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Before and after: powder room, hidden laundry/ office
smcfloss
January 18, 2013 in Before & After
We were a little short on space so decided to make use of our old bathroom and laundry area and make it an office ( yet to be built in....) and hide the laundry behind bi-folds. I plan a double bar height desk built along the entire wall opposite the laundry doors.... Any thoughts/ideas? The powder room squeezed in nicely, and our guests don't have to look at a laundry as they walk through....
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Sunday
I love it, it is perfect!
January 18, 2013 at 3:25pm     
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smcfloss
Thanks Sunday
January 18, 2013 at 3:30pm   
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sierra90
Wow! Great visionary work!
January 18, 2013 at 5:32pm     
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Studio NOO Design
Beautiful, love the sconces !
January 19, 2013 at 2:20pm     
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smcfloss
I am still searching for the perfect mirror. My thoughts are a polished nickel rectangle mirror on pivots ( have seen similar on Potterybarn website... But I'm in Vic Australia... Anyone know of any similar?
January 19, 2013 at 2:50pm     
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stepi
This is just perfect! We have almost the same. But bi-foldings are very expensive (in Switzerland) so I took curtains to separate the powder from the laundry room.
January 20, 2013 at 4:31am     
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Susan Spaulding
I love this new powder room!! Lovely after results!!
January 20, 2013 at 6:07am     
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debmarie7
Cutest little powder room, ever. The white plates are elegant. How did you come up with that idea? Polished nickel for your mirror would compliment nicely.
January 20, 2013 at 1:28pm     
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Nancy Hehmann
Great job!
January 20, 2013 at 1:38pm     
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smcfloss
Ooops Susan, just realized I forgot the 'before' in my before and after shots! 4 photos isn't enough room some times!
January 20, 2013 at 2:31pm   
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smcfloss
Debmarie... I planned on putting the girl/boy prints (below...they ended up in our outdoor shower area) that I purchased well before the Reno'... But when it came to decorate time, they just weren't right. I know plates in a toilet might seem odd to some...lol
January 20, 2013 at 2:35pm   
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smcfloss
Stepi.... The bifolds are great, but your curtains are a great substitute! You've done a lovely job! ( could always add later perhaps... Although I see no need)
January 20, 2013 at 2:38pm   
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Christopher James Interiors
Looks great ...really like the wainscoting you used
January 20, 2013 at 7:39pm     
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mom57
Love it! What is the name of the paint color?
January 21, 2013 at 8:25am     
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smcfloss
Sorry mom57, no name, found the colour on a stripped wallpaper in the paint store, so they colour matched it for me. It's actually a little 'bluer' than I planned! My entire house is antique white USA - walls and ceiling, so this was VERY adventurous for me!!!
January 21, 2013 at 1:34pm   
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
Like your new bath, laundry room - it's a fabulous renovation -
January 23, 2013 at 1:55pm     
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Very well thought out! Love the crispness of the white!
January 24, 2013 at 4:18am     
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Stoneshop
This is such a beautiful and clever use of space! I absolutely love it! The wainscoting and vanity are stunning.
January 24, 2013 at 9:51am     
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Josh Pierce
Nice color and simple pallet.
January 25, 2013 at 6:03pm     
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Hunter & Ivy
Hello smcfloss- re finding the right mirror for your bathroom, how about this one? http://www.samuel-heath.co.uk/products/product/classic-square-framed-bevelled-tilting-mirror-l1149/615/.
Mary Noall in Albert Park are distributors for the Samuel Heath brand in Victoria, Australia. Just email me at cmusgrave@hunter-ivy.com.au if I can help.you further. Hope this helps :)
January 27, 2013 at 5:51pm     
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smcfloss
Hi hunter & ivy... That is what I have in mind... But need rectangular. Does your Melbourne distributed have other shapes, and a showroom?
January 27, 2013 at 9:04pm   
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Hunter & Ivy
Hello smcfloss, Mary Noall is a bathroom retail shop - like Reece for example, but more boutique brands. Here is their website link for you. http://www.marynoall.com.au/
And yes, their showroom is in Middle Park and open normal business hours.
I'm an interior designer and sometimes recommend and order products for clients from there, they have brands no one else carries and really worth checking out.
I'm not sure if they have rectangular mirrors, just ask them and they will be happy to help, I'm sure! Otherwise, if you prefer, I can find out for you.
Best of luck, you're doing a great job!
regards, Corinna (Hunter & Ivy)
January 27, 2013 at 9:17pm     
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Maureen Randall
You did a excellent job and should be proud, love, love, love it!
January 29, 2013 at 8:43pm     
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smcfloss
Finally have put in the office desk.... Nearly finished now... Yay!!
July 6, 2013 at 7:34am     
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Danielle Rozon
Love the collage of kid photos. Prob going to steal that idea. :-)
July 10, 2013 at 10:22pm     
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mcwmel
You are one very clever lady with a great eye for detail. Had you thought of buying off Pottery Barn in Sydney? They will post anywhere in Australia. I am from Melbourne, Australia.
July 10, 2013 at 10:30pm     
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smcfloss
Thanks Mcwmel,
When I started this project PB had not yet opened in Sydney... And now unfortunately they don't have the mirror that they stock OS. Thank you for your lovely comment and the suggestion! My hunt for the right mirror continues :)

Smcfloss :)
July 11, 2013 at 1:30am   
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smcfloss
Hi Danielle, the canvas prints cover the power box... So it was as much a necessity as a design idea. You may notice a double up of one of the prints ( still unwrapped) as they mucked up the order.... So I am in an ongoing battle to finish that wall! :(
July 11, 2013 at 1:35am   
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Nicole Tottle
Great job.. Love it! Where did you get your vanity from? I'm desperately searching for something like this! I'm in Melbourne too!
July 14, 2013 at 3:29am     
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smcfloss
Hi Nicole, I drew it up and had a very talented family friend make it for me. He also made my ensuit vanity and office desk.
July 14, 2013 at 3:44am   
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Brenda
love you bathroom. it turned out gorgeous.
July 14, 2013 at 4:01am     
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Nicole Tottle
Wow! Does your talented friend take orders? This is exactly what I'm after and as you would know, vanities like that are very difficult to find!
July 14, 2013 at 5:02am     
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smcfloss
No Nicole sorry.... He just dabbles for fun. I bought the basin and had the top made...he did the woodwork. I can send you more photos and you can just get a cabinet maker to copy it to your size.
July 14, 2013 at 5:28am     
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Nicole Tottle
Thanks that would be great!
July 14, 2013 at 1:55pm   
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smcfloss
These aren't very good shots... I'll try to get some better ones soon
July 14, 2013 at 5:14pm     
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Jemden Interiors
Very nice- love the colour and the wall light. I love using wall lights in bathrooms. Great job
August 17, 2013 at 3:12am     
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