Secrets of an Interior Designer


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Pretty Powder Rooms

Powder rooms are one of the most widely used rooms in a house – not only by our families, but also by our guests….which is why they need to shine!  We love designing these rooms with a lot of WOW factor, and our clients love them!  Check out one of our favorite powder rooms that we designed – the wallpaper is daring, while the custom painted vanity creates a beautiful focal point to the room.

Speaking of wallpaper, go BIG!!  If you really want to make a statement somewhere in your house, this is where you can do it.  You might think that a large or colorful pattern might not work in a small space – it does, trust us!

Powder rooms are a great opportunity for unique and beautiful wall tile.  Check out these square wood tiles – very unexpected when paired with this ultra-contemporary glass vanity.  To create this “unexpected” look, pair items that you love without trying to figure out what will “look best” – the most interesting spaces are those that are the most “unexpected”.

Showcase some art!  What a great place to show off some interesting artwork.  It’s also a great place for smaller pieces that you may have a hard time finding a place for.

Limit your materials – we love the gold finishes found throughout this powder room.  Sometimes using a lot of the same material can feel too heavy or matchy, but the simplicity of this overall design allows the gold leaf material to shine.
Watch out – gold and brass are coming back!!

For another “unexpected” look, drop a group of pendant light fixtures on one side of your vanity, or flank a pair on each side.  We always see wall sconces in bathrooms, but pendants (paired with general overhead lighting) are a great way to bring sparkle to a room.