Pssst….You..Over there…Whats your favourite room at home…??
…Kitchen?…Bedroom?….Home Gym or perhaps the Theatre Room?..All good choices I agree..However none of them are a patch on my favourite..The Powder Room…Yep…You did read it correctly..
Powder Room….The original meaning in the dictionary refers to the Powder Room as a Ladies only space Located in an upmarket department Store..A space to freshen up, perhaps a spritz of Chanel No5, a little more gloss on the lips and tuck that stray tendril back behind your ear….Sounds glamorous right?…Well, It shouldn’t be just the department stores that get all fun with a chic designer Powder Room..
When I am designing a home or new space for a client..I hone straight in on the PR (powder room)..Its important to have an inviting and interesting space, this is where your guests will go..so you can afford to show off a little..
To me, this area can be a created with the homes overall vision in mind, but with a twist, a point of difference, a hotel or commercial edge can be applied here and it can be a winner!
It doesn’t have to be as practical as a regular bathroom because its assumed you’ve showered, your makeup is on and …you have shaved. So..the lighting can be lower, storage is not a necessity, and you can apply wallpaper or other feature decals due to non steam issues.. It can be a darker than usual space and I especially love creating a boutique feel, mixing marbles, dark timber, feature pendant or wall lights .. and my signature material; bronze mirror..You can layer this up with regular silver mirror and the effect is crazy..In a good way…
Have I convinced you not to overlook this little sister of the bathroom family??…I’d like to thinks so..Dress her up and show her off..Make her parents proud….