Go kooky or lavish! These small spaces can handle the drama. Which is your favourite?
A Feathered Nest
HGTV’s Sarah Richardson pulled together this genteel space for the ornithologist. The statement wallpaper by Schumacher is aptly called A-Twitter. Shaded sconces and an antique table round out the look.
The Campaign Trail
A walnut washstand and brass hardware are dashing choices in this powder room, especially for those who love campaign dressers. It was designed by Barrington, Ill.,-based Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors.
We love that she paired it with a sharp black mirror, so the space doesn’t look too boringly matchy-matchy.
Black and white is always on trend as seen in this space that’s all about the mesmerizing wallpaper.
Go for Gold
Kelly Wearstler’s striking Crescent Wallpaper in gold and ivory, paired with a glammy mirror, is a stunning combination. A trio of fat leaves pops against the metallics.
Chinese Sparrow Frometal Wallpaper is a subtle and stunning choice in this gold-accented powder room, where a salvaged-wood vanity is texturally interesting against the smooth porcelain sink.
Royal blue Deim zebra wallpaper, a shimmery chandelier, a gold bamboo chinoiserie mirror – this powder room has it going on!
This gold and beige beauty – love that caramel vanity and gold fixtures – is a nice change from an all-white loo. The Asuka peony wallpaper is by Osborne and Little.
From the herringbone floors to the black subway tiles, this strip of a powder room is all kinds of fabulous. A thick gold mirror, dapper sconces and art deco artwork finishes off the look.
David Hicks’ Hexagon Wallpaper is a dizzying delight. The black bow-front dresser nicely breaks up the palette.
Want a glamorous loo? Just add gleaming black walls embellished with silver picture-frame wainscotting and a vessel sink atop a waterfall slab of marble. The traditional Duchess sconces with tassels are from Boyd Lighting.
Rich and Regal
A rococo mirror on steroids steals the scene in this luxurious powder room that’s engulfed in marble.
This impossibly cute powder room is loaded with Penguin book covers. Is that Pride and Prejudice staring out at us?
(Ok, it’s actually Osborne & Little’s Penguin Library Wallpaper and we bibliophiles are in love with it!)
It’s all about the marble washstand here, which is the picture of sophistication against slate blue walls.
Sarah Bartholomew is a designer in Nashville and her incredible home was recently featured in Southern Living magazine. This is the whimsical powder room covered in bamboo-print lime-green wallpaper. Isn’t it great?
A few key architectural elements – a black-bottomed vanity, an industrial sconce and a dainty painting against a neutral backdrop – give this pared-down powder room edge.
If you’re redoing your loo, that’s a Kohler Purist wall-mounted faucet and soap dish FYI.
Clean subway tile meets wild damask wallpaper for some fun under the stairs.
A Dog Lover Fur Sure
So this may not be the most sophisticated room in this slide show, but we love it all the same. The sketches of seven dogs on the wallpaper is a fun way to show off your love of pooches. If you’re thinking of doing something similar, go for it. Powder rooms are small and can handle the quirk.
P.S. Don’t forget to wash your paws after using the bathroom.
Something about this feels masculine and yet it’s not overt. Either way, we are digging the saloon-style accents that pop against the white walls. That wood detail on the walls and the antlers-as-towel-holder. Nice!
Stencilled scenes of Paris and an antique washstand are très jolie in this powder room by Christine Dovey, the inimitable designer behind the blogspot Bijou and Boheme.