Waterworks Universal Washstand "I love the proportion and balance of this washstand. The openness keeps the powder room airy and spacious in feeling. It is an historic form, but it works beautifully with an updated aesthetic, too." Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2496, waterworks.com
Porter Teleo Inkblot Wallpaper "This paper enlivens a space with its bold scale. It’s witty and unique but still very refined. Hand-painted and printed on Japanese paper, it is wallpaper and fine art in one." The Martin Group, Boston Design Center, (617) 951-2526, martingroupinc.com
Nanz No 8999 Midcentury Ring Pull "The simple finger-loop ring pull is based on an antique design and is suitable for a variety of uses. I love the chamfered detail on the backplate, and the exposed screws give it a little edginess. It’s both polished and playful." Through Patricia McDonagh Interior Design.
Duke Mirror from Michael Smith "This mirror from Michael Smith’s Jasper collection has the glamour of an antique Venetian mirror in a restrained silhouette. The shape is clean and unfussy, but the craftsmanship is subtly beautiful. It has drama and presence in a small space without competing with other finishes." Studio 534, Boston Design Center, (617) 345-9900, s5boston.com
Combining her appreciation for architectural tradition and attention to detail, Jenn Sanborn designs spaces whose comfort and charm is meant to lift the spirit and enhance the daily lives of her clients. Sacris Design, Amesbury, Mass., (978) 388-5948, sacrisdesign.com
After a college career that took her to Japan and Spain to study art and architecture, Sarah Steinberg worked for two high-end kitchen and bath showrooms before starting her own business, in 2007. Steinberg Custom Designs, Cumberland, Maine, (207) 829-4433, steinbergcustomdesigns.com
Patricia McDonagh believes that good design is a “happy merger between form and function, beauty and pragmatism.” In designing spaces both modern and traditional, she is drawn to the grace and simplicity of classical design. Patricia McDonagh Interior Design, Boston, (617) 338-8958, patriciamcdonagh.com.