Thursday, May 10, 2012

Furniture In The Bathroom: A Luxury!

Having an armoire in the bathroom, filled with stacks of towels and bath essentials is to me a luxury.
I love how it brings a homey aesthetic to an otherwise utilitarian room.

If it is an antique, all the better.

Most bathrooms aren't big enough or have the wall space to accommodate a piece like this one, but oh, isn't it wonderful?

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Perhaps it's possible to squeeze in a tall narrow piece?

I like how furniture usually found in a kitchen or dining room, like this low cabinet can be repurposed for the bathroom.

This antique black lacquered piece fits perfectly in a nook filled with clothing.
I can see it filled with stacks of white towels though.
There's even room here for a bench!

This cabinet isn't an antique.  In fact, it's from the Paula Deen Home collection.
I like how functional it is for towels and toiletries.
The drawers could be used for underwear, jewelry, etc.

If there isn't room for an armoire, perhaps an open shelf or table would work.  This elegant piece looks fabulous with marble.

A more rustic piece fits underneath a window and provides warmth to an all white vintage bathroom.

House Beautiful
Of course, I love faux bamboo!
This piece was squeezed in a tight spot, but it's worth it for its functionality and rustic aesthetic it brings to this little bathroom.  I would have found room for it too!

Traditional Home
Charles Faudree inspired me to find a faux bamboo piece for my own bathroom after seeing his, although I would have filled the bottom half of the cabinet with towels instead of books. 
Sorry Charles.  Just saying...

Here is my master bathroom with furniture! 
Originally, this space had an enormous built-in bathtub with jets.  When dry rot forced us to tear it out, I replaced it with a smaller claw foot bathtub.  And found room for furniture as a bonus!
 The slipper chair was found at a thrift store and recovered. 
And my favorite, the faux bamboo cabinet. It's tall and narrow, probably originally used as a curio or for books.

It's been repurposed to hold towels!
I consider it a luxury to have room for it, and to have found this wonderful piece.
I know I'll have it the rest of my life!

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Splenderosa said...

You did wonders with your bathroom!
I love the pic with the flowers, just so relaxing to me. I have a huge bathroom and found an old Chinese red chest which is great in there. And, I love stacks of folder linen, it just makes me happy to see them. xx's

Tricia Rose said...

I was admiring the functionality of the Paula Deen piece (underwear discreetly in the bathroom) when it occurred to me just how long gone are the days of wandering around in my underwear...
There is something humanising about furniture in a bathroom though, like your dear little slipper chair, and your rug. A grand swap for the built-in!

Pura Vida said...

I have a little blue bookshelf waiting patiently in my garage to go into my master bath. These photos prove I am right (to hubby) how great it will look!!!

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

I love your master bath Delores. Great photo. I wish I had room for a chair of some sort. Your little slipper chair is super cute. But I do have a make up vanity with a darling little I guess I'll just have to be happy with that.

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing furniture, a chair or a chest or small table in a what you did and love your leopard towels!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love the bamboo piece in your bathroom. I put my mom's demi-lune table in mine...perfect spot for a glass of wine. :)

Marlis said...

OOh love love the cabinet and the chair in the bathroom. Your bathroom is relaxing and I love that.. Have a beautiful weekend.. xo marlis

andrewclives said...

There are many things which we can use in our home as a fashion element.The things like chairs,sofa,etc.

man and van

Dovecote Decor said...

Honestly, when Paula Deen has a furniture line, I want to throw in the towel. It should be in all butter and cream!

Victoria said...

I love furniture in a bathroom. Yours looks great. The faux bamboo cabinet is divine. A few years ago, I ripped out the melamine wall-to-wall sink cabinet in my master bath and added a mahogany dresser with tapered legs and copper sinks. There was plenty of room in the space to hang towel rods on both sides of the dresser. (I dislike towel rings.) The look of furniture rather than "builder's special" made all the difference in the room.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I LOOOOVE the piece in your bathroom, and love the leopard towels too. I have the same towels! I am hoping to be able to fit SOME piece of furniture in our new bathroom. Have a great weekend, Delores. XO, Pinky

Linda in AZ * said...

*** MARVELOUSIOSO, Delores!! ~~~ simply DEEEELISH sights & IDEAS!

My issue of TUSCAN STYLE (w/ pics of "YOUR VILLA" in it) "FINALLY" arrived yesterday~~~ It's really TRUE... as YUMMMMMY as one's home & accents are, a professional photographer really DOES show it off to its best advantagers... Know you are soooo proud of the final resuslts, and rightfully so!!!

Soooo, "KUDOS, KIDDO" (AKA Our very own "DESIGN STAR"!!! Smiles!).

Hugsn' "Happy Friday",

Linda in AZ *

Susan Freeman said...

Wonderful post!

Susan and Bentley

Anne Boykin said...

I've always wanted a bathroom that I can put a piece of furniture in. Yours is perfect. I, too, love your leopard towels.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your bathroom is spectacular.....To me, furniture in a bathroom lends to a more cozy, "completed" room feel...adds so much warmth and a less "utilitarian" feel...Beautiful cabinet....

Our house plans called for a garden tub...I had that changed to a claw foot much more interesting!

Sarah said...

Love the look of a piece of furniture in the bathroom.Thanks for sharing all these beautiful images.

Debbie said...

These are all beautiful. They are a thousand times more beautiful to me than a contemporary master bath with modern everything and a whirlpool.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love that pic of the Faudree bathroom with the Tortoise bamboo cabinet....and of yours too! I have been looking and looking and looking and looking for just the right one!
Fun, beautiful post.

Happy Mothers Day Delores!


Lori E said...

I wish my bathrooms were big enough for something like this.
I love it. We have an old buffet that I would like to have in another setting but not in this house. Guess I just have to move.

Rooms by Ann said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous. I love the idea of having furniture in the bathroom.

Anonymous said...

I love your bathroom! I also have an unusual one, with some furnitures very useful to store towels, cosmetics and other things...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Well you know I love it!! :) I have a french armoire in my bathroom to hold towels and love using furniture in a bathroom if you have room to! Your piece is so charming and perfect!! Happy Mothers Day!

PCovi said...

Wonderful bathrooms!!

Kathysue said...

Delores, I happily pinned away on this post. You know how I am about white towels. You have inspired me to finally write a post on stacked white towels!!! xo Kathysue

Unknown said...

I found it hard to find a furniture in the bathroom. But because of your blog,you gave me the hint of what to choose.

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