the beauty room...

Oh, the magic of a feminine room thats all about beauty...
It's probably one of my favorite rooms in a home. There is nothing like getting ready in a beautifully decorated space that just makes you feel good. This week I am starting my week with a cleaning out of everything. With all the traveling, its time I get things completely organized.
Lately, I've been noticing how gorgeous beauty products can be. Blacks and golds encase magical colored products and its almost like they are part of the decor. All you need to accessorize your beauty products are delicious flowers like roses.
I also am a huge believer in organization in whatever room you have. A well organized space is the magic behind a life that works! I have been seeing this more and more in the women that I've been coaching. Half of the people who are suffering in work have really disorganized offices....hello! 


 Leaving South Florida and coming back to the city was so bittersweet. I love bright colors, palm trees and bright sunshine...I can never get enough of it. So, when I got back to the city, I got just the sunny dose I needed. This incredible bathroom suite. Hello malachite ceiling...

 Talk about out of the box thinking and living for the details. I can't help but obsess over this room. The green wallpaper adds such softness, its Farrow & Ball Acanthus.
This photo shows such incredible details. Mossy green paint with teeny specs of gold trim, malachite wallpaper, Greek key ribbon, and bordered box valences. I love every little bit of this...
Interior Design by Shelley Johnstone Paschke, Photos courtesy of Veranda

The Art of Living...impress your guests in the powder room

The surefire way to make a huge statement in the home is the guest bathroom. It's probably an afterthought when decorating your home, but trust me, everyone notices the powder room.
I adore wallpaper in the powder room. Really dramatic and bold wallpaper is best when its placed in small rooms, like these teeny washroom spaces.
all images via pinterest

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Dear Decorista, {decorating a powder room}

Dear Decorista,
Love your blog!! I'm on a mission to self-decorate my home, and your blog is a major source of inspiration for me. I have a question regarding light fixtures. I currently have a really beautiful and elaborate (in my opinion) fixture in my small powder room, and can't decide if using a sconce or two would be overkill. I also need to find a mirror, but feel like I should work out the sconce or no sconce situation first. So what's your opinion on overhead fixtures AND sconces? Should one be elaborate and the other be more toned down? 
Thanks again!

Elizabeth in Arkansas

Dear Elizabeth,
Oh how I love love love powder rooms and I am thrilled to help you out a little today. Thank you so much for your sweet words about my blog, I hope to inspire you always!
So...first of all, I love your wallpaper as I'm sure most of my readers do too. The green is perfection in my opinion.
I absolutely think you can combine sconces to go along with your gorgeous light fixture. In smaller rooms, I think combinations really pack a punch. 
I am envisioning it would look a little something like this...

I think a white mirror would work really well with the color of your wallpaper.
I am partial to bamboo mirrors right now. They just look really chic and happy.
I have found tons out and about at different thrift stores in my area, so if you can't afford a new one keep your eyes out for an older one and just spray paint it glossy white. 
A little something like these....

As for your sconces, I say don't be afraid to use what you love.
This ornate and large chandelier looks fantastic with a pair of simple sconces. 
I think its a killer combination.
Something like this sconce with a small, pretty clear crystal ball detail would go great with your light fixture and keep it looking crisp and clean.
More inspiration!

One of my favorite pair of sconces from one of my fave resources...check them out.

Let me know if you have more questions for sources...I'd be happy to help.
Good luck decorating Elizabeth and send pics when you are finished!!!!!