

:: BEFORE ::

vintage bathroom // before renovation // @simplifiedbeepowder room demo

The space was completely gutted and re-plumbed. From head to toe the room was transformed into a light and airy space. Check it out now…

:: AFTER ::

black & white bird wallpaper w juju hat // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

The wallpaper – Pajarita (black) by Laundry Studio for Hygge & West features whimsical birds and was my first design selection for the bathroom. The delicate, yet energetic pattern was inspired by the various murals of birds seen throughout Mexico City. I also love that birds symbolize freedom. Black concrete hexagon tiles and a steel mirror were paired with the wallpaper. To flank the mirror, I selected understated, yet classic wall sconces. A top-down Roman shade in white match-stick was selected to bring in the light and provide privacy. The black and white ju ju hat hanging above the toilet is just plain fun and a nod to the birds. The blue sink was the perfect scale for the room, so I had it re-painted in white to match the new toilet by Toto. The faucet hardware needed to be replaced, but was able to reuse the original toilet paper and towel rack hardware.

vintage sink // bathroom // @simplifiedbeebathroom sconce // top down shade // black steel mirrorsheepadoodle // bathroom // @simplifiedbee

Dino – our one year old Sheepadoodle – helped me with the photo shoot and is seen here on the cement tile floor by Cement Tile Shop.

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8 Responses to Design Reveal :: Black and White Powder Room

  1. Sheryl January 16, 2017 at 3:56 am #

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that wallpaper, as well as every single detail in this bathroom. Well done! Thanks Centsational Girl for sharing.

  2. Erin January 14, 2017 at 5:03 am #

    So gorgeous! I have a Crane Drexel console sink in our powder room that I love….except it’s yellow. Did you have yours re-enameled? Was it spenny?

    • Cristin January 17, 2017 at 11:37 am #

      We did have it re-enameled and it wasn’t spendy – I think around $250 which is much less than a new sink like it.


  3. CentsationalGirl January 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

    Stunning!! Love this so much!

  4. Debbie January 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    Very pretty! Where did you find the JuJu hat? I love it!

    • Cristin January 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      Thanks so much Debbie! It the hat is from Etsy – link is in the article.


  5. Melissa Lin January 12, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    Beautiful. Kudos for saving the original sink by re-glazing it. I just remodeled a small half bath, and I learned the hard way how difficult it is to find small sinks that look great.

    • Cristin January 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      Thanks so much Melissa!