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The 10 Most Popular Powder Rooms Right Now

Shiplap, dramatic wallpaper and unique vanities stand out in this collection of popular photos

A powder room is a wonderful opportunity to add personality to your home, and the design and building professionals who worked on these 10 gorgeous spaces seized that chance. The following collection features a countdown of the 10 most-saved powder room photos uploaded to Houzz in the last three months. See the unique wall treatments, vanities and styles the community is loving.

10. Minty Fresh

Designer Kimberlee Gorsline of Kimberlee Marie Interior Design made over this Seattle home in a style she and her clients call “traditional with farmhouse charm.” The powder room features ceramic floor tile, white shiplap walls, a soft mint vanity and art that draws on the vanity color.

9. Dark and Light

Black walls and a light wood floating vanity create pleasing contrast in this suburban Denver powder room from Shadow Creek Homes. Patterned tile adds zest to the design.

8. Blue-and-Gold Web Designer Jamie Bush used wildly patterned wallpaper to create this unique look in a San Francisco row home for a client who was up for creative experimentation. A sleek white sink on a dark base, a shapely toilet and a black vase filled with plants that echo the wallpaper’s gold veining finish the look.

7. Old and New

In this Seattle powder room, designer Marianne Simon paired a lovely furniture piece with a beautiful stone countertop to create a vanity that feels timeless. Gray-and-white wallpaper, a gold framed mirror and traditional-style sconces lend a special feel to the room.

6. Contemporary With a Twist

Geometry in two contemporary shapes on the walls bring a current feel to this powder room by Violet Olivera Design. Wallpaper with a triangles pattern flanks a floating rustic wood vanity, behind which is a condensed hexagon tile that offers a crisp design with interest. Gold fixtures add elegance to the small but stylish room.

5. Wood Grain

This bathroom from CarsonSpeer Builders features a thick and polished wood vanity that showcases the grain of the wood, along with a sleek square sink —two elements that add a modern touch to the farmhouse style.

4. Gray Elegance

Designer Kirsten Kaplan of Haus Interior Design had clients with a clear idea of their taste. They liked shades of gray, industrial style with some vintage elements and sharp, geometric lines. Kaplan worked these preferences into the home, including in this powder room, where she removed a basic vanity and replaced it with a marble-and-chrome piece that has an industrial feel.

She also added new lighting and designed millwork for the walls. A portion of that millwork doubles as the sink backsplash. A large mirror helps the room feel more spacious; it had to be measured and cut precisely to fit into the recessed space in the millwork above the sink.

Wall paint: Silent Night, Benjamin Moore

3. Geometric Delight

Wallpaper with a fresh blue-and-white diamond-and-arrow pattern energizes this powder room from Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes and contrasts nicely with the traditional wainscoting. The gold mirror frame adds another geometric element.

2. Moody Floral

Dramatic floral wallpaper and glossy black wainscoting create an elegant canvas for this powder room from Elton R Construction. The white sink and toilet pop against the dark backdrop and highlight the pale colors in the florals. Gray and white penny tiles balance and ground the space.

1. Surrealist Vignette

This powder room, also by Jamie Bush and in the same home as the No. 8 powder room featured in this article, features an ombre palette and abstract cattle skull that allude to surrealist paintings and art, a theme Bush infused throughout the home. “It’s almost like a tequila sunset aspect to it, with a nod to Spanish surrealist painters,” Bush says.

Erin Carlyle July 17, 2019


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