Design the Hall-WayMediterranean Powder Room, Denver

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!

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Jill Alex wrote:Jul 20, 2011
  • motherbear
    Unless you have taller ceilings, I would pick a flush ceiling or wall mount fixture.
Melanie S. wrote:Apr 3, 2011
  • 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.
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    AliciaTappDesigns Images on Tiles
    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
Mary Moses wrote:Jan 21, 2011
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    Terrie Hall
    Hi,
    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!
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    Mary Moses
    Thanks so much! Hopefully I can find something close!
Janice Tranos wrote:Apr 5, 2010
  • 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!

    www.awonderingstar.com
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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!!!
adbyles wrote:Apr 13, 2012
  • dc626
    really interested in your sink. I would like to use it as well in our redo. Thanks much
Patti Lynn wrote:Jan 8, 2012
  • rosiejenkins
    The lower wall tiles are stunning. What make are they, please?
chrisdomf wrote:Dec 30, 2010
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    Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
    Looks like the walls may be Dunn Edwards' Rich Mocha, DEA159 with a Ralph Lauren Metallic Gold.
George Stoev wrote:Mar 6, 2011

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    cathylara
    Cathy Lara added this to Plantation Home Style Stars in 'The Descendants'Feb 22, 2012

    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

    erikaward
    Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Expand Your Options for Powder Bath FurnitureJul 18, 2011

    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.

    wendyhydelifestyle
    The Shabby Nest added this to Turn a Favorite Piece of Furniture Into a VanityFeb 13, 2011

    A petite table topped with a vessel sink makes a great vanity for a powder room.

    debbiesnider
    Debbie Snider added this to Vessel Sinks: Elegant Updates on a Classic FormJan 15, 2011

    An egg-shaped vessel on a vintage piece of furniture looks like it's been there for decades.

    jonathan_baker
    Jonathan Baker added this to Powder Rooms for DudesDec 8, 2010

    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.

    susanbetweennapsontheporch
    Between Naps on the Porch added this to Warm Up Your Bathroom with Vintage FurnitureOct 29, 2010

    I'll leave you with this beautiful image...another wonderful example of the kind of reproduction "vintage" pieces available for today's bathroom.

    kitpollard
    Kit Pollard added this to Getting Artsy in the BathroomJun 10, 2010

    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.

    nancypam
    Nancy Cost Design added this to Painting Rooms with Dark ColorsMay 7, 2010

    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?

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    HU-110103558 added this to webuser_110103558's ideasSep 7, 2018

    the surprise of it; the sink on wooden vanity, towels underneath and tile

    meredithphilipp
    meredithphilipp added this to 1230 GlourieMar 22, 2018

    interesting photo wall in a small space

    tori_vinson
    Tori Vinson added this to Powder room basementFeb 2, 2018

    Love pics from family members; wall coloring

    thecrosswoods
    D Cross added this to Candidate color schemesJan 7, 2018

    Overall nice, cozy feel of colors.

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