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Montage: 16 Modern Bathrooms With Floating Vanities

I know I’ve been posting an abundance of bathroom images lately (contrasting tile bathroom floors, tiled bathroom vanities, swatches of bathroom floor tiles), the thinking being a solution for the pink laminate bathroom counter and pink tile floor in the Florida condo bathroom will suddenly present itself.

It seems as though tiling over the counter would be most cost-effective, but I wonder what it would cost to demo the whole darn blocky vanity and put in a simple slab, which would really open up the space, or find a modestly priced floating bathroom vanity, like one of the glossy white sink cabinets from IKEA, or maybe even this Caro vanity that resembles plywood (I had obsessed over a plywood floor for the condo before settling on the cork floor). A floating vanity rather than a simple slab, would be a better for storage, obviously.

It’s true that the bathroom is fairly traditional, certainly basic, with (now) white tile and white grout, and basic white porcelain tub with glass shower doors, but I don’t think it’s a matter of choosing traditional versus contemporary bathroom style, but rather mixing the elements for a simple, clean, with maybe even a hint of Scandinavian style.

Here are 16 modern bathrooms with floating vanities.

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Doherty Design Studio  •  Photo by I. Foord  •  HomeLife

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Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors  •  Photo by Armelle Habib • HomeLife

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Hearth Studio  •  Photo by Lauren Bamford

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Mikayla Rose Design  •  Photo by Eve Wilson   •  The Design Files

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Home of designer Suzanne Gorman  •  Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Bolig Magasinet

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Smitten Studio

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 Stine Langvad  •  Photo by Joachim Wichmann  •  The Style Files

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Laplace & Co.

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 Taverne Agency

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New York Times

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Elle Espana

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Katty Schiebeck

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2B Group

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ARTmonday: Archivast

Archivast is a new site that offers classic black & white photography prints. The founders, John Chaisson and Stephen Bridges, sift through photo archives in search of striking images that would appeal to today’s market, reproduce them.

Motivated by the fact that many newspapers have thrown away its glass negatives from the 1800s (and that Chaisson ahd a hard time finding a unique birthday present for his wife),  Archivast is a platform for discovering, saving, reproducing, and exhibiting the best of classic black & white photography.

Designer John Derian curated the debut collection, “Heritage New York City,”  from the archives of the New York Times and the Museum of the City of New York.  Images illustrate the storied past of New York City, ranging in subject from the 1939 New York World’s Fair, to a snowy Central Park, to glamorous society women draped in haute couture.

In celebration of its launch, Archivast presents the “Heritage New York City”  Curated by John Derian for Archivast Pop Up Gallery on Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, from 12-5 p.m.  at The High Line Loft, 508 W. 26th Street, 5th floor, NYC. If you’re in New York, you should certainly stop by, and let me know how it is.

All prints start at $295 for 11×14; printed on highest quality, archival paper. Each size has an edition of 100. Framing also available.

Here are three prints from John Derian’s collection and three from Archivast Eye NYC.

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FASHION SHOW FOR THE UPTOWN LADIES, 1965

 An afternoon fashion show with models in feathered masquerade masks, at the Crystal Room of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, which hosted countless events for New York’s high society ladies.

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ROOFTOP BALLET, 1925

Famed Vienna-born ballerina Albertina Rasch poses as she captures members of her ballet troupe with a box camera on the rooftop of the newly opened Steinway Building on 57th Street. The newly built Sherry-Netherland Hotel is in the background.

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DINOSAURS ON THE HUDSON, 1963

Life-size dinosaur replicas are transported via barge along the Hudson River to their final destination at the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

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CIRCUS ELEPHANTS & SCHOOLKIDS, 1966

Skipping school children follow a parade of elephants in town for the circus. Thearches of the Triborough Bridges in the background echo the elephants’ silhouettes, while the children holding hands mimicking their trunks.

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SNOWSTORM AT LAGUARDIA, 1940

Four workers struggle to secure an American Airlines flagship DC-3 to the frozen tarmac in a February snowstorm at La Guardia field in 1940.

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NEW YORK BAY, 1890

An early view of New York Harbor, photographed by Robert L. Bracklow, most likely taken from the crown of the Statue of Liberty. It pictures the Hudson and East Rivers teeming with barges, steamers and masted ships. In the distance, are the rising buildings of lower Manhattan and the newly built Brooklyn Bridge.

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Montage: 30 Kitchens with Kilims

I used to have a kilim in my dining room, back in the mid 1990s in a rent stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side of New York. My then boyfriend and I got it on a trip to San Francisco, and had it shipped back. It was perfect with our Mission-style cherry pedestal table by Charles Shakleton, and covered half the living/dining room. When we moved on, his brother used it, and later I took it back and moved it with me to D.C., where it graced the floor of my bedroom for a year. I think it may have gone to a friend after that. Maybe Sabrina? If so, she actually lives in L.A. now; I wonder if it travelled back there? Although my (very cute but vicious) cocker spaniel chewed a hole in one corner, the rug held up well. The geometric pattern was playful and young, but the colors lent a note of seriousness.

I’m not really a Southwestern or Persian rug person these days, but even so, I absolutely admire the way these work in the decor. An all white space is instantly warmed up with the rich red tones. Frank Lloyd Wright used them a lot in his interiors. The almost colorless (probably pricey antique) ones in Ellen DeGeneres’ and Portia de Rossi’s kitchen are an interesting choice too; almost like a more refined sisal. I also love how Anne Maxwell of Tilton Fenwick matched the kitchen cabinetry in her Brooklyn loft to the muted blue/gray stripe on the kilim. The juxtaposition of the wicker baskets and kilim with the clean lines of the cabinets and tiles is perfection. These rugs really do work with every style.

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CPH Square

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CPH Square

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David Cafiero of Cafiero Select  –  Lonny

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DesignMom

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Peter DunhamHouse Beautiful

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Elle Decor

Kitchen Design by Garde Hvalsøe

Garde Hvalsøe

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Elizabeth Roberts Architecture

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DesignMom

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Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi’s kitchen
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Ginnifer Goodwin in her L.A. kitchen
Photo by Hilary Walsh for Elle

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Design Sponge

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Home of Jessie Webster, photographer and blogger behind Sweet Thing
Design Sponge

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Home of Hanna Wessman of Extreme Home Makeover
PLAZA Interior

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Photo by Paul Costello

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Antonio Martins Interior Design

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Elle Interior Sweden

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Jamie Meares  –  High Gloss

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Elle Decor

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Home of Editor-In-Chief of House & Home, Suzanne Dimma
Photo by  Rob Fiocca for House & Home

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DAP Stockholm  – Photo by Myrehed for Skona Hem

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SvD Magasinet  –  Photo by Sanna Lindberg

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Garrison Hullinger

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real estate via Home Bunch

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Best & Co. Architecture & Design

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Hither & Tither

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Southern Accents 

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Behrer & Partners

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Tia Zoldan  –  High Gloss

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Home of Anne Maxwell Foster of design firm Tilton Fenwick
Photo by Trevor Tondro for the New York Times

For more rugs in the kitchen, check out my post on Lamps Plus
A Kitchen Rug Adds Instant Warmth

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Montage: 35 Master Bedroom Sanctuaries

I know I’ve mentioned this on my Facebook page, but not sure I announced it here—I am now the official blogger for Massachusetts-based luxury bedding company Matouk, along with (and because of) my wonderful, dear friend and colleague, Meredith Barnett. We are blogging on the company’s brand new site (now with e-commerce) weekly, as well as working with designer Mindy Matouk to provide Q&As and design tips. I’ve also been tasked with creating and maintaing Matouk’s Pinterest boards, so be sure to follow. One of our first topics is the very Matouk-y theme of bedroom sanctuaries, so I thought I’d share a full-on collection of such rooms with you too. Makes me want to fall into bed and stay a while . . .

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Hugh Newell Jacobsen  –  Architectural Digest

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Shelton Mindel & Associates  –  Architectural Digest

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Amy Lau Design

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Angie Hranowsky

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Betsy Burnham

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Vincent Van Duysen Architects

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Courtnay Daniels Haden  –  Elle Decor

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Gilles & Boissier

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Ksenia Nikitina – AD Russia 

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Lori Graham Design

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Katie Leede of Digs by Katie

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Domino

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Home of Michael Leva in Elle Decor

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Gary McBournie  –  House Beautiful

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House Beautiful

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Jonathan Adler

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 Kelly Wearstler

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LaPlace & Co.

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Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home in Vogue

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Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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Carrier & Company

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Tom Scheerer

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Lori Graham Design

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Fantastic Frank via Emma’s Design Blog

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Sara Gilbane

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Ruthie Sommers

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Interior designer Rose Uniacke’s London home in T Magazine

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Photographer Eric Roth

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Photographer Lincoln Barbour

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Jayne Design Studio

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Anne Hepfer

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 Mary McDonald


Don’t forget to add a feature armchair to your bedroom sanctuary to really make it a space for comfort and relaxation.

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Montage: 38 Rooms with Long-Armed Sconces

A few years ago it was the bare bulb.  Now everyone’s hanging these super spindly sconces in unexpected places (and sometimes they even have bare bulbs). Over sinks and sofas, from beams, and reaching straight across kitchens, they’re an interesting element, and certainly functional. Some have a mid-century Italian twist, others are more industrial work horses. I guess I like them, though it’s not exactly easy to install a sconce on a whim. I wonder if those who are incorporating them into current projects will feel like they’re trendy/dated in a couple of years. Time will tell. In the meantime, I like them, even if they look like they might reach out and grab you.

Photographer Inger Marie Grini  – Bo Bedre

Kelly Behun

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

via Design Traveller

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Photographer Nathan Kirkman

Photographer Pernille Kaalund

Tamzin Greenhill

via Blood and Champagne

Paul Caddell of Abingdon 12

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DWR

NYT

Photographer Peter Margonelli

Ron Marvin  –  Traditional Home

via Blood and Champagne

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Elle Espana

Photographer Andreas Mickkel Hansen – Bolig Magasinet

Elle Decoration South Africa

Piet Boon

Dimore Studio

Shelton Mindel & Associates

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Photographer Armelle Habib

Photographer Toby Scott  –  Est Magazine

Norm Architects Copenhagen

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

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Shelton Mindel & Associates

 Alketas Pazis in Athens

Atlanta Homes Magazine

via Blood and Champagne

Photographer Magnus Anesund

Elle Decoration

Home of gallerist David Gill – Photographer Ricardo Labougle

Bolig Magasinet

Photographer Magnus Anesund

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