Powder Room Remodel – Modern French Country Design (Final Reveal)

It’s been a long 2 years, but we survived life without a fully functioning powder room. I am so happy to have the room finally finished and ready to use!

Modern French Country Design

If you have been following along, you know that we started this remodel some time ago. I ripped out an old vanity shortly after moving into our house, with the intent of fixing the room up a lot earlier than we did, but other home projects took precedence.

IMG_5096.jpgThe previous french inspired vanity in the room was beautiful, just too ornate for our taste.

While some french inspired styles are often perceived as ostentatious, true french country style showcases elegant simplicity.

I designed our powder room with this style in mind, thinking simplistic elegance and adding a modern twist.

You can catch up on all the details of the renovation and design changes here.

Powder Room Remodel – Modern French Country Design (Part 1- the Before)

Powder Room Remodel – Modern French Country Design (Part 2 – Relocating the Plumbing and Electrical)

fullsizeoutput_8d9eLet’s take a peek inside the NEWLY remodeled powder room.

AuuFEHMySXiM4qS4AysZZgWe relocated the plumbing and junction boxes for sconces, to an adjacent wall in the room. The vanity fits and looks much better in the new space.

My favorite aspect about the room are the black walls. The color is Obsidian, it’s a Restoration Hardware color but we used Benjamin Moore Aura interior paint.

When we think of french country style, we don’t think of black walls..but that’s where the “modern” aspect comes into play 😉


Satin Nickel Country Bath Faucet

I am in love with the look of “old faucets” with cross handles. This satin nickel country bath faucet HERE has the exact look and feel I want. The quality, heft, and look of this faucet make it a clear winner in style and function for the space. I must confess, it is on the expensive side, but clearly worth the cost when I compare the superior quality to other faucets.


Satin Nickel Country Bath Towel Bar

In keeping with a similar look and feel to the faucet, I chose a towel bar HERE from the same family.

fullsizeoutput_8d63I went with a 18″ towel bar instead of a towel ring. I felt that having a bar located directly next to the sink gives the space a more modern feel.


French Country Bath Design Wall Sconces

The sconces are from Restoration Hardware. These sconces give off a beautiful glow in the room. When the overhead light is off and only the scones are on, the room feels magical. It’s hard to convey that feeling in pictures, but the glow against the black walls is stunning.


Modern French Country Design – Wall Mirror

The mirror is from Restoration Hardware as well. You can find a similar one HERE, HERE and HERE. The style of the room incorporates modern sleek design like a nickel framed mirror with a weathered vanity and country bath fixtures.


Modern French Country Washstand

The countertop is made of quartz. It is nonporous, scratch and stain resistant. It has gray veining with a sleek white background. The round sink is a ceramic bowl.

fullsizeoutput_8d9bFrench Country style incorporates weathered furniture. The weathered oak washstand is also from Restoration Hardware, similar one HERE.

fullsizeoutput_8d97The exposed pipes and open shelves give the space a rustic yet refined feel. The white wire basket, used to store toilet paper is from Home Goods, similar HERE.


Powder Room Remodel Paint

The decorative crown molding and ceiling were painted “Right White” using Benjamin Moore Aura paint. Aura paint is the top of the line paint at BM, and the most expensive. Personally, I like Benjamin Moore Regal Select paint better than the Aura paint. The Aura paint dries quickly and can leave brush strokes on the wall if not caught in time.


Powder Room Remodel Toilet

Our new toilet is a Kohler. I have the hardest time trying to decide on new toilets. I ended up with a simple 2 piece toilet, on the less expensive side HERE. Initially I ordered a $900 fancy toilet, which got lost during shipping. It was eventually found and returned to the seller. But I decided to put the extra money I would have spent on a toilet, towards finishes, like the faucet, towel bar, and toilet roll holder.


Powder Room Remodel – Toilet Paper Holder

I did splurge a bit on the toilet paper holder HERE.

JdK7yYEqTNOTDSW%O26McQI love the unique design and weight of this holder. It also coordinates with the towel bar and faucet.

CKmF2FL6SqmQdmkf9Z6tcAAnd I love the lift up bar to easily replace rolls when needed. I don’t have the patience for those spring toilet roll holders…they just annoy me.


Thank you so much to all who participated in my Instagram Story poll, you helped me to decide where to place the holder, 75% responded on the left, which is what we did.


fullsizeoutput_8d96Lastly, a couple accessories from Home Goods, a candle and soap bottle complete the look.

Thank you for following along on our remodel. The goal was to design a room with simplistic elegance, I hope you like our modern french country powder room.

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15 thoughts on “Powder Room Remodel – Modern French Country Design (Final Reveal)

  1. But black walls do not work with the farmhouse vanity or the travertine floor. Obviously, you wanted to be on trend with the color. You should have used it perhaps in a different room. Also, a whimsical was paper would have jazzed up the powder room. One more thing, a smaller more unique case will work better. Very nice quality fixtures and hardware accessories! Excellent construction job, too!

    1. Hi Dede, black walls and farmhouse vanities and furniture are very much on trend and look beautiful together. The marble flooring has black accents and go very well with the walls and the vanity. Yes whimsical wallpaper would have jazzed up the room, but that’s not the look I was seeking.

  2. Can you please share what brand and pattern of quartz you used for the countertop? I have been looking for something not very veined and soft.

    1. Hi Charlene, of course I would be happy to share the countertop. It’s called Viatera Minuet and it’s a natural quartz stone.

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