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Wallpaper To Powder Your Nose

You may hear people refer to the half-bath with the old-fashioned term, the powder room. My dad, Patrick Shields, only referred to half-baths as powder rooms. (Side-note – he also referred to every refrigerator as an “ice box.”)

Back in the good old days, when fashionable people wore powdered wigs, rooms were made available solely for the maintenance of the coif. This was the genesis of calling the ladies restroom the powder room. Hence, the euphemism, “Powder My Nose.”

Fancy wallpaper and the powder rooms go hand and hand. Make your powder room the pièce de résistance in your home.

Ironically, please don’t get powder on your wallpaper.


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