Introduced in 1963, Schumacher’s Queen of Spain wallpaper was made famous when it was featured in an iconic black and white photo of a young Mick Jagger.  For those who follow design and art history, the pattern is a classic and is still turning heads, just as it did fifty years ago.

Even before plans were drawn on this recently renovated powder room, the homeowner had one request – that Schumacher’s celebrated mid-century wallpaper be incorporated in the design.  So, the project’s designer got to work conceiving a scheme that blended traditional elements of the home with modern details to create a room fit for this trendsetting wall covering.

Brass elements, such as the angular sconces and delicate framed mirror, stand out from the organically patterned black and white wallpaper. The Kohler Purist faucet features a modern twist on a vintage cross-handle design.

With an overall depth of four feet, the room’s petite footprint proved to be a challenge from the start of the project. The designer embraced the small space by designing custom features to fit perfectly within the floor plan.

A custom-made floating vanity, carefully sized to the space, features Arabescato Montclair honed Danby marble with bevel details.

Functional details, such as the vanity backsplash and solid wood chair rail with panel molding, were incorporated to ensure durability and easy clean up in an active household with three small children.

Function and design converge to create a hip-traditional space with elevated style and a little rockstar swagger.

Alise O’Brien Photography

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