The Hibbs’ Powder Room
March 21, 2022
Powder rooms are a surprisingly fun space in your home where you can get a little creative and design something different from the rest of your home. Because powder rooms are smaller spaces, I find it more manageable to splurge on unique features that otherwise might be outside of my comfort zone, like a interesting tile, wall paneling or wallpaper. When I started planning what our powder room would look like, I wanted the design to be character driven and include beautiful (and timeless!) finishings, textures and patterns.
One of the very first things I chose for this space was the floor tile! I fell in love with a marble mosaic tile from The Tile Shop with a delicate geometric pattern. I didn’t want it to compete with our chinoiserie wallpaper, so I went with a subtle grey and white toned marble that complemented well. Despite being two fairly busy patterns, the neutral elements of the colour tones definitely worked well with one another.
Back when Troy and I were drawing up the plans for our home, I pictured the powder room having a wall-to-wall vanity with the toilet on the opposite wall, so when guests and family walked in, the first thing they saw was a beautiful vanity (instead of the toilet). I was inspired by the most incredible brass leg vanity with a marble top I saw a few years back in New York. I instantly fell in love, and knew I wanted to use that somewhere in the home. With not much storage room needed, the powder room was the perfect fit for an open concept vanity like this one.
The vanity features brass accents, and the faucet is an unlacquered brass that ages and patinas over time for almost an old world feel, adding tons of character and charm. Because there’s so much grey and white in the room, the brass added that needed warmth. We also added an ogee edge to the countertop for a more intereting profiled edge.
With so much already going on in the room, I went simple with lighting. Two brass sconces beside the mirror, the Bryant sconce, enhance the other materials in the room. For the window, I added a simple relaxed roman shade with a subtle embroidered check pattern.
Mirrors are another piece in the powder room where you experiment and make more of a statement. I went with a fairly large and beaded mirror that adds beautiful overall texture to the space. The mirror has a beveled edge with layered coco shell beads, giving it a natural and relaxed, but yet sophisticatd feel.
Although there are a lot of different design features in our powder room, we balanced everything together by mixing complementary patterns, textures, and finishings. I loved dreaming up this space, and had so much choosing playful statement pieces that really elevated the room together with our designer Stephanie Jean.
Floor: The Tile Shop
Vanity Base: Palmer Industries
Marble Install: Black Pearl Granite Inc.
Door Knobs: Emtek
Finishing Trim: Metrie
Roman Shade: Window Works
Wallpaper : Monika Hibbs Home
Mirror: Monika Hibbs Home
Sconces: Monika Hibbs Home
Marble Tray: Monika Hibbs Home
Candle: Monika Hibbs Home