Question: I often read that a powder bath is a great place to take risks and do something wild and bold ... but that's not really my style. Can you suggest ways to make a powder bath special without doing something outrageous?
Phoebe's Answer: I agree powder baths can be a fun place to do something bolder than you might normally, but I tend to keep the powder baths I decorate in line with the rest of the house. Since it is usually a small space, it can be a good place to experiment with a wallpaper or a fun paint color. The most important things are the vanity, mirror, and lighting. I tend to like using a piece of furniture to convert into a vanity, or building something custom. I like to select mirrors that are a little special and something different.. Getting the sconces in the right place is critical, and this should always be drawn to scale before placing wiring.