2014 Chrysalis Award for Best Bathroom Under $40,000 - Asian Contemporary Powder Room

Award Winners Before and After

2012 National Chrysalis Award for Kitchens 75 to 100 main

This project has won the following awards:

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  • 2014 Chrysalis Award for Best Bathroom Under $40,000
  • 2014 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place Bathroom
  • 2014 National NKBA Award for Best Overall Bathroom
  • 2014 Regional CotY Award for Best Residential Bathroom Under $30,000
  • 2014 National NKBA Award for Best Powder Room
  • 2013 Master Design Silver Award for Bathrooms Less Than $30,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The clients for this multiple award-winning powder room wanted to express their affinity for Asian and contemporary themes in a seductive atmosphere. They frequently entertained guests from their professional circle and wanted a new powder room to make a memorable, dramatic impression. The experience of a visit to this powder room with its Asian-inspired glamour and sophisticated design discipline is now unforgettable. The room is entered through a simple, elegant black pocket door with Shoji-style panels, replacing the existing swing door. A wall was built to conceal the venting system, allowing for the addition of a free-standing vanity. An impressive wall of tile gleams in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown, illuminated by gold leaf lighting. Activated by sensor when entering the room, the lighting is designed on a cable system with weights to adjust the height - a functional solution with Asian roots. A curved mirror with a rustic Asian-themed wood frame is the backdrop for a stunning arced onyx sink with gold fixtures. The sink appears to glow with creamy luminescence atop the free-standing vanity with Shoji-style doors. The sliding window above the toilet was replaced with a fixed window with obscure glass, reducing clutter and adding light to the room. A natural stone floor in dark black with sparkles of metallic gold is a striking foundation for this extraordinary room. This glamorous powder room conveys a glittering sense of drama in a small space.

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2014 Chrysalis Award Best Bathroom Before 1

In the original powder room, there was an exhaust vent coming up through the existing vanity and it could not be moved.

2014 Chrysalis Award Best Bathroom After 1

After a wall was built to conceal the venting system, a free-standing vanity was added. A trio of illuminated niches allows the display of treasured collectibles.

2014 Chrysalis Award Best Bathroom Before 2

Pink and teal patterned wallpaper in the existing powder room set the tone in a dark room where the colors, materials and fixtures were all run of the mill.

2014 Chrysalis Award Best Bathroom After 2

In the new design, an impressive wall of tile gleams in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown, illuminated by gold leaf lighting. The sink appears to glow with creamy luminescence atop the free-standing vanity with Shoji-style doors.

2014 Chrysalis Award Best Bathroom Before 3

Entering the powder room from the dark hallway was cramped and awkward.

2014 Chrysalis Award Best Bathroom After 3

Glimpsing the powder room from the hallway, visitors now have an immediate sense of color, visual depth and dramatic design.