powder room after

Just in case you missed the before, here ya go.

So the goal was to update, lighten and brighten.

And keep it fresh and simple.


Planking the walls and ceiling…a must.

Didn’t really want a toilet shot but just to give you a view of the other side…


Don’t worry…shutters are coming. So we won’t be showin ourselves. 😉


I know I sound like a broken record…

but I love juxtaposition…

and playing with textures.

I think it creates balance.

Distressed vanity and rustic mirror play nicely with the sleek Carrara marble and glass sconces.


I found this watercolor by a local artist at Pink Geranium and had it reframed  (sniff…they closed the shop last month).


Here’s the barn board tile again.

I used it in every bathroom and the laundry room.

Can’t help it. 🙂


I feel presumptuous listing the sources…cause maybe you think it’s hideous.

But people usually email or comment asking for them, so this is easier.

mirror | sconces

Hand towels and soap dispenser- Target

Grapevine vase- Home Goods


Have a great weekend.


22 Responses to powder room after

  1. Debbie August 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Ok, I’m moving in! Love everything you’re doing 🙂

  2. paula robertson August 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Love it!

  3. Sharon @ elizabeth & Co. August 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous room! And oh those planked walls – perfection!

  4. cassie August 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    WOW! gorgeous!!

  5. ART August 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm #


  6. Gina August 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    I love all the different textures and the color of the vanity. You really have a great eye!! 🙂

  7. Kay August 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    We are working on our bathrooms in our new (to us) Dutch colonial — what a coincidence! I was thinking of cladding the powder room’s walls somehow, so that it looks original to the house. My thoughts were picture frame molding + lots of it. Now I’m leaning toward planked walls! Genius!

  8. Stacey August 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    You create perfection!!

  9. sandra nartker August 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    I love the barn planked walls but I am not familiar with it. Can you tell me more about it and where you found it. I love all your rooms!!

  10. Andrea August 9, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    I am moving in too!!!! (source for toliet paper holder, pretty please!) Thanks!

  11. Cindy August 9, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    I’d like to know about your barn board-looking floor. LOVE it!

  12. Eileen August 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Looks absolutely beautiful! I’ve been following for some time and you have impeccable taste! e

  13. pamela August 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    I pretty much love everything about this!

  14. Kristie August 25, 2014 at 5:28 am #


  15. Peggy August 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Love it! Only wish my bathroom was big enough for a sumptuous vanity like this. And plank board just adds that touch of a little country. And your dark fixtures pop against the Carrara. Have never seen barn tile, but would like to know more about that. Your room is gorgeous!

  16. alison September 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    STUNNING, Susan!
    Love this clean fresh space with vintage touches.
    I would CLOVE to have a room like this.


    So nice seeing you yesterday, by the way!


  17. Naomi W October 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Are you going to post any more of your home remodel? The parts you have shown are so nice.

  18. Michaell @ Foodscape November 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    Wow!! What a difference! Everything works together beautifully for a rustic farmhouse chic powder room. I might never leave lol! I will definitely be referencing your site for future ideas!

  19. Ashlea February 27, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    Looks lovely. A breath of fresh air! I really love the cool colors, matte black fixtures and warm wood 🙂

  20. Joanne April 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    I love your blog! The holidays of 2013/14 were really hard for me as I mourned a change in a close friendship. I happened upon the blog through pinterest and read it from the beginning like a book. My love of nest feathering and our similar style and values led this blog to really comfort, entertain, and inspire me. I know seasons change and you might be finished with blogging for a while or forever, but I wanted you to know what a huge blessing this blog was to me during a rough time. Bless you!

    • Maple & Magnolia April 20, 2015 at 11:52 am #

      Hi Joanne, Thank you for the sweet comments…you made my day! 🙂 Take care, Susan

  21. Chanda June 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    A friend sent me the link to your blog. I love the look!!! love the content!!! Great job!!!

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