Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Decisions & Powder Bath

Decisions, decisions!

We have been participating in a slew of meetings to decide on all the details that will go in to the home we are going to be building (pending our house closing either today or tomorrow-fingers crossed that things will continue on track)!

While the task may seem daunting, it has actually been going quite smoothly, and dare I say, lots of fun!  I have dedicated a lot of time to researching different products: paint colors, countertops, tile, materials, you name it.  

With the prior research I completed while renovating our past house, coupled with the endless inspiration I have garnered via blogs, magazines, design books, being out an about, and through travel-- I have so many visions in my head that I cannot wait to implement.

I am toying with the idea of adding a vessel sink/above the counter sink to the powder bathroom.  Being both a small space and one that is used often, I feel comfortable having free rein to inflict some whimsy and drama including perhaps graphic wallpaper/metallic paints, foregoing traditional bathroom lighting fixtures for pendant lighting, and countertops in materials that I may have not considered otherwise.

Now to determine which direction I want to go forward with:

Image via Decorpad
I think I will veer away from carrera marble in this instance.  With all of the other carrera marble I plan on using, I don't want my house to end up looking like the Flagler museum (see here).

This concrete basin from Ann Sacks is my favorite, with this faucet, it is a dream.  (Note: there are only a few left in the company and they are currently half off-it's a steal!)

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A sink in natural stone strikes that balance between old world and modern, and this bathroom makes it quite glamorous.

Image via Elle Decor

There is the brass option.
Image via Kohler
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Image via Remodelista
White porcelain or a white vessel sink is classic but maybe too safe.  I love the juxtaposition of the modern sink over rustic wood.

I also adore the above bathroom with the dark hardwoods, I have been fighting the builder tooth and nail to be allowed to install dark hardwoods in my powder bath, and have agreed to sign any waiver necessary (This is just like the controversy of installing carrera marble in a kitchen all over again).  I think I am emerging victorious from this one!
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There is the stainless variety that I think would feel more at home in my kitchen than my bathroom.

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It's yellow so therefore perfect in my mind, what an unexpected pop of color.  It would surely delight guests!

1. Titan Marble Round Vessel Waterworks
2. Spool Basin Ann Sacks
3. Chiseled Marble Oval Vessel Sink Signature Hardware
4. Aliminum Vessel Lavatory Sink Rohl
5.  Watercove Wading Pool Lavatory Kohler
6. Crucible Vessel Above Counter Lavatory Kohler 
7. Timpani Vessel Lavatory Countertop Kohler
8. Yellow Vessel Sink Rensup


  1. So many beautiful choices! I can't wait to see what the final version will be :) Isn't it fun getting to design all over again? You are getting really good at this! I remember Heather renovating her bathroom in NY and hearing about all the bathroom choices galore.

  2. How exciting it must be to plan your new house! :) To be honest I'm not a huge marble fan... I'd go for one of the more modern pieces! :D

  3. I adore the yellow one...go with the pop of color for the bathroom that is used most :). Or the brass one is nice too. You know I like the rustic style so I think the remodelista one is to die for :)