The Powder Room. Go nuts, it's your perfect opportunity. Afraid of wall paper (why?!) - it a small enough space so the commitment isn't huge. When we installed Mary Frances Parker's killer dining room (here) we also installed her Powder Room down the hall. Such a nice tie back. She loves saturation and pattern and this paper by Matthew Williamson did the trick. Busy, rich in color and whimsical, just like her home. I feel it's quite sophisticated. Take a look !
A few things about this space . . . we worked around these simple sconces and - well, interesting sink. Fans we were not, but didn't want to ripe it all out, so I was challenged to make it look better. We both fell in love with the paper, and now it's what you see, not the weird sink.
I searched for a mirror that was both oval, "organic" in lines, silver . . but distressed and inexpensive. I found this piece, but the finish was not my favorite. Out came the paint brush. We painted it kelly green first, then overlaid a silver leaf for a more antique finish.
Window, one small one. With the wall paper being our complete budget, I was driven to do something cool, yet free, yes free ! I found, at my studio, this left over custom paper. Love, love the texture ! With privacy not being a big concern I simply cut it, rolled it at the top to have the feel of a roman shade and staple gunned it on the molding ! Voila, done.
The colors of our dining room now make another appearance across the hall and it's company ready !
Matthew Williamson's paper is the showstopper. Available in several color ways, it's fun and light.
His fabrics are rich with a Moroccan and Indian vibe.
He's coming out with a new collection in the fall, Nature inspired as well.