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SMALL SPACES: (Part 3) POWDER ROOMS

One of my favorite small spaces in any home is the powder room. In this these tiny rooms, anything can happen! You can feel free to go a little crazy and do things you would not normally do in larger rooms in your home. Here are a few tips for making the most of these spectacular little interior design wonders…..
TIP #1: Add something dramatic or unexpected!

Photo from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

This powder room from the 2010 Atlanta Designer Show House and Gardens was nothing short of fabulous in person! The sink you see in the photo (above) is actually made of genuine gold leaf!

Photo from Elle Decor

This shell sink is a lovely, and unusual, sink in this bath.

Photo from Elle Decor.

This glamorous powder room boasts matte and mirror-finish glass tiles highlighting a vanity created from a slice of walnut root!

Photo from Elle Decor.

The floor-to-ceiling light box to the right of this sink adds spectacular detailing to this powder room.

Photo from House Beautiful.

This lantern chandelier is such a delightful, and unexpected, detail that provides this small bath extra interest.

Photo from House Beautiful.

This shell-encrusted piece of furniture was actually custom created from the homeowner’s beach finds!

TIP #2: Add bold colors and/or patterns to your walls.

Photo from Elle Decor.

This powder room was painted in a bright chartreuse and embellished with painted-aluminum blooms.

Photo from Elle Decor.

Photo from Elle Decor.

Photo from House Beautiful.

TIP #3: Give attention to fabulous details!

Photo from Elle Decor.

What may look like wallpaper in this photo is actually pages of a book that were applied to the walls of this powder room.

Photo from Knotting Hill Interiors.

This bathroom is one I created for a luxury interior design client during their home renovation project. Adding details, such as this custom-monogrammed towel from Knotting Hill Interiors, makes all the difference in a small space such as this.

Photo from Elle Decor.

The gold fixtures on this sink are fabulous in this rich bathroom, whereas they might be extremely over-the-top in any other room in the house.

Photo from House Beautiful.

The paneled woodwork and interesting mirror are fabulous details in this space.

TIP #4: Use “real” furniture in your design!

Photo from Elle Decor.

This vanity is actually a Victorian dressing table that was converted to fit the space and style of this powder room.

Photo from Elle Decor.

This tiny Paris apartment adds a chic little table for placement of a charming vase of flowers and small accessories.

Photo from House Beautiful.

Even a simple piece of furniture converted to a vanity can make a powder room seem more grounded.

Photo from House Beautiful.

This powder room features an inlaid cabinet converted into a vanity, which really makes the Asian theme work in this small space.

Tip #5: Search for ways to add storage.

Photo from Elle Decor.

This sink is flanked with two cabinets that add needed storage to a bath with only a pedestal sink.

Photo from House Beautiful.

A skirted sink is an excellent place to add storage to a small powder room.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FABULOUS, CONTACT ME FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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3 comments to SMALL SPACES: (Part 3) TOP 5 Kimplistic Tips for Designing POWDER ROOMS

  • The bath you designed is actually my favorite! I am going to add it to my collection of inspiration photos, along with several others on this post.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Kimberly Grigg

      How wonderful! Thank you so much for reading my blog and for adding my powder room to your inspirational photos! What an incredible compliment!

  • Kathy Tobacco

    “This powder room from the 2010 Atlanta Designer Show House and Gardens was nothing short of fabulous in person!”

    You saw this bathroom in person so I was wondering what color was the toilet in this bathroom? I love this look but I don’t like black toilets at all and I wondered if they pulled off a white one with that black floor. Thank you

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