Before & After: A Bathroom Suffering from “Green Fever” Gets a Makeover

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That sure is some green, isn’t it? Anna, of Interiors by Popov, wanted to bring her client’s very verdant powder room into modern times with a sleek and sophisticated upgrade. She upgraded the room from top to bottom, without a hint of green.

(Image credit: Submitted by Anna Papov )

From Anna: The powder room we were called to tackle had a severe case of “green fever”. Emerald green floor, neon green walls and an outdated oak framed vanity were the original finishes from 1984. The homeowners wanted to create a sophisticated 21st century powder room and were willing to step out of their comfort zone. They asked us to come up with a sleek and stylish solution for this tiny space.

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We replaced everything from floor to ceiling, creating a dark and dramatic space. We incorporated 3D geometric tile on a feature wall to add texture and interest. To make this texture stand out even more we used the grazing technique, which is a technique often used in lighting design to emphasize and enhance any textured surface. In this case the “grazing effect” was achieved by positioning the LED strip lights strategically behind the mirror in close proximity to the tile. In addition to hiding the strip lights, the wide wall-to-wall mirror reflects the accessories on the opposite wall, making the space look larger. Using long polished floor tiles with linear pattern adds an additional reflective surface, increasing the amount of reflected light. A medium tone modern vanity with a white countertop creates a nice contrast against the dark walls.

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We also came up with an idea to style this room two ways so our client could choose their favorite. One option was to limit the color scheme to a neutral palette, creating a calm and monochromatic look. The second option included bright coral accents, adding vibrancy and energy to the room.

The result: a happy client, gorgeous powder room and two ways to showcase it!


Thank you, Anna! You can see this project and many more on Interiors by Popov.