Things We Love: Cast Iron Sinks in The Bathroom

bathroom round mirror Brockway sink
Studio McGeeKohler Brockway sink

Good morning, Design Chicers! It is a beautiful day for a book club luncheon in my lovely hometown of Salisbury, NC. When it’s several book clubs together, all the better! The Slightly South of Simple tour is off to a great start because of book clubs and garden clubs, which we would imagine are some of the oldest and most beloved organizations around. 

Brockway sink in bathroom with subway tile
Domino

But, sometimes, there’s really no need to reinvent the wheel.

bathroom with Brockway sink and subway tile
BHG

When you’ve got a good thing going, why not stick with it?

bathroom with Brockway sink and red stools
Terra Cotta DesignsJeff Herr Photography

Cast iron sinks have been around almost as long as bathrooms themselves, and their enduring style and timeless attitude is a playful nod to the past, one that Ansley, the interior designer protagonist in Slightly South of Simple would love as she redesigns the historic homes in her town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia.

Brockway sink in bathroom
BHG

An easy way to get two faucets in a small space,

Kohler Brockway sink with round mirror
Domino

Cast iron sinks come in as many styles as their are bathrooms.

blue Brockway Kohler sink
BHG

In playful colors that are perfect for kids’ bathrooms,

orange bathroom with Brockway Kohler sink
Papyrus Home Design

And hearty, functional design that complements other bathroom stones, metals and textures, these old favorites can easily be dressed up or dressed down to suit any space.

bathroom with Kohler Brockway sink
BHG

Built into a cabinet,

bathroom with Kohler Brockway sink
Carla Lane Interiors

Or freestanding and just a touch industrial,

aqua bathroom with Brockway Kohler sink
LDa Architects

There are so many ways to style these sinks!

Brockway Kohler sink in bathroom
BHG

From brightly colored to simple white, cast iron sinks add an immediate charm to any bathroom. Have you ever lived in a house with a cast iron sink?

slightly south of simple

It’s five days until the big day! If you haven’t preordered Slightly South of Simple, you still have time! I’ll be signing copies at South Main Book Co. on April 22, so, if you want a signed copy shipped straight to your door, don’t hesitate to contact Wendy at  (704) 630-9788. I’ll be personalizing all ordered copies on April 22! You can also preorder from your favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TargetIndiebound, Books-A-Million or wherever books are sold. 

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Things We Love: Subway Tile

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deVOL Kitchens

As we all know, sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful. 

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BHG

One of our favorite, simple statement-makers? Subway tile, of course!

stainless
One Kings Lane

When we’re working on a renovation, so many things are pulling on our heartstrings–and our purse strings!

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Architectural Digest

When it comes to the kitchen, in particular, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed–or more than a little over budget!

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H2 Design + Build

Fortunately, subway tile is a way to keep both in check. Not only is it a stunning no-brainer for any space, but subway tile is also an affordable alternative to marble or other natural stones that might be fighting to be our backsplash choice. (Although we love them too!)

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deVOL Kitchen

One of our most favorite subway tile tricks that makes it look not only unique but also much more expensive, it playing with the grout color. We’re huge fans of gray grout, especially in a kitchen like this where it highlights the color of the cabinets. Plus, it doesn’t get dirty!

stainless
Architectural Digest

But white grout lends a gorgeous clean look.

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Architectural Digest

With subway tile, you really can’t go wrong!

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Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

Another perk to subway tile? It’s so easy to clean! Just spray and wipe with any old cleanser.

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Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

From matte and magnificent…

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Molly Frey Design

To a sensational sheen, we love subway tile any old way. Are you a subway tile fan? Or do you prefer a different kind of backsplash?

We are too excited to be on POPSUGAR sharing our favorite paint colors for 2017 for your bedroom and bath. Take a peek at our favorite for the bathroom and favorite for the bedroom.

Things We Love: Console Sinks

 

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BHG

We see it first thing in the morning, last thing at night and multiple times in between. So it should be the crowing jewel of the bathroom, right? Far from plain Jane, standard sinks, these fabulous console sinks become a beautiful bathroom focal point. What could be better?

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Michael S. Smith via Veranda

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Black and White

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Windsor Smith Interiors

It is, inarguably, one of the most classic color combinations. 

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Michael Stavaridis Photography

For traditional office supplies that always work their hardest, 

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