Inspired by a set of Japanese prints bought 30 years ago in Tokyo, the client asked designer John Granato, owner of Master Designs, in Syracuse, N.Y., to create a unique powder room vanity. The sculptural vanity consists of open and closed boxes for storage made from two wood species. In lieu of a bulky, conventional pedestal, Granato opted to wall-mount the vanity “so it would float off the floor, giving it a feeling of buoyancy.”

While other parts of this home are more conventional, the powder room stands out as unique. Granato says that more and more of his clients are choosing to personalize the powder room to reflect their individual style because these are the spaces guests are most likely to see. “Clients are apt to be more creative and whimsical with these rooms,” he says, “and to think outside the box. They’re not afraid to put money into them.”

Granato sketched a few different ideas for the vanity. "I like to give clients three designs or concepts and let them select elements they like from each one, create a hybrid design, then move to the final conceptual design," he says.
Granato sketched a few different ideas for the vanity. "I like to give clients three designs or concepts and let them select elements they like from each one, create a hybrid design, then move to the final conceptual design," he says.