Our powder room is almost done, so I thought I’d share an update on the design process and how it’s coming together. It’s a small powder room right off our entry hall, so it’s the one our guests use, and we use it whenever we’re downstairs, too. The room is 6×3 feet, and was updated with a new window, fresh coat of paint, marble floors, lighting, and a new sink and toilet. 

How To Design a Small Powder Room

I partnered with Farrow & Ball on the paint and Kohler on the fixtures (both gifted) and Circa gave me a media discount. The room had a glass block window and the walls, trim, and inside of the door were all a weird navy color (almost a little purple?) and the old paint job was very DIY. I can’t believe I didn’t get a photo but it all happened so quickly and I never got around to it.

A fresh coat of paint, white trim, and the addition of crown molding made a huge difference in this small space. Wallpaper would have been fun but it can get so expensive. I love Farrow & Ball and have worked with them before, and knew I wanted to make a statement, so I chose Pitch Black. I almost chose this light but we’re putting it in our office, so I went with this amazing metal and alabaster flush mount from Circa Lighting. It looks great in photos but it’s a stunner in person.

We’re still looking for a mirror. The ones I linked below are from Anthropologie are great, but we’re hoping to find a similar one that’s a little more unique and ideally vintage. Have to see how it looks once we hang the mirror and art, but we might add a little wall shelf, too.


  1. Toilet, Sink, Faucet
  2. Light
  3. Paint, Farrow & Ball Pitch Black
  4. We’re looking for a mirror similar to this one.
  5. Marble floor tile
  6. Amelie and Javier by Josh Young
  7. Wastebasket
  8. Wall shelf
  9. Candle
  10. Lidded basket
  11. Vintage rug
  12. Tissue box cover