Small Spaces, Big Statements: The Powder Room Roundup

January 26, 2023

Powder rooms present an opportunity to wow guests in a small but necessary space. Our approach to designing these rooms involves choosing one element to be the hero, while other components come in to support that star.

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Dramatic stone sinks are complemented by sleek fittings, allowing the grain in these stones to do the heavy lifting. On the right, a wall-mounted faucet adds the perfect amount of vertical interest to the room.

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The Blues: watery hues and geometric tiles add excitement when paired with light or neutral colored sinks.

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Warm and wintry wood accents pair best with a solid black or white, in each case directing the eye towards the textures of the natural grain.

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Reflect on This: unique mirrors add a playfulness to any powder room. On the left, tinted glass adds a pop of blue to an otherwise black & white space, while on the right, a curved frame lends softness to the sharp lines throughout the rest of the room.

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With the Grain: playing with all-over stone and striation can create an immersive feel within a powder room.