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Updated Powder Room Vision Boards

If you remember, back in the fall I was thinking about doing a powder room refresh for J, but I wasn’t totally feeling any of the wallpaper samples/vision boards that I put together.  The samples hung in the bathroom for months and after looking at them daily, I just couldn’t make a decision.  I’ve learned over time that maybe I needed to wait and choose something that I really loved.

Here’s the post, and here are the three vision boards originally created.

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There are a few details that I am keeping in mind with this refresh. 

Positives: J has extra tall ceilings and a nice white pedestal sink, which is staying.

Changes: Adding fun, removable wallpaper | incorporating a slight masculine touch (maybe?) | adding painted molding/wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls | adding a new mirror, lighting and accessories | possibly putting some shelves above the toilet | adding some fun art to pull it all together.

Musts: This bathroom must be durable enough to survive our combined five kids and large family. Most importantly, I want him to love it!

So to begin this process, I used my snow day to create three vision boards using samples I recently ordered from Etsy.


The first vision features large gold peony wallpaper on a white background.  I’d love to paint the wainscoting a slate blue for a unique look.  I would tie it all together with gold accessories and a statement piece of art.  This particular print reminds me of all of us at the beach.  Plus, I love the colors!

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My second vision features another large scale floral wallpaper in tones of whites and tans, with black, grey and greens.  To balance the lighter paper, I thought a darker lower half (black or dark grey) would make the white sink pop.  My plan would be to mix in some wood tones and mixed metals, namely golds and coppers.

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My last vision is the most bold of the three, but I LOVE this paper.  I’m just not sure J will go for this one (lol).  The colors are GORGEOUS in this design…shades of pink, blush, greens, creams and black.  As you can see from the image with the chair, the flowers are extremely large, but the ceilings in the bathroom are nine feet high so I’m not worried about it.  I would probably keep with lower half white, but touches of gold and lucite tied with natural elements would finish the look.

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As always, these vision boards are a way for me to put a look together in my mind.  They are also known to change slightly as the process goes along.  So…which one(s) do you like best and why?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!  xo

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