Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bathroom Vanities and Some Apartment Therapy

Pulling the cabinetry away from the side walls in a bathroom yields a unique look in a bathroom.  I love doing this in powder rooms especially.  The cabinet seems more like a piece of furniture and it makes for a nice transition of materials.  Here are some great examples.

Traditional Home

Better Homes and Gardens

Sally Markham - House Beautiful

Better Homes and Gardens

This one above was not a piece of furniture, just designed to look like one.

House Beautiful

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Leah Simon - Elle Decor website

House Beautiful via Visual Comfort blog

This is one of my remodels. I pulled the cabinet away from both sides.  Above, the left side could have butted into a partial wall at the shower. It would've made maximum use of storage, but a partial wall would not be so cleanly detailed. Below, it is pulled away from the other side wall (behind the robe). It gives the piece a more prominent look in the bathroom and has a lighter, roomier effect.


featured my Showhouse room this past week! Check it out HERE

Thanks for featuring my work!


Mary Ann Pickett said...

I really love the furniture piece look, too. The faucet and lighting is really pretty in your bath design.

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful, Carla! Love this look, and these images have me swooning! I love this look in the bath and the kitchen.
As always your work is perfection. It is obvious that much went into the details. Love it!
Congratulations on the feature. Well deserved.
Happy Sunday.

Jessie said...

Congratulations on the feature, how exciting! You know I am a big fan of your bathroom design.

Enjoy your day, Carla!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I don't have a single vanity that ISN'T a piee of furniture...pulled out from the walls. Love yours! Yay on AT!!

NanaDiana said...

I love the examples you are showing here- especially the last one! xo Diana

Tatiana Doria said...

Lovely examples. I like the look too! said...

Your bathroom is the best of all the images you posted! :) I just pinned them. Brilliant. And, nice to get some time on Apartment Therapy! Have a great week, Carla

Karena said...

Carla I have wanted to do this for the longest time!! It makes such a difference!

I hope you will come and see the feature I have on an amazing sculptor.

Art by Karena
The 2012 Artist Series

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Cris Angsten said...

I remember the first time I saw an old chest turned into a bath vanity at a funky restaurant many years ago. I thought it was the COOLEST THING EVER and wouldn't shut up about it at the table when I got back! Much nicer to have something that looks like furniture!

Custom Mirrors Nassau County said...

Sally Markham's looks just out of this world.

-Irwin Zinkin

Michael said...

These are some great looking vanities. If you're looking for ways to achieve a low cost bath remodel, try the designer, stock vanities like some of those shown here. These vanities can be bought at a great price and have a high-end, custom look without the custom price.

Let's go remodel a bathroom!

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