Bold wall tile, a stone sink, and a simple wall-mounted fixture might not work in a bigger or busier bath, but here, they pack a visual punch.

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Bold wall tile, a stone sink, and a simple wall-mounted fixture might not work in a bigger or busier bath, but here, they pack a visual punch.
 

This Merit award-winning powder room presents the obvious small-space challenges -- but it also offers opportunities. This tucked-away, hard-working room is a the perfect chance to use interesting materials, bold colors, and unusual fixtures. It’s just the place for finishings that might be overkill in a larger space or impractical in a bath that sees heavy use. The Baileyana powder room occupies its 32 square feet with an accomplished mix of elements—hexagonal wall tile, oval stone sink, walnut cabinets, simple wall fixtures--and does so with a sense of fun, riffing on the Mediterranean architectural style of the house.

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