One Room Challenge: Powder Room Reveal (Week 6)

This is it!  The day has finally come to share the photos of our Powder Room Reveal.  Woo hoo! It’s been such a fun experience following along with the other guests and featured designers as they make incredible transformations.  I have to say I’m glad I chose a tiny room (16 square feet to be exact) for this challenge, as I can see how overwhelming larger spaces are for a short 6 week time frame.  I am hoping to participate in the fall challenge as well, but to tackle a larger room…perhaps our master bedroom?  To recap my progress, check out these posts:

Week 1 Befores | Week 2 Wallpaper | Week 3 Mirror | Week 4 Sink Skirt | Week 5 Storage

A HUGE thank you goes to Cat Nguyen, who took these incredible photos. I’m so grateful she could, as my limited photography skills were definitely stretched by this small space.

Powder Room Reaveal

Enough chit chat.  Let’s get to it!  I’ll list sources at the bottom of this post.  As a quick reminder, here’s where we started:

I love the idea of a tiny little room that packs a punch.  If you’re going to stretch yourself design-wise, the powder room is the perfect place to take some risks.  I chose a fun, colorful wallpaper with a white background, as to not contrast (highlight) the sink and toilet too much.

The cobbler mirror was an incredible find at a consignment shop.  This shop carries some items handmade by local artisans, which I believe was the case with this piece.

The vase with the dogwood branch was from my grandmother’s collection, and is a sweet reminder of her.  The subtle brown shades are a nice contrast to all of the color and movement in the room.

After a failed attempt at sink skirt number one (it was a bit too “home-ec”), this one turned out beautifully.  I sewed a sleeve along the top to house tiny but strong magnets, which hold the skirt in place.  The inverted pleats reveal the hint of blue and hide the split in the panels.

The first aid box and a rolling cart hide a few necessities and back-up TP.

Cate Holcombe Interiors Powder Room ORC Pic by Cat Nguyen

The graphic print below adds a nice dose of quiet to the busy wallpaper, and the message is one I am happy to be reminded of regularly.

A simple woven shade provides texture and privacy when needed.

At first I tried a more detailed vintage pendant light, but switched to this super simple globe pendant, to allow the wallpaper and mirror to shine.  I love the hint of brass and the retro shape.

The deep inky blue on the ceiling adds a layer of depth and interest.

Cate Holcombe Interiors Powder Room ORC Pic by Cat Nguyen
Cate Holcombe Interiors Powder Room ORC Pic by Cat Nguyen
Cate Holcombe Interiors Powder Room ORC Pic by Cat Nguyen

Get the look

powder room shopping Cate Holcombe Interiors


Wallpaper – Anthropologie (other options here)

Mirror – The Ivy Cottage  (similar options here)

Pendant Light – Target

Sink and Towel Rack – Vintage

Toilet – Home Depot

Sink Skirt Fabric – Kashmir, Thoreau Stripe

Black Tray – Target

Brass Cricket Box – The Brass Magnolia

Vase – Vintage (Similar)

Dogwood Branch – fresh (faux option here)

Woven Shade – Home Depot

Ceiling Color – Behr Starless Night

Magazine and TP Rack – Wayfair

Rolling Storage Cart – Wayfair

First Aid Box – Wayfair

Soap – Bath and Body Works

Hand Towel – World Market

Do Less Print – Jenny’s Print Shop

Frame – Thrifted (Similar)

WC Sign – Vintage (Similar)

Navy Club Chair – Pottery Barn

Rattan Planter – Vintage

Cate Holcombe Interiors Powder Room ORC Pic by Cat Nguyen

There you have it, folks!  I would love to stay connected…I send out a super short and sweet weekly email with my tips, tricks, and highlights, which you can subscribe to at the bottom of this (or any) page of my website.  And you can always follow along on Instagram (though those pesky IG algorithms may not show you everything you’d like to see).

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Week 1 Befores | Week 2 Wallpaper | Week 3 Mirror | Week 4 Sink Skirt | Week 5 Storage

Be sure to check out the other participant’s Week 6 updates here.  The featured designers are all linked here.  A big thanks to Linda Weinstein of Calling it Home for creating such a fun and inspiring challenge, and to House Beautiful, the official media sponsor!

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