Small spaces offer the perfect opportunity to make a big style statement, and powder rooms in particular present an exciting challenge. These often tiny, tucked-away areas are the ideal place for the design-minded to aim for maximum elegance, take a rewarding risk, and put the fun in functional. Case in point: the above space by New Orleans-based designer Shaun Smith, which proves that when expertly executed, a powder room can pack a powerfully stylish punch. After all, when you’re only dealing with a few square feet, every detail matters.
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Here, Dallas-based custom builder Coats Homes created a glamorous space in a collaboration with architecture firm Pfeffer Torode and interior design by Anne Williams. The neutral palette, wonderful textures, and warm accents make the powder room feel both soothing and sumptuous.
Powder rooms are the perfect place to play with pattern. Even the most wallpaper-averse can appreciate the way the graphic print enhances the above space Minneapolis’s Fiddlehead Design Group, especially when paired with a coordinating shade and eye-catching sconces.
Above, Greenwich-based design and furnishings studio Lillian August shows just how much style can be squeezed into a small space. The sleek sink, soft palette, and gilded accents come together in a narrow nook that’s perfectly functional and oh so pretty.
Schumacher chevron wallpaper gives this powder room by Baltimore-based Antique Exchange Interiors a stylish boost.
Dallas’s Avrea Wagner mixes black, white, and brass in this handsome powder room, and illustrates that monogrammed towels are always the perfect finishing touch.
Curves, lines, and a charming corner sink create a cheerful, eclectic mix in this powder room by Greenwich, Connecticut-based Pimlico Interiors.
The portfolio of Minneapolis-based Martha O’Hara Interiors is filled with powder room inspiration. In the example above, photographed by Corey Gaffer, the designer achieves maximum impact through lighting and reflection.
Beautiful pattern and perfectly placed artwork make this small space by Martha O’Hara Interiors, photographed by Troy Thies, feel fresh and dynamic.
One last jewel box by Martha O’Hara Interiors, photographed by Corey Gaffer. Pattern, sunburst sconces, and peonies? Yes, please.