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Sideboard Turned Vanity

sideboard vanity - antique Jacobean sideboard made into a bathroom vanity with bowl shaped vessel sink - 305sealanelajolla.com via atticmag

Repurposing a sideboard vanity shows how to create a one-of-a-kind antique piece for the bath.

My daughter’s master bathroom remodeling project has been put on hold while we play the waiting game — the vanity is on backorder for a month. Meanwhile, I keep revisiting the option of repurposing a vintage piece, even though I don’t think it’s the right choice for her house.  While it’s is important to do what you love in your home, resale comes to mind. In my daughter’s case, going vintage might scare away many potential buyers in her neighborhood.  That said, this Jacobean oak sideboard [top] would be perfect with its dark stain and low shelf for fabric lined baskets — important for a room lacking storage. … Continue Reading


Red White and Blue Bath

blue double soaker tub and oriental rug bathroom by Mary Watkins Woods

Use an unexpected color scheme and furnishings to add personality to a space.

This Fourth of July baby usually shies away from red, white and blue interiors, but this master bath soaker has me searching for my Mr Bubble.  The deep blue double slipper tub is an unanticipated color choice by designer Mary Watkins Woods.  Furnishings chosen for comfort take the space from typical bath to relaxing sanctuary.  A well-worn antique rug has seen worse than the occasional damp feet.  The wood frame chair is upholstered in a Scalamandré fabric that plays off the pair of lacquered red coat stands – a surprise replacement for boring towel bars. … Continue Reading


Oriental Rugs in Bathrooms

oriental rug in bathroom by freestanding tub from Burnham Design

Handmade carpets add a luxurious finishing touch

Atticmag’s bathrooms are packed with inspiration. While the sinks, fixtures, tubs and taps may catch most people’s attention, we rug-obsessed folks naturally zero in on the floors. If you haven’t ventured past the standard fare bath mat then take a gander at these rooms to see how a handmade carpet adds that posh finishing touch to the loo.

This black and gold Oriental rug is a spot-on match for the Asian inspired vanity and gold basins.

The no fuss look of a gent’s retreat is an ideal setting for a tribal Balouch in earthy shades of brown and charcoal.… Continue Reading


Luxe-d Up Master Baths

master bath retreat by Peter Dunham

Touches of master bath luxury include antiques, upholstery and spots for displays

Six years ago when we we renovated our master bathroom I thought about eliminating a closet to enlarge it even further.  Today, looking at masters with the space for special features, I regret my caution.  It would be great to have a towel waiting on a handy table or some comfy seating.

Our needs and ideas evolve over time and the master bath is an notoriously difficult space to change. While it isn’t always possible  to install a super-luxe fireplace or steam shower, these baths offer some unique ways to use furniture and shelving to enhance the style and function of  what, for most of us, is a very personal place.… Continue Reading


Master Bath Khotan Carpet

khotan pictorial rug from Kristen Buckingham

Large bath retreats are ideal display spots for pictorial carpets

Bathrooms are one of our primary categories on Atticmag.  My personal criterion for choosing a bathroom to feature is one that includes a beautiful handmade rug.  In the master bath of designer Kristen Buckingham’s home, there is an especially interesting antique Khotan pictorial carpet. A wide open area, unspoiled by furniture, is just right for displaying directional and pictorial carpets.  Since most of the rug escaped the camera lens, we’ll rely on a similar example to illustrate what it looks like.

The large-scale bird design is similar to Chinese art-deco carpets.… Continue Reading


Small Rugs Go Everywhere

antique red prayer rug in foyer from Coburn Architecture

Browsing  photos, my eyes naturally veer to the floor coverings

On occasion I notice the stylist for the photo shoot has used the same rug in more than one setting.  Such was the case with the rug in a home by Coburn Architecture.  I instantly zeroed in on the antique prayer rug with its earthy reds and mustard yellows. I have seen prayer rugs like this one in person many times, but parked near a vintage Saarinen Tulip table and Eames chairs, it looked particularly striking. I saved the picture with a mental note: “great pairing of antique and modern.” As I continued through project’s photos I noticed the rug was now in the master bathroom. … Continue Reading