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  1. 1. Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An De... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/lavish-antique-bathroom-vanities-for- an-decadent-period-style-bathroom/ Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An Decadent Period Style BathroomEven if you love antique bathroom vanities and authentic period styles, a bathroom is probably the last place inthe world youd want to put a real antique. Between the daily use, spills, and fluctuating humidity, youd have adisaster waiting to happen. But that doesnt mean there arent have a genuine-looking antique bathroom vanitiesout there to play the part. Im not talking your typical antique-inspired bathroom vanity, with exotic wood veneersand elaborate carvings. Im talking truly decadent antique bathroom vanities for a perfect focal point in a lavishperiod style bathroom.Antique Cherry Wood Bathroom Vanity From Legion FurnitureWhile quality wood and intricate hand finished detailing are a good start for an antique bathroom vanity, if thats allyoure looking for, you might as well start your search with traditional bathroom vanities. Theyre a little lesselaborate and a lot less showy, but theyre also better suited for a more neutral, timeless bathroom. If you want aspecifically period inspired style, keep in mind how lavish (and often exclusive) the bathroom space used to be.Look for antique bathroom vanities like this Antique Cherry Vanity that combine exotic wood and carved detailingwith elaborate hardware and decadent, parlor-style shapes. page 1 / 6
  2. 2. Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An De... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/lavish-antique-bathroom-vanities-for- an-decadent-period-style-bathroom/Legion Antique Walnut Vanity With Brown MarbleTraditional bathroom vanities are often structurally quite similar to more contemporary bathroom cabinets - long,rectangular, and static. In a way, that makes them invisible. Even with very lush woodwork, its still visually astorage space. To really make a statement with antique bathroom vanities, you need to think a little outside thebox, opting for rounded units like this Antique Walnut Vanity from Legion Furniture. Simply clipping the cornersand giving the vanity a little curve acts as a little visual surprise, and can help turn your vanity into a focal point ofyour bathroom.Semi Circle Vanity From JSG Oceana GlassAnother thing to look for are antique bathroom vanities that echo other types of furniture. Especially in the days page 2 / 6
  3. 3. Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An De... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/lavish-antique-bathroom-vanities-for- an-decadent-period-style-bathroom/before indoor plumbing was common, bathroom furnishings werent constrained by the location of the plumbing.So look for a bathroom vanity that looks freestanding, more like an elegant table or chest than a cabinet. Betterstill, choose something that also has a beautiful vessel sink like this Semi Circle Vanity from JSG Oceana. It willevoke antique washbasin while helping to make your bathroom vanity a more interesting focal point.Antique Dresser Style Vanity From Legion FurnitureDresser style vanities work in a similar way. Though this Dresser Vanity is about as wide as your average cabinet(and much heftier than a real dresser), the curved edges and dresser-style hardware set it apart. Even if thosedrawers only ever hold rolled up towels, the style makes a great basis for a lavish period inspired bathroom, and agreat prop to help you bring back the slow, sophisticated ritual of bathing and dressing of bygone days (ratherthan our modern shower and dash!).Antique Goblet Style Pedestal Vanity From Silkroad ExclusiveOf course, you dont necessarily have to go big to have a beautiful, lavish, period-inspired bathroom. Smallerantique bathroom vanities, like this Goblet Style Vanity from Silkroad Exclusive comes with all the ornate detailingand eye-grabbing pizazz you want for a really decadent style. Pedestal vanities in general are, admittedly, not a page 3 / 6
  4. 4. Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An De... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/lavish-antique-bathroom-vanities-for- an-decadent-period-style-bathroom/terribly traditional or authentic choice, but for a smaller guest bathroom or powder room, they work incredibly wellto elevate your decor.Antique Dark Cherry Bathroom VanitySome antique bathroom vanities, like this Dark Cherry Vanity are made for decoration. Open shelved bathroomvanities make a perfect platform for little trinkets, and this one is perfectly suited to small antique glass bottles oreven a silver soap tray. While the vanity itself is fairly simply adorned, with delicate beaded carvings and tooled,spindly legs, the space afforded by the open shelves gives you plenty of room to customize and emphasize yourantique bathroom decor.Aquarelle Bathroom Vanity With Sink From Sterling Lighting page 4 / 6
  5. 5. Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An De... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/lavish-antique-bathroom-vanities-for- an-decadent-period-style-bathroom/To really take your period inspired bathroom to the next level, though, it might be time to throw woodwork out thewindow. Authentic antique design relied heavily not only on wood, but also on color, texture, and pattern. ThisAquarelle Vanity from Sterling Lighting is relatively simple when it comes to the woodwork, but is unique and eyecatching in almost every other way. The slightly distressed teal finish is the perfect pair for luxurious upholsteryand window dressings. At the same time, the silver paint adds a little flair and takes the place of floral carvingstypical to antique bathroom vanities. Finally, the vanity has a sassy, unconventional shape and antique style feetand molding, which make it a perfect, lavish focal point.Jakarta Bathroom Vanity With Sink From Sterling LightingThis Jakarta Vanity might not pass for an antique vanity if you had it to pull out of a lineup. But for a truly decadentbathroom decor, you really cant beat the stained-glass style paneling and matching vessel sink. While its far fromtraditional, the shape and styling of this vanity make it a picture-perfect centerpiece. The simple ebony (ratherthan wood) finish makes it easy to pair with a wide variety of materials and styles, but the pane-style peepholesand rich color make it a perfect pair for a vintage decor. If youre looking for something really opulent, this moderntwist on a vintage style is a great way to pull it off. The simple difference between typical antique bathroomvanities and ones suited for a truly lavish style is, quite simply, the "wow" factor. For a bathroom vanity to standout, and especially if you want it to carry your bathroom space, look for ones with different shapes, colors,textures, and materials to get just that little something new. What do you have in mind for your new antiquebathroom decor? Let me know in the comments! www.HomeThangs.com - Home Improvement Super Store info@homethangs.com Phone: 267-670-3883 Toll Free: 1-866-278-0880 Circle HomeThangs on Google+ Like HomeThangs on Facebook page 5 / 6
  6. 6. Lavish Antique Bathroom Vanities For An De... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/lavish-antique-bathroom-vanities-for- an-decadent-period-style-bathroom/ Follow HomeThangs on Twitter Follow HomeThangs on PINTEREST page 6 / 6Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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