2020 Best Powder Rooms
Sandra Diaz-Velasco, Eolo A&I Design, Inc., Miami, FL
Tucked next to a grand foyer, this powder room was conceived as the “hidden gem” of the first floor as part of a full house renovation of a state home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Sandra Diaz-Velasco set out to create a design that would complement the eclectic traditional and contemporary styles present throughout the rest of the home but would also be completely visually distinct.
Diaz-Velasco had to contend with low ceilings, a tiny footprint and an oddly-placed window, but was able to mitigate these challenges by adjusting the ceiling height and hanging an eye-catching vanity mirror in front of the window. A custom floating vanity with a glass countertop and a wall-hung Duravit toilet lend a sense of lightness and spaciousness to the small room.
Eddie Leverett Jr.,
ONE eleven ltd., Las Vegas, NV
The owners of this powder room were displeased with the “toilet-focused” original design, which provided little privacy and was aesthetically dated. Designer Eddie Leverett Jr. stripped the space almost completely in order to leave a clean slate to create a stunning spa-like design.
The plumbing was shifted to the west wall in order to take the focus from the toilet and create a new vanity feature wall designed to catch the eye immediately upon entry. The feature wall includes a Schenk Mesa Select Tobacco Halifax Oak floating vanity topped with Arizona Tile’s Opal White, along with a Whitehaus Isabella Plus vitreous china vessel sink and matte black Zura faucet from Delta Faucet Co. The feature wall boasts a chevron patterned marble backsplash above the sink, while the floor showcases an ornate marble-and-wood patterned porcelain tile.
Fresh and Floral
Patricia Davis Brown,
PDB Designs, LLC, Vero Beach, FL
Part of a new luxury home development, this powder room design was created for a model home with a coastal flavor. Designer Patricia Davis Brown selected a cheerful patterned wallpaper to give the small, high-ceilinged space balance, as well as a memorable punch. Coral Stone countertops and flooring complement the rest of the house’s fresh coastal feel, and custom hardware from Lisa Jarvis evoking a floral burst calls back to the wallpaper.
Several green elements were also incorporated into the space, including a water-saving, low-flow toilet from DXV, LED lighting and a DXV sink with a Grohe EcoJoy faucet that significantly reduces water consumption.
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