Powder Room Punch

Nov 30, 2011 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are in the final stages of construction on the Knott Street Residence, where we divided a bedroom into three parts:  a master bath and walk-in closet for the adjacent Master Bedroom, and a Powder Room that is accessed from the main hall.  We were elated when the owners expressed interest in having wallpaper on the Powder Room walls, and after an extensive search for the perfect pattern, we found the perfect scale and color, designed by Astek.

It's a tiny room, and one would think the wallpaper would make it feel even smaller, but the dark shades and repetitive pattern actually create the reverse effect .  By pairing the formal pattern with bright trim and modern plumbing fixtures (we used a Duravit wall-hung sink, which is minimalist in design and also a space saver), it's a Powder Room where guests can feel like they are getting a proper welcome.  In the photo below, you see butcher paper on the sink and floor, to protect the surfaces while painting and cleaning was completed.

The owners found a beautifully distressed wall-hung mirror from Rejuvenation, which balances the modern/traditional aesthetic.  We will have more (and better!) photos once the project is complete, but in the mean time, we couldn't wait to share our love for wallpaper.

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