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Montage: 20 Vintage Bathroom Vanities

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.


Kali Cavanagh
Photo by Armelle Habib for Inside Out




Photo by Fabienne Delafraye




Antonio Martins  •  California Home + Design 


Light Locations

this-old-house-photo- deborah-whitlaw-llewellyn

This Old House  •  Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn






via Home Bunch


Home of Zoé de la Cases  •  Photo by Morten Holtum


New England Home


Meghan Stroebel


Stylist Tahani Aiesh of Steen & Aiesh




Kelly Abramson Architecture


Paola Navone
Photo by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia

vintage-vanity- via Tim Van de Veld

Studio Farris Architects

Darryl Carter’s Townhouse

Darryl Carter’s D.C. townhouse
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Montage: 52 DIY Headboards

As a less expensive follow up to last month’s Montage: 47 Upholstered Headboards, I want to share this collection of headboards that are re-purposed, up-cycled, and the like. There are headboards fashioned from doors, decals, mirrors, mantles, tapestries, chalkboards, room dividers, architectural elements, iron gates, pegboard, plywood, and more. DIY and v intage aren’t really my thing, but there are some good ideas here.I know this topic has been done, done, and done, but I hope a number of these images are new to you.


Photographer Paul Whicheloe

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Alexandra Angle

House and Home

a  home on Cape Cod

Tom Scheerer – House Beautiful

Antonio Martins

Home of illustrator Courtney Wotherspoon – Design Sponge

Alvhem Makleri

Montana Burnett Design

Stylist Christine Puech’s bedroom – Marie Claire Maison


Photographer Debi Treloar


Dreamy Whites

French by Design


Rue Magazine


Pot and Kettle Studios

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Apartment Therapy – Caitlin, Beacon Hill

Interior Design Magazine

Cookie Magazine

Elle Decor

Côté Sud

Apartment Therapy


Katrin Arens – Marie Claire Maison

Design Sponge

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Olivieri Mobili




Photographer Douglas Friedman

Lonny Magazine

House to Home


Solis Betancourt – Southern Accents 

T. Keller Donovan


Serena & Lily

Traditional Home

House to Home


House Roelens

Dave Coote


Ace Hotel, NYC

Mademoiselle Tiss

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34 Buddhas in Decor

I still haven’t tried yoga. Too peaceful. I did however just sign up for a modern dance class at Boston University. The teacher is amazing, and I’m trying my best to blend with the thirty plus twenty-year-old girls (and boy). Anyway, yoga and prancing aside, I do appreciate the serenity of a Buddha. When I lived in NYC, the Buddha room at the Met Museum was one of my favorite places for decompressing. Buddha heads (ad sometimes bodies) are popular adornments in homes in search of zen.

Photographer Francis Smith

Antonio Martins

Bolig Magasinet

Christopher Noto in Architectural Digest

via Desire to Inspire

Photographer Joe Schmelzer

unidentified   |   Photographer Kelly Ishikawa

Kelly Behun

David Kaplan   |   Cobbold Du Pont

via Desire to Inspire

Coburn Architecture

via Decoration Empire

Photographer Julien Oppenheim   |  Domino

via Design Attractor   |   via Desire to Inspire

Madeleine Weinrib in Elle Decor   |   Thad Hayes

Antonio Martins

Skona Hem   |   White Webb

Dovecote boutique in Westport, CT


Skona Hem

Donna Karan

via Desire to Inspire

Fawn Galli   |   Walter Studio

Liz Levin

Photographer Ellen McDermott   |   Ken Fulk

Piper Perabo’s house by Garance Dore

Go Shopping: Get the Look: Buddhas


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Montage: 27 Rooms with Ladders

Ladders have been popular in interiors for a while now, not just to access books, but in bathrooms as towel racks. Even stepladders have been appropriated, sometimes with a tray on top, as side tables. To accompany my piece,  “Trendlet: Ladders” on The Inside Source, I’ve put together an expanded montage of ladder decor.

Zen Associates

Architect Diana Kellogg

Mimi O’Connell

Kate Hume

Light Locations

Stylist Jaimi Holker

Hufft Projects Architecture

Fritz von der Schulenburg

Antonio Martins

Joe Schmelzer                                                         Anthropologie

Colombe Steven                                                Fernau + Hartman Architects

Remodelista                                        The Brooklyn Home Company

Sania Hedengren & Susanna Zacke                           A Beach Cottage blog

photographer Trine Thorsen                                          Mimi O’Connell

Mariam Francova Residence                             Heir Antiques, Providence

Photographer Paul Barbera                                                  Erin Martin

Nathalie Vingot Mei                                                     Apartment Therapy

photographer Trine Thorsen                             photographer Trine Thorsen


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