Powder Room Design

September 10, 2019

Powder rooms may be
small, but they are opportunities to let your personality shine. Guests love a
delightful powder room, so don’t be afraid to be bold. At MDI, we love paying
close attention to the details of this very functional space. Here are some of
our recent favorites:


One of the best
features of this peaceful
powder room
is the subtle visual energy of the
ombre tile. Notice how the pattern begins as a light grey at the top and
changes to dark grey with navy tones near the floor. The gold-toned fixtures
and vessel sink are a nice contrast to the earthy marble and matte tile.


This is a classic powder room with a pop of the unexpected. We chose a glass-topped sink that automatically changes color when it’s turned on. By keeping the rest of the room understated, we let this fun bit of new technology steal the show. Guests are always delighted and surprised when the sink is in party mode!

River View

A map of the Charleston harbor turned into floor-to-ceiling wallpaper fits perfectly in this home where the Kiawah River is the focal point. Local art and a beautiful piece of driftwood found nearby add rustic charm. A powder room is a great place to display your favorite pieces of art or artifacts that give your home a sense of place.


With its whimsical
fish wallpaper, this tiny
powder room
has a big personality. A porthole
mirror that suggests air bubbles compliments the motif. With its petite sink
and sconce, this room surprises and delights visitors every time.


This transitional
required a refined modern powder
room. The rest of the home is visually peaceful, so we added muted drama with
graduated taupe color blocks on the wall. The horizontal lines make the room
feel larger than it is while allowing the beautiful mirror and sconces to stand


No detail was overlooked in this traditional home on Kiawah Island. Creamy seagrass wallpaper in a herringbone pattern adds subtle texture to walls while oversized tile complements the palette. A soapstone vessel sink sits atop a custom vanity in warm wood tones that compliment the tiles and floor.

When designing your dream home or dream remodel, don’t overlook the potential of the powder room. This is the space to be bold and have a little fun with design, so let your imagination roam.