Trough Sink

You know when you see something you know you won't forget it because you liked it so much.  Well, that was me years and years ago when I opened a Pottery Barn Kids catalog.  I saw the below image, or something very similar to it.  It was a painted trough sink for a kid's bathroom.  I've always had that image filed away in the "if you ever get to design your kid's bathroom" folder.  Well, now that we're moving, I'm hoping to find a home where I can put our, ok, my stamp on it.  I tend to always do something for the boys first so I've really been thinking of their bathroom.

The pottery barn kids catalog that started my love of trough sinks.  pottery barn kids really does make the cutest things for little kids.

The pottery barn kids catalog that started my love of trough sinks.  pottery barn kids really does make the cutest things for little kids.

As much as I do adore a painted trough sink I don't think they are a good option for every bathroom though.  I need more storage, so for a master bathroom I probably wouldn't select it.  And, well, for girls, they have so much hair and make up stuff there is no way a medicine cabinet would fill all their stuff.  But boys, oh sweet boys.  They're normally simple with just a toothbrush and comb.  So a trough sink for a boy's bathroom I think would be perfect.  Imagine if you painted the under side of the sink a royal blue and did royal blue and white penny tiles in the bathroom?  Classic, yet so fun.

Keep scrolling for more inspiration and let me know if you would do this.  Also, wouldn't a trough sink be perfect in a laundry room or mud room?  Where function meets style in the unexpected.  

COLORFUL SINKS

Oh this is a great shot, I just wish they had taken down their shower caddy rack because all I see is Barbasol shaving cream and garnier fructis shampoo instead of the  Hygge and West's Daydream wallpaper .  But this is still a great bathroom.  

Oh this is a great shot, I just wish they had taken down their shower caddy rack because all I see is Barbasol shaving cream and garnier fructis shampoo instead of the Hygge and West's Daydream wallpaper.  But this is still a great bathroom.  

I'm really digging the window size and shape for this room. 

I'm really digging the window size and shape for this room. 

The unexpected lime green but with a classic black and white floor.  Have some fun with it.  Go with a classic floor but try a pop of color for the sink.  When they grow out of the lime green, paint it black or white.  

The unexpected lime green but with a classic black and white floor.  Have some fun with it.  Go with a classic floor but try a pop of color for the sink.  When they grow out of the lime green, paint it black or white.  

Remember, that  post  I did a few weeks ago about taupe making a come back?  Why not bring the color into your bathroom?

Remember, that post I did a few weeks ago about taupe making a come back?  Why not bring the color into your bathroom?

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A simple nautical bathroom with a pale avocado paint color for the underside of the sink.  via  Traditional Home  

A simple nautical bathroom with a pale avocado paint color for the underside of the sink.  via Traditional Home 

another subtle nautical bathroom.  I'm really digging the rope mirror and lights.  

another subtle nautical bathroom.  I'm really digging the rope mirror and lights.  

I can't handle how cute kids look just standing at this sink!  

I can't handle how cute kids look just standing at this sink!  

Oh my goodness!  Again, could you imagine 3 little ones standing here?  They even have low mirrors for them!  I'm going to have to stop looking at these it's giving me baby fever!

Oh my goodness!  Again, could you imagine 3 little ones standing here?  They even have low mirrors for them!  I'm going to have to stop looking at these it's giving me baby fever!

BLACK AND WHITE

OH THAT'S MORE LIKE IT.  AN ADULT LOOKING SPACE.  I GOT A LITTLE TOO INTO THOSE KID SINKS IF YOU GET WHAT I MEAN.  VIA  CEMENT TILE SHOP .  

OH THAT'S MORE LIKE IT.  AN ADULT LOOKING SPACE.  I GOT A LITTLE TOO INTO THOSE KID SINKS IF YOU GET WHAT I MEAN.  VIA CEMENT TILE SHOP.  

ANOTHER FUN FLOOR!  BUT IS IT BAD THAT I THINK THESE PATTERNED FLOORS WILL BE OUT SOON?  OR RATHER, WILL JUST SHOW Around WHAT YEAR YOU DID YOUr BATHROOM?

ANOTHER FUN FLOOR!  BUT IS IT BAD THAT I THINK THESE PATTERNED FLOORS WILL BE OUT SOON?  OR RATHER, WILL JUST SHOW Around WHAT YEAR YOU DID YOUr BATHROOM?

I'M A BIG FAN OF PAYING FOR THE UPCHARGE SO YOU CAN GET A BRASS TRAP IF YOUR HARDWARE IS ALSO BRASS.  ESPECIALLY IF IT BUTS UP TO BLACK.  

I'M A BIG FAN OF PAYING FOR THE UPCHARGE SO YOU CAN GET A BRASS TRAP IF YOUR HARDWARE IS ALSO BRASS.  ESPECIALLY IF IT BUTS UP TO BLACK.  

CLEAN AND FRESH.  JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT STORAGE IN THE MIRROR!

CLEAN AND FRESH.  JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT STORAGE IN THE MIRROR!

THIS IS  JILLIAN HARRIS ', OF  LOVE IT OR LIST IT TOO , NEW SPARE BATHROOM.  ANOTHER CLASSIC COLOR COMBO, WITH THE TAUPE COLOR THAT I'M TELLING YOU IS COMING BACK.  

THIS IS JILLIAN HARRIS', OF LOVE IT OR LIST IT TOO, NEW SPARE BATHROOM.  ANOTHER CLASSIC COLOR COMBO, WITH THE TAUPE COLOR THAT I'M TELLING YOU IS COMING BACK.  

This is not subtle nautical, but I do really like it.  And those mirrors!!!

This is not subtle nautical, but I do really like it.  And those mirrors!!!

Oh, my favorite color, black.  It too is really coming back in the form of black tiles for bathrooms.  For now, I'd stick to white toilets though.  via  Pop Sugar

Oh, my favorite color, black.  It too is really coming back in the form of black tiles for bathrooms.  For now, I'd stick to white toilets though.  via Pop Sugar

You should see the rest of this kid space for 4 kids.  Via  Architectural Digest  

You should see the rest of this kid space for 4 kids.  Via Architectural Digest 

Oh my those sconces!!  Via  Domino  

Oh my those sconces!!  Via Domino 

This whole house is perfection.  It's a nod to nautical, but doesn't shout it out to you.  Trust me, go see the rest of this house at  House Beautiful . (Mother, that means click the underlined House Beautiful and you can see the whole house.) ;)

This whole house is perfection.  It's a nod to nautical, but doesn't shout it out to you.  Trust me, go see the rest of this house at House Beautiful. (Mother, that means click the underlined House Beautiful and you can see the whole house.) ;)

Check out the rest of this Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates home  here  

Check out the rest of this Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates home here 

White penny tiles with black grout?!!  uhhhh, yes please!

White penny tiles with black grout?!!  uhhhh, yes please!

another black and white classic by  Rafterhouse .

another black and white classic by Rafterhouse.

Oh my!  How cute are those animal photos? 

Oh my!  How cute are those animal photos? 

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker

Metal Tubs

Oh how I love to take a bath.  I love to light my candles, pour myself a glass of wine, and read an interior decor magazine.  However, it's often also met with pounding on the door from a 4 year old who is yelling "Let me in!!  I want to take a bath with you!!!"  Usually it's more rewarding in my head, but I still love my baths.  They don't happen as often as I wish but I so appreciate them when I do get to indulge.  

A tub, is a tub, is a tub.  They all serve the same function.  But what if you could have a metal tub?  I'm talking a show stopper, scene stealer.  It obviously will take center stage, as it should, because the price tag is hefty, but will send your retreat to a whole other level.  Again, this would be best for your master bath, because well, can you imagine all the hand prints that would be on it if it was in a child's bath?  Oh, and all the water marks from the typhoons that normally happen in my kid's bathtub.  

COPPER AND BRASS TUBS

This, this is a special  bathroom  full of high end finishes and decor.  

This, this is a special bathroom full of high end finishes and decor.  

MOODY WAINSCOTTING WITH A GRAPHIC FLOOR AND A POP OF  COPPER .  

MOODY WAINSCOTTING WITH A GRAPHIC FLOOR AND A POP OF COPPER.  

Oh my goodness.  You've got art deco mixed with this "rustic" copper tub for a special little retreat.  

Oh my goodness.  You've got art deco mixed with this "rustic" copper tub for a special little retreat.  

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WHAT A GREAT SHAPE AND FINISH.  

WHAT A GREAT SHAPE AND FINISH.  

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This is a great mix of different textures and finishes.

This is a great mix of different textures and finishes.

another moody bathroom is giving me all the feels.  Between the matte square wainscoting, mirrors, and tub.  

another moody bathroom is giving me all the feels.  Between the matte square wainscoting, mirrors, and tub.  

oooooooh that shape looks so relaxing!

oooooooh that shape looks so relaxing!

A monochromatic bathroom with the tub pulling the colors of the rug out.  

A monochromatic bathroom with the tub pulling the colors of the rug out.  

NICKEL TUBS

There's a lot of shiny going on in this bathroom, but because it's all simple, it works. 

There's a lot of shiny going on in this bathroom, but because it's all simple, it works. 

I would live at  walker tower  too since it's outfitted top to bottom in  waterworks .  

I would live at walker tower too since it's outfitted top to bottom in waterworks.  

I have this thing for  venetian mirrors .  

I have this thing for venetian mirrors.  

I NEED TO START SHOPPING FOR A DRINK TABLE TO ACCOMPANY MY TUB.  

I NEED TO START SHOPPING FOR A DRINK TABLE TO ACCOMPANY MY TUB.  

Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's 1980s home got quite the transformation with this  Waterworks tub .  Via  Architectural Digest  

Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's 1980s home got quite the transformation with this Waterworks tub.  Via Architectural Digest 

a calm, spa like bathroom.  

a calm, spa like bathroom.  

holy bathroom and view!!!  Can you even imagine sitting in this tub at night looking at all the city lights?  I would just about die if this was my bathroom.  Via  My Domaine

holy bathroom and view!!!  Can you even imagine sitting in this tub at night looking at all the city lights?  I would just about die if this was my bathroom.  Via My Domaine

just look at this stunning claw foot tub.  A timeless piece that will stand the test of time.  This brings back memories of the claw foot tub i grew up with.  Via  Better Homes and Gardens

just look at this stunning claw foot tub.  A timeless piece that will stand the test of time.  This brings back memories of the claw foot tub i grew up with.  Via Better Homes and Gardens

The exterior of this house is special i'm sure of it.  with arched windows and unique angles I'm sure this isn't the only special room of this house.  

The exterior of this house is special i'm sure of it.  with arched windows and unique angles I'm sure this isn't the only special room of this house.  

designed by  Sage Design

designed by Sage Design

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS TRADITIONAL BATHROOM WITH THE SHEER SHADES, LIGHT FIXTURE, AND BASKETWEAVE TILE.  AND OF COURSE THE TUB WITH BOOK HOLDER.  

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS TRADITIONAL BATHROOM WITH THE SHEER SHADES, LIGHT FIXTURE, AND BASKETWEAVE TILE.  AND OF COURSE THE TUB WITH BOOK HOLDER.  

Any guesses where I'll be tonight?  I've got a hot date.

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker

Book Matching

There's many ways stone and wood can be cut.  Of course you can do a straight cut and be done and still have an attractive piece of stone or wood.  However if want to take it to another level, especially if you have a unique piece of stone, a great way is to have the stone cut in a book match pattern.  Book matching is when you match the edges of two (or more) wood or stone pieces to create a mirror image.  Below are a few more examples of how to cut stone or wood for a unique pattern.  

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A video to help explain how book matching is achieved on stone.  I love the dark granite that is featured in this video.  

Who can say they have an entire wall of book matched stone?!  I love this look, however I think it's a little overkill with all the stone.  I would have kept just the wall stone and done a simple white floor and floating steps.  

marble fireplace

marble fireplace

Hotel Viceroy Anguilla and resort  designed by  kelly Wearstler  using  walker zanger 's tuscan silver travertine 

Hotel Viceroy Anguilla and resort designed by kelly Wearstler using walker zanger's tuscan silver travertine 

Oh mother nature, you are something special 

Oh mother nature, you are something special 

this chest would look fabulous in any room or style of home 

this chest would look fabulous in any room or style of home 

pair of biedermeier commodes found at  1stdibs , however no longer available

pair of biedermeier commodes found at 1stdibs, however no longer available

art deco bar found at  1stdibs,  however no longer available 

art deco bar found at 1stdibs, however no longer available 

french louis philippe commode found at  1stdibs , however no longer available

french louis philippe commode found at 1stdibs, however no longer available

a slip matched sideboard found at  1stdibs , however no longer availble 

a slip matched sideboard found at 1stdibs, however no longer availble 

If you're going to book match at home why not have your clothes be book matched?!