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Powder Bath Inspiration

Small bathrooms are the perfect place to take risks. Get inspired by wallpapers, minimalist vibes, eclectic materials and unexpected elements used by southwest Missouri's best interior designers.

By Dayle Duggins

May 11 2018 at 8:38 a.m.

Wood sink and countertop in bathroom designed by Cindy Love Interiors
Photo courtesy Cindy Love InteriorsFor a lake house powder bath, Cindy Love combined a petrified wood vessel sink and birch tree wallpaper.

If you're someone who loves to entertain at home, your half bathroom or powder room is another opportunity to impress or surprise guests.
"This is one of my favorite spaces to get really creative!" says Cindy Love of Cindy Love Interiors. "It's not a wet bathroom with a shower or tub, so practicality is not as important here."

With 20 years of experience, Love specializes in bringing character, warmth and texture to southwest Missouri homes. When considering a face-lift for your powder room, she recommends keeping the following in mind:

     • Lighting can be more ambient and fun. There's no need for task lighting.
     • Consider using unexpected wallpaper and great tile as an accent.
     • Hunt for furniture style vanities that can be converted for sink use.

Polka dot wallpaper in funky powder bath.
Ricci and Joe Bonebrake transformed their boring Brentwood bathroom into a chic spot for family and guests using Thibaut Tanzania statement wallpaper. Purchase Photo
Powder bath with wood cabinets and grass-cloth wallpaper by Nathan Taylor.
By using sleek, stylish elements like soft lighting, grass-cloth wallpaper, marble countertops and a floating mirror, designer Nathan Taylor of Obelisk Home gave this powder bath sophistication. Winner of the 2017 Design Award for Powder Bath. Photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw.
Urn sink in powder bathroom by Cindy Love Interiors.
Cindy Love used an urn style cement garden planter as a sink by placing it on a raised platform. For this look, the plumbing hardware was wall mounted, brick flooring was used. Photo courtesy Cindy Love Interiors.
Minimalist bathroom with farmhouse sink by Jason Bekebrede.
"I think powder rooms are a spot you can have fun as daily functionality isn't as necessary with tasks such as getting ready in the morning," says Jason Bekebrede of Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling.
Silver sunburst chandelier.
While redesigning the powder bath in this classic Craftsman-style home, Susie Wieland of Wieland Studio aimed to add a bit of pizzazz to the space. A chandelier adds movement to the space. Winner of the 2015 Design Award for Powder Bath. Photo by Gayle Babcock Architectural Imageworks LLC.
Modern powder bath with gray cabinets by Nathan Taylor.
Nathan Taylor of Obelisk Home had already designed the living room and kitchen for these homeowners, so he brought the same modern approach to the powder bath and replaced yellow walls and faux finishes with a fresh color scheme. Winner of the 2016 Design Award for Powder Bath. Photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw.
Sea mural in powder bathroom by Kori Smalley.
Springfield artist Kori Smalley created this mural that is evocative of the sea for the powder room in Charity Evans' Airbnb loft above her store, Refine Studios, on historic Commercial Street,. “I wanted all the artists to use their creative talents in whatever way represented their style and aesthetic,” Evans says. Photo by Beth Solano Photography.
Copper sink in navy and floral bathroom with wallpaper by Adrian Rhoads.
The standout feature in this powder room is the custom copper sink with swoon-worthy curvature. The copper's horizontal lines are mimicked in the wainscoting around the lower perimeter of the space, painted to match the navy tones in the bold, floral-print wallpaper. Winner of the 2015 Homes of the Year designed by Adrian Rhoads of Rhoads Design & Construction. Photo by Starboard & Port Photography.
Slider Thumbnail: Polka dot wallpaper in funky powder bath.
Slider Thumbnail: Powder bath with wood cabinets and grass-cloth wallpaper by Nathan Taylor.
Slider Thumbnail: Urn sink in powder bathroom by Cindy Love Interiors.
Slider Thumbnail: Minimalist bathroom with farmhouse sink by Jason Bekebrede.
Slider Thumbnail: Silver sunburst chandelier.
Slider Thumbnail: Modern powder bath with gray cabinets by Nathan Taylor.
Slider Thumbnail: Sea mural in powder bathroom by Kori Smalley.
Slider Thumbnail: Copper sink in navy and floral bathroom with wallpaper by Adrian Rhoads.