While a powder bathroom doesn’t account for too much in terms of a home’s footprint, this small corner is often a key component of guest-facing real estate.
Nathan Taylor, principal designer and owner at Obelisk Home, kept this in mind when decorating this powder bath that was part of an entire home remodel. The homeowners were immediately on the same page as Taylor: Although petite, this space wasn’t going to be an afterthought in the home.
Taylor used a combination of existing and new elements in the room’s design. The wainscoting was already there, but he gave it a second life by adding a fresh coat of warm putty-hued paint that he color-matched to the patterned wallpaper. When paired with marble flooring, this new backdrop gave the 1990s powder bath an updated look on par with the rest of the home.
Swapping out the pedestal sink for a vanity with open storage gave the room a more open and functional feel achieved sans layout changes. Designing any small bathroom presents sourcing challenges, and Taylor had to come up with a creative workaround in a couple of instances throughout the project.