Mini Room Reveal: Gina’s Powder Room

It might be the smallest room in the house but it’s one of my favourites in terms of how the different materials and design elements came together!

Marble mosaic tiles, timber shelf, porcelain pendant light, black tapware and matte white basin — love it all!

Toilet outside

Powder room

My tile choice did our tiler’s head in (you may recall he called me ‘Sheeba wife’ which is no compliment in Korean!) but I’m super happy with the results. We carried the tile up the wall of the basin too until it meets the timber shelf and above the shelf is a mirror to the ceiling, making the space feel larger.

I found the porcelain pendant light with the help of a reader (thanks Jane!) which was handmade in Germany. The faceted shape really complements the geometric pattern of the tiles.

Unlike our ensuite and downstairs bathroom, this toilet doesn’t have an in-wall cistern because there is a brick retaining wall behind the toilet and I didn’t want to reduce the size of the space by building the wall out.

I’ve kept styling to a minimum in here, just a little vessel with air plant and delish-smelling candle on the shelf. Some people put artwork in their powder room but I’m not sure about that — what are your thoughts?

Black tapware


Black hardware


Supplier list

Tiles: Marble mosaic from Tile Republic
Basin: Pure 500 Solid Surface Basin from Cibo
Tap: Black Lucia from Abey
Toilet: Parisi Lโ€™Hotel


Hand wash: MUSQ
Candle: SOH Melbourne from Elva Hem
Vessel: Bloomingville
Towels: Home Republic from Adairs
Bin: Kmart
Toilet brush: Kmart


  1. I love the tile choice, very nice. Can I ask why you didn’t put a row of tiles along the wall but instead have a skirting board?

    • Hi Jules,

      Thanks and good question! These mosaic tiles aren’t ideal for skirting because they are sheets of lots of tiny marble pieces and so I would have had to introduce a different tile for the skirting which isn’t a look I really wanted. Because it’s just a powder room and not a bathroom, the walls didn’t have to be waterproofed and I could use skirting boards ๐Ÿ™‚ It was more of a personal preference than anything else and in the bathrooms I have all walls tiled. Hope that helps x

    • Thanks Bec! It’s also available in a green marble for those who love to embrace a bit of colour ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pretty *and* practical! I like how you didn’t feel the need to go to town with storage. Thumbs up for the light ๐Ÿ™‚


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