Award Winning Home Design

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  • 2010 NKBA Star Awards First Place Powder Bathroom


An impressive mountaintop home with stunning natural surroundings is the setting for this small powder room, which makes a lasting impression with limited space. Since the owners plan to live in their home for a lifetime, the room was designed with safety and ergonomics as a priority, including open space planning, a comfort height toilet, accessible cabinetry and faucet handles selected for ease of use. Informed by the natural beauty of the desert just outside its window, the powder room design balances the home's Santa Fe aesthetic with contemporary flair. The color palette is inspired by the desert and designed to add elements of light, interest and surprise to the small space. The careful selection and contrast of materials, colors and space planning result in a memorable room that is both completely unique and entirely in harmony with its environment.

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An intriguing focal point is established with a rustic sink formed from a one-of-a-kind boulder. The large mirror, inset in a slate hexagon mosaic accent wall, reflects and emphasizes the striking boulder sink, while also exaggerating the size of the room. A sleek faucet extends from the mirror to the sink, creating an interesting contrast of primitive and modern.

Materials were selected to enhance the appealing irregularities inherent in nature while strengthening a relationship to the outdoors, including slate tiles on the walls, Limestone Napolina flooring and distressed woods. A floating globe pendant light adds a note of contemporary whimsy.