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“Pizazz to make it unique and remarkable”

Second Place – 2016 Product Design (Custom Wallpaper) – ASID

The original Powder Room had a typical cookie cutter design – dated and aesthetically unappealing. The color palette was mismatched and there was nothing remarkable about it. The client wanted to remodel the space to add some pizazz to make it unique and remarkable. She had seen this Chinoiserie wallpaper and wanted to use it somewhere in the house.

The primary challenge was to find the right wallpaper pattern that was inviting, stunning and (almost) living without being overwhelming and gaudy. The next was to pull together the vanity, mirror, lighting, tiles and accessories to complete the French/Chinese Chinoiserie appeal. The wallpaper design is a custom one! With an initial sketched draft of what I had in mind, I got a prototype made, A few tweaks later, the design was hand painted onto the wallpaper.

The classic black and gold palette of the vanity (that screams luxury) is extended throughout the space with borders of gold along the mirror, in the lighting and the hardware selection. The flooring tile is a Porcelanosa tissue gold that has a light shimmer similar to the sheen on the wallpaper and gold cabinet. The bright accents are complemented by lighter wall colors to keep the space airy and inviting. We selected a black granite vessel sink for durability and style with a honed black stone counter-top for easy maintenance. I wanted to match the front of the vanity with the wallpaper palette and found the exact laminate that worked like a charm. The Asian styled pulls were a find from Etsy to incorporate the Asian themed wallpaper and so was the mirror with light gold accents.

The lines and color for the light fixtures were a perfect complement to provide just the right illumination and appeal in conjunction with the lighter ceilings for brightness.

The original Powder Room had a built-in storage cabinet, which I thought could be re purposed to hold some really nice accessories with the bottom shelf tasking as a magazine rack. I painted it black to go with the color-scheme and its now both functional and gorgeous.