People often pass by all those ugly red and orange brick ranches in Forest Hills, Green Hills, Oak Hill, and also in Williamson County. This powder room was in one of those orange brick ranches on a huge lot in Oak Hill. Today, the same house is now a historically correct South Carolina Low Country Home. This powder room is one of my favorite rooms in the house. I had dreamed of how this powder room would look for a very long time.
From the very beginning of this renovation project in Nashville, I wanted this room, the powder room, to be like a little piece of jewelry. Why put so much emphasis on a bathroom you ask? You can put a lot of different materials and textures into a space that small and it will amplify everything. It is one of the best places in a home to make a statement and create something really special. Your eye doesn't have to travel far to see the next piece in the puzzle. You take in a lot of images and textures really fast so it everything is overemphasized. If you were to put these same materials into a larger space you would lose some of the WOW factor.
In doing this, you need to be extra careful as to what materials you use and they all better coordinate well. If you are a little off in a small space, there is no forgiveness! A couple of things in this remodel I did hold my breath on, waiting to see if was going to be exactly like what I pictured in my mind. This was even better.
In this powder room is a custom iron and marble vanity, custom floating stainless steel mirror, custom stain glass (the other side of the stained glass is in the bar area), cross-hatched textured wallpaper that blends perfectly with the irridescent tiles on the feature wall, custom carved door, and a very sparkly light fixture that reflects this gorgeous pattern on the ceiling.
When I finally saw the end product, I sighed with relief then, jumped up and down and squealed like a little girl. It was perfection in a tiny space.
Custom Stained Glass by Heidi Hyatt, Glass Design Studios.