Over Christmas we visited some friends who had just installed lucite washstands throughout their house. Naturally, I was drawn to the sinks like a moth to a flame and like any normal person I couldn't stop thinking about them.
That's right, almost every sink that I pinned was a metal (or lucite) washstand.
What is a washstand you ask?
It's a countertop and sink (usually marble) that sits on metal (or lucite) legs.
They come in a variety of finishes (gold, silver, lucite, wood).
And shapes. Some are squared off and more modern, while others are rounded, evoking the look of industrial piping.
One downside? Their lack of storage space. Unlike a wooden cabinet, there's no place to hide your extra toilet paper or blow dryer.
However, if you can commit to keeping it neat, a version with a shelf along the bottom provides space for towels and baskets.
It's also an ideal option for a powder room or guest bath, where you wouldn't need to store much.
The metal piping acts as a built in towel bar.
The leggy look shows off wallpaper and tile work that could be hidden by a cabinet vanity.
Sadly, like most of my design preferences, these are more expensive than a traditional pedestal sinks or wooden cabinet. However if you decide to invest, their classic look will certainly withstand the test of time.