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I think I’m going to make up a new acronym for the design world…OMGTW.  What does it mean you ask?  Oh My God That Wallpaper.

Seriously though, we have been using so many beautiful wallpapers lately that we’re excited about. A couple of posts ago, you saw the one from Serena & Lily we used in a client’s powder room.  Well, check out a sneak peek of these two bathrooms we’ve been working on.

This peacock-inspired paper from a local Chicago designer (contact us for sourcing) is out of this world…comes in a deep gray too which we loved. Paired with this acrylic faucet it’s perfection.


This paper we used in a jack & jill bathroom for our client’s two little girls has just the right amount of whimsy. We kept everything else in the space really simple so the paper is the wow factor.

OMGTW right?!

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Updated Powder Room

We LOVE doing powder rooms so were so excited when one of our favorite clients came to us and asked to help refresh hers. Our client has great taste and is an amazing partner in choosing items for her rooms so we knew this was going to be a fun one.

She wanted it to be really sophisticated and a little bit glam so here’s the design we put together for her:

And here’s the final before and after!

As with any project, there were a few changes that happened from design phase to completion. The mirror we chose ended up being out of stock so we chose an equally gorgeous one from a different vendor. And, originally we had this gray vanity from Wayfair in the design, but when it came the quality just wasn’t what we wanted or expected so arranged for its return. In its place went a warmer wood choice with some curves from Restoration Hardware.  Goes great with the Serena & Lily wallpaper.  Thrilled with how it turned out.

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Client Project Update

For the past few months, we’ve been working with a great couple helping them update their master bathroom. This is the design we landed on with them.

We had a chance to go and check on progress yesterday and thought we’d share a few progress shots…

Client Master Bathroom

The porcelain floor is just gorgeous. It’s the perfect balance of gray and taupe so it’s not too cold.

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And here you can see a peek of the shower floor which is a hexagon marble with inlay. The shower walls are a simple white subway tile with dark gray grout. There will be a bench in the glass-doored shower that is just a marble slab.

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Mirrors and sconces will go in next week along with paint. We’re planning on doing a very light greige on the walls, then doing a patterned roman shade on the window. Will keep you updated!

Tessa Signature

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