Happy 4th of July weekend! I’m so excited to share my Hollywood Regency Powder Room before and after photos. This project was definitely one of my dream home remodel manifestations and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this room turned out.
Above is a before shot and I would actually describe the style as Hollywood Regency but with a very dark, heavy and dated disposition. We decided to keep the existing scalloped sink because it’s unique style is perfection. We also kept the existing Phylrich hardware and I’m absolutely obsessed by it’s beauty. I didn’t know much about hardware when I started on this renovation, but one of the biggest things I’ve learned along the way is that it is imperative that your hardware in heavily used rooms focuses as much on function as it does on aesthetic.
I went back and forth for months between these sconces and the Ian K. Fowler designed sconces we eventually chose. I’m really in love with the star and mirror detail that are so symbiotic with the Hollywood Regency glamour I wanted to evoke.
This mirror was also a piece that I spent months searching for. We didn’t do any electrical rewiring in this room and I needed a mirror that was similar in size to the one I was replacing. I spent a lot of time looking at vintage Regency style mirrors on Chairish and 1st Dibs, but ultimately many were either too pricey, or weren’t the right size. Eventually I found this beauty on The Well Appointed House. Canva was my best friend during this process as I kept popping in different mirrors to see how they would pair with the sconces and hardware.
You might remember me talking about this black and gold waste basket that I originally purchased for my bathroom in our short lived Los Angeles house in the hills. I might end up moving it up to my office and replacing it with this one.
Another thing to point out is that we decided against floor to ceiling wallpaper and added a basic chair rail at 18” above the baseboard. Standard chair rail is typically sits at around 24” (to avoid chairs from damaging walls). I debated back and forth between floor to ceiling wallpaper or the standard 24” chair rail, but I ended up discovering a powder room photo that had a similar 18” cut off and I thought it would be the perfect happy medium. This look has made the room feel so much bigger than it’s 8 by 6 feet dimensions.
As previously mentioned, I spent a lot of time with Kerry Terpak at Nob Hill picking out these door levers and plates amongst other things. We ended up with these Emtek brass rectangular door plates and lever knobs throughout our first floor and I love the luxury hotel vibe they give our home. We also replaced the old hinges (painted in peeling off white paint) with new brass hinges. Scroll down to the final photo to see the end results. Such a big difference!
While my wallpaper decision was set in stone long before we bought the house, the tiles were another choice I pondered over for months. After endless online searches and visits to a myriad of tile stores, we ended up going with the same stone we chose for our foyer from Paris Ceramics. As mentioned in this earlier post, I spent countless hours with Phil Harrison pouring over the decision and I could not be happier with how this project turned out. I would definitely recommend visiting Phil at Paris Ceramics Dallas or just giving him a call if you live outside the area. They have quite a few showrooms nation wide and also work remotely.
Are you planning a powder room remodel or have you remodeled recently? I’d love to see your before and after photos, so please be sure to tag me on Instagram here, or leave me a note in the comments below.
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