Project: Cupcakes { powder bath }

February 25, 2014


Just like with Project Cupcakes Kitchen, I have had to wait an eternity to show you the most beauteous of beautiful powder baths you ever did see.  We are talkin’ Dalai Lama level patience to not show everyone and anyone pictures of this beautiful little jewel box of a bathroom. I am so glad the time has finally come for the big reveal, and lets just say this little powder bath is maybe (positively ) the best little powder bath I ever did see.

( in my humble opinion )

check it….



All images shot by Emily Schuman of

Talk about a Before and After!

Here is a short and sweet description of what we did and why….

WALLPAPER: Em and G really wanted to make a statement in this perfect little powder bath. We searched for wallpapers that would be as impactful as possible and not something we may have already seen before. Because is a magical unicorn, and has the power to unlock even the most buried of treasures, we were able to stumble onto wallpaper…and the rest was history. Is it possible to even say that the pictures don’t do it justice??  In the flesh it looks like an oil painting… its “Bonkers Good” for lack of a better phrase.

VANITY & FAUCET: Well you saw the kitchen and its dose of purty brass hardware!  Since we were so stoked with how that turned out and because this little powder bath happens to be right off the kitchen, we decided to stick with the brass finishes in this room as well!!!  We wanted to stick to a budget and finding antique brass, marble top vanities for our price point was literally impossible.  We decided to go the plating route again for the vanity legs and faucet. We headed to Restoration Hardware and purchased the “” vanity and the “” faucet since we loved the shape. We took it to our local plating company and specified the finish to be the same as what we used in the kitchen. The end result was just fabulous. I think doing any other metal other than brass on this dark and saturated paper would have been doing it a disservice.

LIGHTING:  is a “go-to” lighting source for me. I have used them numerous times in the past, including my own bathroom remodel.  I wanted the lighting to feel a little traditional, but a little retro as well…so we chose the “” (traditional) and the “” (retro). The combination makes me happy!

I am pretty pumped as you can see and am so pleased with the result. It’s just so fancy!!!

more pics on  blog


Wallpaper: Ellie Cashman “Dark Floral”

Mirror: CB2 “Tork” mirror

Lighting: Schoolhouse Electric +

Customized Restoration Hardware  Vanity with dipped brass legs

Faucet: Restoration Hardware’s “” Collection

Vase: Johnathan Adler 

Toilet Paper Holder: House of Antique Hardware


  1. This is over-the-top good. So SO good. The wallpaper is dreamy. The sink / faucet / mirror combination is just as dreamy. Pinning away now.

    I love this trend of wallpapering powder rooms. We live in a small house and our “powder room” is actually our one and only full bathroom but that didn’t stop me from covering the whole dang thing in wallpaper too. At risk of sounding like a twit, here’s our bathroom remodel progress. We covered the walls in giant ostriches… a paper by Beware the Moon.

  2. Beautiful !!! Question – since you papered all of the walls in this room is it best to let the paper act as the “art work” and not hang anything else on the walls (minimalist). Or what would you suggest for future pieces? Or could you just add brass artifacts only (I.e. cross, scroll works, etc.). Just curious. Love your design styles!!

    1. I think the paper is just enough! Maybe something small and quirky, like a framed insect or a small sketch would be cool, but I wouldn’t want much to compete with the paper.

  3. Awesome! What did you do with the old vanity? It doesn’t work in this bathroom maybe, but it’s actually pretty cool – did you save it?

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