A Seriously Small Bathroom With Style: Part Two

A Seriously Small Bathroom With Style: Part Two

MaryAnne Petrella
Apr 22, 2011

Last week we looked at the pretty, (not to mention pretty tiny) powder room belonging to a pair of Montreal artists. As promised, here is a glimpse of their wonderful water closet, an even smaller space than its sister-site down the hall!

Located on the other side of the kitchen, over 15 feet away from the room housing the sink and shower, this one-piece bathroom is about as small as they come. In order to create the feeling of consistency, this space was painted with the same dark slate color and re-floored with TrafficMaster's Allure series in "Milano", just like the two-piece.

Rather than making this a spot focused on the plain old porcelain, the pair has outfitted the space with works of art: his incredible black and white sculptural, and often functional pieces made from old Lego adorn the walls and are displayed atop her handcrafted scrap-metal shelf. Above the display is a signed digital self-portrait by Montreal musical legend, Leonard Cohen—a prized piece the couple won in a draw years earlier.

A pair of snake plants housed in custom Lego planters are a modern nod to nature, and since they require so little light they are happy to live amidst the other artful objects in this windowless room. Installed above the doorway is a small floating shelf, perfect for storing a pyramid of toilet paper and other extra toiletries. The positioning of this shelf takes advantage of the vertical space, an absolute must when square footage is tight.

This room and its companion down the hall are lovely examples of how to make a small and awkward space work. The lesson learned here? Don't be shy. Small spaces can still have some big impact!

Related Post: A Seriously Small Bathroom With Style: Part One

(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)

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