Episode 111 Bowled over – Les lavabos Part 1

httpsfrenchinspiredliving-wordpress-comhow-to-getAlthough we are still a way off, I thought you might like to see some bathroom fittings. I loathe the basin in our shower room and can’t wait to get rid

I like these simple French campaign style wash stands and bowls and have been looking for a modern version with drainage and at the right height for us. No luck

Then I found this wrought iron stand at last year’s Vide-Grenier (5 euros) HA -right-We can adapt this back from plant stand to basin stand, it is very solidDSC02982

Then I had a whim to top with a real antique Chinese basin like this one –left


but apart from the prohibitive prices it would be a criminal act to drill a drain hole in one of those! So I hunted  down a UK company importing hand painted chinoiserie style basins and bought this lovely thing for under 50 GBP -Below right-???????????????????????????????

Sadly this company is no more, but in the interests  of renovation brother and sisterhood, I have found you a link to a company who will send you something very similar, albeit more expensive



About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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6 Responses to Episode 111 Bowled over – Les lavabos Part 1

  1. Tastefully refined. I like it.


  2. bizzyella says:

    That’s so beautiful! Your house will look incredible.


    • This is example what I meant by a chinoiserie influence in some spaces; the pale delicate pastels of 18thc and very early 20thc interpretation, rather than strong reds, blacks and acres of lacquer,
      Weirdly suits our house in restrained doses mixed with the “rough and ready” stuff


      • bizzyella says:

        Chinese things often look fabulous with rough edges, peeling paint, etc. Also the surprise of that bowl in that house will give it special impact. Brilliant choice.


  3. Osyth says:

    Love it – and thank you …. the link is duly bookmarked – immitation being the sincerest form of flattery, you understand 😉


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