Sunday, August 16, 2009

Powder Rooms....

In the house we are trying to buy there is a small powder room on the first floor. I have never had a powder room before. I love it because it is small and I think you can go a little more dramatic with such a small space. Here are some of the ideas I am thinking of.

The harlequin patterned powder room below is my favorite. I love the little chandelier and the black and white color scheme. If I decide on this one, I would probably put wainscoting on the bottom half of the room and the harlequin patterned wall paper on the top half.


The one below is great too. Now I know this is a full bath...but I am just looking at the ideas here. Love the toile wallpaper. The black and white color scheme with the pops of red and yellow. The silhouette bird print is great too.


Another powder room with toile wallpaper. Love the pedestal sink and the pop of raspberry...



We are still working on getting the house. More inspections, title searches, paperwork....keep your fingers crossed....

p.s. thanks for all of your wonderful input on the master bedroom post! You have given me alot to think about.
Welcome Home,
Penny

34 comments:

  1. It is SOOO much fine thinking about a new home. Designing in your head. I've done it many times. So glad you're taking us along on the journey. (I still remember that ironing board cover!)
    Brenda

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  2. I like dramatic bold colors and prints for a small bathroom, too. It will be fabulous! You are so talented!

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  3. Those are some fabulous powder rooms! I cannot wait to see what you do with yours. I'm sure it will be perfect...whatever you do! :)

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  4. I love all these baths too, Penny! I wish you the best of luck and hope all turns out well so you can have this wonderful house!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. I love every one of these, how on earth will you choose?! I adore black and white, you can do so much with it:>)

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  6. Hi Penny,

    Oh - my -everything is fabulous - how ever are you going to choose? I do love the red toile with red check in the bedroom - I have it and never tire of it.
    Have fun choosing.
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  7. Isn't it fun starting over!?--a clean slate..I know my tastes have changed over the years and there are so many new things I would like to try! I need to redo our powder room, so I'll be watching! Good luck with the process of buying!

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  8. Penny,
    I love all of them, especially the first one. However, I think if you put wainscoting on the bottom it will take away from the 'dramaticness' (is that a word?) that you're trying to create. I'd leave it just like the picture. Just my opinion.

    It's a beautiful house.

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  9. Hi Penny
    I like the harlequin one. It is so striking! You are having fun thinking about all the possibilities aren't you? I hope that everything falls into place. I know sometimes silly little things can hold up the closing.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  10. I REALLY LOVE the Harlequin wallpaper! It's so striking!!!!!

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  11. Hi Penny, love your bathroom choices. I have toile wallpaper in one of my bathrooms. It looks so good. I think I favor that over those bold triangles.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    ~Ann

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  12. Don't you wish you were Samantha Stevens? LOL...twitch of a nose and try them all! Can't wait to see what you come up with...it'll be dandy to be sure!
    Sandi

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  13. Keeping my fingers crossed! I think powder rooms are fun places to go wild and do things you normally wouldn't do!

    Manuela

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  14. Love them all! You have great taste!

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  15. We just finished our powder room last week. Come take a look on Tuesday. Red and white checked wallpaper and beadboard. Bring your sunglasses, it's BRIGHT! Mimi

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  16. cindymeguiar@yahoo.comAugust 17, 2009 at 12:35 AM

    Hoping that all will be finished soon and you will be in your new home!

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  17. I love the harlequin …
    I just love how you can surf the net and find all these wonderful ideas.
    I remember after we bought our land to build our house many years ago before the would of the internet.
    I had a huge file of ideas that I ripped out of magazines that took me years to compile.

    Louise

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  18. How fun! A powder room should look that fabulous! You have given me some great ideas!!

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  19. I love the harlequin Penny. You could also do wide black stripes on a white background with some tape and paint.

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  20. if it matters...I like the second one!

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  21. I'm torn between the first and third one! Love the "pop" of the diamond black and white, but also love the toile and raspberry. hmmm, decisions, decisions!

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  22. I am so lovin "helping' you decorate your new home..... and I am so jealous to get to "start' over and all the fun new ideas.... Are the ideas just flowing keeping you up at night..
    HUgs
    Linda

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  23. I'm loving the photo with the black toile wallpaper and the black tub...gorgeous!

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  24. You have some great inspiration photos here, Penny. I can't wait to see what you do!!

    Best of the best wishes with the purchase of your new home!

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  25. Hi Penny,
    Thanks so much for visiting me! I just LOVE this blog! The powder rooms are so pretty! Can't wait to see yours! You are a busy lady! I hope you get your house :-)
    Hugs,
    Debi

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  26. Thanks for some great ideas, Penny. I'm in the beginning stages of redoing a powder room also.

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  27. I like the harlequin powder room, but think that some wainscoting would be a good idea. I find that the 'whole room' harlequin is a bit overwhelming.
    You are going to have so much fun!

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  28. Love all your ideas. I have a Harlequin bathroom and i love it. I saw it in a magazine and had my artist friend create it for me.

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  29. Penny, I am enjoying reading about all of your decorating ideas. I adore that last bathroom, but all of these ideas make me want to redo mine. I love how excited you are and love the chapter you are in. Dreaming of how to decorate a new place always makes me filled with joy. A blank canvas. The fun of seeing how your things look in a new place is wonderful too.

    Karen

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  30. Well, Penny, I love everything you love. And, these are each wonderful.

    I have toile in the bathroom that is closest to my office and our entertainment room. It is black and white and very unusual - and I love it. Here is a link to one of my old posts that has a picture which shows the toile design in the wallpaper.

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  31. Well! It would help if I included the link. Duh!

    http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/public-restrooms.html

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  32. I like them all but the last one seems to really give me a good feeling. Maybe it's the raspberry? lol! Hve fun. I know whatever you decide and 'do' will be fab!

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  33. Hi Penny, we had a powder room in our previous home and I did love decorating it. I went with a duck motif because I had some great stuff from yet another previous home. It was not glamorous but everyone loved what it looked like. Now, If I had to do another powder room it would be in toile. I love that look and I know you do too. If you do the harlequin decor you could introduce some red that you love so much.

    Thanks for your comment on my post today. Green is my favorite choice and it is probably what I will use. I would pick up the green in the comforter at the end of the bed. The green is soft and has a slight hint of blue rather than yellow. Then if I ever change to lavender I will have a start on the green.

    Have a great evening dreaming of your new home.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  34. Penny,
    I love the idea of the toile paper with the wainscoting at the bottom. The harliquin paper is okay but it might get 'old'.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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