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Ask The Viewers: Assist Arlyn Determine On Some FUN Design Particulars For Her (Rental) Powder Toilet

Recent off my rental kitchen refresh, I’m again with one other challenge that’s (type of) been within the works for a number of months with out a lot motion. Welcome to my powder bathtub: a.okay.a. a literal white clean field of a room with a lot potential!

Earlier than diving into what’s already locked in and what’s not—that’s the place you are available—let me present you what we’re working with. It’s as boring as a chemistry textbook which is ideal as a result of I don’t have as many limitations to work round like I did in my kitchen. The sky’s the restrict (virtually)!

The Befores

Like many powder baths, it’s a small slim house. There’s actually zero storage in right here however we don’t really want any, tbh. There’s a storage closet instantly exterior of right here for additional rest room paper and properly…that’s form of all that’s to be anticipated of a powder bathtub, yeah? All the pieces you see right here got here with the rental besides (clearly) any small decor. The sunshine fixture is a really low-cost IKEA self-importance monitor, the shelf is polished nickel and green-edged glass, the tap’s end is form of broken from the hardish water we have now right here, although you possibly can’t see it within the photographs.

One other factor you possibly can’t make out within the photos is that the ground is a tender glad mint inexperienced, which I really like. It’s studying white-ish right here inaccurately.

Listed here are two pulled-back photographs simply so you possibly can orient your self. The powder bathtub sits on the finish of a slim tiny hallway of types, when you may even name it that. It’s mainly a two-foot lengthy and broad nook that homes that storage closet I discussed, after which the door to the lavatory. All of these sit simply exterior of the kitchen and throughout from the eating house.

The Plans For The Afters

Once we first moved right here, I didn’t suppose I’d do something in right here. In any case, my solely actual choices had been peel-and-stick wallpaper or paint to offer this child a metamorphosis. I simply felt exhausted on the considered both (why is portray a toilet a torture akin to a thousand paper cuts??). However then, sooner or later, I noticed it. The proper wallpaper.

If there’s one factor you must find out about my husband Charles and me is that we’re absolute, 100% diehard Again to the Future followers. It’s primarily the spine of our relationship. Yearly, we have fun “Again to the Future Day” the place we order a pizza and watch the primary film on November fifth, the day they return to 1955. The custom began on October 21, 2015, the date from the second film the place they went into the long run, however we’ve since made some shifts for causes too private to share on this weblog.

And since we reside close to the place they filmed a few of the pivotal scenes of the primary and second films, it solely made sense that this toilet turned a tribute to the time journey franchise.

How so? Nicely…take a gander at this beaut. I introduce to you Hill Valley Toile, by Hygge & West:

Hill Valley Toile in McFly Crimson by Hygge & West

It’s not peel-and-stick, and completely wallpapering a rental property isn’t one thing I wish to undertake. BUT there are such a lot of nice options on the web I can attempt, resembling utilizing a starch resolution (although I learn this attracts silverfish), or utilizing double-sided tape atop painter’s tape to stick the paper.

I instantly reached out and wrote up an electronic mail with our love story for the films, and Hygge & West was sort sufficient to ship me a roll massive sufficient to cowl each wall and ceiling of the lavatory. However then the roll sat there as I shifted focus to different issues in my dwelling. I made a number of moodboards to attempt to determine on a brand new mild fixture largely however by no means went past that.


As that is the one toilet on the residing stage, it’s the one that each one visitors see and use. To do the wallpaper justice, I made a decision to make a number of easy swaps to make it sing, however I’d love your opinion, particularly with the self-importance mild.

Right here’s what I’m contemplating:

The Self-importance Gentle Choices

Crimson Self-importance Gentle | Mint Inexperienced Self-importance Gentle | Artwork Deco White and Brass Self-importance Gentle | Fashionable White and Brass Self-importance Gentle | Black Mirror (related) | Classic Wall Shelf | Brass Faucet | Brass Equipment Suite | Scallop Jute Rug

The one distinction within the above 4 photos is the sunshine fixture, as I discussed. The mirror is one thing I have already got from my previous condo (it used to reside over my fire!), and it suits completely right here. I’ve added in some brass fixtures reasonably than the brushed nickel that at present exists within the room as a result of it wants heat and character. I like the concept of this jute scalloped rug however I’ve another choices beneath, too. And eventually, the classic shelf feels Craftsman-y, which is apropos for my neighborhood and townhouse.

I attempted two colourful choices and two white and brass choices. The crimson performs off the burgundy of the paper’s sample, the mint ties within the flooring tile, and the opposite selections are extra commonplace when it comes to colorway however one is conventional and one is fashionable.


To Change The Mirror Or Not?

Wooden Ledge | Classic-Model Rug

Okay, so right here’s one other consideration: Do I attempt a special mirror? There actually isn’t any different black within the toilet design so, does it really feel misplaced? I’ve a reasonably strict “each room wants a contact of black” coverage however one thing about that is making me query whether or not it’s the *proper* place for black.

Rattan Mirror

I performed round with including in a extra pure mirror, as I don’t need extra brass. I really like this woven/rattan choice from West Elm that’s the identical measurement as my present Schoolhouse mirror (30″ in diameter). I believe I actually prefer it…uh oh.

Oh, and it’s possible you’ll discover that the wall shelf is totally different and that’s right! In some unspecified time in the future, I had dragged this walnut ledge into my Photoshop moodboard and I like how modern it’s. It’s a pleasant counterpoint to the mirror.

My Prime Picks

Plaid Rug

As a lot as I’d reasonably not spend more cash than I’ve to, I do just like the addition of the non-black mirror. And after one other look, I don’t love the mint self-importance mild, so it’s out. And the opposite one is likely to be too fashionable for every thing else within the room and this space of my dwelling. So these are my prime two favorites. I introduced again within the classic wall shelf as a result of I like what it provides to the design, and tried this Anthropologie rug I all the time swoon over once I see it in different individuals’s houses. I like these each for quite a few causes and whereas I’m leaning towards one in all these, I’d love to listen to from you.

Are you Crew Have Some Enjoyable With Crimson or are you Crew Hold It Stylish With White & Brass?

And please be at liberty to chime in concerning the mirror, too. That is an Ask the Viewers put up, in any case. Any and all opinions are welcome within the feedback.

I additionally took the freedom of rounding up a number of inexpensive equipment I’ve Pinned to model out the house. All the pieces is below $50 and the proper additions to spruce up your toilet. Bear in mind, you don’t want a whole overhaul to really feel higher a couple of room in your house. Generally, all you want is a brand new rug and a reasonably tray. Okay?!?

1. Cotton Ticking Stripe Flatweave Rug | 2. Fashionable Resin Stone Bathroom Brush Holder | 3. Rattan Tray Gentle Brown – Threshold | 4. Strong Toilet Wastebasket Tan – Threshold | 5. 2’1″x3’2″ Indoor/Outside Plaid Accent Rug | 6. Rubber-Coated Blue Toilet Canister | 7. Brice Rust and Tan Fashionable Geo Recycled Chindi Space Rug | 8. Mid-Century Contour Towel Ring | 9. Waffle Bathtub Towel | 10. Mid-Century Contour Bathroom Paper Holder | 11. Smokey Glass Cleaning soap Pump Blue – Threshold | 12. Weaving Village Scalloped Pure Jute Space Rug, Navy Trim, 2×3

Thanks for having a look, and I can’t wait to listen to what everybody thinks each about my plans and concerning the choices I’m contemplating.

Your pal in design, Arlyn


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