Thursday, November 3, 2011

LCY Decorates: My Mom's Powder Room Before/After


Last December I went into a long spiel about how I worship at the altar of carrera marble. I was desperate for my mom to include a marble washstand in her new home, and after much debate - But Alaina, where will we store the extra toilet paper rolls? - I won! So happy to show off the transformation from 1980s wallpaper and built-in cabinets to what this lovely little space is now. And I'm pleased to say the extra toilet paper and hand towels have a lovely home, nestled beneath the washstand in a wire basket.

To view the before and afters of my mom's living and dining room, click here.

*I realize the lighting is off in all the photos, but the walls are in fact grey. Who's not surprised?

21 comments:

  1. Looks so pretty! I hope she loves it. I kinda liked that wallpaper in the before but the space definitely needed updating. The vanity is gorgeous!

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  2. I love this bathroom. Everything about it is so soothing right down to the wire basket that holds the toilet paper.

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  3. This is beautiful! I love the wire baskets!

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  4. This is an insane transformation! I love it! And I'm such a fan of tp in baskets. Is that odd?

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  5. Beautiful! My husband and I are currently having the "vanity vs. pedestal sink" debate, but perhaps this style is a good compromise...I love it! Love the wood floor too.

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  6. Aaah! this is amazing :) I just love redecorating places and when I walk into a house I haven't been in yet, I always think about how I can transform it. haha

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  7. I cannot believe this before and after!

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  8. Wow, so beautiful! I love that is so simple and sophisticated at the same time. And SHEESH what a transformation!

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  9. So gorgeous! Classic and lovely. Your momma is so lucky! I imagine she's now fully on board with the toilet paper storage, right?

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  10. Gorgeous! I'm a big fan of Carrara marble, too.

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  11. Looks great, love the sink, the lighting, all of it. Gorgeous!

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  12. I know I've said this before, but your designs are always my favorite posts! Love the way the bathroom looks!

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  13. That looks great! You both won -- you were right and now she gets an amazing bathroom. Nice work!

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  14. That is an amazing transformation. I'm sure she loves it :)

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  15. The vanity is gorgeous. Great job!

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  16. Hooooooooly moly what a difference!! Wonderful work :) Just fab.

    Kristina Gulino
    Something 2 Write About

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  17. Wow, you've really lightened up the space and made it look bigger. Fantastic job Alaina! xo

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  18. From dark, cramped and dated to light and elegant - with a very French accent. A lovely makeover! Congratulations.

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  19. This is beautiful! I love the wire baskets!

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