Swedish Guest Bathroom Under the Stairs by

Issue 2 · Salle de Bain · January 12, 2012

Swedish Guest Bathroom Under the Stairs

Issue 2 · Salle de Bain · January 12, 2012

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.

Potted olive tree near the under-the-stairs guest bathroom

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

Vintage enamel WC sign

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

Swedish white tiles in the guest bath

Above: The porcelain sink is by Gustavsberg.

Nail brush and soap on the bathroom sink

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

Vintage botanical drawing on the wall

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

Rustic nails as towel holders in the bath

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

Children's step stool in the guest bathroom

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

Cracked paint on bathroom walls

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

A small bell for children's assistance in the bath

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.

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