I have noted a recurring theme among stylish apartments and houses: they often have outrageous, colorful, eccentric powder rooms. The powder room is often tiny: a cramped space located near the front door or foyer and intended primarily for visitors. It is a wonderful place to wallpaper to the hilt with something outlandish or plaster with gutsy art that would not fly in the rest of the living quarters. Sometimes the ceiling is marvelously papered, or even mirrored. Aside from crazy wall treatments, oddball framed art or a unique candle-scent make for a memorable experience. It’s not a serious room. It’s meant to be playful.
Monday, February 11, 2013