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Antique Vanities in the Bathroom

Although we all know that trends come and go, one of the few that I will never tire of is antique chests and bureaus turned into bathroom vanities. They add warmth to what can be a cold, hard space and even though fitting the sink requires the loss of the top drawer, the remaining drawers provide ample storage space.
Orrick & Company
This vanity is one of my favorites, featured with an antique gilt mirror and sconces. Something like this could turn a boring bathroom in a new home into a pretty room.
Southern Accents
I recently discovered this photo in an old issue of Southern Accents magazine (January-February 2001) and it still looks fresh. It's featured in a home designed by Amelia Handegan.

Sarah Richardson Design
The round somewhat contemporary mirror provides contrast to this antique vanity.

Sarah Richardson Design

A close-up of a mahogany chest of drawers. This style is common in both antiques and reproductions. I've seen many in antique and second-hand shops over the years and the reproductions are fairly inexpensive.


Sarah Richardson Design
A long sideboard topped with a marble counter top plus crystal sconces, crystal chandlier and Farrow & Ball wallpaper add elegance to this bathroom.

Orrick & Company
A country pine dresser is topped by a driftwood mirror. Obviously, you don't need me to tell you that this would be fun in a beach or summer house, but I've said it anyway!



9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - so makes me wish I had a bathroom large enough to do this. Some day - or possibly I'll have a client I can do it with. Thanks for the great images!

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  2. Love this post - I think antique furnishings used as vanities is absolutely brilliant. I also really love the congnac coloured pieces. Lately I have been very drawn to having atleast one piece in my home that is this goreous rich colour. I am thinking vanity might be just the place !

    Thanks
    Vitania

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  3. Thanks d, I have struggled with them that is for sure. I love this post. All the photos are great.

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  4. I just love this idea of using a unique piece of furniture for a vanity cupboard...so much more interesting than most you can buy premaid. Tracey xx

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  5. Fabulous post - such beauty in each image! My friends Joan & Dan over @ For The Love Of A House have done just this in the renovations of their New Hampshire farmhouse en-suite bathroom & it looks sublime.
    Millie ^_^

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  6. my favorite is the 2nd image. just beautiful.

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  7. These are fantastic! It’s time to do makeover of your bathroom with the help of modern Antique Bathroom Vanity from Spacify.com.

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  8. Thanks for coming by and for the sweet note that you left me there.

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