Mix It Up: The Vanity

Mix It Up: The Vanity

Grace Shu
Aug 14, 2008

Abby's tips on how to mix up different styles inspired us to start in our home--specifically, our dowdy master bathroom that has a very...country-ish built-in vanity. In fact, it's quite similar to the one pictured here (except without the crystal knobs and much, much less glamorous).

In order to "update" it, we're taking cues from this photo from Elle Decor:

1. Replacing the knobs with something more modern. Here, they used crystal knobs, but we're more inclined towards something streamlined.
2. Adding a glamorous lamp, with a dark lampshade and a pink lightbulb (because everyone looks better in a rose-tinted light). We're really liking the lucite lamp used here, and Target has a pretty decent collection of lamps...like this one.
3. Choosing a modern stool/chair. We've been scouring eBay, Craigslist, and 1st Dibs for a vintage Saarinen tulip foot stool!

Got any tips or suggestions of your own? Share it with us in the comments...

[ Photo from Elle Decor ]

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