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Bedroom vanities

We recently received an email from Natasha with the following request: "I'm just wondering if you can do a post on bedroom vanities for some inspiration - preferably ones with a mirror (not necessarily attached). I love the antique + glamorous style but I also love simple, steamlined, and functional. Some of the main colours in my room right now are ivory, silver, and antique gold." My personal favourite for bedroom vanities are small mirrored desks/tables for some sparkle and glam with a vintage mirror from the 40s hanging above. I did seem to have a hard time finding vanity photos in my stash - I guess they aren't as popular as they used to be. And the ones I did find seem to be on the sort of french/country side and almost completely absent from more modern bedrooms. But below is a selection I did find - hope this inspires you Natasha.

UdomHomes & Gardens
Tori GolubLiving Etc.
Atlanta Homes & LifestylesCountry Home
Katie Sellerscar möbel

Sköna hemLucyina Moodie

Kate Hume

Oak Management

Lucyina Moodie

Zownir Locations

Graham and Green
Traditional Home

Max von Eicken

Living Etc.

Living Etc.

The following is a creative idea for a vanity. Take an old metal desk (imagine the black glass in the photo is where the chair pulls up), sand off the old paint down to the metal, and add a funky mid-century chair or an antique boudoir stool, hang an ornate mirror above and you've got the funkiest vanity around.

Kishani Perera



Check out this fab work place. mono is a Minneapolis based company that believes in the power of simplicity, putting it to work to create innovative communications for clients that include Herman Miller, Apple, Blu Dot and the Harvard Business School. I didn't write that ... I got it from their website :) but you know what? If their work space is a representation of who they are and what they do and how they do it then this company is way cool. See more of where they are "forced" to come to work each day here. Thanks T.scott!


Jugendstil Design

It's been over two years since I blogged about San Francisco interior design firm Jugendstil Design. Gari Camaisa emailed the other day with a link to a bunch of photos of design projects they've completed in the past year. I was stoked because I'm a big fan of their pairings of rustic, earthy and ethnic pieces with mid-century classics - totally unexpected, and it works. The result is sophisticated, warm and timeless. (Thanks Gari!)


Pushing the Envelope

Remember this dream home? I just had to take another look at envelopeA+D and I was not disappointed. Modern but with soul these homes (and a couple of restaurants ... hey good ideas are always inspiring!) are the result of a collaborative effort that translates the clients needs and desires and crafts a beautiful and functional solution. It's all about enclosure and the place of client in the place if you get what I mean. Love it. Just don't tell my (blind) husband about that birdcage in the house or he'll just have to have it.


Jennifer Merritt Koskinen

Jennifer Merritt Koskinen emailed the other day to share a gorgeous photo of her friend's cat for the next Monday's pet on furniture post and it turns out she's an architect turned architectural photographer. I took a gander at her portfolio and almost fell off my chair. WOWZERS. Her crisp and bright photos are beautiful, and she has photographed some of the most spectacular homes - most of which are located in Telluride, Colorado. She has captured the grandeur of the homes as well as the beauty of their surroundings. So impressive. (If her photography is this impressive I can only imagine what her architecture work was like). Thanks for letting me share your work here Jennifer!