Hidden in a family home is this charming powder room like no other, designed by Darren James Interiors. Inspired by a clean aesthetic, the client brief focused on a functional and stylish space that was suitable for use for the family and when guests were in the house.
To achieve a sense of playfulness, the powder room is hidden behind a secret door off the main living area, where polished concrete floors flow into the mosaic-tiled space. Slim and linear, Artedomus Yohen Border tiles in a ceramic glaze wrap the walls, grounding the neutral colour scheme with a delicate ribbed texture. However, the most eye-catching aspect of the powder room is the custom curved vanity top in a matt white finish with an integrated basin that seamlessly melds to the wall.
The restrained use of space not only has a streamlined, minimalist effect but makes cleaning easier — one of the main considerations with a growing family of three kids. The custom vanity’s smooth, curved edges match the oval Muuto mirror in a thin grey frame and the matt white tapware by Sussex Taps.
Just above is a wall sconce by Volker Haug featuring a balancing platform of Rosa Aurora marble on brushed brass. It’s a stunning addition with a simple form and sculptural essence that catches the eye and gently warms with an opal LED light. The symmetry is immediate, with the vertical mosaic tiles creating a cohesive flow that contrasts with the smooth vanity edges.
Rather than reaching for bold colours and accessories, this room is quiet in its approach, allowing the details to speak for themselves in a modest but clean style. Nothing is overlooked, including its placement beside the home’s staircase, where a vertically cladded pivot door works into the cladded hallway design with a seamless feel.
This powder room is fun and playful, but it keeps a sophisticated tone through delicate and subtle details that are functional and stylish. Perfect for both family and friends, it’s impossible to hide the clean and simple beauty of this bathroom.
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