my powder room- functional art

I Just read in the Tuesday Houston Chronicle, Alyson Wards article

regarding  tiny under-stairwell powder rooms

"Creating a 'jewel box' ". I treasure mine and consider it functional art - a installation if you will...

 

Here it is. 

 Such a tiny jewel it is near impossible to photograph.  

Such a tiny jewel it is near impossible to photograph.  

The space under the stairs is tight. Not able to find a sink that would fit I salvaged an old copper bucket and made it my sink. I mounted it on 3 claw and ball legs on top of a circular piece of royal oyster marble. My plumbing is hidden with a skirt of beaded fabric (perfect for a jewel box) I found in the evening wear section of High Fashion. My splash of color is a tiny antique oriental rug from The Pride of Persia. Two walls and the angled cieling are mirrored head to toe creating a bit of a fun house. Above the sink is an antique guilded mirror (mirror on mirror). The surprise treat in my jewel box is the patina inside the copper sink. I love checking it out when I wash my hands. 

 

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