Friday, November 9, 2012

Staging Style for the Powder Room


A Power Room is an opportunity to have some fun with your decor.  It is the one wee space (even if you are selling) that you can let your freak flag fly.  I love to add a little zhush to a Powder Room. Forget the staging chat touting, 'keep everything neutral'.  I say, "No Way, Jose!"  A Powder Room isn't going to make or break the sale of a house.

Check out this before staging picture. Isn't it interesting that you can't tell anyone lives here?  That's right. It is in an occupied home.

Powder Room Before
Start Marti Gras early this year.  Break out those Peacock Feathers!
 
POWDER ROOM AFTER

How about that space near the wall and towel bar?  Show it some love, too!

Powder Room Before







 
Place a petite lamp on a bathroom vanity for instant appeal. It is amazing that a little light can add so much ambiance.  The gold bowl of potpourri adds subtle fragrance. The bowl serves a higher purpose by hiding the lamp cord.  (I have a thing about lamp cords showing... I'll save that for another post.)
POWDER ROOM VANITY AFTER
Powder Rooms scream for a little 'fancy'. Time to break out those "Company" towels.  Here, I used lush, fluffy towels with ribbon borders and fringe.  (I have a love affair with bouillon fringe.)
Must tell 'ya, I hate the old fashion mini-shag-rubber-backed rugs typically used in the bathroom. Faux Oriental rugs are inexpensive and available at all home goods stores.

What's in your Powder Room?  Anything fun?

Happy Friday, y'all!

Linda

16 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I have done the lamp. It works great when entertaining....gives constant "light" to the space so guests don't have to fumble for the light switch!

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    1. The lamp in the Powder Room does help guest out. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I love how you dressed up this powder room- especially with the peacock feathers! Oh and I have the same hatred of lamp cords!! (or any exposed cords). They ruin a good look! The bowl to hide this one was clever. Great job in here Linda!

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    1. Brooke, I love to stage Powder Rooms. It's like instant gratification. We need to develop retractable cords for lamps and appliances!

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  3. Great job as usual. A powder room should be your jeanie bottle!

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  4. Me encantan las toallas del baño.

    Besss.

    Manoli

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    1. Nela, my limited knowledge of Spanish translates this as a compliment. Thank you so much for commenting.

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  5. My powder room is painted Whythe Blue and hand stencilled with a trellis pattern - very different from the neutrals in the rest of the house, but I love it! Actually I better love it because the stencilling took forever to finish.

    Love the lamp and the way you hid the cord - that's the one thing that stopped me from doing this in a bathroom or kitchen - hate the cord too.

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    1. Errr....Heather you are so patient to stincil you Powder Room. Love Whythe Blue! I always try to hide cords. You can run them behind a plate plate on a kitchen counter.

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  6. I love a fun powder room. I have an old design book that shows a powder room wallpapered with New Yorker magazine covers.

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    1. Oh I would love to see that NY covers Powder! I had a friend, 30 years ago, wallpaper her Powder Room in aluminum foil. (BTW, it was a disaster--paste on a reflective surface = a big ole mess.)

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  7. I must have the wrong email for you but you won my giveaway email me for the detail kerrysteelewrites at G mail dot com

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  8. What a difference. I love a lamp in a powder room. Now I need to figure out why I have never put one in mine. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I've had good luck finding cute lamps at Tuesday Morning.

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