Our kitchen/mudroom/loft renovation is 99% complete and we’re living in each of the spaces in their current state, but we’re still waiting for some big finishing touches like light fixtures and wallpaper that are keeping me from photographing each space in its entirety. That said the first room that’s completely finished is our powder room so that is the room reveal you’re going to see today!


visual comfort co siena flush mount polished nickel

I am so in love with how this little space came together. If you recall from the before pictures, our old powder room was a very narrow space that stuck out into the middle of our kitchen and obstructed foot traffic and the view from the front door looking in at the rest of the house. We moved it roughly to where there had previously been a hall closet and it’s now not only a better size and location but allowed us to completely open up the rest of the combined kitchen and family room. Here’s the view of the door to the backyard with the walk-in pantry on the left and the powder room on the right.

visual comfort co siena flush mount polished nickel large

The lighting within the powder room is just a single recessed light and an overhead fan, but I chose this polished nickel flush mount for the hallway and it is the perfect finishing touch in an otherwise simple space.

emtek ice white providence door knob with bright nickel rectangular rose

There are so many decisions to be made over the course of a renovation and I deliberated for a long time about things like doorknobs and kitchen hardware. We have original white porcelain doorknobs in all the bedrooms upstairs so I decided on white porcelain knobs on a polished nickel rosette as a nice compromise between old and new. Our builder custom ordered the white/polished nickel combination through Ring’s End in Darien, but you can order them with other metal rosette options online here.

serena & lily ojai mirror on quadrille zig zag wallpaper with visual comfort co vendome single sconce in polished nickel

And now onto the fun stuff! This is the view to the left of the doorway when you walk in. I wanted to go bold with wallpaper, but I’ll admit I got tired of the bright green peel and stick wallpaper I did in our last house pretty quickly and wanted to make sure whatever I chose for this house was something I’d want to live with for many years to come. This Quadrille zig zag wallpaper in navy has a more organic, almost zebra stripe look that’s both classic and playful. We have another Quadrille wallpaper in Teddy’s nursery and you can place non-trade orders for their products here and here.

visual comfort co single vendome sconce with ballard designs shade

I brought this mirror down from our guest bedroom and swapped out the shades on these sconces with these French blue linen shades for a more custom look.

kohler memoir toilet

And to the right of the doorway is the toilet. My dad hung the same beadboard that we used in Teddy’s nursery before the wallpaper went up and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing colorful wallpaper on top of crisp white beadboard. We were fortunate to work with Kohler throughout our powder room and kitchen and their team totally took the guesswork out of everything we needed (not sure I would have focused on picking out a toilet lever in addition to the toilet, for instance). The trim is painted Behr Ultra Pure White in high gloss — we have this color throughout our entire house with the satin finish on the walls, high gloss on doors and trim, and flat finish on ceilings.

kohler artifacts bell spout faucet with kohler artifacts sink lever handles in vibrant polished nickel

I wanted to keep our fixtures on the traditional side of things and love the faucet and levers we picked. All the hardware is in Kohler’s vibrant polished nickel finish and I like that it’s a little warmer than standard chrome.

kohler 24 damask vanity with legs linen white

We needed a 24″ vanity to fit along this wall and I loved the simplicity of this one from Kohler. We’d had a pedestal sink in the house we rented before moving here and the lack of storage drove me crazy, so my primary focus was finding a petite vanity that wasn’t short on storage. This one has two doors and a drawer underneath it that’s great for keeping extra soaps and toilet paper out of sight. This sink fit right on top of the vanity base and we topped it off with these knobs and this drawer pull at the bottom to match the faucet.

applique monogrammed hand towels in powder room

I was excited to order appliqué monogram hand towels and fell in love with the designs in this Etsy shop. The owner Leslie was a delight to work with (she sent proofs and tweaked the font of the “B” because I’m a little obsessive when it comes to monograms) and the quality of the towels is insane (I paid a little more for the “premium” towels and they are truly luxurious). She’s temporarily closed her shop for the summer but her work is worth the wait if you can hold off until the fall! I opted for a towel bar over a towel ring — the one I chose is this style from Pottery Barn.

pottery barn mercer toilet paper holder in polished nickel

And a gratuitous shot of our toilet paper holder because I’m always searching for more photos before I place an order without seeing something in person! It’s the same style as the towel bar above and then we have this seagrass wastebasket.

nantucket matchbook prints on quadrille zig zag wallpaper design darling

For some reason I had this vision of these three prints hung above the toilet in our powder room and I couldn’t wait to see it come to fruition (does that ever happen to you with decorating stuff?). The prints are of matchbooks from three different restaurants on Nantucket — the Summer House where we had our wedding reception, Millie’s which catered our welcome party (and has employed all of my siblings and some of my cousins in summers past!), and the Chanticleer where we had our rehearsal dinner. They were in the kitchen in our rental house before this and seeing them here makes me so happy!

applique monogram tissue box cover

I would put an appliqué monogram on everything I own so this appliqué monogrammed tissue box cover is one of my favorite little details in here!

boxwood topiary in quadrille navy zig zag wallpaper powder room

This window is straight ahead when you walk in the doorway (sink on your left, toilet on your right) and is actually salvaged from our old pre-renovation powder room! We were so grateful that our builder was willing to work with us on recycling as many windows as we could and I love having a little natural light in here (it’s pretty high off the ground so no one can see in from the outside or else I might add a matching shade like we did in Teddy’s room).

serena & lily ojai mirror applique monogram hand towels quadrille zig zag wallpaper navy

And that’s that! I tried to link everything throughout the post but let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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  1. Hi,
    I came across this design. Absolutely gorgeous. I have reservations about going so bold for fear I may tire of it. But it looks so gorgeous I may go for it. My question is, is this a navy blue and white pattern? When I chose the blue option it appears as it’s more of a light blue and a cream?



  2. Can you please tell me what white you used in the hallways as well as what was the trim? I’m looking to lighten up my walls and in search on the right white. Thank you

  3. As I was oohing and aahing, thinking I should copy absolutely everything for my own powder room, I spotted the baseboard heater cover. Did you install a new one when you did this make-over? I’ve been thinking of replacing all the baseboard heater covers in my house. I am reluctant to just buy the same ones that are there now as they seem so unattractive. Thanks!

  4. Looks beautiful! Nice work. I’m sure it feels awesome to have something completely done in your renovation project!

  5. MacKenzie,
    When I look back on quarantine there will be be memories both high & low. I count your renovation journey as a major high. Every detail is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing all the happy with us💙

  6. Okay it looks AMAZING! Also, do you remember where you got the cute little white container and boxwood globe in the window?

  7. I have 2 prints by the same photographer and hung them above our powder room toilet haha. They are just the most perfect bathroom artwork!

  8. It looks beautiful, Mackenzie! I love the wallpaper and think it’ will look chic for years to come. Also love the sconce shades- you are right that it gives a custom look to the powder room! Finally, I love the tissue cover. Making utility items look better is a huge win in my books!