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Architect: Alan Berman and design team, Archetype Design Studio (New York) Project manager: Ingrid Rancier, Archetype Design Studio Wall tiles: Porcelanosa Mosaico in Star White from New York Marble & Ceramic Floor tiles: Lite Emperador from New York Marble & Ceramic Vanity top: Quartz Vanity cabinet: Sonia-Nouveau in wenge wood from Gracious Home Sink: Oceana from Davis Warshow Faucet: Porcelanosa Noken Toilet: Toto Glass shelves: Broadway Glass Sconces: Rustica brass Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel save | share Search 40845 at my.trendsideas.com new powder room to feel less enclosed,” the designer says. “It also needed to have a much more modern look and be as light and airy as possible, given that it has no windows.” Project manager Ingrid Rancier says the room was gutted and slightly enlarged. The walls were clad in white tiles with a textural finish that adds visual interest and reflects light. “White walls and ceilings always help to make a space seem larger and lighter,” she says. A new beveled mirror also reflects the light from two sconces and a ceiling lamp. With its square edges and negative detailing, the vanity has a contemporary aesthetic. A calming Zen influence is evident in the shaped sides and dark wenge wood finish. The cabinet doors feature a subtle pattern of plants and leaves that keeps the look soft. Laid on the diagonal, the Lite Emperador marble floor tiles have a matching border. “The diagonal pattern creates a sense of movement, so the flooring doesn’t look too staid or square” says Berman. “It doesn’t appear to be restrained by the walls, which makes the room seem larger.” Facing page: With its floor-to-ceiling glossy white mosaic tiles, this remodeled powder room reflects plenty of light. Accessories include glass shelves and sconces with a rustic gold finish. Brown-toned Lite Emperador marble floor tiles were laid on the diagonal to enhance the sense of space. They also ensure the room doesn’t look boxed in. Above left: The wenge wood vanity cabinet reflects a contemporary Zen design influence. search | save | share at my.trendsideas.com 99