Jewel-Inspired Powder Room – Before and After

Posted on Jan 25, 2014Jan25
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Elegant powder rooms are our homes’ hidden jewels, so why not decorate it like one? When I was asked to remodel the powder room of a beautiful Tudor-style home, I jumped on the opportunity to give this small space a bold twist we don’t often see in traditional white or neutral powder room designs. Nothing’s timid about the final product!


Take a closer look at this royal transformation below:


As you can see, creative planning and lots of experimenting was needed for this super tight space. Such a small, dingy and extremely dated powder room called for a complete floor-to-ceiling makeover. The toughest challenge I faced during the remodeling process was making sure everything actually fit in this 5 X 8 space. The solution? Small-scaled hardware and accessories!


Powder Room Before_2

Powder Room BEFORE


I designed the powder room shown below as an extension of this home’s unique style and aesthetic – materials included! Beautiful oak doors were a running theme throughout the home, so I decided to add wood details in the powder room as well. A custom, oak pedestal topped with a hammered copper sink is such a beautiful decorative detail that really brings this room to life. The oak material was even incorporated as a custom cover for the radiator!


I also added textured wallpaper, hung in a diamond-shaped pattern (with nail heads at the corners), to enhance the room’s décor. Such lovely and intricate details give this tiny room a pop of personality without overwhelming the room’s other decorative elements – a diamond-shaped mirror (do you see a theme here?) and a small, but elegant faucet.


Powder Room After

Powder Room AFTER
Interior design by Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc.


This gorgeous powder room is like a precious jewel box in a treasure chest full of surprises! Let your powder room take center stage in your home’s interior design. Instead of shying away from your home’s smallest room, introduce a bold design to transform it into something much more precious. Complete luxury renovations and bathroom design are just some of our specialties! Contact Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. at 617.236.2286 to create a gem in your home.


About Leslie Fine

Leslie Fine is the president of Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc., an award winning, full service residential interior design firm located in Boston, Massachusetts. Leslie is known for her personalized service and hands-on approach with her clients in creating functional and beautiful homes. Leslie’s Blog has a large national and international following, and she enjoys sharing her experiences with interior design and luxury living with her readers.

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  1. Carmela says:

    Never before heard of a steam shower enclosure up until I came upon this site, so
    thrilled I did really want one right now and money allowing will probably be buying one in the
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  2. Eve Waldron says:

    Really great use of space Leslie! It can be really hard to make a small bathroom useful :)

  3. ImproveNet says:

    Great Job Leslie.
    Like how you always keep the entire house’s design in mind as you tackle each room.
    Be well.

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