I'm fortunate to have a great side gig: I write about interior design and style for Oakland and Alameda Magazines. One of the most fun parts of that job is suggesting photos to accompany my articles. For the most recent issue, I tackled powder rooms. It's a subject I've written about before, but, what can I say: for such a small space there's a lot to discuss!
In sourcing art ideas, I came across this half bath designed by New York City-based firm Tilton Fenwick. Isn't it something? The brass fittings, marble topped sink, and sinuous mirror are all lovely, of course, but what really makes it is that wallpaper. The pattern is called Maharani, produced by the legendary design house Osborne & Little.
It comes in a bunch of colorways, which run the gamut from truly bold to rather subtle.
They're fantastic in a small space like a powder room, and they'd do equally well in an entry or walk in closet. You could even use them to line some bookcases or, if you were feeling really luxe, a pantry or linen closet. This pattern is fresh and youthful, but also sports an old school decorative flair. That means it plays well with traditional or modern furnishings. Case in point:
It also makes for an amazing fabric.
Lovely, no? A pattern like this sets the tone for the whole space. And what a beautiful tone it is!