Thursday, 30 October 2008

Bathroom Furniture

I am very fond of placing small pieces of Antique furniture in bathrooms. I think it adds an element of coziness. It also adds interest and personality to a room which we usually don't think about furnishing.

Whether it's a small table {like above} to place some towels on & a beautiful tray with lots of perfume and lotion on for your guests or a lovely old chair upholstered in a pretty fabric, I think it's a great look.

In the Gumdale house I have been working on I suggested this concept to the client and she went with it. We painted the old pieces we found for her bathrooms white and they look fantastic.

So, if you have room for a lovely little old table or chair or even an old mirror in your bathroom my advice is...go for it!

Oh and while we're on the subject of furnishing bathrooms - I also love little paintings in bathrooms too!!

25 comments:

ness lockyer said...

Anna,
That photo is so calming. I don't know about the being big enough to fit in a table and chair into the bathroom. Our bathroom is 4.6mx 3.9m...way too big. You can have a dance in there. I would just like a little one, enough to fit a chair beside the clawfoot would be enough.
Ness xx

Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

Oh i just love this image Anna. I can't wait to see our what not stand in the bathroom. I'm so excited.
xx

Style Court said...

All such great ideas Anna. Very Nancy Lancaster!

Dani - Verde Novo said...

Its all beautiful!!!
I love it!$
So cute!

A home far away said...

With that small gorgeous table it makes the bathroom so much cozier:-

Have a good evening
Gunilla i Singapore

la la Lovely said...

Love this.... that is the perfect little table for a bathroom!
x

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Anna, looking forward to seeing your client's white bathroom. Sounds inspirational!

annechovie said...

I love your idea, Anna. So often bathrooms are just sterile, utilitarian spaces and I do think furniture and small paintings can make such a difference in creating atmosphere and warming them up. Can't wait to see some of your bathroom designs!

Emily said...

i love this idea, thanks for the great advice!

Leggings & what-nots said...

I think its a great idea to make a bathroom more cozy Anna! However, just wondering.. how can I maintain the condition of the wood and old chairs in bathrooms- esp. in very moist and tropical countries in Asia?

Even though I've painted and varnished them..

xx, Tabitha

Shelby said...

I couldn't agree more! I just wish I had the space!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

That's really cute! I can't wait until we have bigger bathrooms to be able to try this.

Mary Jo said...

This little photo makes me want to take a (much needed) long hot bath! Can't wait to see the Gumdale house bathroom.

Over The Tipsy Top Design said...

I love your blog it is so great. Your store must be amazing!! How do you find the time for it all? Thanks for the inspiration.

Love, Tipsy Girl Tonia

Mim said...

Love the idea, but I don't have enought room in my bathroom - but that aside... I love hot showers etc and the steam (even with the fan on) would ruin everything in a heartbeat!

pam said...

anna, i've been reading your blog for the last few months. love it! love the "absolutely beautiful things" you show. this post is so me! whenever i find a small antique something or little piece of artwork, my first thought is... which bathroom can i put it in? i recently bought an antique wooden gutter about 4 feet long for one purpose, but now it sits on the ledge of my tub with soaps, brushes, salts, shells. it too made it to the bathroom! thanks for the beautiful posts. pam

Suzy said...

I couldn't agree more Anna, well said!

gdaybeautiful said...

I agree the bathroom feels much more inviting with a few old touches and pictures, a must.

A-M said...

Oh yes, I agree furniture just makes a bathroom. I have a gorgeous little black commode that I am planning my boys bathroom around. I am on the hunt for 2 black, baroque-ish mirrors to complete the whole scheme. You've now inspired me to look for a stand similar to your picture for the other bathroom! A-M xx

amber {daisy chain} said...

I love the idea of adding a vintage piece in the bathroom, it makes it so cozy. My bathrooms are teeny and I'd have to cram it in somehow, I'll just have to gaze at this photo instead...

Karena said...

Anna, I love making a bath a part of the home decor with art and furniture. Even if it is only enough room for demi pieces. Oh, I have finished my newest painting, please take a look. I hope you like it!

Alya said...

I agree completely. I added vases and flowers to my bathrooms as well as some glass accessories and it really brings the "room" to life!

Next up, a framed print or painting.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I wish I had room for a pretty piece like this. My bathrooms are tiny!

Ashley said...

I love this too..in the movie Amelie she had a small dresser in her bathroom and I loved the idea. And I always have tiny painting in my bathroom!

Move Now said...

I just love that it just adds something to the bathroom a bit of creativity to a small room, it even gives the illusion of the room been bigger.

I have just come across your blog and its just wonderful, will be coming back again thanks