I have a tiny powder room off the kitchen that I redid last summer in time for the wedding party we hosted. It is such a perfect little jewel box, I thought I'd share some photos.
The wallpaper is from the Brooklyn company, Flat Vernacular. Can you see the peacock pattern? They're arranged in mirror images so that they form a kind of chain link.
I decided on peacocks for a couple of reasons. First of all, peacocks are vain and this is a powder room. Second, peacocks are a symbol of Persian monarchy, referring to the Peacock Throne, a famous golden throne stolen from India by the Persians in 1739.
Also, the peacocks in this wallpaper have actual gold foil feathers -- irresistible to me because I am a child of the 1970s, and remember fondly the gaudy foil wallpapers that encased every rec room, bathroom, and foyer worth its weight.
The lucite tissue box and the pagoda shadow boxes are vintage of course. The mirror is from One King's Lane. The wall sconces are Thomas O'Brien. The sink, vanity, and commode are from the local toilet czar up the road, Kohler. I like shopping local.
Here's the best part of my powder room: a rubber rodent. For a while there, we had a mouse problem. I thought that if I kept a rubber mouse around the house, moving him from time to time, I would become conditioned to and perhaps fond of the sight of real mice. I did not become fond of real mice. What actually did happen is that I scared myself a million times. One would think a person would remember that the mouse was fake but one would be wrong.
I did figure out that this mouse does have a higher purpose. By attaching him with fishline to the back of the bathroom door, he scoots across the floor when the guest closes the bathroom door. The overall effect really breaks the ice at parties.
I don't have any rubber mice at present, but I do have two brass peacocks new at Finder Not Keeper. Click on the photos for shopping information.
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