Story by Charles Moxham, 22 Jul 2013, 02:00:00
Photography by Suki Medencevic
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This powder room includes Eastern antiques, a stone basin and a raised pebble splashback
It is one thing to bring a Japanese focus to your powder room – but quite another to ensure some of the imported elements add to the efficiency of the design.
This powder room was created for two owners who trade in Japanese antiques. So it was no surprise they asked designer Elina Katsioula-Beall to make this passion part of their interior design, including this narrow powder room. The room now features Eastern heirlooms and natural surfaces, says Katsioula-Beall.
"We used a merchant's ledger chest as the vanity, with a granite top, a basin in solid stone and a raised pebble splashback. The pebbles are repeated in a niche at the rear of the space, drawing the two areas together.
"Opposite the vanity, a backlit shoji screen implies a window behind, although in fact, there are none.
"The light-coloured maple floors and walls give this small area a roomy feel."
|Kitchen designer||Elina Katsioula-Beall NKBA, ATAS, DeWitt Designer Kitchens (Pasadena, CA)|
|Vanity||Japanese choba dansu antique chest from Yoshino Japanese Antiques|
|Vanity top||Granite from Molise Marble & Granite|
|Basin||Natural granite from Stone Forest|
|Tapware||Luna by Graff|
|Splashback||Black pebble tiles, Creative Environments|
|Flooring||Maple engineered wood from Armstrong|
|Wall coverings||Tokiwa silver pattern|
|Lighting||Halo recessed halogens|
|Toilet||Darling tankless toilet by Duravit|
|Feature element||Antique ramma window transoms from Yoshino Japanese Antiques|