As I continue to search for vanities I find that I am still drawn to creating custom ones. On the most recent Fort Pond Cottage renovation I was able to create 3—mainly due to style and size constraint spaces. The choice to create a custom vanity for the master was inspired from the clients request to use an antique heirloom mirror—I married the more formal look with a modern twist. The material is walnut — and its inspiration is taken from a mid century dresser. I worked onsite with the carpenter to hone the shape of the integrated pulls. The two guest bathrooms are lacquered white wood, simple yet elegant for beach living
It so difficult to find the right vanity, they either look too cheap, or they are the wrong color or style or even just too expensive. I was looking to have a real piece of mid century furniture in this very stark master suite. I came across a small vintage side table that I loved the curved handles. I thought the style would work perfectly on a bigger piece (I love to play with the scale of objects). I did a few sketches, expanding on the inspiration I found and sent it over to the cabinet maker for an estimate. I decided to use walnut since I chose walnut floors on the second floor. A carrara marble top finishes the piece. The walnut vanity is paired perfectly with the Geberit bidet. The first floor guest bathroom is playful with wallpaper created from a Dalton Portella photography of Montauk Point. This bathroom accesses the outdoor shower for this family of surfers.