Parisian Powder Room
April 23, 2009
I love all things Paris. Not Hilton. The City.
My downstairs half bath, or powder room, is only 7 feet long by 3 feet wide. Needless to say, it is a very small space. When I redid la toilette, I wanted to give it a light, airy feeling, and also a little French flair.
On the wall color choice, I took the easy road, and I painted it about six months ago ‘Silver Sage’ by Restoration Hardware. I also added a curtain I found on clearance for $49 while picking out the paint. It is the Etched Filigree drape, done in what Restoration Hardware calls “the French devoré manner—a process that burns out fabric, leaving a lacy design”. The color of the drape? You guessed it: Silver Sage.
The filigree drape doesn’t provide much privacy, so we do have a pull down shade any guest can access. However, there is a very large bouganvilla plant outside that obstructs anyone’s view in, and also provides a garden view from the inside.
This mirror is from (shocker) Lowes.
A friend gave me these monogrammed hand towels, and they add a bit of élégance:
The hourglass is from Anthropologie and the glass and chrome shelf is from Pottery Barn:
These prints are of the Eiffel Tower and the street in Montmartre. I picked them up in Paris at a street fair ten years ago, and I finally framed them in some inexpensive frames from Michaels. Those gorgeous white flowers are real, and blooming right now in my rear garden! How lovely are they?
A tiny space and a tiny budget led to my Parisian Powder Room. Vous l’aimez?