Powder room inspires a one-off design solution

The smallest room in the home and likely visited by guests, this powder room really is an opportunity to delight and dazzle

Given its modest size and intimate nature, a powder room brings the opportunity to depart from a home’s wider interior design, often with a more dazzling or surprising aesthetic. This rich-toned powder room follows just such an out-there agenda – encouraging you to check out the decor even before you check your lipstick.

The brief to designer Davinia Sutton was for a ‘wow have you seen’ design that also makes reference to the homeowners’ Indian culture within a modern context.

The layout sees the vanity on show on entry, with the toilet space pinned between two walls to the right, allowing for an element of privacy.

​​​​​​​The practical becomes the sculpturally significant in this brown
​​​​​​​The practical becomes the sculpturally significant in this exotic powder room by designer Davinia Sutton. The metal fishscale surface behind is another rich surface in the breath-taking space.

Bold and vibrant, a gold glass mosaic-clad vanity bowl takes centre stage on the vanity.

“This pays homage to the owners’ cultural ties and adds a touch of bling. Contrasting Antique brown granite, in a matt textured finish, was selected as the vanity plinth,” says Sutton.

The powder room’s backdrop of steel fishtail mosaics adds texture, while the polished marble floor tile contrasts the wall mosaic for a layered effect that enhances the room’s sense of space.

In a touch of practical luxury, the basin tap and toilet are both on sensors.

Credit list

Davinia Sutton, Detail by Davinia Sutton
Glass mosaic, in Gold Leaf, by Glass Design
Darling New wall-hung Pan Suit Sensowash, by Duravit; Tropea3 Pneumatic dual-flush, inwall cistern
Floor tiles
Cream Marfil marble
Bex Plaque Grille ventilator
Stone vanity plinth in Antique Brown granite, honed and textured
Senso wall-mounted basin mixer in Matt Black
Buddy double toilet rollholder, Matt Black; Buddy robe hook, Matt Black; Buddy toilet brush,wall-mounted, Matt Black; Buddy towel rail, Matt Black; mitred steel-frame mirror, with LED light
Aged 3D Brass Chevron mosaic
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Winner

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Anthony Turnham

01 Feb, 2020

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