Pretty & Durable
Powder rooms get plenty of use so they need to be attractive and durable. A Fusion quartzite countertop and backsplash perfectly meet both requirements. In this space the curvaceous patterns in the marble was the starting point for the room’s design. The custom cabinet offers complementary curves. Accessories and fixtures in unlacquered brass along with the gold tones in the wallpaper underscore the glamour.
Architect: Sissy Austin of Austin & Co
Fixtures and Accessories: Fixtures & Finishes
Wallpaper: Schumacher, “Queen of Spain”
Simple & Focused
Black and gold accents and a mirror-mounted faucet keeps the focus on the fluted, limestone sink in this narrow bath. A lively, yet traditional wallpaper doubles in size thanks to the mirrored wall. Above, a gold fixture is a stand out against a dark ceiling.
Designer: Doug Davis of Douglas C Davis & Associates
Faucet: Fixtures & Finishes
Wallpaper: Nina Campbell, “Pavilion Garden”
Light Fixture: Visual Comfort, “Tilden”
Bold & Brilliant
Big pattern on the tiled wall makes a statement in this powder room. The backsplash tile (Simone tile, a waterjet mosaic in honed Calacatta Gold, honed Thassos, and brushed brass by New Ravenna) runs all the way to the ceiling for extra effect. York wall sconces by Hudson Valley in aged brass, along with a Dryden widespread faucet in brilliance champagne bronze, echo the tile’s metallic tones. For added texture and to complement the warm hues, the vanity features custom reeded drawers made of quarter-sawn white oak.
Architect: Ellis Architects
Cabinets: Toulmin Cabinetry
Robert F. Henry Tile shares what’s new and what’s next in tile: Color, shape, and texture!
Gray- Gray has been the neutral of choice for the last several years however we’re seeing neutral beiges come in with a mix of warm and cool tones.
Blue- Very popular last year, blue is here to stay. This year, look for brighter blues and and the use of blue in patterns and interesting shapes.
Green- Green is the color of nature and a mood lifter all around. It’s also a safe color direction to dapple in if you want to venture into the crayon box.
Pattern- Although subway is classic and will not go out of style, we are now seeing hexagons, triangles, circles, elongated hexagons, and squares coming back to the play book.
Other considerations: installation and grout- Subway tile, for instance, can be installed in lines or patterns. And when it comes to grout color, grout choices can make individual tiles stand out or offer a seamless finish.