October 25, 2021

In primary bathrooms, homeowners usually want a serene, spa-like space that helps them feel more relaxed while getting ready for a busy day – or coming home from one. For their powder rooms, clients usually want to do a 180, and designers are always willing and able to turn up the volume.

“The powder room is a total wow factor space – it’s that one piece of eccentric jewelry you love to wear,” said Sharon Sherman, CKD, owner of Thyme and Place Design in Wyckoff, N.J. “It does not get a ton of traffic, but it is like the feature article in an overall story.”

Ellen Eilers, senior project designer for Lucas-Eilers Design Associates LLP in Houston, says clients typically go bolder in a powder room because it is not the bathroom they most frequent. They almost always show it to their guests, which gives them a chance to show more personality, but can close the door when it’s not in use.

“It’s one of those rooms that doesn’t really belong to anyone, so it can be more precocious than a regular bathroom,” said NYC-based architect and designer Ghislaine Viñas. “It’s the perfect place to be overly dramatic and add a bold gesture to a common space in the home.”

Source List

Metallics and Moody Blues
Designers: Ellen Eilers & Abby Holmes, Lucas-Eilers Design Associates LLP
Photographer: Claudia Casbarian with Julie Soefer
Mirror: Chairish
Pendant: Niermann Weeks
Sconces: Julie Neill
Wallpaper: Studio E

Transitional Botanical Oasis
Designer & Photographer: Erin Kestenbaum
Cabinet Knobs: Buster + Punch
Faucet & Shower Fixtures: Franz Viegener
Floor Tile: Walker Zanger
Lighting: Hudson Valley Lighting & Visual Comfort
Sink & Vanity: Signature Hardware
Toilet: Kohler
Wall Tile: Fireclay Tile
Wallpaper: Sandberg Raphael

Rustic and Refined
Designer: Lori Carroll, Lori Carroll & Associates
Photographer: Jon Mancuso
Faucet: Samuel Heath
Mirror: Custom
Sconces: Boyd Lighting
Sink: Julie Wawirka
Toilet: TOTO
Wallpaper: Casamance

Glam Black Lacquer
Designer: Sharon Sherman, CKD, ASID, NCIDQ, Thyme and Place Design
Photographer: Mike Van Tassell
Faucet & Toilet: DXV
Mirror: Wildwood
Pedestal Sink: James Martin Vanities
Wallcovering: York Wallcoverings

Industrial Masterpiece
Designer: Doug Walter, CMKBD, Doug Walter Architects
Photographer: Philip Wegener Photography
Countertop: Giallo St. Cecilia Granite
Lighting: Nuvo
Faucet: Delta
Sink: Thompson Traders
Vanity: Mid Continent Cabinetry

A Bevy of Bluebirds
Designer: Ghislaine Viñas
Photographer: Mick Hales
Chandelier & Mirror: Chairish
Wallpaper: Starkk

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