the beauty of the single sink.
by victoria comment


modern bathroom with arched mirror and white tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

so many of us have been blessed (or is that cursed?) with just a single bathroom sink. I’ve walked that walk before I remodeled, and i had a teeny tiny bathroom with a lone sink standing there just waiting for a bit of love. single sinks can be a tad impractical,  some without storage of any kind below, and they can often look a little dull. but with a little styling and ingenuity, you can make your single sink go a long way. something as simple as adding a pretty vintage mirror above looks lovely. or perhaps add a little ledge for your favorite bath and beauty products, pretty jars, a favorite candle, or piece of a piece of art — like rifle paper co.’s cute comb and bobby pin prints, or hang a vintage painting.

vintage marble sinks in bathrooms. / sfgirlbybay

maybe you stitch up a pretty skirt for the base of the sink to hide all that unsightly plumbing. creating wainscoting and painting the wall behind the sink is a great dramatic look too. add shiplap or a tiled backsplash and you’ve stepped it up another level. i always love a vintage-inspired shaving mirror and ikea has a good one under $10 dollars, or check etsy for a vintage version! also, if you can swap out your faucets for some pretty brass ones, that always gives an upgrade to a lonely little sink. put out a marble toothbrush cup, your favorite french soaps in a pretty soap dish, and all of it adds some stylish personality to that single sink!

sunny white-washed bathroom with white pedestal sink. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink patinaed walls in vintage modern bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

ornate gold mirror in vintage modern bathroom with white sink and tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink walls in art-filled bathroom with marble sink and backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed vintage modern bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom vanity details. / sfgirlbybay

ornate gold mirror in vintage modern bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom sink inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

white pedestal sink in pale pink modern bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: new darlings; the socialite family; remodelista; atelier doré; house & garden; planete deco; milk decoration; rifle paper co. comb print; design*sponge; @studiomcgee; pink clay soap; my domaine; @elizabeth_roberts_architecture; remodelista; berdoulat; remodelista; blood and champagne; randa salloum; honestly wtfdonkey and the carrot; skona hem; bellevivirjohn derian via architectural digest espana; leanne ford interiors; country living; m.k. sadler photography; Modernist Mirror from anthropologie; Stucco wallpaper by Wall & decò; vintage pink louis philippe mirror from super marché; michael sinclair photography; rue scenic; aesop from net-a-porter; @designsponge; Pre de Provence Marseille Soap; Brooke Giannetti; Sofia Copala’s Bathroom medicine cabinet; the socialite family.

2 responses to “the beauty of the single sink.”

  1. The last one would be perfect for my new home in Gran Canaria. I hope to find a vintage one, otherwise the remake of Carmen from Roca would do. It is very difficult to find good vintage pieces in the islands, as people don’t keep the old…they rather go to Ikea…

  2. Omigosh, these are all so so pretty! We’ve lived with single sinks/pedestal before and as long as there is ample storage nearby the lack of a cabinet doesn’t really bother me. I’m not sure of the correct term for them but those extra deep wall mounted sinks are especially lovely!

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