Never underestimate the power of art, even in the bathroom. Oversized artwork can make a dominant design statement in a bathroom. Here, the large image and neutral colors of this smiling Buddha, selected by McNeal Walker Interiors for $20 at a home discount store, create a tranquil focal point and draw the eyes up and away from the more functional parts of the room.
The great outdoors comes into this Asian bathroom, thanks to the unique wallpaper depicting a pastoral countryside scene. Bold red lines recall a wooden home or gazebo and elevate an otherwise ordinary powder room.
Paint the ceiling for a cohesive designer look. For this small bathroom, Atlanta designer Michele Gratch used Benjamin Moore’s Habanero Pepper, which matches the reddish tones in the chinoiserie wallpaper. Also, she had the seagrass rug custom cut, which is not a budget buster, and added a border with a yard of fabric that coordinated with the wallpaper.
When you have a bathroom with gorgeous wallpaper, like this chinoiserie print, you don’t have to splurge on the countertop or sink details. Atlanta designer Michele Gratch installed a faucet from a home improvement store with an antique bronze finish and a tiny vase with fresh roses to match the wall’s pink palette.