You know how sometimes you’re browsing products online, and you come across one that is just so darling, you immediately HAVE to design an entire room around it? (Wait, just us?)

Well, that happened when we stumbled upon the Rifle Paper Co. Peonies wallpaper in yellow. This pattern has been used several places and in different colors, like in Kate Arend’s swoon-worthy powder room, but somehow the existence of the yellow has escaped our notice thus far.

And it seems to be going away! The paper is on final sale, which means someone needs to buy it ASAP so we can live vicariously. We think it would be adorable in a vintage-inspired bathroom (maybe for the kids??) and we decided that this is how we’d style it up:

Vintage Bathroom Design by Laura Design Co., Chicago Interior Design

Image sources:  Wallpaper |  Faucet  |  Sconces  |   Shiplap  |  Soap  |  Tile

As sweet as this pattern is, there is a strength to the colorway that requires an equally strong partner. An oil rubbed bronze faucet would do the trick. We’d stay neutral with a white vanity, and continue the bronze with RH Gilmore pulls adorning the doors and drawers. Calacatta gold marble on the vanity top and floor would finish it off, because every bath needs a little marble!

We would clad the bottom half of the walls with white shiplap, with ⅛” spacers to highlight the seams, for a truly vintage feel. This treatment on the lower walls would also keep the pattern of the wallpaper from becoming too overwhelming in a small space.

For a mirror, we’d love to see the Serena & Lily Ojai mirror in white, or the PB vintage medicine cabinet in Antique Bronze. Either way we’d go with a mix of warm metals by using brass Circa sconces. The gold of the sconces picks up on the marble veining throughout the room.

The 3” hexagon tile on the floor is a lovely nod to the past, while staying firmly grounded in the present. The style is historic; The size keeps it fresh.

No bath is complete without linens, and PB makes a great classic towel. This tassel shower curtain is currently stealing our hearts, but a hotel stripe will always be in style. For fun, especially in a kids bath, some bright yellow round bath mats would be cushy under little feet.

For the finishing touch, pretty soap is a must! C.O. Bigelow and Anthropologie always stock lovely labels (which is why we buy the soap, right?)


Here's hoping someone grabs this while it's still up for grabs- send us pictures if you do it!

Laura & Laura 

AuthorLaura Irion