Creating a Sense of Grandeur in a Small Space

Powder Room 58th Street

Powder Room 58th Street



When challenged with a bathroom space that is compact, there are certain tricks of the trade the designer looks to utilize to create a sense of expanse in small areas. Reflective materials and bold color schemes create the impression of larger space. Bright light and bright color are simple ideas for bathroom renovation that add beauty and style to a modern bathroom design without sacrificing the functionality.

Lighting fixtures and color schemes can dramatically transform small spaces. Bright light creates an airy feel and implementing reflective glass can visually increase a small space.

Bright illumination will make your small interior appear larger that it is. The choice of fixtures also creates a larger depth perception.

The image presented is the Powder Room of our 58th St. Project, I wanted to give the Client a little jewel box, a space that is luxurious in its material but functional. I also wanted to bring an element of nature indoors; this home is on a high floor of a building and does not have outdoor space. It is a very urban setting, so I looked to the country and park to get an inspiration of the wall décor. I designed this bluebird graphic and knew I wanted to do this in glass and attach to all the walls to give this powder room a sense of brightness and also luxury. The glass’ reflective quality gives the optical illusion of a much grander room with more square footage. I chose bright white fixtures and a mirrored light fixture and small cabinet.

Because it is a Guest Powder Room, I wanted to give the visitor a sense of whimsy in this small space, where they could focus on this beautiful artwork and become inspired by nature. The proportions of the toilet and sink work well and do not overpower this small area and the mirror also works to increase the perception of the room.

The color blue is also significant in my design. Blue is the color of the sky and is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness which is a perfect color for a Powder Room.

Having a custom piece in the Powder Room is luxurious, my goal was to transform this room that could have been an afterthought but now is a showpiece in the home. My Client was very happy with the outcome, which is the best news.


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