OK....I can tell that we all like the fact that your existing furniture can find a place in your home mixed in with a few new items!


News Flash.....that has always been the case but so many designers come in a say "Dahling....this has all got to go".  

Now there might be a few exceptions.  If you are a baby boomer and you still have your college dorm furniture.......we might have a problem......:)

But I am going to show you how to turn....what you might think would be a negative..... into a positive!

Starting with this small powder room.  Here is the before.

What you really can't see is that the floors are a dark green marble.  No easy task to rip  out right?

This is a perfectly acceptable powder room....we have all seen so much worse right. can we make it better?????

Rose had the brilliant idea to just paint the walls the same color as the floors [BM Salamander].  Then we brainstormed and came up with the idea to do a gallery wall a la "how many small dark gallery walled bathrooms" can you find on Pinterest! 

And then.....we had to get it approved by the client because there was a lot of art to buy!

We started with flea markets.....

Found all of these great pieces so here we laid  them out for the installer....which took a few different attempts.

There is no window in this space so unfortunately I had to take all the pictures with the lights on....but you can actually see the cool modern fixture that Rose picked out.

Here is the original....

And after......

Another before

Same mirror....


A little styling.

A vintage rug for some texture on the floor.

One more time.....before


Fun huh?  

That is how to turn a negative into a positive! 
Rose and I were standing around clapping our hands like we just invented the cure for's the little things right:)

Ugh I was at the emergency vet last night until 1:00 with Cami.  She had a UTI.  I finally turned off the light at 2:30 so I have a long tired day ahead of me.....Zzzzzzz.

I still love her though:)



auntp said...

What a transformation! I love what you did with the whole thing, especially painting the walls the same color as the floor and changing out the ceiling light fixture!
Great job!

AnneHH said...

Hey Sherry, LOVE this transformation! You are right that "before and afters" are favorite content, especially one like this where the big expense of replacing the floor is avoided with the right decor. Have a similar situation in our beach house powder room where the flooring isn't my favorite but want to keep it anyway since it is natural stone, in great condition and perfect for the setting. Ha ha, just not my favorite.
Sorry to hear that Cami was so sick last night you ended up in the after hours vet. You must be exhausted but hope both you and the Camster have a great day and can turn in early!
Also, continuing to send you so much support, positive thoughts and appreciation for all that you give us readers.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

This looks fabulous Sherry. Love the idea of using what you have and making it work in other ways. Thinking of you and hoping Cami is better soon. xx Kim

Dian Owens said...

A gallon of paint, some flea market finds, a new rug and a cool new light fixture + the existing cool etagere and mirror = the kind of update that excites my budget and inspires me! Feel better soon Cami!

toocolorcrazy said...

Love this soooo much. It is timeless...reminds me of an old Ralph Lauren photo! xo, Maurie

Gail Storti said...

That power room went from blah, boring to chic and fabulous with just a few changes. I'm redoing my 4' X 6' powder room as I write, and I hope it comes out just 1/2 as good as this one. And green being the color of the moment, painting then to match the floor was genius. Love it!

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