A new powder room we just shot with Michael J. Lee, rest of the project we can show in the spring I hope!
I think powder rooms may be one of my favorite rooms to design because people are not afraid to do really bold, fun things! And usually we can use more expensive things like wallpaper because the rooms are so small. So I thought today I’d do two powder rooms with the same look, but at different budgets. I am assuming no windows and that there is wood flooring– if you would be needing flooring I’d happily suggest a checkerboard marble floor in dark grey and white like my new bathroom.
This is the higher end/ more expensive version- the vanity is custom finished and the top would be purchased separately. Also, is it strange that I have a favorite toilet? It’s this one. :)
This room would cost between $11,685 and $14,685 with these finishes (minus labor, window treatments or floor)
This is the more affordable version. I’d replace the vanity hardware with the gold round knobs to give it a more elevated look, but it’s a great deal since it comes with the marble top and sink! It’s a very similar look for 1/5-1/6th the cost of the first design.
This room would cost between $2,615 and $2,913 with these finishes (minus labor, window treatments and flooring)
What do you think? Is the first one worth the price? Or would you be just as happy with the second version?
P.S. A massive, heartfelt thank you to all of you who commented on my post on Monday. I was floored, and so touched, by all your emotional and meaningful comments. :)
Erin, I just read about your Christmas miracle!!! I am so so happy for you and your family. Positive thoughts and energy are heading your way!
I’d love love love to have the low end powder room.
On a completely different note: you have so many jobs and now a new baby on the way. It might be time to bring up the discussion of adding other writers to the blog. Your voice is unique … don’t think we don’t appreciate that. But we don’t want you stretched too thin. Emily Henderson has her entire staff take on the writer’s role and it works beautifully. Maybe some version of adding help?
OMG…I have that same “bubble bath” light…I just luv the sparkle! Everyone that sees it- comments. FUN! franki
Franki, who makes that light? It is beautiful!
Love your designs for the powder room – gorgeous, and so inspiring for my own! I would go one step further, Low (er) Still? Instead of the Anthroplogie wallpaper, I’d paint it the color of the vein in the marble counter top & hang cleanly styled, original art pieces.
Can I ask where the wallpaper in the first photo is from? Just beautiful.
So happy for you. I was shocked how much JOY I got from hearing your news. I had my daughter at age 41.
In LOVE with this powder room!
I actually prefer the “low” one, except for maybe the toilet!
Thank you for these posts!! They are very helpful!
I actually prefer most of the items from the low end version and when looking had no idea. Love these posts as they provide such great ideas and suggestions.
both are lovely! and so appreciated, as i will be redoing 2 bathrooms in 2020 and need all the inspo as well as budgeting reality that i can get!
I actually think I prefer the lower end one. I prefer the mirror and think the wallpaper is softer looking. Also, a huge congratulations to you and your family!
I love when you do a high/low. The inspiration powder room you did is gorgeous — love the wallpaper and faucet. Thanks for doing these — always give me so many ideas.
That wallpaper looks incredible! I need this in my life somewhere in my home!
I dream of using wallpaper in my small bathroom, but I’m so worried about humidity. Any tricks to make my wallpaper dreams come true?
Oh for sure I would be happy with the low end one! That is a true talent to bring high/low to the design table and they both look so chic.
But the bathroom you did with that floral wallpaper and crystal light is amazing. The gold faucet too 🔥🔥😍😍
May just do the second one in our house! Love it!!!