When challenged with decorating a small space I tend to go for dark and dramatic. Particularly for a powder room or guest bath. Since they are not used that often it's a jewel box of a treat every time you open the door.

That's certainly the case with the Nina Campbell wallpaper I chose for my mother-in-law's guest bath, a classic 1950s style with yellow and black tiled walls and floor. Not the easiest combo to work with, but this rich black and gold pattern did the trick, adding a dollop of glamour to the space.

Nina Campbell "Birdcage Walk" available through The Redecorators LLC, 215-429-2000.

"Use the good china for breakfast."