I tend to skew towards a modern aesthetic and certainly in the bathroom, where function, ease, and cleanliness is crucial. A year ago (it feels like yesterday), I posted Montage: 20 Bathrooms with Modern Vanities along with Get the Look: 28 (Mostly) Modern Bathroom Vanities, precipitated by my lamenting our atrocious pink and nude bathroom in Delray Beach. (Yeah, I know, a flesh-toned Florida bathroom is better than no Florida bathroom!)
There are so many modern vanity options—I particularly like this style of natural wood modern bathroom vanity that hangs on the wall. Of course, I’m always up for a classic white marble bathroom too. If we ever redo the Boston bathroom (my biggest home decor wish), that’s probably the way we’ll go, given the style in these parts.
Today I thought I’d play with a more vintage look, at least here on the blog. Designers who favor an antique, country, or rustic feel, often use a chest, console, or other interesting cabinet as a bathroom vanity. While an old chest could be annoying, with sticking drawers and peeling paint, a console table with a shelf running along the bottom is a great idea, since it provides storage for towels or baskets, without being blocky.
Here are 20 examples of vintage bathroom vanities that still manage to look fresh.
Photo by Armelle Habib for Inside Out
Photo by Fabienne Delafraye
Antonio Martins • California Home + Design
This Old House • Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
via Home Bunch
Home of Zoé de la Cases • Photo by Morten Holtum
New England Home
Stylist Tahani Aiesh of Steen & Aiesh
Kelly Abramson Architecture
Photo by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia
Studio Farris Architects
Darryl Carter’s D.C. townhouse
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor
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