A powder room, sandwiched between the mudroom and the front entry of the HGTV Dream Home 2011, bursts with colors inspired by the Vermont landscape. "It's just this wonderful land of contrasts," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "That plays a lot into the design scheme." A wall in the powder room is dedicated to oil paintings by Dorothy Martinez.
This powder room by Andreea Avram Rusu manages to be both modern and romantic. The various shades of rose in the tile soften the industrial vibe given off by the concrete sink and stainless steel toilet.
Make a bold statement in a small space with wallpaper. If you’re not sure about wallpaper, a small bathroom is a great place to try it out. Interior designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom suggest looking for bold hues and patterns. In this Atlanta home, a few favorite photographs finish off the sophisticated look.
The eight bedroom, nine-and-a-half bath house is nestled on two-and-a-half acres within the gated Makiki Kai estate. A spacious covered terrace blends outdoor and indoor living and frames the city skyline.
The faux treatment on this powder room's walls give it the look of a 17th-century French chateau. Simple techniques and unique accessories can give your half bath the royal treatment — even if you live in an apartment in Cleveland.
Gray wallpaper covers the top wall portion of this half bath to add shade and dimension to the design. The black floor pops against the bright white elements. The sink runs parallel with the toilet, and the countertop continues around the corner creating attached, built-in shelving.
On an two-acre property in Glencoe, Ill., a two-story home features a stone and cedar exterior reminiscent of a Hamptons classic. The six bedroom, nine full and two half bath home has an open floor plan with a professional cook's kitchen, two-story paneled library, sport court, exercise room and movie theater.
On the former site of the ranch house (now demolished) construction begins on the two-story pavilion. The lower level opens to the outdoor room and includes a half bath and a greenhouse. What you see here is the upper pavilion which includes a slate roof, copper gutters, rain chains and a limestone floor.
After a devastating fire that destroyed the client's home, some materials were retrieved from the embers and incorporated into this reconstructed half bath. Items salvaged from the ruins — travertine tile, wall sconces and a ceiling pendant — informed the inspiration for the new design in this powder room renaissance. A floating Mascarello granite countertop completes the space.
What was once the nondescript backside of a ranch house has been transformed into an architectural marvel complete with a two story pavilion (it contains a half bath inside the arches), a greenhouse in the right corner and the outdoor fireplace in the center of the right wall. All of it is accessible within the new courtyard design.
The Redondo Beach House in Southern California consists of eight shipping containers along with traditional stick frame construction. Designed by Peter DeMaria of DeMaria Design, the result is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath that maintains its original corrugated steel walls and wood floors. Airplane hangar doors are a major standout element, and redefine bringing the outdoors in. If you’re a fan of shipping containers but can’t afford an architect, DeMaria also operates Logical Homes, a reasonably priced line of pre-fabricated container homes.
This master bath is centered around a Roman tub with a mosaic surround with detailing, which echoes the mosaic half-dome ceiling overhead. Blue polished plastic walls are hand-stenciled in a French neoclassic design.