The color palette of the powder room at HGTV Dream Home 2013 was inspired by Kiawah Island's beautiful marsh scenery. A natural quartz countertop provides a blank canvas against which accessories, including luxury soaps and scented candles, pop.
A luxurious walk-in shower features dual showering zones, each with its own door access, showerhead, drain and niches for soap and shampoo. This master bathroom also includes a pair of furniture-style vanities with wood-trimmed mirrors.
After a day of sunbathing or swimming in the pool, this guest bathroom becomes the perfect space to freshen up. A large vanity keeps essentials like towels and soap close, while a glass door opens to the shower.
Thankfully, these pieces that were once necessities have become antiquated due to indoor plumbing. They now make a quirky, tongue-in-cheek holder for homemade soaps and other items that make nice holiday gifts.
Terra cotta-colored glass tiles line the inside of this enclosed shower, which features a marble bench and ornate antique looking hardware. Built-in shelving provides room for soap and a small green vase filled with pink flowers.
A pebble accent stripe on the wall behind the toilet continues to the floor in the modern powder room. The single vanity features a thick countertop with a long, linear sink and cabinet space underneath for storing hand towels, soap and toiletries.
This spacious bathroom features a double vanity with white Shaker style cabinets and neutral countertops. Orange hand towels and soap dispensers add bold color accents, while ample windows allow natural light to illuminate the space. A drop-in bathtub provides the perfect spot for relaxing.
Problem: Swarms or clouds of tiny white creatures fly into the air when you move your plants. Solution: You’ve got whiteflies, insects related to aphids that suck plant juices. They make a sticky substance called honeydew that can attract fungal diseases. Spray the plant with an insecticidal soap, following label directions. You’ll probably need to re-treat. Some gardeners use a homemade spray of 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 5 parts water and one tablespoon of mild liquid soap. The good news is that some houseplants, like this red Anthurium, are seldom troubled by these pests.
A large oval soaking tub is prime real estate in this neutral contemporary master bathroom. Sparkling chrome fixtures gleam while a matching bath caddy spans the width of the tub, allowing for storage of bath essentials like shampoo and soap.
Sea foam green tile gives a spa-like look to this shower with gray and white curtain. A simple white vanity features a light gray countertop, stainless steel contemporary faucet and small mirror. A soap bottle and rolled towels give a pop of turquoise accent color.
Stash dishwashing supplies out of sight. This narrow pull-out provides sink-adjacent storage for dish soap, scrub brushes and hand towels. Plus, a towel rack allows the dish towel to dry after use. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
If you’re decorating your counters with several similar color tones, it’s important to add interest with textures and size. This large coral piece and wooden bowl make a beautiful display, and the bowl is a great place for sponges, soaps and other spare toiletries for guests.
The powder room’s sink features a round basin with a subtly textured shagreen design with a muddy green finish for a serious style statement. A marbleized soap dispenser and small glass vases with fresh cuttings on each side of the sink decorate the uncluttered top of the vanity.
Opulence is the key word in this marble-clad powder room. From the sleek vanity with mirrored doors, to the decorative and dramatic floor tiles, to the textured wallpaper and deep crown molding, no surface is left unadorned. Even the vessel sink and soap dispenser get in on the marble theme.
Designer Elizabeth Swartz used a custom-designed furniture piece as a vanity for this petite powder room. Using a vessel sink means the drawers underneath remain spacious enough to store soaps, guest towels and extra rolls of toilet paper.