01/20/11
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Last time we got together for a look at Interior Obssessions with FormFire Glassworks, we dipped our toes into the world of color, that is to say the presence of all color, with a look at white interiors. Today, we’re going to take a stroll through a room used by all, but often not celebrated, the lavatory or bathroom, specifically with our eyes trained on the sink and countertop area. Most of us have at least one of these, with the requisite sink, basic countertop and cabinet storage below. But let’s take a look at a few alternatives that retain a sense of clean style without resorting to that old standby.

I have to say that I was completely struck with the image above – the double sink is certainly nothing new, but facing the sinks in from the ends of the counter, and hanging the sinks off the ends of a trestle-style counter and shelf were an idea I hadn’t seen before. Long trough-type sinks are a great way to prevent the boring set of double sinks, just make sure that you provide counter space, either through and extra-long counter or with inserts that span the sink opening and provide a spot to put down a brush and toothpaste. Vessel sinks allow the horizontality of the counter to remain quite strong, or can be inset to cut up the length. Or go all out with an undercounter mount in an extra-thick countertop to give a weightier feel.

There are so many options that work beautifully when it comes to cabinetry, from none at all, with a simple towel rod, to a full cabinet below. You can have the cabinetry touch the ground or be wall mounted to extend the flooring space and add a further sense of the horizontal. Open shelving, in full or in part, is a great option, especially for a smaller bathroom. It allows you the storage space without the heaviness of a full cabinet. On-view towels as well and lotions and other toiletries can give the spa-style look you’re trying to achieve. Just remember to pack away all the more unattractive things in bins or boxes!

(above) Trestle End Lavs

Vessel Trough + Full-Cabinet Trough

Inset Vessel

Thick Countertop + Open Shelving

Modern Lines, Vintage Style

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Tweets that mention Interior Obsessions – the Lavatory | papernstitch -- Topsy.com commented on January 20th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

We’ve been thinking about re-doing our bathroom lately and I would LOVE to have any of these. Thanks for another great post Amy. Have a great weekend.
-Brittni

papernstitch commented on January 21st, 2011 at 10:37 am

the last one is my fav! it reminds me of a bathroom you would find in an old home in the middle of the woods. i love that the bathroom is vintage but the clean lines and simplicity also give it a very modern look. xo.

Becky commented on January 21st, 2011 at 1:26 pm

White subway tile gets me every time. Beautiful blog : ) Have a great weekend!
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Mackenzie {Design Darling} commented on January 22nd, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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