ISSUE 2  |  Salle de Bain

Swedish Guest Bathroom Under the Stairs

January 12, 2012 11:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Even a tiny guest bathroom can be an aesthetic oasis; case in point, this powder room in a turn-of-the-century house outside of Stockholm.

When Julia of Julias via Drömmar (Julia’s White Dreams, an online shop in Sweden) and her family first moved into their home, they lived through the bone-cold winter months by wearing jackets, hats, and gloves indoors. They have slowly renovated the home, one room at a time, including this small bathroom tucked under the stairs, which is Julia’s favorite place to rinse muddy boots.

Above: A potted olive tree adds a dash of green to the black and white space.

Above: A French enamel door sign (for a similar sign, see Steal This Look: Classic Shower in Finland).

Above: The porcelain sink is by Gustavsberg.

Above: Rose-scented L:a Bruket Liquid Soap is made from certified organic components and is produced in Sweden.

Above: An antique botanical poster hangs on the inside of the bathroom door.

Above: Towels hang from hand-forged nails (for something similar, see Storage: Iron Nail Hooks from Brook Farm General Store).

Above: Bathroom necessities are stored behind a striped curtain. An antique wood stool helps Julia’s children reach the sink.

Above: The original wood walls contrast with the sleek new tiling.

Above: A silver bell lets Julia’s children ring for assistance.

N.B.: For more inspiration see 314 images of Guest Spaces in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.