Even though they are typically the smallest rooms in our homes, powder rooms often get showered with more than their fair share of pizazz. The four basic elements necessary—vanity, toilet, lighting and mirror—take on an inviting appeal when extra touches on the walls, floors, and even sometimes the ceilings, come in to play. Take a look at our collection and see which style suits your fancy.
The art deco style tile was the launch point for homeowners who wanted to have a little fun with their powder room. Next came the vanity that ties in beautifully with that era. The console provides ample storage and floats for easy cleaning beneath it.
RESOURCES Contractor The Cleary Company; Designer Laura Watson ASID, UDCP
The first six feet of these walls are wrapped in V-groove paneling for dramatic effect. The darker textured wood vanity adds a welcome contrast against the Sherwin-Williams Dovetail painted panels. Gold in the plumbing fixtures, mirror and light give the room a little sparkle.
RESOURCES Contractor Neal’s Design Remodel; Designer Cyndi Kohler
The oblong Atria Vessel Sink from Signature Hardware is perfectly suited for this space with its clean, contemporary design. The matte white finish is a striking contrast to the black paneled walls and 3-D illusion tile on the floor.
Designer Jennifer Ferrandi of NoMad Design
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was the inspiration for this lush, colorful room. Aquarium Deep Sea wallpaper by Graham & Brown, selected by the homeowner, and a Forest Green vanity add to the rich palette. Brushed gold fixtures introduce a bit of bling while Vintage Oak luxury vinyl flooring grounds the space with a warm, rustic touch.
Contractor and designer Kircher Design & Build
The launching point for this bath was the homeowner’s request for a black and white design along with a high-gloss vanity. Designers added pattern on the floor using Form tile from Interceramic. The tile complements the wallpaper used just outside this space.
RESOURCES Contractor J.S. Brown & Co. Designers Katie Poling and Brittany
A bold, sophisticated black and gold color scheme creates the dramatic look this homeowner wanted. Wallpaper resembling hardwood frames in the black, furniture-style vanity cabinet which adds valuable storage as well as drama.
Designers Decorating Den Interiors
Knowing the homeowner was partial to navy blue, the designer chose soft gray for the cabinetry and flooring to provide an appealing contrast. Even the ceiling is painted the same color—Sherwin-Williams Sea Mariner. Statement sconces complete the classic look.
RESOURCES Contractor Neal’s Design Remodel Designer Jodi Smith
The Stone Slab wallpaper from Burke Decor was the launch point for this intriguing powder room. A circular back lighted custom mirror adds soft, but dramatic lighting above a floating vanity.
RESOURCES Builder Fry Homes; Designer Krystal Fry
Textural “Juicy Jute” wallpaper by Philip Jeffries adds a warm backdrop to this custom-made honed soapstone console. The antique brushed brass light fixtures, and a brushed brass Kohler faucet introduce another layer of warmth and add to this space’s elegant look.
RESOURCES Builder WP Land Company Designer Christine Kommer, DIGS
Article by Karen Bradner
Article originally appeared in November 2022