This powder room in a family’s prewar apartment off New York’s Central Park is conveniently adjacent to a bar and dining area. Britt Zunino, partner and principal of locally based Studio DB, knew that Gucci’s vibrant Heron wallpaper would make a dramatic impact in the tiny lair, since her client works in fashion. “They love the feel of older Parisian apartments with traditional architectural details juxtaposed with contemporary furniture, art, and vintage pieces,” explains Zunino, who layered in refined materials like colorful marble and unlacquered Waterworks brass fittings. Those dressier finishes marry with the likes of a playful concrete tile from Popham Designs to create what she calls “a polished space, but nothing too serious.”
Maya Williams Design
For a white, bright, modern residence in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates development, local designer Maya Williams had plenty of powder room ideas. Williams was keen to do “something completely unanticipated,” so she designed a sink and vanity fashioned out of “mesmerizingly gorgeous emerald quartz, which I also used on the corresponding walls,” she says. The quartz is “naturally reflective, so it adds an illusion of depth, while the dark, rich colors play on the psychology of relaxation and intimacy.” Additional jolts of sophistication come courtesy of a custom Area Environments wall covering, a gold mirror from Made Goods, Jiun Ho sconces, and German photographer Ellen von Unwerth’s black and white snapshot of a carefree Naomi Campbell.
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