Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week 5 - Styling, Scale, and Working with What You Have


Thanks for stopping by to see what has been going on in my One Room Challenge. It has been a great week at Casa Chinoiserie Chic. My daughter and I finished a darling little DIY piece of furniture for each of our homes that we will be showing you shortly. The painter finished my office painting yesterday and the color (Benjamin Moore Poppy) is gorgeous. No snow here yet although they claim it is on the way. And my ORC powder room is turning into a little Chinoiserie jewel box. Click on the navy ORC button in my sidebar to review my progress. You have to see what I started with.

Things are moving right along in my powder room. I have started adding some great Chinoiserie accessories like this hand painted metal tray in gray and white stripes and fretwork holding a pair of gray marble foo dogs and a beautiful French Chinoiserie candle. Lots more too that I will save for the reveal!


I love the scale of the huge pair of gray ginger jars in this tiny powder room juxtaposed above this tiny sink. You can see that the mirror has also been hung. Still to come for the window is a beautiful custom window treatment.



Since I was stuck with using a basic boring toilet because of my small rough in (Linda will know what this means), I jazzed it up with a high gloss black toilet seat.


I didn't want to redo the black and white tile floor, but wanted to tone it down, so I found a nice little sisal rug bound in gray at Pottery Barn that works great.


The faux bamboo toilet paper holder with black toilet paper is up. So chic!


Now go see what everybody else has been busy doing -



22 comments:

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

I love the ginger jars and, of course, the FAB black toilet paper:-) Can't wait for next week!! Great room.

Nancy said...

Great solutions for a small space Beth! it is looking great.
xo Nancy
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The Pink Pagoda said...

LOVE the accessories you're using -- it's looking so pretty!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Looking fab!! Love it!

pam {simple details} said...

Loving all your pretty details, Beth!

LindsB said...

Poppy was the other color I was deciding on for my armoire- I LOVE that color!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Those foo dogs are amazing! "all in the details"....black toilet paper!!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Very cool toilet seat! It is a jewel box!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I do know what that means. This may sound weird, but I have toilet seat envy...is there such a thing? I never would have thought to put a sisel rug down, so fantastic. And now, I must have colored toilet paper. You raised the bar, or should I say lid?

Kim Ballard said...

What a chic, cool transformation! Can't wait to see the total reveal!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I am loving this sweet bathroom, Beth. So many great touches in there!

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Nicole Scott said...

Your foo dogs are fabulous! Looking forward to your reveal:)

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

This is an amazing transformation! So pretty.

René said...

This room has come so far! Those ginger jars are gorgeous!

A ndrea said...

Looks amazing!! It's hard to believe this is the same room!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

SHERRY HART said...

Yes...I agree that the black toilet seat is perfect! I agree with the others...this room has really taken shape!

Kim said...

Okay ... you have taken me down the colored toilet paper path! We had a family discussion about this at dinner after your post last week. You are a family member now!! xo

barbara@hodge:podge said...

WOW, that is one fancy powder room!

sharon smith said...

I love the color pallet. The toilet paper is a great touch too. I looking forward to seeing the final reveal.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I need that black toilet paper! What whimsy is that? Fun! Your room is shaping up! Love the progress so far.

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Looking good!

linda said...

Beautiful!!!
-linda,ny