Pink power

powder room with pink accents

Lifestyle blogger and designer Candace Alongi of The Minted Mama creates a pretty pink powder room abounding with sparkle and style.

Candace Alongi

What was the inspiration behind this powder room renovation?

As the last untouched space on our main floor, I wanted this small powder room to go above and beyond. I believe powder rooms are meant to be a little over the top, so I said yes to pink tile, yes to gold accents everywhere, and yes to a space that brings my family joy every time we walk into it.


Favourite detail?

Lighting makes or breaks a space for me. I used a larger version of the chandelier in another room in our home and loved it so much that I also decided to install it here. The matching sconces were an absolute must, and together they added just the right amount of luxe and glamour to the powder room.


Biggest challenge designing this space?

Selecting the paint colour! Believe it or not, there are hot pink walls beneath this beautiful grey hue. The lesson learned is to keep ‘wow’ factors to a minimum, especially in a small space. The tile wall delivers such a significant impact on its own, that it doesn’t need anything else to compete with it.

powder room with pink accents

What advice do you have for homeowners who are afraid to use pink in their design palette?

Balance out this overtly feminine shade with bold elements that anchor the space and make it welcoming to all. Also, start small if you’re nervous about introducing it on a larger scale. Begin with pieces that don’t feel like a commitment, such as throw cushions, artwork, or a beautiful vase.

pink candles

What are three key elements to designing a beautiful and functional bathroom?

  1. Step out of your comfort zone and create an eye-catching focal point.
  2. Use materials that can stand the test of time (even with repeated use by little ones).
  3. Be sure there is plenty of storage to hide all the essentials you don’t want anyone to see!

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SOURCE: Floor and wall tile and vanity: Sarana Tile. | Chandelier and sconces: Dainolite. | Ceiling paint: Sherwin Williams. | Wall paint: Benjamin Moore. | Paint contractor: M2A Painters & Decorators | Mirror, artwork, vanity knobs, soap dispenser, candle, room spray: HomeSense. | Towels: H&M Home. | Rug: Curated Content Co. | Garbage can, hand towel holder, toilet paper holder: | Faucet:

Sara Duck
Sara Duck

With over 15 years' experience as a magazine editor, writer and content creator, Sara brings her passion for design and decor to our pages each issue. @bysaraduck

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