2014 National NKBA Best Powder Room

Award Winners Before and After

2014 CotY Award for Residential Bathroom 30-60K

This project has won the following awards:

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  • 2014 National NKBA Award for Best Powder Room
  • 2014 National NKBA Award for Best Powder Room Bathroom
  • 2014 Regional CotY Award for Best Residential Bathroom Under $30,000
  • 2013 Master Design Silver Award for Bathrooms Less Than $30,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

This multiple-award winning powder room conveys a glittering sense of drama in a small space. The clients frequently entertained guests from their professional circle and wanted a new powder room to make a memorable, dramatic impression. They also wanted to express their affinity for Asian and contemporary themes in a seductive atmosphere. 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. The experience of a visit to this powder room with its Asian-inspired glamour and sophisticated design discipline is unforgettable.

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2014 NKBA Award for Best Powder Room Before
2014 NKBA Award for Best Powder Room After

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

2014 NKBA Award for Best Powder Room Before

The colors, materials and fixtures in the existing powder room were all run of the mill and the walls were covered with pink and teal patterned wallpaper.

2014 NKBA Award for Best Powder Room After

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 NKBA Award for Best Powder Room Before

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

2014 NKBA Award for Best Powder Room After

The room is now entered through a simple, elegant black pocket door with Shoji-style panels, replacing the existing swing door.