Alicia's Pretty Powder Room: nostalgic and nautical


I was asked by a fellow blogger and neighbor here in Newport Beach to help with a face lift on a dated little powder room....
Of course I said Yes!
 Alicia and her family live in a wonderful neighborhood near the beach called 
"The Port Streets" by locals.  
Most of the homes were built in the 70's 
And most have been remodeled at least once or even twice at this point.  
 Alicia has fabulous personal style and her home is a mix of fun beach chic with a bit of the contemporary.  
She has young children so keeping things simple is a priority. 
 Don't you love the pelican print!
 This bathroom gets used quite a bit by the kids as well as guests and it sits right off of the living room and near the kitchen.  
We wanted to tie the colors together that Alicia has used throughout the main floor.  We also wanted something with some pop.
 Somewhere is a photo I took of the original bathroom...but I can't find it.  
Oh well, you get the idea....

 The room is ready for its makeover. 
Below is my great friend Barbara.  
Barbara has been hanging wall papers for over 30 years!  
Sorry for this terrible shot Barbara.
 If you think hanging wall paper is easy...try it.  
Especially with a giant print like this one.  
Getting the repeat and seams to blend flawlessly is a real art.  
Barbara has hung tons of wallpaper for me and she does it so beautifully.  I will share a few of those projects on another post.
 I think this room took Barbara about 3 hours, 
with about an hour to set up and prepare her paper.
 This print called Na Pali is from Thibaut.  
It happens to be one of their most popular papers.  
The cost is about $70 dollars per roll and this room took 8 rolls.
 Almost all of Thibaut's papers have matching fabric and usually come in 8 to 10 different color-ways. 
We are using the matching fabric on some pillows
and slip covers in the  breakfast room.
Here is a link to view some of their beautiful papers and fabrics

 One of the key elements in this room is the vanity which Alicia picked out from a company called J Tribble.  They manufacture these without the stone tops but Alicia chose a travertine just to make the upkeep easier.  It looks wonderful!
 The sconces are from Circa Lighting.  
This is called Ava.  I love the faceted glass
 The mirror came from Williams Sonoma Home and hangs from a knob and a leather strap...very fun.  
We actually got this on sale!

Here you can see how nice the travertine looks.  
Her faucet is from Brizo
This was a great collaborative project, which are always the best.  
Oh and Alicia has a wonderful line of jewelry which you can view here

Thanks Alicia
Have a great weekend

  1. This is fun and beachy. I love the round mirror. Great job.
    Mary Ann

  2. love the pelican.
    love the paint color.
    love, Love, LOVE the
    barley twist/hobnail chairs.
    (I want those!)
    Love the vanity.
    Love the travertine.
    Love to wallpaper. It's like wrapping the inside of a Christmas present!
    Love the faucet.
    Love the lights.
    Why, I even love Barbara's armpit.
    It's all good.

  3. Thank you Kelley! It was so fun working with you, and we are enjoying our new bathroom SO much! You are the best! Hugs, :o) Alicia

  4. You are the bomb :) We have those Brizo faucets too!
    Sooo with all of this lovely weather we are supposed to have - will you be gardening/planting?!

    Have a great weekend ...

  5. I love this powder room, the lights, the mirror, the vanity, and that wallpaper...gorgeous! And I also love that pelican print in the living room. What a beautiful home, made even more lovely by that beautiful new bathroom! Oh, and please ask Barbara if she started hanging wallpaper when she was 3 years old...over 30 years...where is her fountain of youth, she looks fab!

    Kat :)

  6. Great update! I love the wallpaper...and the pelican painting. That's one of my favorite objects to paint these days...pelicans and egrets. I have one of each in process right now...for the art show in March. I just may have to do one on a black background...lovely! I love using black backgrounds for bold, colorful paintings...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  7. What a fun project. All the details work beautifully together. Love the vanity, the mirror and the lights - Circa has such great things!

  8. Stunning makeover! Everything works so well together. I love Thibaut papers, but ouch on the cost. The vanity is just gorgeous! Love the color and the bamboo detailing. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I really enjoyed seeing what you have done. The bathroom is wonderful! I really like the round mirror hanging from the strap. It looks very masculine against the softer more fun wallpaper behind it. Yes, the pelican painting is super in the family room. So fun and bold.

  10. Hi everyone...I wanted to add that I am not responsible for anything in Alicia's beautiful home but the powder room.
    She is very talented and visual...and it shows!

    I think she got the pelican print at Z Gallery?

    It really looks great!

    And Kat, yes Barbara is an active young thing... with like 8 Grandchildren!!!!

    xo kelley

  11. What a fun bathroom, Kelley! Beautifully done!! I think there was a lot of talent in that room all at one time! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. I love your wallpaper. The bathroom is wonderful! Stunning makeover!

  13. Turned out beautiful Kelley....Thibaut & Tribble are both timeless lines. I love the colors & I so wish I lived by the beach like yall....noticed your wallpaper friend is in shorts/tank/flip flops,yall are so lucky to have your warm weather right now!

  14. It turned out beautifully! Love the wallpaper!

  15. You did a wonderful job !! It looks like the powder room of an authentic coastal family : )

  16. Bright and cheerful but tasteful....hard to do :) I am so glad wallpaper is back!

  17. love and adore that pelican!!
    love the paper and that it has the same blue in the living room. she has great taste, and your fabulous design of the bath only enhanced that! wonderful job!


  18. As with everybody else...LOVE LOVE it all! but do not LOVE LOVE hanging any wall paper!
    (truly a craft!)

  19. Great job you made on your bathroom. Love that mirror too. :)

    real estate ph


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