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I have powder room envy — perhaps because I don’t have one, and just can’t find any spot on my first floor to have one installed. I see them cleverly hidden in people’s homes, under stairs and built into closets, and really, really want one.

Recently, I found the perfect cheap and cheerful powder room vanity at a show. It’s a great unit made by Muti Kitchen & Bath, T460, that's available in six colours. It comes as a set with a sink, faucet, cabinet and mirror, or you can buy just the vanity with the faucet. Personally, I would go for the latter option and then hunt for a really special mirror.

Have a look around your first floor — perhaps the inspiration below will make you reconsider a quirky nook that would make the prettiest of powder rooms.

Photo Blog March 9 Powder Rooms Bathroom Muti

Muti Kitchen & Bath, T460, cost with mirror, $495.

And then there's my friend — and designer — Colleen McGill’s home.

 

Photo Blog March 9 Powder Rooms Bathroom Sink

Photo Blog March 9 Powder Rooms Bathroom Lighting Pendant

Photo Blog March 9 Powder Rooms Bathroom Art

Whenever I'm at Colleen's house, I can’t wait to open the door that hides this dolly of a powder room. The sink she designed makes my heart skip (the striped marble heated floor is also a lovely touch).

Photo Blog March 9 Powder Rooms Bathroom Mirror Sink

It’s all in the details: this mirror with its organic shape is gorgie above the clean rectangular lines of the sink.

Photo: Powder room

A powder room is the perfect room to decorate. Wallpaper, lighting and perfectly selected accessories make this space interesting and eclectic, for instance.

Not experiencing powder room envy yourself yet? Then, view our Small Bathrooms photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. Muti Kitchen & Bath
2-4. Morgan Michener
5. Elle Decor, photography by Simon Upton
6. Elle Decor, photography by William Waldron

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