Last fall I shared the renter friendly tiled wall in our “master bathroom” // here // and it unveiled our second bathroom, which is really more of a powder room. It’s the only one on the second floor and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in this PMQ.
Because it’s a bathroom it gets overlooked a lot, I mean, who wants to showcase the throne room?
BUT, because I have an affinity for quirky art, beautiful patterns and textures, and can’t leave a space un-finished, over the summer I’ve slowly turned the space into a feminine retreat.
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The main bathroom // here // is bold, punchy, and open for guests in our home, but the powder room upstairs is where most of our things are. You wouldn’t believe me but I can actually steer quite feminine in my decor choices sometimes, and since I’ve wanted a large closet or jewelry table – basically an area in which to primp and preen on the rare occasion that I doll myself up – the bathroom is kind of the best place to do it.
We have a large counter and deep cupboards that make-up for no storage under the sink or any cabinets or drawers. It’s perfect to hide extra rolls of TP and all the things a family wants to keep out of sight.
A few years ago I found the etsy shop of a Canadian artist named Janet Hill // here //. Her work is whimsical, colourful, and immersive. I want to be whisked away into any of her tableaus and always get lost looking at the details.
Over the years I have slowly acquired a nice little collection of pieces and I treasure them all. My first ones were small prints of bathrooms // here //. Each one has a vibrant and distinctive wallpaper, vanity and decor style, and I would gladly settle for any of them in real life or in art form.
The black one // here // is my favourite, and one day I’ll be able to paint my wallpaper in good enough detail to match one of her pieces.
The shoes she paints are a series I’ve been admiring for a while as well. They’re pretty, feminine, and the right mix of fun. I thought this glitzy pair was hella cute and would absolutely wear my own.
I had considered hanging them in our entryway but thought they struck the wrong cord for the space. Instead, this pair // here // found a spot nestled in among the jewelry.
I’ve also added this piece with a collection of books and figurines. I’ve never been tempted enough to buy my own French miniatures, but I’m 100% onboard with a painted version in this print. Matched with the lovely wood frame and a large malachite pattern jewelry box I feel the space is complete.
The space above the toilet has featured many pieces of art (it started with the queen, and then a mysterious woman in a mask) but I like how the large sheet of wrapping paper brings colours and patterns from the bedroom into the space without overwhelming the tiny set-up.
If you’re curious about the print you can catch the full tutorial for the Carrie Bradshaw inspired piece // here //.
I’m not gonna lie, adding a tassel to our toiler has been a nice touch. It adds some colour and fun to the space, which is otherwise all business. Here’s to hoping that tassel doesn’t fall in!
I grabbed mine from Woman Shops World // here //
Another set of items that I inherited from my grandmother was this lovely siver brush and mirror. They’ve got her initials and are a classic touch of femininity and a momento I’ll keep forever. I’ve even thought about having them mounted in a shadow box, but for now I like the ability to use them occasionally.
The rest of the bathroom is black and white with pops of colour and metallics. I get to display my jewelry and more personal pieces in a lovely space just off the bedroom. I hope whichever house we make a home in next, has a space like this.