Before & After: Powder Room Transformation

Before & After: Powder Room Transformation

Monika Gromek
Jul 15, 2009

Anastasia Faiella of Faiella Design shared with us a few photos of her powder room transformation that she did for the SF Decorator Showcase house this year. We posted about her work previously on Apartment Therapy and as always we love the results. To find out more about the Decorator Showcase check out Susie's post from May. She has also highlighted the flower vase scones that Anastasia used in the powder room. Because it turned out so lovely, we wanted to share more details and a couple of Before pictures of the same room.

Probably the most unusual element of her redesign was a fine art video made by Kimberlee Koym-Murteira projected on the ceiling. The theme of the experimental film was dark garden and it worked beautifully with other changes that were part of the redesign. The sound in the video came on when a visitor closed the door to the powder room and it stopped when the person left.

On the dark walls of the room, together with a decorative painter Ted Somogyi of Probert Art, they drew giant flowers with oil pastels. It has a similar quality to a chalk drawing. Nature is often Anastasia's main inspiration in her work. The scones filled with white tulips, the theme of the film, and the wall art are connected through the garden theme.

The sink came from one of our favorite stores in the Bay Area - Urban Ore in Berkeley. Because of its small size it fits perfectly in the corner. The vanity was a custom design. It is made of cold roll steel. The edge was decorated with 10 cent screw heads. The light fixture is a French vintage piece that was recreated by a lighting designer Jim Misner. He also made the bud vases that Susie highlighted in her post.

The biggest splurge was the silk taffeta around the custom made vanity. It came from Silk Trading Company if anyone is interested in achieving a similar look.

Overall the transformation was done on a very limited budged. Also the small space forced Anastasia to be very creative with her redesign. Check out the Faiella Design website for more information.

(Images: Anastasia Faiella)

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