Under 60 square feet: Castle Design

By Melissa Mauzy 

Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography


At only 22 square feet, this powder room redesign required precise planning and execution. With the goal of making a strong visual impact, Castle Design helped these Clayton homeowners update their first-floor powder room to better fit their personal style. The designer chose the striking and unique Cole & Son’s Acquario wallpaper. Its whimsical composition and scale adds the eclectic touch the homeowners desired while the ink color palette gives it the classic feel of Italian artist Piero Fornasetti. To further the impact of the wallcovering, the designer painted all the trim and interior door to match the ink-colored background. Dramatic, black porcelain tile ties together the dark walls and light quartzite top on the vanity through its classic white veining. The solid Parthenon quartzite vanity and sink were custom made to fit the powder room space. The mitered edges allow for continuity in the veining. A stunning brass-and-crystal chandelier that was original to the room pairs perfectly with the brushed gold finish on the mirror and wall-mounted faucet. The careful attention to detail in this small space resulted in a cohesive, on-trend powder room that reflects the homeowner’s style while fitting into the classic home.


Why the judges love it: The designer utilized the small space well. The custom floating sink is a nice touch. The wallpaper gives the powder room a limitless feel with a touch of imagination making you feel as though you are underwater.



Contractor/Remodeler: Midwest Properties STL, LLC 

Interior Design: Castle Design 

Tile Supplier: Premier Tile

Granite: Stone Fabricators 

Plumbing Fixtures: Crescent Plumbing 

Wall Coverings: Cole & Son 

Glass/Mirror: CB2

Flooring: Interceramics