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Here are some of my favorite suggestions for the smallest room in the house.

The great goal of spring cleaning, as I suggest in a previous post, is to have a tidy and attractive living space. A great help towards that goal is to think about adding a hamper to your bathroom. A gorgeous hamper turns laundry into an elegant undertaking. Personally, I am guilty of the hamper-hidden-in-the-closet approach to laundry but there is something to be said for a piece of furniture that is gorgeous enough to leave out for all to admire.

One of my favorite ways to spice up the interior décor of any space is to add humor. A perfect place for something a little out-of-the-ordinary is your bathroom or powder room. I love it when you open the door to a powder room and find something unexpected – like deep purple paint. A charming theme or object works well too.  Kouboo sells a liquid soap dispenser that is a sweet surprise — a balloon fish is both a little objet d’art and an accessory with a real charm to it.

If you have been following this blog you know I am a fan of flowers. My last post was devoted to them. Flowers are a perfect antidote to a tired bathroom and so is a good-looking vase with some dried branches.

Kouboo mango wood vase with pewter leaf. Photo © Catherine Holliss

I used the Kouboo mango wood vase with a pewter leaf in a recent photo shoot. This is the exact opposite approach to using whimsy and humor: it is adding an elegance that is handsome enough for a man’s bathroom.

Whether you opt for the hamper, the whimsical touch or some elegance, you can make a big difference with the details in this, the smallest room in the house. Let me know what your favorite tricks are for enlivening your bathroom and making it a space for beauty.


Written by Catherine Holliss

Interior Design Blog Writer,, LLC

Director of Interior Design, Sander Architects LLC.  

Photographs © Catherine Holliss unless otherwise noted. 

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  • Joanna Brody | Apr 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Deep purple paint and fresh flowers in the bathroom – what a great idea ;-)! Catherine did the interiors for our custom-designed home in Culver City. She challenged me to keep fresh flowers in our powder room (which is in fact painted in deep purple) that matched our hand towels. I have proudly risen to the challenge for three years now, and as recently as last night received compliments on the fresh red tulips in our powder room. I must say I LOVE that balloon fish. How adorable is that??

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