Powder Room Perfection

Most people underestimate the power of a powder room. It's the perfect space to have fun with design. Making the extra effort is worth it, as all your guests are bound to visit your powder room. Don't be afraid go outside your comfort zone either because you won't be hanging out there for hours on end as you would in other rooms. Basically, the powder room is like a really great piece of jewelry -- fun to flaunt and it should make a statement.

This powder room that Cindy Rinfret designed in Tommy Hilfiger's estate in Greenwich is definitely a conversation starter. With peacock feather wallpaper, custom details in the molding and an unexpected heart shaped basin for a sink, it may possibly be the most romantic and inspired powder room in the state of Connecticut.

We know you want a closer look at that peacock wallpaper, so here it is. And these sconces, with real candles, add some serious ambience.


If you're less of a peacock-type, but still want to make a statement in the powder room, then this design by Rinfret, Ltd. may be more your speed. Details still abound with gorgeous textures in the wallpaper, which compliments marble walls but the show stopper is the Morrocan tiled floor - the perfect accent for this homeowner who loves to travel to exotic locales. This powder room also relates to the design of the rest of the home. To see the full project as shown in the January 2017 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, click here.


Here's another Rinfret, Ltd. powder room design that has a neutral color palette but still makes quite a dramatic impression.


What makes this powder room so special? As with so many things, it's the details that set it apart. In this case, upholstered walls and rope tape.

So take the time to make that little, overlooked room a jewel box that will delight your guests and make you smile.