Project: Cupcakes { powder bath }

February 25, 2014


Just like with Project Cupcakes Kitchen, I have had to wait an eternity to show you the most beauteous of beautiful powder baths you ever did see.  We are talkin’ Dalai Lama level patience to not show everyone and anyone pictures of this beautiful little jewel box of a bathroom. I am so glad the time has finally come for the big reveal, and lets just say this little powder bath is maybe (positively ) the best little powder bath I ever did see.

( in my humble opinion )

check it….



All images shot by Emily Schuman of

Talk about a Before and After!

Here is a short and sweet description of what we did and why….

WALLPAPER: Em and G really wanted to make a statement in this perfect little powder bath. We searched for wallpapers that would be as impactful as possible and not something we may have already seen before. Because is a magical unicorn, and has the power to unlock even the most buried of treasures, we were able to stumble onto wallpaper…and the rest was history. Is it possible to even say that the pictures don’t do it justice??  In the flesh it looks like an oil painting… its “Bonkers Good” for lack of a better phrase.

VANITY & FAUCET: Well you saw the kitchen and its dose of purty brass hardware!  Since we were so stoked with how that turned out and because this little powder bath happens to be right off the kitchen, we decided to stick with the brass finishes in this room as well!!!  We wanted to stick to a budget and finding antique brass, marble top vanities for our price point was literally impossible.  We decided to go the plating route again for the vanity legs and faucet. We headed to Restoration Hardware and purchased the “” vanity and the “” faucet since we loved the shape. We took it to our local plating company and specified the finish to be the same as what we used in the kitchen. The end result was just fabulous. I think doing any other metal other than brass on this dark and saturated paper would have been doing it a disservice.

LIGHTING:  is a “go-to” lighting source for me. I have used them numerous times in the past, including my own bathroom remodel.  I wanted the lighting to feel a little traditional, but a little retro as well…so we chose the “” (traditional) and the “” (retro). The combination makes me happy!

I am pretty pumped as you can see and am so pleased with the result. It’s just so fancy!!!

more pics on  blog


Wallpaper: Ellie Cashman “Dark Floral”

Mirror: CB2 “Tork” mirror

Lighting: Schoolhouse Electric +

Customized Restoration Hardware  Vanity with dipped brass legs

Faucet: Restoration Hardware’s “” Collection

Vase: Johnathan Adler 

Toilet Paper Holder: House of Antique Hardware


  1. Oh MY GAWD! This is just too perfect! You just keep getting better and better, woman! Truly love EVERYTHING you design!

  2. funny! when i saw the wallpaper i instantly thought perfect for our bath in Amsterdam! it looks so dutch…then reading the description its based on paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. the whole room is perfection amber

  3. Wow Amber this turned out AMAZING!! When I designed this wallpaper I was really thinking accent wall, but I think I’ve now been converted to total immersion in a small space. I’m so happy the ceiling worked out!! This powder room is really its own little world!! :)))) Inspiring to see what you did with it!! Thank you so much for sharing your vision, your work and your kind words. x Ellie

    1. Ellie, I am so glad you like what we did!!! Your paper is just beyond gorgeous! It’s easy making any space beautiful with your creations! Looking forward to working with you again soon.

  4. STUNNING!!! Wow that oil painting feel on wallpaper just seems revolutionary to me. Love you, Love Emily for this design porn:) Wow.

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