Tiny Gem

Elizabeth Reich conjures drama in a luxe powder room

For many designers, a small, nondescript powder room equals an opportunity for drama and creativity. According to designer Elizabeth Reich of Jenkins Baer Associates, the powder room in a Frederick, Maryland, home was already ahead of the game. “It had beautiful marble floors in a chevron pattern,” she recalls. “And the architecture and moldings were already there—they just needed to be enhanced.”

A hand-painted Gracie wall covering in a botanical motif became Reich’s jumping-off point for the room. “It was made in the company’s French studio,” she recounts. “We gave them the full dimensions of the room and they drew the design in panels that work together.” The millwork is painted Benjamin Moore’s deep, glossy Polo Blue, which blends seamlessly with the wallpaper field.

The marble-topped Waterworks vanity tucks into a niche flanked by Kallista sconces. A custom Roman shade hangs high above the window to convey a feeling of height in the room. A starburst chandelier by Circa Lighting lends a glamorous touch.