Palm Springs Modern BathroomMidcentury Powder Room, Dallas
Timeless Palm Springs glamour meets modern in Pulp Design Studios' bathroom design created for the DXV Design Panel 2016. The design is one of four created by an elite group of celebrated designers for DXV's national ad campaign. Faced with the challenge of creating a beautiful space from nothing but an empty stage, Beth and Carolina paired mid-century touches with bursts of colors and organic patterns. The result is glamorous with touches of quirky fun -- the definition of splendid living.
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3. Wall-Hung Toilet Designer: Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry of Pulp Design StudiosLocation: Palm Springs, CaliforniaClient’s request: A Palm Springs midcentury-inspired bathroom Space-saving elements: Wall-mount toilet frees up floor space and makes it easier to clean. Partitions give each space a purpose. Floor-to-ceiling wallpaper emphasizes the room’s height rather than its width. Why the design works: “We played with angles and textures throughout the space, allowing fixtures that might otherwise fade into the background, like white walls and plumbing features, to stand on their own as luxurious pieces of the room,” designer Carolina Gentry says. “By layering contrasting design elements — stark, luxe whites contrasted against bold patterns and dynamic lighting fixtures — the space feels simultaneously fresh, bright and relaxing.”Designer secret: “Usually, plumbing features might be the last pieces to be chosen for a bathroom,” Gentry says. “By starting with them, we were able to make them stand out. We were able to turn the mounted toilet in the powder room area into a gallery piece in its own right by choosing a printed wall covering and a partition that makes the toilet itself stand out.”Also on the team: DXV (construction); Earl Kendall (photographer); Modenus (project manager)Seagram wall-hung dual-flush toilet: DXV; floor tile: Ambassador, Daltile; framed photo: by Slim Aarons; wallpaper: Abnormals Anonymous; chandelier: Vienna, Jonathan Adler, via Lamps Plus; table: Pulp HomeMoreSee a DIY Powder Room Transformation for $1,100Photo Flip: 102 Eye-Popping Powder Rooms7 Striking Paint Colors for Your Powder RoomKey Measurements to Help You Design a Powder Room