Powerful powder rooms

Tuscan, classic, modern, powder room design ideas know no boundaries


The focal point in this Murrysville guest bath is the dark wood bathroom vanity with sensuous curves and carved legs, which establishes an old-world aesthetic.

It might make you do a double-take, but yes, there are two bathroom mirrors in this powder room. A framed mirror is mounted on a wall-to-wall mirror, adding an interesting depth and curious lines.

A stone vessel sink and aged-frame mirror fit in perfectly in this powder room, all part of the careful renovation of a 200-year old Madeira home.



There are no protruding spigots or bulky knobs for this classy, yet small powder room design, just a modern faucet with a minimalist design.

A sink-to-ceiling tile backsplash makes the vanity, lighting and accessories pop in this powder room in the Carriage Hill community in Liberty Township.

This glitzy powder room in a 100-year-old Beaver home receives a glamorous makeover thanks to a crystal chandelier and an eye-catching mirror.



This room’s black vinyl wallpaper, with charcoal-gray circles meant to resemble a bird’s-eye view of a traditional Asian rice hat, is named “Fortune Cookie.” So the designer encouraged Amberley Village homeowners to run a fortune of sorts across the bottom of the mirror. Their choice? “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

The designer of this Central Ohio bathroom design made sure the materials throughout the room were drawn from an earthy color palette with copper accents and natural materials, which introduced plenty of appealing textures.

A conversation-starting bronze vessel sits atop a floating vanity shelf and the wall mounted faucet adds the perfect finishing touch in this Bexley bath that is far from ordinary.



A hand-blown glass vessel sink was the design inspiration for this central Ohio powder room. The designer paired it with a water texture glass countertop and silver and blue Venetian glass mosaic tiles which run vertically from the floating vanity countertop to the ceiling.

Wallpaper, sconce lighting and a delicate vanity help to establish the feminine vibe in this powder room.

Rich red coppers add warmth to this Tuscan-inspired powder room design. An ornate mirror creates a bit of a “wow factor” and keeps this space from becoming just another Tuscan bath.



The rich green and gold veining of the granite countertop sets the tone in this ornate Murrysville guest bathroom. The heavily decorated vanity and mirror add drama.

Bright orange walls perk up this powder room. A raised bowl sink serves as the standout feature and draws eyes away from the bright walls and to the striking black-painted maple cabinetry.

This East Walnut Hills home design was on the Cincinnati Preservation Association’s spring 2009 tour “Upstairs, Downstairs” and was originally built circa 1855.



A Montgomery couple opted to transform the first floor of their 30-year-old Colonial into a transitional-style plan including this powder room with its stone tile vanity and vessel sink.

This home was originally the residence for the Thompson brothers who founded Upper Arlington in 1918. Current owners and their designer worked with painstaking detail to match the home’s historical details and it shows in this powder room centered around an antique chest that has been repurposed as a bathroom vanity.

This Bethel Park powder room proves simplicity can make a big statement. The sleek white vanity with clean moldings and a rectangular vessel sink add a modern twist.



Design choices such as dark woods, simple fixtures and streamlined surfaces give this Powell powder room design a decidedly masculine touch.

This bathroom design—part of a Homearama® home a few years back—was a hit with show goers with its “sanctuary” theme, including tall trees artistically painted on the walls.

A Villa Hills powder room design is a trove of custom-designed details, including a wall-mounted vanity with underlighting, a curving mirror designed by the homeowner and metallic paint finished with an innovative swirl technique.



Bold red grasscloth wallpaper contrasts with the black and white fixtures to add a powerful sense of drama to this relatively small space.

After years of living in older homes, this couple decided they wanted a new home with all the modern conveniences, yet an old feel as seen in this undeniably English Country powder room.

This homeowner’s brother, whose metal work is found in several prominent locations around town including Adam’s Landing, The Taft Museum and Eden Park, created this vanity/mirror combination in this Montgomery home’s front hall half bathroom design.



Eye-catching wallpaper in crisp whites and blues goes far to create an inviting powder room in this recently remodeled Westerville home.

Hand-molded tile and bright floral wallpaper merge to create a retro charm in the powder room of this 100-year-old home.

The owners of this Harrison City powder room incorporated an impressive mirror purchased during a trip to Morocco. A floating vanity with a sleek granite countertop adds a modern touch to the space.



In Upper Arlington, this powder room design mixes dark, honed natural stones with natural woods to create a masculine, yet classic, space.

This Parisian-style powder room showcases just a few of the dazzling details added for dramatic effect in a Hyde Park home design.

In a world stuffed with modern and contemporary design, this classic powder room design stands out in a big way. The designer used 1920’s Parisian fixtures to truly nail down the design. The walls are framed with bamboo trellis with insets of antique mirrors to give the space a little something extra.



An old west feel abounds in this Indian Hill powder room with its carved vanity base and its light fixtures with their three-arrow accents.

Empty nesters moving from a house in Wyoming to a condo in East Walnut Hills love the crisp efficiency of this powder room design with its green glass tiled wall and vessel sink atop a granite surface.

In a Bellefontaine home with a lower level built for entertaining, this ladies’ room features two water closets each with a pedestal sink, and a soft pink lounge area with a pink and gray marble floor laid in a classic harlequin pattern and marble wainscoting.



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