Powder room with Eastern appeal

This powder room includes Eastern antiques, a stone basin and a raised pebble splashback
Swing doors provided a traditional feel and optimise bathroom, floor, flooring, interior design, room, tile, orange
Swing doors provided a traditional feel and optimise the limited available space in this Japanese-themed powder room by designer Elina Katsioula-Beall

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.


A stone basin adds to the exotic feel countertop, flooring, interior design, room, sink, black
A stone basin adds to the exotic feel of this powder room by designer Elina 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.

As part of this powder room project, designer cabinetry, chest of drawers, drawer, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, sideboard, wood, wood stain, orange, brown
As part of this powder room project, designer lina Katsioula-Beall had plumbing built into an antique merchants ledger chest, which provides ample storage.

"The light-coloured maple floors and walls give this small area a roomy feel."

Jul 22, 2013
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