Amazing Home Makeovers
Freshen Up Your Powder Room
Give a small bath lots of personality with decisions and careful planning.
Up Close and Personal
An ornate mirror is appropriate for a powder room, where it can be admired close up. Anchoring this small but elegant space decorated by Pamela Laney is an antique marble-top Louis-Phillipe chest that has been converted to a vanity. Antique French bronze sculptures dangling with crystals affix to toile Scalamandre wallpaper.
Powder Room Pointer: Be sure to talk to a master plumber. All sorts of obstructions -- joists, ductwork, electrical lines -- lurk behind walls and under floors. Before you site or move a sink or toilet, ask a plumber if you can run pipes through the wall and if your old pipes are up to building code standards.