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SECOND PLACE / POWDER ROOM

THIRD PLACE / POWDER ROOM

D R A M AT I C I N T R I G U E

To transform a dreary, shaft-like powder room into a

stylish, pampering space, designer Leslie Lamarre began by

lengthening the room into an adjacent coat closet and lowering

the ceiling from 142 inches to 120 inches. Tying into the slate-

roofed home’s traditional architecture, the designer selected

classic gray marble flooring, coordinating baseboard, and a

handsome stone-and-glass inset border that inspired the custom

steel handles she designed for the bespoke vanity. The vanity

and vessel sink are intentionally hefty for an air of masculinity, a

feeling echoed in the metallic grasscloth that covers three walls.

Adding allure and intrigue is a wall of floor-to-ceiling antique

mirrored tile, which effectively extends the space. Finally, a glass

“drizzle” chandelier casts dramatic shadows for additional flair.

I N F U S E D W I T H T E X T U R E

The homeowners asked for a daring design for their powder room,

but without a saturated color scheme or flashy décor. Drawing

inspiration from an urban loft, the designer captured a metropolitan

vibe through the use of concrete and steel—but with a twist. On the

curved vanity wall, composite tiles installed on a slanted pattern play

off the light and shadows inside the space. The wedge overlay effect

establishes a focal point but also softens the overall appearance of

the bathroom. Applying a combed plaster finish on adjacent walls

further enhances the primitive nature of cement. As a transition

between the shingled tile layout and striated wall treatment, the

contemporary vanity is angled and open, with a modest white vessel

sink, sophisticated faucet, and cast-glass pendants. Torch-cut steel

wraps around the corner of the toilet alcove, keeping to the edgy

theme while its burnished metal adds a touch of warmth.

Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID

TRG Architecture + Interior

Design

San Mateo, Calif.

Lori Carroll

Guillermo Bazua

Lori Carroll & Associates

Tucson, Ariz.

PHOTO: BERNARD ANDRE

PHOTO: JON MANCUSO

FEBRUARY

2017

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