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powder room

1. n. a small bathroom without bathing facilities in a private home, usually located for the convenience of guests. Excuse me, where is the powder room?
2. n. the ladies’ restroom in a public place, especially a restaurant; the place women go to powder their noses. (The emphasis is on comforts other than toilet facilities, such as mirrors, places to rest, and even a maid to help with emergency repairs of makeup or clothing.) The ladies went to the powder room. They’ll be back in a minute.
See also: powder, room
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Duravit is offering furnishing ideas to tackle unavoidable design challenges due to space limitations, faced by many guest bathrooms and powder rooms, that leave them looking cramped or sparsely furnished.
To make a powder room feel as large as possible, choose a sink that occupies the least amount of floor space.
Guests can relax in the private massage room, or the spacious living room with seating for eight featuring a 52" LCD HDTV and a separate powder room.
That's why The Powder Room offers a wide range of full body massage to French pedicures.
There is a symmetry and simplicity about the Georgian style which I find very calming,' says Linda as she reveals the downstairs loo, actually a Powder Room the size of the average home's main bathroom and more besides.
Charming for a powder room or sitting area, this mini from Murray Feiss' Maison De Ville collection is finished in British Bronze and detailed with hand-polished faceted crystals.
My tiny downstairs powder room is squeezed into a space off The kitchen and at the top of the basement stairs of my pre-War colonial in northern New Jersey.
She entered a competition in 2001 with a 30 minute script titled The Powder Room.
Karen's relationship with the BBC began when she won competition in 2001 with a 30-minute script entitled The Powder Room which focused on two debt-laden women who sell stolen clothes in a pub toilet in a bid to free themselves of their problems.
Women are generous creatures in the powder room, happily sharing their latest lippy or eyeliner with strangers.
Fashion disasters, soap storylines, neighbour and family feuds were key topics re-hashed in the powder room.
The challenge presented to Los Angeles architects Scott Johnson and Margot Alofsin was to design a small powder room that would be elegant and visually exciting.
An Electronic Faucet Designed Exclusively for the Powder Room
Try it out in a small powder room or bathroom for added interest.
Three additional bedrooms all with ensuite baths, plus a powder room and a laundry area with sink, boutique condo building with gym and storage unit, 24-hour doorman.