Here you were, just off to powder your nose, when greeted by this immersive space complete with giant Buddha, dark battens and industrial chic tapware

Designed by Nicola Ross, Nicola Ross Design

Design points

  • We were engaged in this project to refine the design, and work through the material selection process.
  • Our homeowner wanted to create an aspirational powder room that would be used by guests.
  • Creating a space that had a unique point of view was important – it also needed to reflect the linear elements used in other areas of the home.
  • The use of battening as cladding within the powder room plays off the oak staircase in the foyer, and unifies the space.

  • The finer battening to the powder room walls takes on a new appeal, with its effect on the light play across the surface giving vertical dimension to an otherwise dark space.
  • The oak battened screen reaffirms the lineal element.
  • The inclusion of the wall mural adds a playful element.
  • The powder room is used predominately by guests to the home on the ground floor – being the only public bathroom on the ground floor it is used by anyone within the home. It is situated off the foyer and just down from the living areas.
  • This project is home to a married couple with adult children. They have a large, close family and lots of friends. They love to entertain, with good food, music and drinks.
  • As it is a powder room, generally, it is only used by one person at a time. However, given its size and location it also is a good spot to check yourself in the mirror before popping back out to the living areas.

Credit list

Soke – Dekton
Landmark industrial wall mounted mixer, by Samuel Heath
Buster and Punch pull bar, black, large
Genia architectural wall lining – Castlepoint – in satin black for battening; Back to the wall mural wallpaper – Serene Buddha
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) International Powder Room of the Year – Winner
Vanity cabinetry
Stained oak with matt black stain
Monroe vessel
Grohe Sensia Arena wall hung pan
Hooked wall light – Nude Graphite with smoked bronze; Heavy Metal smoked bronze (x 3), by Buster and Punch

Designed by: Nicola Ross Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Nathan Best, Avodah Photography

25 Jun, 2023

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