Monday, August 3, 2009
One Year Ago Today: The Powder Room
When we were building the house, the very first thing I had to select was plumbing. And, according to my builder and the lady at the plumbing store, there was no going back. No wishy-washyness. I settled on a Kohler sink. It didn't work with my color scheme, but I was mad about the little animals etched into the basin.
Time passed. I picked out slate for the floor and walls (1/2 slate, 1/2 paint).
A faux finisher silver-leafed the ceiling.
The space was really tight, but my cabinet maker created a cute, little cabinet, which was painted about 4 colors, starting with the slate blue of the sink, then getting progressively lighter, with touch of silver. The granite was a remnant that I dug out of a stack.
The faucet is Kohler--very simple. I love watching the water flow down. Several people at RMS had worried that the water splashed out, but it's just my bad photography that made it look this way.
Since the room was already full of drama, it didn't need "decorating." I only hung a picture, added a hand towel, and placed 2 topiaries on the counter. But first, I had to rescue the topiaries, because my husband had put them in his truck and was headed to the dump.
(from August 4, 2008, Designs by Gollum)