Saturday, September 21, 2013

Punchy Powder Room

I am very lucky that my job requires me to work in some of the country's finest homes that are loaded with history.  Aside from being able to hold a paint brush every day this might be my favorite part of my job.

This is a powder room that I recently completed in a home located here in New Orleans in the Garden District.  The original space had the same footprint(4 feet by 4 feet) but the ceiling height  was about 7 or 8 feet.  I wish I had before pictures to show you but alas, I did not take any.  The contractor was able to raise the ceiling to 12 feet and add all of this beautiful crown moulding shown below.  He also built a new door to match the ones in the rest of the home.

This little room has a lot of punch.  I am really pleased with the end result!

Walls and trim are glazed, walls are stenciled.  Ceiling and crown are gilded in dutch metal leaf. Chandelier was custom made and gilded for the space, stunning.

New custom door.

Custom cabinet, glazed to match trim.

Floor is laid out in squares and marblized.

Detail of stenciled wall

This was a fun project.  I was sad to see it end.  Until next time!