Powder Rooms - The Garnish of The Home

One of my favourite rooms to decorate is a powder room. For such a small space, it is a room which can carry a hefty ‘wow’ factor for the home, like that little garnish on a dish that makes you want to sit and stare a while before digging in.

The great thing is, you don’t need to go crazy. I always tell my clients that for an amazing powder room, less is more. If you do too much, the space becomes a confusing cluster of details rather than an inviting one. My advice is always to choose one aspect that you’d like to feature and make that the focal point. It’s amazing how the simple detail of an unusual paint finish, window treatment or light fixture can take your powder room to a dynamic level.


WINDOW TREATMENTS

A silk swag curtain adds a touch of formality to this powder room

A silk swag curtain adds a touch of formality to this powder room

Delicate fretwork doubles as privacy shutters in the powder room of this historic Jamaican home.  

Delicate fretwork doubles as privacy shutters in the powder room of this historic Jamaican home.  

TUN U HAN' MEK FASHION

 Weathered, unpolished wood brings a little of the textured outdoors in and creates a striking frame for this powder room

 Weathered, unpolished wood brings a little of the textured outdoors in and creates a striking frame for this powder room

This old cabinet was fit with plumbing, new crystal pulls, a marble counter top and beautiful vessel sink for a powder room 'POW'!

This old cabinet was fit with plumbing, new crystal pulls, a marble counter top and beautiful vessel sink for a powder room 'POW'!

PAINT FINISH

A clear glaze was washed over paint to give an ethereal glow to this powder room.

A clear glaze was washed over paint to give an ethereal glow to this powder room.

Striking Stripes

Striking Stripes

MIRROR

Why go with one when you can have two? Cluster mirrors of similar shapes to create impact

Why go with one when you can have two? Cluster mirrors of similar shapes to create impact

 Think of your powder room as the condensed version of your home story – whether it be formal, artsy or antique, let it be you …and let it be amazing!!