This gorgeous (and expensive-looking) powder room in an Encinitas, Calif., home won a design award from the National Kitchen and Bath Assn. Here’s the design statement for what the judges call a “New Mexican masterpiece”:
“The home was totally gutted and remodeled in a New Mexican design style. All materials were reclaimed where possible and the color theme throughout is earthy and natural. The powder room is located off the hall opposite the kitchen, in close proximity to the living and dining areas.
“The door to the powder room incorporates hand-carved Guatemalan panels. The sink furniture was designed with carved motifs introducing a bowed front and suspended off the floor. The semi-submerged vessel sink is made of onyx and illuminated from underneath. To highlight this beauty, a wooden top was selected to match the carved fascia. The toilet sits opposite the sink and features a wooden stained seat to compliment the other wood in the space. The flooring is reclaimed European terra cotta pavers set in a herringbone pattern.
“The room towers up to a 16-foot skylight. To bring a more human quality into the space, vigas were installed at eight feet.”
Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD, Hamilton-Gray Design, Encinitas
Cabinets: La Puerta Originals
Countertops: La Puerta Originals
Flooring: Walker Zanger
Sink: Stone Forest
Other: Custom door and vigas by La Puerta Originals
(Photo: Scott McKay)