Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bonfire of the vanities....

Be sure to read below this post all about my exciting giveaway...a gorgeous french chair!

Oh boy, its "flu season" around this neighborhood, my son is sick, I am under the weather and we know dozens of people also not feeling so well. Hope you all take good care of yourselves, I hear its making its rounds. Tis the season! It is hard to imagine that one day within the next few months, the snow will slowly fade away and bright green grass will emerge, animals will come out of hibernation and once again we will feel the rush of fresh warm air. All signs that spring has sprung! But no matter, what the weather...the house biz continues!
  In planning multiple bathrooms at once, the last thing I want (and a definite pet peeve of mine) is for all the bathrooms to look like cookie cutters of one another. Today, through the endless selection of stones, wallpaper, lighting, and vanities/sinks, you can actually create a bathroom with a lot of character. It is a room where you can get very creative and produce a real showstopper bathroom.
 In planning a number of bathrooms for the new house now, I am amazed and often overwhelmed by the ridiculous array of choices in vanities today. My, have things changed since we were building about eight or nine years ago! Besides the custom route (which we are doing for three of the bathrooms) there are many different readily available vanities and the choices are endless. I have collected a number of images that reflect a whole host of styles but all of them interesting, new and beautiful. Let me know if you have a favorite!

Love this classic little powder room, the sink on polished nickel, the floors, are all so pretty! The Venetian mirror is always stunning in a bathroom
House Beautiful

Interesting how they followed the curved wall and installed this pretty understated vanity over the mirror and between two concealed storage closets...result is stunning (Architectural Digest)

Great sink, only downside is lack of storage. House Beautiful

Pretty very pale gray double vanity in bathroom by Jane Scwab

Beautiful wood console turned into a luxurious vanity by Diamond Barrata Design 

Love this vanity, the bow front, the creamy white with the built on mirror, very old world with this Elephant chinoiserie paper...

Love the color and detailing of this beautiful blue/gray painted vanity

Gorgeous glazed cabinetry adorn this beautiful luxurious master bath, like the sunken dressing area in the middle (Elle Decor)

This is so unique and so pretty..beautiful painted pale green and white vanity with a "treillage feel to it" it because it is so different, also love the mirror

Opulent woodworking and carving grace this old world faux painted vanity and paneling (Elle Decor)

Modern and elegant bath gets a unique vanity with plenty of storage..House Beautiful

This attractive vanity appears to be a piece of furniture that was converted into a vanity, very chic and handsome 

Pretty old fashioned white pedestal sink, is always a timeless classic

Pretty hand painted console vanity topped with luxurious onyx stone is very feminine

All white is always a great clean and crisp look, like the polished nickel hardware

Elegant bathroom with bronze iron that a table and chair with coffee in the bathroom? Wow that's the ultimate...House Beautiful

Love the rich colors used here, dark woods complement the center "medallion/rug", also like the baskets, it is visually attractive and quite functional. I really like this.

This beautiful mirrored vanity is the perfect choice for this luxurious soft colored bathroom

Love the glazing done on these attractive cabinets, to pull from the blue marble in the floor....dramatic and very decadent! Architectural Digest

This is so pretty, love the functionality of the shelves but it also happens to look great and a nice frame for the anything with a bow front

Kendall Wilkinson finished this guest bath with mirrored vanity and Venetian mirror beautifully
Traditional Home

More antique mirror with carerra marble

Love this rustic bathroom, the floors, the antique oak tressel vanity, the mirrors, black all works beautifully

Dramatic black and white bathroom, with a wall of large scaled Calacutta marble subway tiles

Pretty treillage detailing on tub, pretty antiqued looking vanity in dark wood, I like how the design mimics the design on the lead glass window

Pretty black vanity in a black and white bathroom, very clean and crisp

Pretty modern vessel sink in white...perfect for the beach or a coastal home

Pretty classic and simple white vanity, I like how the detailing matches the transom on the door

Pretty and petite single vanity in white painted wood...small things do come in pretty packages

Elegant transitional styled bathroom, beautiful lighting...very nice looking (Architectural Digest)

Dramatic black and gold vanity...this is gorgeous.....

Pretty console-vanity in white painted wood, like how the bottom is finished  by Tracery

Beautiful black chinoiserie chest converted to an elegant powder room vanity

Attractive neutral colored bath (Tracery)

Dramatic navy lacquered walls look stunning against this white carerra pedestal sink...timeless

The ever so popular Restoration Hardware vanity on polished nickel legs..looks great with the white marbles (Tracery Interiors)

Now onto the giveaway....

Safavieh Home Furnishings

has generously donated this brand new fabulous french occasional chair!

(Retails for $395)

Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.
 (The picture is a little blurry, working on getting a clearer one but here is the link to get a great picture and be able to zoom in and get the details...

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Safavieh's warehouse

Hope you enjoyed getting some bathroom/vanity inspirations! And really hope you have a fabulous day! Enjoy.....let me know if you have a favorite!