Wednesday, September 5, 2012

~Accents In The Powder Room AND The Winner of the Anniversary Giveaway!~

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Today, I wanted to give you a glimpse of my powder room. Of all the homes we've owned, this is the smallest powder room we've ever had. It is so tiny, that we aren't able to put in a, the pedestal sink stays! However, I didn't let that stop me from treating it as my own little "jewel box". I also found a clever way to store all of the necessary extras.

Come on in!!

The powder bath is to the left, just off the family room, through the arched doorway...

I purchased this cute little sign for the door, several years ago, at one of my favorite home decor boutiques. 

The Powder Room is just to the left of this niche...

The room is small; but, I still embraced all of the deep tones. These little rooms can be tricky to photograph; so, I hope you'll bear with me, since I really just want to focus on the accents today.

(You can catch a glimpse of the pedestal sink and light fixture in the glass, to the left.)

In our previous home, we had a huge bay window behind the kitchen sink. I bought this wrought iron basket to hold my houseplants and herbs that loved the morning sun.  

In this house, I no longer have a bay window in the kitchen or powder room vanity, so it has become the perfect place to store extra toilet paper rolls, hand towels, and hand soap. It fits perfectly between the commode and pedestal sink.

I love the detail on the lid...

On the walls, I have a pair of large topiary prints. I have had these for about 15 years. They have had a different location in each of our last 3 homes; and I still love them. This time, they ended up here.

(This one is above the commode.)

On the adjoining wall, flanking one of the prints, is a pair of candle sconces. I got these at Kirkland's a couple of years ago. When we entertain, I love to light scented votives in them. The flickering candlelight and warm scents provide a nice surprise for our guests. The scent of the moment is Aromatique's "Cinnamon Cider".

(The colors in the prints blend perfectly with the faux finished wallpaper...I love using large prints in small spaces!)

On the opposite wall, a small night light provides ambient lighting.

I love this little lampshade!

I also love the bronze accessories that I purchased a few years ago at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Like this tissue box...


and Soap Dispenser.

I love using a mix of finishes in the powder bath. I think it keeps things interesting.

However, today, what I especially wanted to share with you is a new addition to the powder bath. A few weeks ago, I shared with you some fleur de lis accents that I had picked up in Louisiana. As you may recall, these fleur de lis guest towels came home with me.  

Well, last week, Beverly, a lovely lady from Ruston, Louisiana saw them on my blog and sent me a package...Are you ready for this?!

She had seen the guest towels that I bought and had the perfect accent for them!!

Isn't this beautiful?!!

Bev makes matching candles for those cute little guest towels and has a new shop on Etsy! Take a look at some of her creations...

Hand decorated Fleur De Lis Candle w/Matching Napkins
Hand Decorated Candle w/Matching Napkins
Hand Decorated Candle with Matching Napkins

Vintage Decorated Candle
There are even candles made from vintage napkins!!

Wouldn't these make awesome gifts?! Or imagine them in your own bathrooms or kitchens! You could have the perfect coordinates for your seasonal decor!! You can even contact Beverly for custom orders using napkins of your own! Imagine what a hit they would be at your brunch or luncheon, as guests admire your lovely tablescapes, with coordinating candles and guest towels!

Well, needless to say, I was so excited to use the candle in my powder bath! Here it is with the guest towels that I bought in Louisiana.

Little did she know that it would coordinate so well with everything from the area rug on the floor...

To the art on the wall...

To the hand towel, just behind the door!!

The candle is perfect!!!
I simply added a few fall embellishments!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I hope you've enjoyed this little peek into another room of my home.  
Please stop by and check out Bev's Etsy shop...
Bevy's Beautiful Candles and Gifts.
You will not be disappointed!
I am sure she would love to have you come by!


The winner of the fleur de lis salad servers,
from my one year 'blogiversary' giveaway is...

Congratulations, Sabrina!
I'll be sending you an email to get your mailing address. Thanks so much to all of you for being such loyal followers; and for entering for the chance to win. I look forward to many more years with you!!


  1. Shenita!! My goodness, what a wonderful powder room! I love the rich color, and that basket is just perfect. I cannot believe those towels and matching candles!! I LOVE the blue ones with the flowers. I love that you are true to your own style. I bet guests never want to leave there.

  2. Your powder room is like a beautiful jewelry box! Everything is so perfect. Adore the fleur des lis and the candle is a wonderful gift!

  3. So pretty! My powder room is teeny tiny also and it's nice to see some of your space solutions. What cool candles!

  4. That was so nice of Beverly to send you a matching candle! I also love her blue patterned one as well! Thanks for sharing your lovely powder room with us!

  5. Oh Shenita - what a beautiful powder room, so elegant! How sweet of Beverly to send you the candle - there are so many amazingly generous people out there in blog land. Jane

  6. Shenita, what a fabulous room, I love the fact that you use deep rich colors, it makes it so very romantic with the candles and all the little touches.

  7. What a beautiful jewelry box! xo

  8. I love how cozy and elegant your powder room is. Before I went lighter and neutral in my house, I had a red powder room similar to yours. I loved it and it was one of the last rooms that I changed just so it would flow with the rest of the house. It's such a great color for a small room like that. Your new candle and hand towels fit perfectly in there. I like how you set up your towels in a vertical rack surrounded by fall foliage. I think your guests will feel very pampered in there.

  9. So pretty!!! I love all of the fleur de lis accents. Your home is so pretty--even in the powder room.

  10. Shenita, I have those exact same sconces and you have inspired me to put them in the guest bath and put scented candles in them!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your powder room, the colors are gorgeous. The matching candles and napkins are fabulous, I am going over there right now. XO, pinky

  11. Shenita you sure know how to accessorize! What an elegant powder room and that candle was such a sweet gift!

  12. Your powder room is decorated so lovely. I adore your candle gift.


  13. Shenita, your powder room is so elegant! I love the colors and all your accent pieces! The candle is just the perfect addition!

  14. You have done a great job on your powder room. I especially like the container used to store the extra toilet paper. It is so elegant!

  15. Your powder room truly is a jewel box. It is absolutely beautiful!

  16. Looks beautiful! Your such an inspiration! I love your blog and your pins!



  17. Hi Shenita! Your bathroom is gorgeous and I love that you used such a deep, warm color in a small space. What beautiful accessories you've chosen. Blessings, Dani

  18. You never miss a bit Shenita. Your decorating skillz are beyond wonderful!

  19. Oh Shenita your powder room is lovely. It feels so warm and cozy.

  20. You have definitely made your little powder room a jewel box, Shenita! I love all the accessories you have in here. Love the candle Beverly sent you to go with your guest towels. I am going to check out her shop. One of the items she has that you show might just go in my bathroom!

  21. Your powder room is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the wall pretty! It truly is a little jewel box :o)
    Happy Wednesday!

  22. So warm and inviting! Love that you didn't spare in decor because the room was small. I also love the niche outside the door.

  23. You have such a beautiful powder room. I just love seeing pictures of your home. So lovely.


  24. Oh boy! I love your little guest bathroom! You've made it a upscale warm and very attractive room!
    Your fleur-de-lis accents warm my heart as we both know and I think it's awesome that Beverly sent you that custom candle! What a fun treat! I love the topiary prints- just proves how a classic item can live on for a long long time!
    I'm jealous someone else won the giveaway but glad for them just the same!!

  25. Hi Shenita! Your little guest bathroom is just gorgeous! Love your artwork and all of your pretty embellishments. You're just so good at knowing exactly what makes pretty! :) The candles and guest towels are lovely too.
    Congrats to your winner, shoot! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  26. Shenita,
    What a gorgeous guest bath!!! I adore how you've used art work to make a statement in such a small space!!! Great accessories!!! You do gorgeous arranging with your embellishments!

  27. Style for Style, Shenita! I am very impressed with the guest towel & tassel tieback touch- such a unique embellishment. You are such an example of true and genuine kindness, and what we give is what we get back. The generous and gorgeous gesture of fleur de lis loveliness from Beverly is another example of what I so enjoy from blogging- community. Beautiful!

  28. Just gorgeous!!! Love every detail, and the clever use of that lil' iron stand/basket!!!

  29. Your powder room is perfection. You've covered every detail perfectly. I love little rooms like that when they are cozy and pretty.

  30. Your powder room is so pretty, Shenita!! I love it! What a great idea to do with the candles, I don't know why I have never thought of that! I know exactly what you mean about having a small powder room, I think ours is smaller than yours!

  31. Thanks so much for hosting such an awesome giveaway!!! I'm so excited!!!

  32. What a lovely Powder room. Everything looks so elegant. I especially love your little Toilette sign. Perfect accent.

    Jocelyn @

  33. The powder room is lovely, and if I were a guest, I would be in there enjoying all your beautiful touches. I love the way you added the tassel to the hand towel behind the door! The candle puts it over the top!

    Congratulations to Sabrina!

  34. I too have a teeny little powder room in my house. I remember when we built it Mom and I had several dicussions with the builder over where to put the toilet because she and I wanted a corner to put in a shelf to decorate. You know how men are. He thought we were crazy, but we did get our corner. Well, almost 14 years later, we are still struggling to decorate this tiny room that is basically just big enough for you to do your business and get out.

    You have done on wonderful job on making your small powder room a beauty just like the rest of your house. Your new candle is the perfect finishing touch with all the other French accents in the room.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment on my living room last night.

  35. Your powder room is beautiful, Shenita, and I love the deep, rich colors. The cool new fleur de lis accents look GREAT in there!!!!!!! What a nice touch! I really like the little placard on the door, too! I may have to snag that one. The scrolled metal piece above the door is beautiful, too. VERY sharp!!!

  36. I just love the way you've created an inviting space to get away from it all when Mother Nature calls. ;o) Seriously though, love all of the details that you've added! The napkins and matching candles are beautiful. Congrats to Sabrina for winning the salad serving set!

  37. Oh Shenita, always make such lovely and pretty rooms and this powder room is no different! I specially love the colors you always choose, they are rich and warm. The placard in the door is fabulous, I would love to find one as elegant as yors. I also love your sconces on the wall, they make such statement. Always love having me and may you have a great weekend.

  38. Shenita, thank you so much for visiting and exploring my blog and for the lovely compliments. I have had time to also pay a visit to yours and so enjoyed seeing pictures of your lovely home. Our decorating taste is quite similar. It must be a Louisiana thing, huh? I live in Shreveport and would love to meet you for lunch when you are coming thru on your way to Ruston, the place of my birth. My daughter lives in the Dallas area so we do have much in common.

  39. Congrats to Sabrina! ...Your powder room is so charming! I absolutely love the fleur napkin and candle! Great additions to you beautiful space!

  40. Aw, it's nice when people do nice things for others for no reason other than they want to, what a great gift your received, and the decorating you did is beyond fabulous!!

  41. Fabulous powder room! So many great ideas! I love the fleur de lis motif on the guest towels and candle and the sconces to hold scented candles. I'd probably be in your powder room for a while just looking at all the accents.

  42. You packed a lot of charming details into your lovely powder room!


  43. Only *you* can bedazzle a powder room the way you have! I love it, Shenita. Such a rich, wall color ... perfect compliment to your fleur-de-lis and French accents! The wrought iron box is such a great way to hide the tp, too! Your guests must wonder if you ever think that they're taking an awfully *long* time in your powder room!

  44. gorgeous, just gorgeous. I love the topiary prints too. congrats to your giveaway winner. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  45. really know how to do it up BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for linking up again. I always enjoy and appreciate seeing all your lovely decorating.

  46. Beautiful powder room, I could so move into your house! The guest towels and candle are just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  47. That is so cool!! How kind of her to make you the candle. I use Mod Podge to make candles from cocktail napkins, and I love them, but mine aren't nearly as pretty as hers!

  48. Very pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

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