The desire to create an illusion of more space should never override function.
I was enamored with interior designer Melanie Pounds’ home when it was featured in a local Birmingham, Alabama magazine – especially her White Oak Cottage Kitchen. Despite having two children and two pets, the couple purchased a small cottage and relied on her design skills to make each room feel larger. While Pounds did not sacrifice aesthetics, it seems she did sometimes sacrifice the ease of day-to-day living, as shown in the master bathroom. The unique scalloped marble sink, a flea market find, sits atop a custom black lacquer console. A wall mount Newport Brass faucet was placed on a mirrored wall. While the bathroom was not shown in its entirety, I can’t help but wonder where the hand soap and towel are located, as well as grooming necessities for two people… and the microfiber cloth for wiping off water spots. While I do find this set-up visually appealing, it seems better suited to a powder room. And what a stunning powder room it would be.
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