Friday, March 11, 2011

Romantic Bathroom Vignettes

The bath is another place to display a special collection.
I like the random collection on this tray of mini Chanel perfume bottles, silver brush and wicker covered flask, designed by Laurann Claridge

Here, lotions, potions and fragrances are all corralled on a silver tray.

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I love this romantic display of crystal and silver with the seashell studded frame in the background. It makes me want to recreate this vignette.

La Dolfina photo
My friend Lisa has quite a collection of sterling and some of it is displayed in her Master Bath.
I like how she carved out space in the wall and lined the shelves with matching black granite.
A perfect place to showcase her collection. She is now on the hunt for a seashell mirror!

Bathroom shelves add more opportunity for display, such as towels, family photos, and bouquets. Design by David Cafiero

This shelf rests right on the back of the toilet, housing a nice vignette of black and white and silver, designed by Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar.

I've always admired how Charles Faudree stages his bathrooms with his special objects d'art.

Another Charles Faudree vanity vignette.

To create romance, use crystal and silver containers to hold q-tips and cotton balls.
Think about showcasing it all on a silver tray or crystal cake stand. Design by Carolyn Westbrook.

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Even a simple vase of flowers adds a special romantic touch. Notice how the brass faucet has been allowed to patina. It looks wonderful with the gold leaf framed mirror.

Here is my personal bathroom vignette. As you can see, I tend to clutter my vanity. It doesn't always look this nice!
The triptych mirror is very old, and I like displaying my necklaces on it. An idea I picked up long ago, inspired by designer Mary Emmerling.

A shelf in my bathroom holds a romantic display of photos from my daughter's wedding.

And of course, what could be more romantic than lavender soap! It's such an indulgence, especially when accompanied by a long soak in a hot bathtub.
Continuing tomorrow, copper and chrome soaking tubs. . .

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Kathysue said...

You are so right there is something about a vanity that just looks romantic and yours especially does, Delores!! Kathysue

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This made me want to go redecorate my vanity. I ahve been tired of it foir awhile now. I love yours! I don't have silver but I do have other things so we'll see what I come up with:): IF I ever figure out why I can't post PICTURES on my blog I will do a post??????????? I don't know what is going on.........XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

All so lovely, but I like your vanity best. I check your blog every day to see what wonderful things you are upto :)

Vintage Gal said...

Everything looks so beautiful ~ what lovely inspiration ~ Have a great day! ;-)

Vintage Gal said...

Everything looks so beautiful ~ what lovely inspiration ~ Have a great day! ;-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Martina

Tammy said...

Very beautiful ~ gives me some great ideas. Can't wait for the continuation tomorrow! ~Tammy

Lori E said...

Oh how gorgeous, especially yours! I love lavender in any form but I buy every bar of a lovely Italian soap I can find whenever the get more at my local Home Sense (your TJ Maxx). It sells online for 28.00 a bar and I get it there for 5.00 each. I am stocking up until the end of time and the beautiful boxes it comes in would look fabulous in a vanity setting.

Tretswelt said...

Haloli!Wunderschönen Bad acessoires zeigst du da...Ich liebe auch Silber und das macht das Badezimmer noch Edel.
Schönes W.E.Bussi.Luciene.

Razmataz said...

Love the moni #5's. I especially love that seashell mirrow.

Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse said...

Very pretty.

NanaDiana said...

Love your vanity~It was the best one you showed I think~ xxoo Diana

Kathy Walker said...

Lovely ideas! My daughter inherited her grandmother's vanity from the early 1900's...I am sharing you post with her!

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I once worked with a client who found it "too self-indulgent" to put a beautiful vanity in her own bathroom, even though we had just done a very pretty one in her guest bath. I could never figure that one out!!! Isn't a beautiful space that speaks just to you each morning as you arise ten times better than a pill that you have to take to be happy???????? I love this post. It shows a great use of those single crystal glasses or orphan silver pieces that you run across at antique shows and flea markets. They still want to be loved!!!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

quintessence said...

I love all these beautiful vignettes!! I also have a collection of antique glass/sterling containers. I don't have enough counter space in my bathroom so they are on a dresser in the bedroom with family photos. I also use these types of containers for q-tips etc. on what counter space I have!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely...each and every one! I think I can even smell the lavender soap from here

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos! I especially like the photo of your triptych mirror. What a gorgeous vignette to wake to each morning.
Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

BonjourRomance said...

I love a beautiful vanity, and silver topped jars and cannisteres are my favorite. Your vignette looks lovely with the fantastic mirror. Now I am ready for that long hot soak.
Bonne weekend,

Kelley said...

Super pretty! I forget to do the romance thing in the bath sometimes. Thanks for reminding me!


On Crooked Creek said...

Inspirations abound at vignette design! Thanks for all the elegant ideas. . .I have weekend company coming next week and was wanting to make a few changes in the Guest Bath! Now comes the decision making!

Cyndy's Beach House said...

Gorgeous! I so love your blog ;)) If only my home was chic like yours. Casual Tommy Bahama beach-style home.

Tell your friend our store has "One of a Kind" handmade seashell mirrors. One is on ebay. We have sold over a dozen mirrors this last year as we cannot keep up. We also have heirloom vanity dresser sterling up 4-sale. All under "cynsbeachhouse" or "Cyndy's BEACH HOUSE" ebay store.

A Refocused Life said...

Loved all of the grouping - especially the one with old glass and silver.

The Tablescaper said...

I love YOUR vanity! Awesome mirror.

- The Tablescaper

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

It's all so lovely!
So many things I could comment on. Your daughter us gorgeous and her wedding pics look like they were taken for a Hollywood movie.
I love your vanity and I too collect lots of things. No minimalist here, as a blogger Sherry would say!
So many pretty things to look at. I can see I need to spend some time browsing.

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