Keeping it quaint
A Bexley interior designer protects tradition on the street where she grew up.
Designer Shauna Lehman wanted to keep the vintage feel of the powder room in her Bexley home.
Bexley-based interior designer Shauna Lehman chose to keep the powder room in her home quaint and efficient when renovating the tiny space a few years ago.
Deciding against enlarging the space, Lehman created an interesting entry area out of a former coat closet and worked with craftsmen to design woodwork that matches that in the existing house.
Then, she selected a colorful, European-styled wallcovering from Cowtan & Tout and added a vanity skirt with fabric by designer Nina Campbell. Family photos are perched on the vanity, and a mirror hangs over it. In the adjacent bathroom area, a simple limestone countertop was chosen from the Mees Tile & Marble Showroom.
Lehman takes great care in her updates of this Bexley property. The home—and its surrounding neighborhood—is dear to the designer, whose parents still reside a few doors down the street in what was her childhood home. (See Lehman’s kitchen addition on page 16.) Now, as a mother herself, she’s pleased to be back in Bexley, making significant progress renovating her own home and protecting the assets of a community steeped in tradition.
Sherry Beck Paprocki is the editor of Columbus Monthly Homes.