Proper Powder Room
In my mind, there are a few design elements that make me feel like I’m a proper adult. One is a double pull-out trash cabinet in the Kitchen (yes, I know this is not a crazy new, fancy invention, and yet I’m still excited for the day when I have this in my own home), and the other is having a proper Powder Room. You know, a bathroom designated ONLY for guests. What a concept!? When this lovely couple reached out and asked us to gut their current Powder Room - it was such a dream…..that was created out of the strangest Powder Room situation I had ever seen.
Let me set the scene. The previous Powder Room had black granite on the floor, and on every wall. The toilet was made of stainless steel and looked like a relic from Alcatraz. I had never encountered this next design feature before (and I pray I never do again)….but the sink basin was made of clear rubber. And let’s not forget the fifth wall - the ceiling. It was a solid sheet of stainless steel. This Powder Room was serving us “O’Hare / Prison / early 1990’s” realness. But we were not here for it.
We knew were starting totally from scratch, so we just had fun with this space! Installing a painted porcelain hexagonal floor tile created a fun, graphic pattern on this surface. We wrapped the walls in a recycled newsprint wallpaper for subtle pops of color mixed into the cool texture. And who doesn’t love a floating vanity? The walnut drawer base brings some warmth into the room, while the glossy resin sink top and matte black faucet keep it cool and fresh. Keeping the wall accessories and sconce in a black metal finish ties it all together.
After we completed this room, the client texted me saying she smiles every time she walks by this little room. Mission accomplished!