Whether you call them zany, individual or original, guest baths have personalities that send unique messages.
Think about it: your powder room is the one place where a guest will be alone long enough to take a close look around. So, what’s the décor in there really about? Last fall, I explored conventional Powder Room Think based on a three-part formula we see again and again – a piece of furniture converted to a vanity, a mirror that supports the furniture style, and some surface decoration in the form of tile, stone or texture. If that 1,2,3 approach is the yin of powder rooms, the yang represents powder rooms with distinctive – dare we say unforgettable? — personalities.
The Jeff Andrews’ guest bath [top] gets my vote for maxing out the most styles in one small space. First is the black and white damask-revival wallpaper layered with the curvy silhouette of a black Venetian style mirror – which we’ve been seeing for some time. The pendulum swings to modern tubular pendant lights matched with a sleek wall-mounted sink faucet set and platinum-hued vessel sink. Then, like an old hippie in Birkenstocks crashing a party, there’s a granite sink counter and backsplash with naturalistic edges that screams organic! For me, this manages to look inspired by architecture in L.A.
More stylistically consistent, yet equally unforgettable, is the slick pedestal sink with a blue-tint glass vessel sink on a clear glass top supported by a sculptural copper-tone base. What’s difficult to tell is whether the walls are blue granite or pebble mesh tile but the result is a post-Memphis, eco-friendly look. While fluorescent lights are a popular green-build choice, the glare could be rough going after a few drinks.
Any powder room with a disco glitter ball understands the concept of urban glamor. What I love is the boho aura of the the spidery sink base, retro faucet, dark walls, floor lamp and small extension mirror that functions best for close-up tasks like shaving or mascara application. Cool and low budget, this powder room screams “hipster dude lives here.” Anyone with big hair is visiting the wrong house.
(Source: jeffandrews-design.com, jrwdesign.com, Dwell)
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