Welcome to our newly updated powder room.
When we first saw this room, almost a year ago now, it was the scariest room in the house.
This was our starting point.
Nothing about this room said coastal to me.
Those dark red walls HAD to go. The first thing we did in this room was to paint the walls a medium gray.
(Benjamin Moore Englewood Cliffs 1607)
The cabinet is a custom piece so we opted to keep it but I didn't like the gingerbread embellishment on the front of it so I popped it off, sanded it down and painted the cabinet gray too. I remembered I had two leftover handles from a remodeling project up north so I brought them down and added them to the cabinet. Win. Win.
They are part of the Chareau Collection from Top Knobs.
The hardware and paint were a step in the right direction.
The jury is still out on these sconces. I have so many places to spend a finite number of dollars so for now they are staying but I did add some shades that I had taken off of the dining room chandelier and this seems to help soften the look.
It was looking better to us but that sink, shiny brass faucet, and composite countertop were really such a dated look.
So we took the plunge and decided to splurge and replace them all. We went with a Cristallo Granite. It has the look of white marble but this stone will actually allow light to shine through it.
After the old countertop had been removed we added some trim around the perimeter of the inside of the base cabinet then laid out the led lighting that we purchased here.
There is a small control switch that we brought through to the outside of one end of the cabinet that allows us to dim the lights or turn them off completely.
A lighted granite vanity isn't something you see everyday and I like that.
It is pretty by day but magical at night.
I like how the light source coming from inside the cabinet accentuates the veining in the granite.
We added a new mirror, a splash of coral for color and some coastal inspired accessories.
The end result is a Hollywood Regency meets Coastal Inspired powder room.
The beach is calling.
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