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Montage: 24 Bathrooms With Trough Sinks

For one of last summer’s Boston Globe Magazine home issues, I wrote about a family friendly house in Scraggy Neck on the Cape with all sorts of fun, beachy features, including a bunk room and a kids bathroom with an oversize trough sink. In addition to its extra large size (I think there are five kids, plus plenty of cousins) and cobalt color, the mom loved that the trough sink hasn’t any counters to muss up.

Trough sinks have an industrial feel often associated with schools or art studios. They’re heavy duty, normally mounted to the wall, though some have legs. I think they’re historically made of cast iron, but I’m sure modern models are also fabricated in other materials. Trough sinks are deep and can be extra-long, accommodating two or even three faucet sets, which make them especially good for kids bathrooms. Of course trough sinks make great utility sinks in a laundry room or mud room too.

Here are 24 bathrooms with trough sinks in all a variety of colors (a red trough sink, a chartreuse trough sink, trough sinks in various shades of blue) as well as  an abundance of black trough sinks. Some are indeed in kids’ bathrooms, others are in bathrooms with old time-y, industrial chic, Brooklyn-y vibe.

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Godrich Interiors

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Interior designer Elizabeth Roberts own Brooklyn brownstone  •  Remodelista

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Hannotte Interiors

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Aaron Hojman  •  Casa Zinc

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Boston Globe Magazine

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HGTV Magazine

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Kimberly Renner

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Rafterhouse

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House Beautiful

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Floreat by Craig Sheiles Homes and Mick Rule OR Esplanade Residence by Emilie Bédard and Maria Rosa Di Ioia

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Melbourne home of  interior stylist Simone Haag
The Design Files  •  Photo by Sean Fennessy

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Carla Lane Interiors

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Scavullo Design

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Upscale Construction

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Kohler

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Country Living

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Terracotta Design Build

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Hecker Guthrie

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unidentified

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Montage: 12 Homes With Colorful Window Trim, Inside & Out

Oftentimes windows are overlooked when it comes to adding flavor to a design. It’s almost always white windows on the exterior, and usually the window trim is painted white inside too. Sure, sometimes they’re stained, and black window trim can be incredibly striking, but one doesn’t usually see an eye-popping orange.

Cedar shingle homes in wooded areas, like the Vineyard, might sometimes have forest green windows, meant to add interest, but blend with the surroundings. When we designed the house on the Cape, we specified Benjamin Moore “Baby Boy Blue” as our exterior window color. I knew I wanted turquoise, although I picked that specific shade in kind of a rush. It’s probably a tad too light and Caribbean-esque, but I love it anyway. (There’s a photo at the end of this post.)

When the construction crew put them in, the guys on the job, including the plumber, had something to say. Skeptics! Ok, the windows don’t necessarily blend, but I love them. Even though windows seem like an unsatisfying expenditure, I’ve learned that deciding between various window types can really make an impact on not just the design, but the whole feel.

I’m a proponent of true divided light windows — that means there are individual panes of glass between the mullions. There’s nothing worse than cheap plastic mullions shoddily attached to the glass. Awful. There’s a compromise you can get away with, called full divided light, if need be.

Inside, our window trim is painted white. (Actually, everything’s painted white, except for the ceilings in the boys rooms and guest rooms.) It’s possible to get an amazing look with a contrasting trim, though I haven’t figured out how to do it myself. (I tried in my very first apartment in New York, and let’s just say it was an epic fail.)

Below are gorgeous examples of brightly colored exterior window trims, along with some very zingy interior window trims.

E X T E R I O R S

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Intrinsik Architecture   •  John Clark Photo  •  Dwell 

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Faroe Islands

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Intrinsik Architecture   •  John Clark Photo  •  Dwell 

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Lucas Buitoni Architecture  •  Evelyn Müller Photography

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I N T E R I O R S

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The Kitchn

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Maureen “Mo” Ecke  •  Lucas Allen Photo  •   Country Living

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House to Home

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Photographs by Tami Christiansen  •   Casa Vogue Barasil

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Elle Decoration Sweden

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Photographs by Tami Christiansen  •   Casa Vogue Brasil

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C A P E   H O U S E

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Pella windows in Benjamin Moore “Baby Boy Blue

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Montage: 16 Rooms with Rope Lights

Earlier this month I started blogging for a Southern retail site with Etsy like suppliers called Bourbon & Boots. My first post was “Nine Unfinished Wood Looks That Are Anything But Raw,” inspired by a great Oak Block Lamp from Tungsten Customs that I found there (and might need to buy). I’ll be posting every two weeks. The next post, which should go live today, is inspired by another light from the site, a Rope Pendant Socket Light with an Edison bulb, made by Wildwood Design Company.

Of course, it reminded me of the very popular rope light by Toronto-based studio Atelier 688, which I also mentioned a couple of years ago when I wrote about West Bridge, the trendy Kendall Square, Cambridge restaurant. I’ve included that image here, along with 15 other spaces with rope lights.

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Farmshop

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BHG

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Photo by Laurie Black  •  BHG

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Lisa Kreiling of LTK Interiors  •  Urban Show House

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Jennifer Hagler of A Merry Mishap

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Hampton Designer Showhouse 2009
Photo by John Bessler &  Squire Fox   •  Traditional Home

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Photo by Alec Hemer for Country Living

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West Bridge  by Crème Design  •  Photo by designskool

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Kay Douglass Interiors

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Stylist Raina Kattelson  •  Photo by Emily Anderson •  Rue Magazine

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Pursley Dixon Architecture
Photo by Stacey Van Berkel for Garden & Gun

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Christopher Grubb of Arch Interiors  •  HGTV

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CCS Architecture  •  Photo by Kris Tamburello

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Photo by Elizabeth Watsky for Remodelista

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Ace Hotel Palm Springs

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Atelier 688

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Montage: 20 Rooms with Surfboards

Since we looked at homes with surfboards propped up outside yesterday, I thought we’d go inside today. The owners of these twenty homes store their surfboards inside, where it functions as a design element. In the kids rooms, I suspect, the surfboards are solely decorative. Hey, my bike’s in my living room (and both my kids’ bikes), so why not a surfboard?

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Zecc Architects

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Chandelier by the Sea

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Beach Chic Design

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ducduc

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Aerin Lauder’s home
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Brunelleschi Construction

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Cynthia Walker Designs

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Femina

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Jeffers Design Group

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Artist Mandy Shadforth’s house in Real Living
Photo by Toby Scott | Styled by Kylie Jackes

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House Beautiful

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Photo by William Waldron for Country Living

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Lohrbach Studio

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Mary McDonald

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Hamptons Showhouse 2011
Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior

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Photo by DABITO for Old Brand New

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Photo by Erin Kunkel for  Design*Sponge

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You can order a preppy monogrammed surfboard at
the C.Wonder Nantucket Pop-Up Shop 

C Wonder Summer Hostess Gifts

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Montage: 28 Red, White, and Blue Rooms

Red, white, and blue can be intensely patriotic, or just another well-devised scheme. Both work today—Happy Fourth!

Joe Serrins – Photographer William Waldron – Elle Decor

Fox Hotel, Copenhagen

Lisa Sherry – Lonny

Healing Barsanti 

Roger Davies – Rebecca Ascher – Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Ellen Hamilton

Nick Olsen – Lonny

Liz Caan

Jonathan Adler

Lindsey Coral Harper

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Sara Gilbane – Domino

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Michele Bonan – Lonny

Photographer Gemma Comas

Cath Kidston – Lonny

Light Locations

Atlanta Homes

Meredith Heron

Catalano Architects – SLC Interiors – Photographer Gordon Beal

David Cafiero –  Lonny

Photographer Stellan Herner

Miles Redd

John Douglas Eason

Country Living

Ashley Whitaker

S.R. Gambrel

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