Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week 4 - The Devil is in the Details








With a tiny room like a powder room, every detail is important. When selecting accessories for my One Room Challenge powder room, I have tried to make every detail special and unique. Can toilet paper be a beautiful design feature? Why not?

A few year's ago, I saw a photo of a beautiful Chinoiserie powder room with black toilet paper and did a post on it. I showed the powder room with white toilet paper and another photo with black and the black looked so much better. Research for that post almost four years ago led me to the discovery of Renova - the world's first luxury toilet paper available in gorgeous colors shown above. Their advertising campaign is the world's sexiest toilet paper - some examples of their sexy and suggestive ads are below. This ad campaign is pretty wild by American standards, but I much prefer it to Charmin's toilet paper ad campaign which you will find here.

Designer toilet paper has become a chic trend all over Europe in swank hotels, restaurants, and bars. It has now hopped the pond and is popping up here in trendy spots and in homes of the rich and famous like Simon Cowell who uses black toilet paper in all of his homes.

Since I am doing a very small powder room where every detail counts, I thought using this toilet paper in my One Room Challenge would be fun. I will be using the black toilet paper on a beautiful nickel faux bamboo toilet paper holder. This paper can be found on their United States website here and on Amazon. Although it is a bit pricey for everyday use, it is perfect for a powder room.

You can always catch up on all my One Room Challenge posts by clicking on the navy ORC button in my sidebar.

Now go see what the One Room Challenge crowd has been up to besides toilet paper.

My black Renova toilet paper

My faux bamboo toilet paper holder

Renova ad

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Renova ad

Toilet paper wallpaper - yes, you can buy this!

Where's Waldo? Can you find the real toilet paper?


Chinoiserie powder room with black toilet paper

The same room with white toilet paper

My dollhouse bathroom with the world's tiniest toilet paper



24 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

I have never heard of colored toilet paper. I love how you found it for us. I also really love your taste in toilet paper holders. I have wanted one that you could just slip the roll off it, like yours.

SHERRY HART said...

Who knew you could do a whole post on wallpaper :) I agree when you have a small room it is definitely all in the details.....and dang aren't their adds just so sexy!

Nancy said...

Those ads are hilarious. I did not think TP was sexy until this colored version--Love the black in your bathroom. This is a very fun source, thanks for sharing!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Cathy Wall said...

Too funny! The ads gave me my morning giggle. Who knew???

Junell said...

Holy crap!!! Sorry..... Love this. Just used Meg Braff's Sampain in my powder room & the white TP really stinks. SO ordering this! Thank you, thank you!!! Those ad made me giggle out loud!

Bourbon & Pearls said...

That's toilet paper? I was looking and wondering, I had no idea what it was.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Their ads are working for me. :) Europe always has the great ideas.

Nicole Scott said...

What a statement. Your powder room is going to be so chic. Those ads are hilarious.

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

I have NEVER laughed harder!! LOVE, LOVE the hot guy diving into the TP!! Holy moly!! Just came back from Spain and was obsessing on their black TP. The best. GREAT post!! xoxo, K

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I have never heard of coloured toilet paper - crazy! And that ad.....gah!

pam {simple details} said...

Too funny, Beth! I thought it was a wall of ribbon ~ tres chic!

Landon @ The Gilded Stag said...

Hehe! Getting a little risqué and naughty with the graphics on CC today. Love it!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Who knew? Of course it would be you Beth. Thanks for leaving no stone unturned. PS I blushed a little at a few of those ads!!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Linda Pakravan said...

Wow, I learn something new every day! Thanks for the tp tip.

LindsB said...

Woah, I never would have guessed they made this stuff. I'm in love. The black TP is the perfect choice for your bathroom.
And HOLY $%^& those adds sure are racy! But I, like you, would take them over those awful Charmin commercials they have here.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Who knew TP could be so sexy! This could be a fun house warming gift (for a close friend). I want some.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

They sell that at Wegman's. I remember the blue and pink TP from the '70s. It does look better in the black.

Vickie H. said...

OMG! Too FABULOUS!!!

Tiffany said...

I've only seen colored toilet paper once at a friends house in Bulgaria. It was yellow but I didn't notice it until I was about to flush. I thought maybe I was super dehydrated-ha! Nope just yellow toilet paper. The ads are hilarious.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I had no idea that I was looking at toilet paper in those first 7n photos! White TP looks terrible in my powder and I didn't know I had options! So interesting and good to know!

Kim said...

Ha ... who wouldn't love these better than the Charmin Bear Family!! although I did feel a little like i was Reading Fifty Shades of Gray while looking at this post!!! Love the color ... and a truly dramatic touch that I would totally expect from you!! xo

Leslie said...

This is such a fun post! Artistic images with T.P.! I've never seen anything like this before. The black paper is very chic;)

leslie

René said...

Renova ads - who knew? Can't wait to see the reveal!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

omg, this just cracks me up...i first scrolled your post for the photos before reading and I was wondering what in the heck you could be talking about based on these photos. I NEVER would have guessed it would be colored toilet paper. This is the best ever! (And I agree! The black is so fab in your bathroom).