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  • Writer's pictureJordan Laws

The House on Artisan: ORC Powder Bath

Fall 2020

It's been way too long, but this powder bath is finally finished! The design did make a major shift from the original concept. A lot of things created the shift, but I could not be happier. I'm so excited to reveal this small remodel, so let's dive in.

I want to start with the phases that my concepts went through. I'm not going to lie, I can be pretty "boujee" (is that how it's spelled), while Tyler usually brings me back down to reality. Having champagne taste on a beer budget was my first issue.

My first concept started black and white with mixed metals. The concept revolved around some stunning tile, which I had a hard time finding in my budget. I found some beautiful tiles, but I didn't fall in love and I didn't want something "basic".

The concept changed slightly, adding warmer tones, a tile selection that was a little more within budget, and overall became a softer look. I had gotten pretty far with this concept, but it still felt like it was missing something. I decided the chandelier from my second concept was a better option for another space, and I started over.

The last concept combined features from the first two and added color. I kept the marble inspiration and my black/white concept. I did change my metallics from a mixed look to full chrome, and I added a bold pattern to my walls. I fell in love with this concept and ran with it.

BEFORE: In case you haven't seen the before photos, here they are. The floor was damaged from multiple leaks (one we did not know about), and the space was boring. I probably could have gotten away with some minor fixes, but go big or go home! Right?

AFTER: Talk about change! We went from boring to bold! I added bold patterns, colors, metallics, and decor.

There are a few places you may look when you first walk in. I'm going to start with the drapes. Wanna know a secret? They are DIY! Maybe I'll make another blog about DIY drapes if you all are interested? There's absolutely no way you can miss these floor to ceiling drapes.

I knew this space was going to be bold and intense. Drapery was a way to soften that intensity. I used my color scheme to create drapery that would coordinate with everything in the room.

The pompoms mimic the shades on the chandelier, color blocking incorporates the black moldings, and the subtle metallic threading in the fringe coordinates with the mirror. The drapery pulls the entire room together.

Never underestimate statement lighting. The chrome base adds shine and contrast beautifully with the milk-glass shades. I also chose a larger fixture to create a heavy impact on the space.

I wanted to use black and white in a unique way. I originally wanted to paint the entire room black, but that freaked my husband out a little bit. He was still panicking a little when he saw me painting the trim, but hey, I compromised!

The ceiling was too broken when left white. The black ceiling created a more cohesive look and was a great way to hide the ugly exhaust fan!

The walls! Oh my word, this pattern turned out to be killer! Although I'll be the first to tell you, it took forever. I may have repainted multiple times, which may have added to it taking so long...

I kept our original sink but changed the faucet and towel ring out to match the chandelier.

This powder bath was the perfect home for this stunning mirror. The mirror pulls the rectangular shape of the floor up to the walls. It features clear acrylic rods surrounding a silver leaf frame.

We needed some form of storage in this bathroom. Floating shelves were the perfect addition. The wood coordinates with the organic shapes on the wall and brings a natural element to the room.

The shelving created a perfect combination of decor and function. I used feather grass to add height and drama. The artwork pulls our black and white colors and adds another soft element. Clear canisters with chrome lids pulled the metallics back and added functional decor.

Lastly, this stunning floor. I've probably made my brother-in-law never want to see another subway tile ever again. I found these beautiful marble subway tiles and decided to be complicated. That's just how I am though.

Instead of doing a simple brick or straight lay, I decided to use a herringbone pattern. Despite all the frustration this floor caused, it turned out beautiful. I'm so thankful I had family to help me pull this off.

This stunning marble floor adds a classic look and timeless element to the room.

I wanted this space to combine multiple aesthetics and be what design is supposed to be. Art. Design in any form should be an extension of the artist and user, it should express feelings, create emotions, and be individualistic. That doesn't mean everyone will love it, I've definitely had mixed opinions about this bathroom, but it means it's something unique and out of the box. Let your home be that for you! If you haven't see the video of this bathroom check out my instagram stories at @jlinteriorsllc . Now on to the next project!

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