Six Brilliant Bathroom Designs – #2 Wallflowers


Written by Jeanine Matlow

As Los Angeles-based designer Felicia Bushman demonstrates, without daring designs such as hers, life could become rather boring.

Fortunately for Bushman, owner of Felicia Bushman Interior Design Inc., her clients this time around were willing take some risks with regard to their powder room. Now, they are clearly reaping the rewards.

Before bending the rules, Bushman begins with a plan.

For the renovation of this 1930s Mediterranean-style home in Glandale, California, inspiration came from across the pond. That’s because the project happened to coincide with a trip to London, where Bushman found just the right wallpaper for the powder room.

The blended designs of the wallpaper were also in tune with what her clients were after all along.

Bushman pulled a showstopper of a wallpaper for her client’s powder room and designed the entire space around it.

The homeowner’s, described by their designer as “a young hip couple,” also agreed to go along with the idea of painting the powder room wainscoting, vanity, moldings, and cabinetry black. The existing cabinets, which were original to the home, may have needed work, but they had good bones.

What turned out to be the first room Bushman had her design team tackled is their favorite room in the house.

The dazzling design is a welcome departure from what was there before the designer worked her magic. Now, a pendant lamp with a blue silk shade casts a lovely light in the small space while sconces designed by Bushman sparkle above the pedestal sink.

A perfectly proportioned reproduction chair sports a French blue antique painted finish with gold accents.

Wood floors that tie into the rest of the home replaced old, worn tiles. The window, which was intentionally left bare, allows the outdoor views to blend with the naturally beautiful space.

This dramatic decor of the powder room is also one-of-a-kind. Bushman, who appeared on Bravo’s Top Design, is always up to the challenge of trying somehting new.

When it come to the bathrooms, Bushman suggests going bold.