Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture...                     by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bat...
Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture...                    by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bath...
Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture...                     by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bat...
Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture...                    by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bath...
Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture...                     by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bat...
Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture...                                                       by S. Lewis - http://w...
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  1. 1. Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bathroom-vanities-inspired-by-archite cture-for-a-unified-decor/ Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture For A Unified DecorThere are a lot of factors that go into deciding what direction to take a major remodel, especially in a bathroom.Bathrooms, along with kitchens, are the most important design spaces in the home - theyre the most used, andhave the most permanent fixtures (so the distinct design will stay even after youve moved out your stuff). So, ifyou have a very architecturally distinct home, choosing a bathroom decor and especially a bathroom vanity thatmatches it is incredibly important to the overall look and feel of your home. But with so many bathroom vanitiesout there to choose from, whats the best way to go about finding one that fits?Burlington Vanity From Sierra CopperReally, that depends a lot on what kind of home you have. Some styles are more obvious - and, therefore, easierto match - than others. Ranch or cabin style homes that strongly feature natural wood both inside and out demandrustic bathroom vanities to match. Most large bathroom fixtures (i.e. bathtubs, showers, and toilets) are typicallyfairly decor-neutral, so distinctive bathroom vanities are especially important in setting the overall mood of thespace. In this case, something like this Burlington Vanity from Sierra Copper has a perfect rough, unfinished lookto match a rustic interior, and give your bathroom a rugged feel without taking away any modern conveniences. page 1 / 6
  2. 2. Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bathroom-vanities-inspired-by-archite cture-for-a-unified-decor/Beverly 30 Inch Seaside Bathroom Vanity From AvanityCape cod style homes or older cottage style homes are another perfect example. As ranch and cabin homes usewood on every available inch, country cottage and seaside style homes are all about repeating patterns. If youvegot white siding and shuttered windows outside, and crown molding and beadboard wainscotting inside, youprobably need a white bathroom vanity. And not just any white bathroom vanity, but one, preferably, that featuressome kind of beadboarding as well, like this Beverly Vanity from Avanity.Cottage Retreat White Bathroom Vanity From Sagehill DesignsReally, more than any other type of architecture, cottage style homes demand a very specific sort of bathroomdecor (and by extension, specific bathroom vanities). In part, thats because most cottage homes tend toward the page 2 / 6
  3. 3. Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bathroom-vanities-inspired-by-archite cture-for-a-unified-decor/smaller side; cottage bathrooms are nothing if not practical and space-saving. But also because these homestend to be older or vintage designed, which means you can actually raise the value of your home by opting fortraditional materials and fixtures. Honeycomb floor tile, subway wall tile, and a simple white vanity like this CottageRetreat Vanity from Sagehill Designs (again with the beadboard) make your bathroom "fit" in your home... and inthe eyes of potential buyers.Napa 24 Inch Bathroom Vanity From AvanityThe more distinct your architecture, the easier it is to find bathroom vanities that will help unify your interior decor.Take cast iron architecture. Whether you live in an industrial big-city apartment building or a sprawlingFrench-inspired southern manse, ornate wrought iron balconies, windows, and even interior supports are a mainfacet of your homes design. So why not pull the look into your bathroom as well? This Napa Vanity is a perfect fitfor a smaller, urban loft, with just enough metal detailing to really make your space shine. page 3 / 6
  4. 4. Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bathroom-vanities-inspired-by-archite cture-for-a-unified-decor/Morgan Bathroom Vanity From SociSomething larger, like this Morgan Vanity from Soci would be a better fit for a larger, plantation style home. Thewhite finish is the perfect pair for a whitewashed exterior, and gives an authentic, antique design to yourbathroom. The slightly antiqued paint, on the other hand, plays nicely with the signature decadent decay of lavish,swamp-surrounded southern mansions.Light Walnut Wood Finish Bathroom Vanity From Bellaterra HomeOf course not all homes have such an obvious design or theme, and coordinating requires a slightly more subtletouch. That said, there are plenty of subtle ways to use bathroom vanities to aesthetically link your bathroom tothe rest of your home. If you have an older home, especially one with a lot of prominent woodwork (floors, pillars,room dividers, bannisters, door and window frames, etc.), you want to try to find a wood bathroom vanity in afinish thats as close as possible to your existing decor. Bathrooms arent a big place for wood other thanbathroom vanities, so installing something like this Light Walnut Vanity from Bellaterra Home will go a long waytoward helping to unify your decor. page 4 / 6
  5. 5. Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bathroom-vanities-inspired-by-archite cture-for-a-unified-decor/Open Shelf Antique Vanity From Legion FurnitureIf you want to go a step further, look for bathroom vanities that not only match your wood tone, but also some ofthe woodwork elsewhere in your home. This is a purely visual trick, and one that can take a little effort to pull off,but its absolutely worth it. First, you want to go through your home looking for shapes - columns, stair rails, andthe like - and try to match the silhouette to open shelf bathroom vanities like this Antique Vanity from LegionFurniture. The closer you can get the better, but the end result is the same - a subtle trick to make your wholehome seem unified.Islander 24 Inch White Vanity From XylemEven if there really isnt anything architecturally astounding about your home, that doesnt mean you cant use the page 5 / 6
  6. 6. Bathroom Vanities Inspired By Architecture... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/05/bathroom-vanities-inspired-by-archite cture-for-a-unified-decor/ body of your home and your bathroom vanities to help unify your aesthetic. You just have to love up the little details. This Islander Vanity from Xylem, for example, is an excellent addition to a home with white wood shutters on the windows. Its really as simple as that - find a small detail that you love, then find ways to replicate it throughout your home. Do you have any details in your home youd love to carry through the bathroom? Have a specific architectural style I havent mentioned here? Let me know in the comments - I might be able to help! page 6 / 6Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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