powder bath

Samuel Family Fixer Powder Bath!

I have the first (and currently only) room I have designed from top to bottom in our #samuelfamilyfixer and today I am sharing our plans!  It’s just a pint size room but it’s going to pack a punch, as I think every powder room should, right? Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery put me up to the challenge of designing our new (old) powder bath to be inspired around the summer season and I gladly accepted.

First lets take a look and what we are starting with.



When I thought of summer, I thought about the ultimate summer, and it took me back a few years to a vacation Rupe and I took to the south of France. We had been there a couple of summers in a row and spent most of the time in Provence but we took a day trip to Cassis and it was heavenly. In my mind, nothing says summer more than a packed out day at the beach and I took that day in Cassis and translated into our little powder room.

Before I left LA, I went to my local Ferguson showroom to pick out all the bathroom fixtures. I do a lot of online shopping but it is SO nice to get into a showroom and touch and feel allll the faucets and fixtures.

And to see so many in one place. Ferguson really does have the best selection. Above is the wall of faucets that I went through and picked from. Once I had a few of my favorite pieces I sat down with a Ferguson sales associate (hi Hannah) and she helped round out my selections by showing coordinating pieces and other options that were along the same lines as the pieces I was gravitating towards.

After I got home from the showroom Hannah sent me all the specifications and images of each of the products digitally so I could get to designing the rest of the space. Being a very visual person, I like to drag all the products into a mood board, move things around, and pull in different wallpaper options to see what fits best. From there I made my final selects.


Keeping my ‘summer in Cassis’ inspiration in mind, I decided to bring in Terrazzo tile on the floor to mimic the rocky beach. The wood wash stand brings in the warm sand color, in addition to bringing another natural element into the space and the round mirror is a nod to the big round sun. The room is tiny and with no natural light so I wanted to keep it as light as possible. The wallpaper from MuralsWallpaper is full of personality but still bright and the crowded faces were perfect to reflect all those Frenchies (and tourists) flocking to the beach.

Sources: DXV Wash Stand/Sink Console from Ferguson // DXV Sink from Ferguson // DXV Faucet from Ferguson // DXV Toilet from Ferguson // Round Mirror from Ferguson // Wallpaper from MuralsWallpaper // Pendant Lamp from Barnaby Lane // Terrazzo Tile from Concrete Collaborative

Trullbrook Powder Bath

powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuelRemember Client Trullbrook? I was able shoot a few of the finished spaced before we left for Michigan and am excited to share a little before and after snack with their powder room reveal. The perfectly blush marbled walls, thanks to Rebecca Atwood, are everything. The concrete sink which we rolled the dice on, buying it off of Etsy, turned out beautifully and the brass Restoration Hardware fixtures are my favorite in the house. And what powder bath is complete without a booty vase? None!

powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuel powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuel

And now to remind you what we started with…



powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuelWe traded the one overhead light fixture for two sconces because in my opinion, it is always preferable to have the lighting flank the mirror, if you have the space for it. I also had the floating shelf/vanity custom made and opted for a decorative octagon shaped mirror. Together the concrete and wood, with their earthy/rugged feel, balance out the blush feminine wallpaper and gold metallic accents by contrast to create that mix of masculine/feminine and earthy/glam that I love. And I can say with confidence, I definitely won’t miss the red.

To see more from the Trullbrook Residence, check here.

Wallpaper custom color of Rebecca Atwood’s Marble Stripe // Octagon Mirror // Sconces // Faucet by Restoration Hardware  // Vase by Jonathan Adler // Concrete Sink // Toilet by Toto // Hand Towel // Hook // Brass Toilet Paper Holder // Floor Tile by Arto