This weekend’s restful activities (still recovering from the Kitchen Project) included a trip to IKEA on the way to a party at my In-Laws house. The mission of this spur of the moment IKEA trip: to scope out bathroom vanity options for our master bath.
I have been searching high and low for the bath vanity of my dreams, with little to no luck. I have contemplated high end modern vanities, looking for retro vanities, making a vanity out of a retro dresser and building my own vanity. The main problem I have is that I want a vanity with lots of drawers for storage and I don’t want a vessel sink. This is proving difficult to find as most modern vanities have drawers and a vessel sink and most retro vanities have doors instead of drawers. Then I found a possible vanity/sink combination at IKEA that I wanted to check out in person…
1. Round Metal Mirror (IKEA)
2. Mid Century Towel Bar With Star Plates (Rejuvenation)
3. Vitviken Sink – 2 bowls (IKEA)
4. Godmorgan Sink Cabinet with 4 drawers (IKEA)
5. Brio Blend Palasades Glass Mosaic Tile (Modwalls)
6. Mint Paint (shade to be determined at a later date)
7. Metro Soho Subway tile, 2 in x 7.5 in (Home Depot)
8. Single Handle Bathroom Faucet, Chrome (Home Depot)
I made this handy dandy mood board to see how I might pull off a mix of retro and modern in the master bath. The vanity has four drawers that would hold all of our personal care stuff (hairdryer, makeup, mouthwash, etc) and the coordinating sink top that I liked was not too shallow for my liking. My adorable husband Jim thinks two sinks would be really cool, but they do make a one sink variety that would also work for us. I would echo the round sink(s) with a round mirror (or two-depending on the sink situation) and add a nice modern looking chrome faucet (or two).
To sprinkle in some retro, I would paint the walls a light mint (what’s with my mint green obsession lately?) add a few starburst towel racks and finish with a retro-inspired color blend of glass mosaic tile on the shower floor and as a backsplash behind the vanity. Rounding out the design would be a slightly more modern elongated version of subway tile on the shower walls and bathroom floor. Hopefully I could locate some bright turquoise or coral towels to finish up the look!
What do you think? Would this blend of modern and retro work well in my 1962 Retro Ranch Master Bath? Anything you would do differently?