Takeaway Tuesday: Pretty Powder Room

By Kate Riley May 28, 2013

Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, we certainly did. I’m continuing the takeaway series today with a pretty powder room that you may recognize from the past, one of Sarah Richardson’s designs, and I think we can all agree, she always gets it right! I love the warm palette, the bird and branch wallpaper, and the traditional dark wood accents. Here are this week’s five takeaways:

sarah richardson powder room takeaway tuesday


On the other side of the space, Sarah used an ornate wood shelf, a perfect place to set a lady’s handbag or a vase of flowers.

antique shelf in powder room sarah richardson


Images from HGTV, Design by Sarah Richardson

What do you love about this powder room?


More from the series:

gray kitchen bedroom happy sitting room

Gray + White Kitchen

Beautiful Bedroom

Colorful Sitting Room

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  1. I can’t believe wallpaper is making a comeback!
    I have to admit this looks really pretty. :)

  2. I’ve loved this image for a while.

    I’m saving to turn a butler’s pantry into a half bath and am more and more drawn to great wallpaper in such a space. It looks so chic! I also like the eclectic mix of finishes. It looks purposeful and classic.

  3. What do I love! Sarah Richardson! Her designs are amazing. Yeah for Canada :)

  4. I love the wallpaper. I think power rooms can’t be over done. They should scream fabulousness! -just like this one :)

  5. I love the sconces on either side of the mirror. Side-lighting is the most flattering light in the world.

    Except for sunset light.

    Except for sunset light, side-lighting is the most flattering light in the world! (Are you paying attention, dressing-room-designers-who-prefer-to-use-flourescents-at-the-top-of-the-mirror?)

    I also like the punch of ebony provided by the small table by the sink. I once heard a designer say that every room needs a small black piece; it’s like an exclamation mark. I think she was right.

  6. One of my favorite powder rooms!
    I have been pondering if I should try to do something similar with paint (stencil/stamp) for the basement bathroom. I think it will liven the space up and make it seem less subterranean.

  7. Beautiful room…however, after just removing wallpaper, IN JIBBLETS, I won’t EVER do wallpaper again.
    Sure is a beautiful room, tho….

  8. I love Sarah Richardson’s style! Powder rooms are perfect place to put a bold wallpaper – I agree! I love that mother of pearl mirror!

  9. LOVE this powder room. Sarah always gets it right! The rest of the house (from Sarah 101) is spectacular too. Great post…and great tips!

  10. Pedestal sinks are attractive but not practical…..storage is lacking. I would not be able to bring myself to do that.

  11. Love the wallpaper !!! I live in Ontario, Canada about an hour south of Toronto – where can I buy this wallpaper pls?

  12. Wow, there is nothing I don’t like about this powder room. It’s so beautifully done. It’s got a cool vintage vibe without being too twee or feeling like an old-fashioned hotel. The wallpaper is fab, but that mirror is the winner, in my opinion :)

  13. Jann, that’s A-Twitter by Schumacher in the Summer colorway. The Schumacher site has a link to where you can find retailers.

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