Before and After: Jessica Marx Bathroom Reveal

I recently posted about our kitchen renovation in our new home and showed the major transformation from ugly duckling to stunning swan. Well today I’m talking about the transformation of our powder room, which is just adjacent to our black, white and gold kitchen. I really needed this space to tie in with the rest of the kitchen design since they are so close to one another.

I always love to create mood boards for all my designs. It helps me envision the end goal and make sure everything flows nicely.

First off, we have the mood board for the space. I knew I wanted to make a statement and create a little jewel box within the tiny bathroom footprint. It’s so unexpected when you see the clean simple lines of the rest of our home. The simplest way to tie the bold design of the powder room with the high-contrast kitchen was to keep the same color scheme throughout both spaces; black, white, and gold!

As you can see the existing powder room was awful. It had a horrible vanity tile countertops and carpet flooring (yes, carpet, so gross!) 

The easiest way to create a bold statement was to use wallpaper. I found this amazing black and white print that had been around for decades- I loved that it was from the 70’s just like the rest of the home. Since the walls were so graphic I needed to keep the rest of the space simpler as not to make it look too busy. I used a black floor tile, which complimented the adjacent black kitchen cabinets and kept the vanity neutral by making it white. I tied in the rest of the spaces by using similar brass hardware to the kitchen and the same Caesarstone Statuario Nuvo countertops.

Obviously, the cost of home renovations can add up quickly, so the nice thing about these gorgeous countertops is that you can add them to any inexpensive off the shelf vanity or dresser to create a custom, one of a kind, expensive look. I think by adding a surface mounted sink it really elevates the look of the space, essentially creating the jewel box look I was going for. Here are some more photos of this dreamy space for your viewing pleasure.

Post By: Jessica Marx, J. Marx Atelier  

For more bathroom ideas: How To Create A Refreshing Bathroom Design | Bathrooms With Round Vanity Mirrors

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Jessica Marx
Jessica Marx, founder of the award-winning firm J. Marx Atelier, approaches design from all angles. A degree from the USC School of Architecture anchors her in both principles and practice, while several years at top interiors firms honed both her aesthetic and her ability to manage high-profile projects. Having applied her expertise coast-to-coast—including at the Trump SoHo in New York City and the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills—she founded J. Marx Atelier to provide full-service interiors and identity work with a boutique-scale attention to detail. For every project, Jessica draws from an abiding love of travel, culture, and fashion. She also calls on her keen eye for branding and product curation, which she sharpened while growing her personal web presence and expanding into custom furniture. From the arches of an ancient Moroccan courtyard to the colors of current runway collections, Jessica incorporates endless inspiration to create unforgettable spaces with a unique blend of discriminating luxury and dynamic style. Most recently, J. Marx Atelier received first place honors in the Restaurant Design Awards from The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles. The firm's work on Bo Nuage Pastry Shop was selected from nearly 100 submissions in the Cafe/Bar category by a panel of judges that included esteemed restaurant critic Jonathan Gold.