Villeroy & Boch Challenge – The Finishing Touches!

Hey, everyone!

We’re in the homestretch!

Our big powder room reveal is just a few days away!

Last week we revealed the piece that will be the support of our Artis washbasin, and shared a behind-the-scenes look at how we customized it to make it perfect for this space!

Now that all of our major elements are in place, let’s talk about some of the finishing touches that help reinforce the “Four Elements of Nature” theme of the space.


I love original art, and although I’m typically drawn to abstract pieces, I wanted something that would help communicate the one element we haven’t yet touched on in this room–AIR!

Since air is not something that is visible to us, I thought it would make sense to illustrate this element by choosing a piece of artwork that featured a majestic heron in the perfect shade of blue to compliment the Artis basin, of course!

Photography Credit: Mike Baird

In reality, finding just the right bird in just the right shade was not exactly easy.

Read that as impossible!

Especially given time and budget constraints.

Not one to be easily daunted, I contacted a local artist and commissioned an original piece for the space and asked her to incorporate some of the colors from the wallpaper, paint color and basin color.



I’m so happy with the way this piece turned out.

For the smaller piece of artwork that hangs above the toilet, we extended our bird/air reference by choosing a Giclee piece that features an empty nest–eliciting the impression that the bird has taken flight.



When imagining this space, I knew that I wanted the mirror above the vanity to have a fluid and curvaceous shape.

The Margaux Mirror in Antique Brass by Jamie Young was perfect in shape, finish and scale for this room!


Because this room is tall (with a ceiling height of 12 feet), we had to pay careful attention to the scale of each piece!

A 48 inch elongated oval mirror works quite nicely and is balanced with the 48 inch tall original art piece on the far right wall.



Speaking of scale, the height and placement of the mirror and artwork draws the eye up to our feature light and our metallic blue ceiling which is almost a perfect color match to our vessel sink.

To get this shimmer effect, we chose to paint the ceiling in a Benjamin Moore Pearlescent Studio Finish.

Brushed Radiance PT-300 was an almost perfect match to our basin sink color!

Here’s what it looks like!

Don’t you just love the depth and interest it adds to the ceiling?



One thing to note is that we mixed metal finishes!

We’ve got an antique brass mirror, matte black and brass ceiling fixture, and oil-rubbed bronze sconces and faucet.

All of these finishes work together to create a richness to this space.

We repeated the matte black and brass combo from our ceiling light in our accent table.



All of the things we’ve shown you so far are beautiful, but the space really wasn’t finished until we added some small, special touches!

  • Hand soap and lotion–in the appropriate colors, of course!

  • Fresh flowers on the vanity and accent table

  • A candle and even a “spark” match set (how CUTE?!?)

We are so thankful that you have been keeping up with our progress!

I have had so much fun creating this space and incorporating Villeroy and Boch’s Artis washbasin, and I can’t wait to share the reveal with you on Sunday!

If this is the first post you’ve read about this special project, you might want to take a look at our previous posts to get the scoop on some of the other elements in the space:

Villeroy & Boch Challenge: Our Big Announcement!

Villeroy & Boch Challenge: The Plan!

Villeroy & Boch Challenge: Week 3!

Villeroy & Boch Challenge: The Lighting!

Villeroy & Boch Challenge: Our “Custom” Cabinet

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow the hashtag #VBColorsTheBathroom and their Instagram @VilleroyBochBathUSA!

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Author: Arianne Bellizaire

Interior designer, blogger, and public speaker Arianne Bellizaire creates spaces that are beautiful yet highly functional for her clients. She served as one of only nine 2015 High Point Market Authority Style Spotters, and she has been featured in Rue Magazine, House Beautiful Online, GoodHousekeeping, EditorAtLarge, U.S. News & World Report, Roomhints,, USA Today, and MyFitItUpLife!

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