Taking a powder room from blah to wow!
We took a boring and rather blah powder room, removed the builder vanity and added in cool tiles to line the back wall and direct the eye upwards. A glass pedestal sink and new mirror and toilet update the room. Did we mention that the light fixture echos the lines of the mirror – coincidence you ask? Mmmm mmm – no, not really!
I like to bring in colour and repeat patterns with soft furnishings – yes, even in a powder room. In this case we finished off the room by adding in a custom Roman blind to tie in the colours and hide the wood blind hardware. This room is now the talk of the town!
Even in small spaces like powder rooms it’s important to get the lighting right. You can have fun in this space but make sure that it’s well enough lit, especially if your guests are older. They will need brighter lights (especially if you’ve painted a dramatic dark colour) to navigate the space.
In this situation the tiles were used throughout that part of the home so we were not able to replace them. Instead we used a grout colour to highlight the tiles and bring the wall tiles to coordinate with the floor tiles.
Shapes and forms in powder room design
By repeating the shape of the mirror with a light fixture with the same shape we were able to use the design principle of Rhythm through repetition. Repeating patterns and shapes is subtle but impactful.
The Homeowner was thrilled :
“My new powder room gets rave reviews from visitors! Clarissa suggested tiles with a vertical stripe for the back wall. She found a cool glass vanity and mirror and a light that has the same shape as the mirror.”