French Country Chinoiserie Powder Room

I’m excited today because I am finally sharing the first room in my house with you all!  Today I am sharing my favorite room – the French country Chinoiserie powder room.  I am sharing this room first for two reasons – one, it is my favorite, and two, it is clean on photoshoot day! I’m still putting Christmas decor away!

If you have been following the blog for a while, you know that we built our dream French country home. We moved in last November.  I have shared some Christmas home tours but I have not yet shared specific rooms in the house.  I’m still hanging pictures and busy decorating other parts of the house – they are not ready for the unveil!

French Country Powder Room with Chinoiserie Wallpaper and Brass Finishes

I knew for this powder room I wanted to have it wallpapered.  I also didn’t want it to become too formal.  I felt that with the brick floors and the chippy antique piece, it would provide the right amount of “country” to this elegant powder room.

It took me some time to settle on a wallpaper pattern.  I love Chinoiserie papers but didn’t know if I would be bold enough to go that way.  I considered toiles and other floral patterns as well.   I eventually found the perfect paper and settled on the green color way.  I have written several posts about Chinoiserie wallpaper: chic chinoiserie wallpapers and chinoiserie wallpaper for less.  These were kind of my research posts! So I went with my gut and chose this paper! I was nervous how the husband would like it – turns out he loves it too!

Chinoiserie Wallpaper in a Bathroom/Powder Room

The wallpaper I chose is Kanchou Wave by Brunschwig and Fils. I adore the white birds on it!  The green goes well with the brick floors too!

French Country Chinoiserie Powder Room

I love the vintage French wall sconces.  They were painted a powder French blue but I decided to strip them down to the brass as I felt that the brass went with the wallpaper better.  I found them at a local antique store over a year ago and had been saving them before we even had our house built!

Then a year later at that same antique store, we found this little French mirror! I love the ribbon details on the mirror and the sconces.  I wanted a small mirror because I didn’t want to hide the pretty paper!
French Country Chinoiserie Powder Room

I had my heart set on a wall mounted faucet.  I always thought they seemed so chic.  When designing a house, you need to know your fixtures (at least the wall mounted ones!) before you end up with the finished product.  We purchased these before the framing of the house, so that way we knew exactly where to place the pipe.  I am still amazed we got this spot on, centered where I wanted them, considering we were just measuring off of a pile of dirt a year ago! (Yes, it was a year ago, almost to the day…)

As it turns out, installing wall mounted faucets is much more difficult than what meets the eye, which makes me appreciate them even more.

This is the only room where I went with the “trendy” brass fixtures.  They don’t seem so trendy when paired with the antique pieces!

French Country Chinoiserie Powder Room with Brass Wall Mounted Faucet

The backsplash was designed by my mom and me.  The marble guys said, “we’ll do whatever you want”.  Uh, great? Now I’ve gotta come up with a pattern. So we doodled for hours on scratch paper templates and came up with this.

The cabinet is 1800s French antique.  We did cut the wooden top off of it and had marble countertops placed on top.  I knew I wanted to use an antique cabinet for the vanity in this room.  It took quite sometime finding the perfect piece – at the right height!  Turns out many antique French cabinets are much too tall for vanity height.  I love the carving on the bottom of the piece and the carving on the doors.  We did not do anything to the finish on the wood – this is “as is”.

French Country Chinoiserie Powder Room

Oh yes, the toilet is to the right under an arch, but who wants to see a toilet? Not me – and that’s also why this room is designed this way! You can peek in and see a chic little room with the toilet hidden to the right.

French Country Style Powder Room

I hope you enjoyed my French country chinoiserie powder room as much as I do!

Sources –

Wallpaper – Brunschwig & Fils “Kanchou wave”

Flooring – Arto Brick

Brass towel holder and faucet – Restoration Hardware

Sconces and mirror – antique

French vanity – antique

Marble – honed Carrara marble

Door and baseboard paint – Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

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39 Comments

  1. Kim Alexander
    January 14, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Beautiful!

    • January 14, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you!

  2. January 14, 2018 / 8:30 am

    LOVE IT!

    • January 14, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you!

  3. January 14, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Just Beautiful! I have a few of those bow sconces and mirrors in my house. Just Frenchy to me! I’m excited to see each room decorated….love French!

    • January 14, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you! I adore the bows!

  4. January 14, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Love the wallpaper and pretty much everything about your powder room! So beautiful and elegant!

    oxoxo

    • January 14, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you, Olivia!

  5. January 14, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Love love love! The back splash just is perfect! Great ideas! I am inspired by hiding the toilet!
    Looking forward to more room reveals!

    • January 14, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you!

  6. January 14, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Angelina,
    Your powder room could be in a château in the heart of France. Lovely.

    Judith

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Judith, thank you! That was part of my inspiration!

  7. Marie
    January 14, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Every loving beautiful detail is so gorgeous and impressive. So many labor intensive decision are perfect for this delightful powder room!

    • January 17, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Marie, thank you for your kind words!

  8. JessB
    January 15, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Love the green!

    • January 17, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you! Me too!

  9. Mr Happy Pineapple
    January 18, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Oh I love your bathroom!! It is perfection!!!

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you for your kind words! I love it too!

  10. January 20, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    That is beautiful! Love the wallpaper. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  11. January 20, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Wow! That patina on the cabinet…dreamy!!!

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you! I left the cabinet patina as I found it.

  12. January 22, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Love the wallpaper and the cabinet, absolutely gorgeous!

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you, Pam!

  13. Sue Shepard
    January 23, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Absolutely stunning! Love the wallpaper! Green is my favorite color and I love birds!!! Beautifully designed.

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thank you! I was initially going to choose a blue wallpaper but then found this color way and knew it was the one!

  14. Nancy J.
    January 23, 2018 / 11:16 am

    This is absolutely one of the MOST gorgeous powder rooms I have ever seen! Please share the story on your vanity with backsplash. Did you chalk paint it and with what colors if you did and could you tell us about the beautiful backsplash?
    Great job!!

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Nancy, thank you for your kind words! The vanity I did not paint – this is the patina as we found it. We cut the top off though and added a marble countertop. Backsplash was just from my mother and myself doodling on paper until it just looked right. I am thrilled you love it.

  15. Norma
    January 24, 2018 / 4:55 am

    Beautiful and great inspiration

    • January 24, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Norma, thank you very much!

  16. January 25, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Angelina, your powder room is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job designing it! Everything is perfect, and I adore the wallpaper. The brass sconces and mirror work beautifully in the space.

    • January 30, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Shannon, thank you very much!

  17. January 26, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Such pretty wallpaper and I love all your gold accents!

    • January 30, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Marianne, thank you very much!

  18. January 26, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Hello, Angelina. I just came over from Friday Friends Parade LP. Honestly, I have been starving for authentic French eye candy and your blog has me in heaven! I love the powder room with all the rich details and colours – like a visit to France. Thank you for making my day.

    • January 30, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Darlene, thank you! It seems French style isn’t quite as popular as it was 10 years ago! I am happy you have stopped by!

  19. January 26, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    What a beautiful update! I love that wallpaper – so chic and elegant. Thanks for linking up with our Friday Friends Parade!

    • January 30, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Ashley, thank you very much!

  20. January 28, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Hi! I popped over from Friday Friends Parade and so glad I found you! This space is truly spectacular. 😍 The floor, the wallpaper, and that chippy vanity is perfect. Great job!

    • January 30, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Carrie, thank you for your kind words!