Fresh Start

Three local design teams offer inspiration for creating a statement powder room.

Produced by Loren Savini, styling by Kara Butterfield.

Natural Beauty

Designer Lisa Davis dreamed up a sophisticated bath, in which luscious linen and silk wallcoverings provide a glamorous backdrop for bronze accents and a rustic mercury glass mirror.

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

David Chipperfield for Alessi “Tonale” mini cups, Libeco Home “Baden” flax washcloth, and Simon Pearce “Woodbury” appetizer plate, all Didriks.

“Maestro Walls” paper-backed linen wall covering, “Mirage Stripe” linen drapery, “Mocha” wood finish, and “Silk Walls” paper-backed silk wallcovering, all Donghia.

Maria Evora Spanish sea-salt-and-carob soap, Dering Hall.

“Noir Sully” antiqued limestone field tile and “Interlocking Circle” polished marble tile, both Ann Sacks.

“Rustic Linen” linen-cotton textiles, Pollack.

Uni wood box, Christofle.

Secret Garden

Interior designer Nina Farmer imagined a springlike teal palette and warm gold fittings and accessories. Sisal wallcovering adds texture, while geometric patterns add a contemporary edge.

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Antique mirror, Mirror Fair.

“Astra” handmade cement tiles and standing soap dish, both Urban Archaeology.

Carleton V “Dunraven” linen-wool textile, Phillip Jeffries “Lacquered Walls” wallcovering, and Rose Tarlow Melrose House “Arya” cotton-linen textile, all Webster & Company.

“Champagne” quartzite, Walker Zanger.

“Cubes” cement tile, Mosaic House.

Faceted terrarium and rectangular lacquer tray, both West Elm.

Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks “Honeycomb” cotton-rayon braided trim, “Mineral” cotton textile, “Sonoma” silk textile, and “Spun Linen” cotton-linen cord trim, all Lee Jofa.

Maitland-Smith tessellated stone mirror with brass inlays, 1stdibs.

Manoir Collection “Dune” distressed wood, Exquisite Surfaces.

Mon Carnet de Croquis Poche journals, Claus Porto “Vetyver” soap, and Soap & Paper Factory “Skull” eau de cologne, all Patch NYC.

Muriel Brandolini “Smoke Grey #1” and “Smoke Grey #2” cotton textiles, both Holland & Sherry.

Philip Gorrivan for Holland & Sherry “Roma Key” printed sisal wallcovering, Studio 534.

“Picardie” full-grain cattle-hide leather, Rogers & Goffigon.

“R.W. Atlas” wing handle, Waterworks.

Vintage “Sputnik” brass chandelier, John Salibello.

Textured glass, Bendheim.

Clean Slate

Boston design team Jeff Osborne and Amanda Hark played it cool with slate-gray accents, metallic embellishments, and pops of white. Cozy textiles made of chambray and flax create an invitingly tactile experience.

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Alessi “Birillo” soap dish, Match Pewter “Antique Key” paperweight, and Match Pewter vanity tray, all Didriks.

Horn tray, Creative Candles taper candles, and Les Secrets D’Antoine “Parfum d’ambiance” room spray, all Hudson.

ASC Modern stoneware field tile, Ann Sacks.

“Bristol” knob, Emtek.

Calacatta quartzite, All Granite & Marble.

Kontex flax hand towel, Kontex “Lattice” washcloth, marble plate, and Maho Ukai forYoshii Towel chambray washcloth, all Lekker.

Kirkby Design “Metro” viscose-cotton textile and Villa Romo “Iona” polyester-linen textile, both Romo Group.

“Paix” silverplated bookmark, Christofle.

Phillip Jeffries “Edinburgh Grey” tweed wallcovering, Webster & Company.

“Pleat” handpainted field tile, Waterworks.

“Stone” soy soap, Michelle Willey.

Vintage brass bird bowl and “Virtue” pendant, both Patch NYC.

Zinc Textile “Frieze” wool textile, Calvin Fabrics.