Terrie Hall
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Design the Hall-Way eclectic powder room

Design the Hall-Way

This powder room was added on in a space that was previously a walk-in closet in a guest bedroom. The floor is pebble laid on a 12x12 mesh backing. The walls are slate with bronze and glass accents.
I found the mirror at an antique mart for about twenty dollars. It was the perfect shape with the vessel sink.
The photos on the wall are all copies of originals that have been preserved in the family files, carefully, since the 1800's. I had them scanned and printed, so we didn't use the originals. The frames were all collected from Hobby Lobby! You'd never know it! This powder bath gets people talking!

This photo has 11 questions

adbyles wrote:
What is the make and model of this sink? perfect shape for my bathroom remodel. - thanks.
   Comment   April 13, 2012
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really interested in your sink. I would like to use it as well in our redo. Thanks much
December 6, 2012 at 5:55am   
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plynn wrote:
What is the name of the slate tile, bronze and glass inserts?
   Comment   January 8, 2012
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The lower wall tiles are stunning. What make are they, please?
December 29, 2012 at 8:25am     
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Jill Alex wrote:
I love this floor. I have a tiny powder room and this is the first idea that I love for the floor. Can you tell me where I can find this floor? Thanks so much, Jill
   Comment   July 20, 2011
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July 20, 2011 at 9:12am   
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Unless you have taller ceilings, I would pick a flush ceiling or wall mount fixture.
July 20, 2011 at 9:13am   
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Melanie S. wrote:
How do you make a photo wall work? What is it that makes this collage of photos work? The subject matter unifies them but that's about it...and that is not even completely consistent. My eye is drawn around by the frame colors, that works... If I were to attempt this, it would look too busy, messy and random. Care to share the secret? ~m
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Dana Veach
I think there are several design factors at work here. First is color. As Azstrawn pointed out, the subject matter of the photos is "quiet" in color through the use of black, white, and sepia tones, thereby allowing the frames to play a heightened role in the collage. The frames and enclosed photos carry out the brown/bronze, black, and gold scheme nicely with only small touches of white or cream...which echo the "bright spots" of the sink and light sconces. Secondly, the frames and/or mats are of similar size and shape with approximately the same expanse surrounding each photo...a principle of formal arrangement in keeping with the overall style of the room. Third is similarity of texture...natural wood...carved, marled, or embossed, echoing the textures of the carved vanity, wall, and floor...and with touches of gold that reference the molding that runs along the wall above all the photos. Finally, note the way the frames are placed in "line" with each other...almost, but not quite, in straight lines...enough so to give the sense of uniformity, but not in rigid straight lines which would have been uninteresting and would have required frames of exactly the same size and shape...boring. This is in harmony with the arrangement of the slate tiles on the wall, the uniformity of which is relieved by the interspersed gold diamond tiles. I realize that this answer comes months after your question, but I hope it might still prove helpful.
February 16, 2013 at 9:22am     
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This is such a neat idea.. I will start buying frames at thrift stores and garage sales and bringing pics into Photoshop and age them
February 20, 2013 at 3:31am   
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Mary Moses wrote:
Where did this vanity come from? I am trying to find one like it. Thanks!
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Terrie Hall
I found this hand carved mesquite table at a store in Denver that is no longer in business. It was imported from Mexico. I would suggest looking for stores in San Miguel de Allende to see if a source there may be available!
January 21, 2011 at 9:28pm     
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Mary Moses
Thanks so much! Hopefully I can find something close!
January 22, 2011 at 12:47pm   
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chrisdomf wrote:
What color paint are the walls and trim? Thanks
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Kerrie L. Kelly
Looks like the walls may be Dunn Edwards' Rich Mocha, DEA159 with a Ralph Lauren Metallic Gold.
December 30, 2010 at 12:37pm   
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Janice Tranos wrote:
What is a good way to design guest bathrooms?
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Patricia Snook
Wow! I've always believed that with guest rooms and guest bathrooms, you can really be so much more bold and really express your style with greater intensity than you would your own personal space!

April 6, 2010 at 11:44am   
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Janice Tranos
Let us take this cue for our future courage to add personality to this important space...I think our guests will always thank us and go away with a memorable experience!!!
April 6, 2010 at 4:48pm   
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ferdiemax wrote:
Slate appears to have a shine to it? - Does the slate really have such rich green hues in some of the tiles? Some appear almost like a "Kelly" green. Does the shine in slate come from being sealed? Thanks so much!
   Comment   February 12, 2014
nanb6 wrote:
Who makes the sink and where did you get the vanity from? - How wide and deep is the vanity and the size of the vessel sink as well. Thanks
   Comment   November 24, 2013
prmarshall wrote:
Love all the picture! - What a great idea. I bet you could find old photos at flea markets or Antique markets etc. Mirrors would work to I think. Opened up so many ideas with this one. Thanks!!
   Comment   November 6, 2013
stoev wrote:
where can I find a sink bowl like that ? thanks
   Comment   March 6, 2011

What Houzz contributors are saying:

If you want to cover the entire wall like this, pretty much anything goes. The only thing that is uniform is the general spacing between each frame.
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Dark colors seem do-able in powder rooms, but what about those of you out there living with dark colors in bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens? How do you do it?
Kit Pollard added this to Getting Artsy in the Bathroom
These pictures are actually vintage family photos that belonged to the homeowners. I love the way they're stacked up against one another creating a truly striking bathroom space.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Warm Up Your Bathroom with Vintage Furniture
I'll leave you with this beautiful image...another wonderful example of the kind of reproduction "vintage" pieces available for today's bathroom.
Jonathan Baker added this to Powder Rooms for Dudes
We forget that photos look good in every room in the house, even bathrooms. If you can't fill up two walls with personal photos, a small arrangement of frames will add a classic, masculine factor. The photos here blend perfectly with the antique mirror, gold trim along the ceiling and woven basket of towels.
An egg-shaped vessel on a vintage piece of furniture looks like it's been there for decades.
A petite table topped with a vessel sink makes a great vanity for a powder room.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Expand Your Options for Powder Bath Furniture
A rich, hearty carved table-turned-vanity finds its rightful place among the walls of history. A repurposed table like this one can keep an heirloom in the family and honor your stylish lineage.
5. Ancestral PhotosBefore deciding the fate of his family's estate, King stands before a wall filled with his ancestors' photos, showing a mix of Caucasian missionaries and settlers with their indigenous Hawaiian spouses and the haole (foreigner) kin who make up King's extended family. Perhaps the visual reminder of his ancestors makes King remember an important thing about legacy and inheritance: One must always try to do the right thing, which oftentimes is not the most profitable thing. More:Houzz Tour: Island LivingSixties Southern Style: Inspiration from 'The Help'Design Around the World: Hawaii

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