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repurposed ornamental iron window grilles into bathroom mirror by Amy D Morris Interiors

Repurposed Ornamental Iron Mirrors

Wrought iron window grilles are repurposed for interiors. I’ve been intrigued by this powder room mirror since it was featured a few years ago in House Beautiful.  The concept is simple – a cut to size mirror is installed on the wall and over it is placed an antique wrought iron window grille. The visual […]

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powder room with blue and white toile wallpaper

More Powder Rooms Papered

Wallpapers send a clear message about style. Powder rooms are often designed as a statement rooms or to impress guests. And because their space is usually jewel-box size, many home owners take some chances on strong color, or pattern, which makes wallpapers a perfect solution. When I see a large-scale abstract pattern dominate the walls, […]

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1940s white console sink with modern wallpaper plus period lighting and floor

Console Charm

When space is an issue in small baths – particularly powder rooms — consoles are sinks of choice. The very good reason has to do with scale, or proportional size. Consoles rest on legs rather than a cabinet, which reduces visual bulk. Even when they are as large as this hunky, 30-inch Kohler Memoirs basin, […]

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palm tree pattern powder room wallpaper

Powder Rooms Papered

One of these fresh patterns is actually a 1930s icon. Guess which one. Powder rooms and small baths are great places to use wallpapers based on motifs taken from nature. In these spaces, which are often small, repetition and fanciful imagery adds a kind of quirky charm that can be easily embellished with an extravagant […]

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powder room with curved vanity by Barbara Westbrook

Powder Room Curves

Powder rooms offer opportunities to take chances with unusual or luxurious elements. Eclectic sometimes eccentric but interesting, which is how I view these two very different powder rooms, each have a prominent curved feature. Anyone who has discussed a radius-curve cabinet with an architect or wood worker quickly learns that they are an expensive feature […]

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