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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.

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Kali Cavanagh
Photo by Armelle Habib for Inside Out

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Ekenstam

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Photo by Fabienne Delafraye

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BHG

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Antonio Martins  •  California Home + Design 

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Light Locations

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This Old House  •  Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

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BHG

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BHG

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via Home Bunch

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Home of Zoé de la Cases  •  Photo by Morten Holtum

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New England Home

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Meghan Stroebel

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Stylist Tahani Aiesh of Steen & Aiesh

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BHG

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Kelly Abramson Architecture

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Paola Navone
Photo by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia

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Studio Farris Architects

Darryl Carter’s Townhouse

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

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Get the Look: 20 Modern Outdoor Water Fountains

Back in December, The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston treated me to the luxurious Frankincense Massage Ritual. It was only the second time I had visited the spa, having not been there since the hotel opened several years ago, and it was just as perfect as I remembered. The whirlpool, steam room, and tropical shower are all heavenly, and the treatment itself was superb.

As with all treatments, the Frankincense started with ritual foot cleansing, spices, and the sound of cymbals.  Then a relaxing massage for which the therapist used De Stress Mind Body Oil, concocted with a blend of wild chamomile, frankincense and petitgrain oils. The treatment finishes with deep inhalations of the Frankincense essential oils and a soothing scalp massage. The experience, as you might imagine, was heavenly.

It made me think of how I would love the sound of an outdoor water feature on Cape Cod. Since a minimalist creation designed by a landscape architect is not really an option given the cost, I looked into possible alternatives. While many of the widely available outdoor water fountains are not necessarily cutting-edge modern, there are those with a contemporary aesthetic that would nestle into one’s garden or anchor a patio quite nicely.

Then, you could invite a massage therapist over for a treatment outdoors. The gentle trickle of your own fountain beats Enya from a portable speaker any day.

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The cymbals in the treatment room and the whirlpool
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston

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Modern Outdoor Water Fountain Sculpture

S H O P P I N G 

1. Modern Foutnain by Solar Home 

2. Karma Mossy Bronze Indoor Table Fountain

3. Modern Scoop Jug Fountain

4. Springville Outdoor Tiered Water Fountain

5. Natural Green Slate Fountain

6. Comet Metallic Pewter Indoor Fountain

7. Cubist Natural Slate Outdoor Fountain

8. Waterfall Grande Copper Fountain by BluWorld

9. Belgian Block Sandstone Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

10. Arizona Wall Fountain

11. Timber Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

12. Fountain Sculpture by Serena Carone

13. Aqua Indoor/Outdoor Fountain

14. Universal Home & Garden Fantasy  Bowl Fountain

15. Cannonade Outdoor Solar Fountain by Kenroy Home

16. Kenroy Home Northbrook Outdoor Lighted Fountain

17. Kenei Outdoor Water Fountain

18. Gardenfall Silver Mirror Fountain- by BluWorld

19. Stacked Triangles Slate Outdoor Fountain

20. Obtuse Outdoor Water Feature

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Get the Look: 48 Pendant Lights Perfect for Hallways

Following up on yesterday’s post Montage: 28 Hallways With Pendants, I’ve rounded up 48 pendant lights that are perfect to use in succession in long (or short) hallways. Good lighting definitely works to improve home ambiance and helps keeps moods lifted, especially in these dark winter months. (As much as I loved Copenhagen, I suppose it’s best I don’t live in Scandinavia.)

I tend to refer to our downstairs as a dungeon (we live on the parlor and lower levels, so to speak), but at least the lower levels house the bedrooms. Thankfully the living room, where my desk (and work sofa!) is has a large bay window that looks onto a lovely urban view of historic buildings, and right now, trees with  lingering red and gold leaves. The ceiling is also rather low, so likely I’ll have to go with flush or semi-flush mount fixtures, but I wanted to provide you with an array of pendants that would enliven more prominent (or humdrum but high) hallways.

Cuing off the styles in yesterday’s post, you can see that pretty much any style of pendant can work. I think I’ve sourced a few of all the examples shown: wicker pendants, copper & brass pendants, schoolhouse pendants, industrial cage pendants, colorful and all black dome pendants, classic lanterns, geo faceted pendants, simple drum pendants, glass pendants (including swirly Murano glass styles), capiz shell pendants, Moroccan style star pendants, globe pendants, and the ever trendy bare bulb fixtures. Inspired yet?

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S H O P P I N G

1 Udaipur Jute Pendant

2 Cabrillo Wicker Pendant

3 Basket Pendant

4 Beehive Pendant 

5 Axis Collection Mini Pendant 

6 Tiered Lukas Pendant

7 Tamburo Pendant with Stone Copper Foil Glass

8 Baltimore Pendant

9 Rose City Classic Schoolhouse Pendant

10 Buenos Aires Pendant

11 Academy Large Pendant

12 Silver Wire Barrel Pendant

13 Watch Out Pendant

14 Industrial Pendant

15 Work Lamp

16 Unfold Pendant Lamp

17 BB1 Aluminum Pendant

18 Spinning Pendant Lamp

19 MiniSun Curva Dome Ceiling Pendant Light 

20 Tom Dixon Beat Light Pendant

21 BL9M Pendant 

22 Fitzjames Lantern

23 Lucy Collection Pendant

24 Savannah Pendant

25 Knox Frosted Glass Pendant

26 Satori Collection Pendant

27 Tenley Faceted Pendant

28 Penelope Collection Pendant 

29 Fisher Island Merlot Bronze Drum Pendant 

30 Oilo Cylinder Pendant

31 Leone Metallic Glass Pendant

32 Flux Smoke Glass Vintage Pendant

33 Long Lafitte Celadon Seeded Glass Pendant

34 Traditional Shape Glass Pendant Lamp

35 Mulinello Pendant

36 Belle Opal Fusion Jack LED Mini Pendant

37 Meg  Murano Handmade Glass Pendant Lamp

38 Mini-Monty Blue Mini Pendant

39 Capiz Shell Globe Pendant 

40 Fun 1DM Capiz Shell Pendant

41 Star Capiz Shell Pendant

42 Mirrored Star Pendant

43 Battery-Powered Paper Lantern

44 Coral Light

45 C-U C-Me Globe Pendant 

46 NUD Pendant Light Cord

47 Bosonic Ceiling Lamp

48 Plumen Bulbs

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Get the Look: 32 DIY Headboards

Are you feeling inspired after yesterday’s post, Montage: 52 DIY Headboards?  For today I’ve culled though sources high and low for these 32 imaginative options that can be used as a headboard. I’m going to stick to my white upholstered headboard, though, if nobody minds.  : )  Tomorrow (or maybe even later today), I’ll post a collection of fun, traditional headboards too.

 

 

S H O P P I N G

1. Screen with Inset Higgins Glass Rondelays at ABC Modern.

2. 18th c, Iron Dome-Shaped Element, $4,900 at L’Antiquaire.

3. Chinese Lattice Panel, $750 at Carling Nichols.

4. Four Panel Marbleized Vellum Screen, $6,895 at Mecox Gardens.

5. Backyard X-Scapes Rolled Bamboo Fencing, $33.24 at Sears.

6. Cameroon Feather Headress, $850 at Branca.

7. Uzbek Silk Hand-Embroidered Suzani, $49.99 on eBay.

8. 19th c. French Headboards, $4,500 at Argyll & Jasper Antiques.

9. Orange 3-Panel Wooden Screen Room Divider, $159.76 at Bellacor.

10. Eastern Buddah Wall Hanging with Bamboo Rod, $160 on eBay.

11. Pegboard, Chalkboard, Whiteboard Dividers, $ 79.36 at Buy.com.

12. Verner Panton Spectrum Fabric (Stuffed), $600 at ModeModerne.

13. PREMIÄR Waves, Hawaii Canvas, $149 at IKEA.

14. Chinese Screen Wall Panels, $3,950 at Orient Living.

15. Art Deco Style Gates at Fernworks Antiques.

16. Live Natural Edge Red Flame Box Elder Slabs, $53.82 on eBay.

17. Imaginary Castle Wall Decal, $45 at Blik.

18. Reclaimed Corrugated Metal Roof Panel, $1.10/sq.ft. on eBay.

19. Amanti Art Florentine Gold Wall Mirror, $189.99 at Linens’n’Things.

20. Silk/Cotton Ikat Fabric, $24/yard at Fabricadabra.

21. Vintage 100% Silk Tie-Dey Sari Fabric, $9.97 on eBay.

22. Steel Pegboard Panels, $42-$51 at Linens’n’Things.

23. Paris Eiffel Tower Construction Poster, $24.99 at Target.

24. Mantles from a late 1800′s home, $198/pair at A Rustic Garden.

25. “Fall Foliage Festival” Americana Flag, $250 at Three Potato Four.

26. Early 1900s 5-Panel Interior Door, $175 at Olde Good Things.

27. Vintage Stlate Classroom Chalkboard, $265 at Three Potato Four.

28. 1940s Sign from Penn. Shipbuilding Co., $165 at Three Potato Four.

29. Vintage Distressed Blue Shutter from AnitaSperoDesign, Etsy.

30. Peel & Stick Cloud Mural, $149.95 at The Mural Store.

31. American Prairie Style Art Glass Window, $275 at Urban Remains Chicago.

32. Sophie Headboard Wall Decal, $45 at Blik.

 

M O R E
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Get the Look: 25 Buddhas

If you were inspired by yesterday’s Montage: 34 Buddhas in Decor and would like to infuse a little zen into your own rooms, here are some ideas for buddha decorations for the home. Buddha heads, Buddha bookends, Buddha lamps, Buddha candles. Peace.

S H O P P I N G 

Row 1
Moe’s Home Collection Buddha Face in Silver, $103.99 at Wayfair.
San Francisco Buddha Cocktail Napkin, $35/set at Gump’s.
Buddha ‘Pop Art’ Poster, $11.99 at Target.

Row 2
Golden Resting Buddha Statue, $62 at Buddha Groove.
Buddha Silhouette Decal by K&L Wall Art $12.90 at My Wall Decal.
Buddha Groove Hand Carved Buddha Head Statue, $96 at Sears.
Baccarat Crystal Little Buddha, $125 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Row 3
Resin Seated Buddha Bookends, $56 at Buddha Groove.
Head of an Indonesian Buddha, $400 at Met Museum Store.
Buddha Head Light in Green at Moe’s Home Collection.

Row 4
Urban Trends Ceramic Buddha Head in Orange, now $119.95 at Bellacor.
Blissliving Home ‘Wisdom Buddha’ Pillow, $75 at Bloomingdale’s.
Acadia Buddha Head Lamp at Cassona.

Row 5
Turquoise Glazed Ceramic Buddha Head Lamps, $2,350 at Objectiques.
Buddha Eco Art Buddha Pillow Cover, $40 at Wabisabi Green.
Meditating Beeswax Buddha Candle, $13.99 at Way Out Wax.
White Ceramic Meditating Buddha Sculpture, $719 on eBay.

Row 6
Madhubani Painting, ‘Peaceful Buddha’, $144.95 at Novica.
dCOR design Abigail Buddha Head in Grey and Gold, $49 at Wayfair.
Seated Buddha in Royal Attire, $4,000 at Jacques Carcanagues.

Row 7
Blissliving Home Buddha Head Candle in Citron, $40.50 at AllModern.
Msterpiece Buddha Melamine Tray, $14.99 at Jaf Gifts.

Row 8
Seated Buddha in Stone, $78 at Museum Store Company.
Buddha Head Bookends with Marble Base, now $72 at Kohl’s.
Bird Wanna Whistle Buddha Duvet Cover, $199 at Deny Designs.

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