When reimagining older spaces, I always prioritize three things: improving flow, adding function, and providing ample storage. Here, a crowded second entry hall presents an opportunity for much needed new function as a gorgeous, period appropriate powder bath.
After several decades as a duplex, this 1913 single family residence retained a redundant second front entry door, claiming valuable interior space that could serve a new purpose. So we set about disabling the exterior door and closing in the tired entry area. We refinished the walls and dressed the floors in high contrast black and white hex tile in a rug pattern of small rosettes. The addition of a toilet and brass console sink completes the change-over, while a whimsical mirror provides the requisite "pow" in this beautiful new powder room.