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A washstand for two IN OUR ONGOING SERIES, WE SELECT SIMPLE COUNTRY-STYLE HERO PIECES THAT LOOK BEAUTIFUL... AND MAKE LIFE FEEL EVEN BETTER Complement a washstand with stylish fringed hammam towels.
A washstand for two
DESIGNED AS A SHARED SPACE IN WHICH TO WASH AND CLEAN YOUR TEETH, A WASHSTAND FOR TWO HAS BECOME A MUST-HAVE IN A COUNTRY BATHROOM. WHETHER PLANNED AS PART OF A RENOVATION OR ON THE WISHLIST WHEN BUYING A NEW HOUSE, DOUBLE BASINS – ESPECIALLY IN EN SUITES – ARE A NEAT STYLE STATEMENT.
WHAT’S THE STORY? From its simple beginnings as a pitcher and bowl, the washstand has come a long way to this luxurious double design suitable for your nearest and dearest. the popularity of twin basins is on the rise thanks to spacious designer hotel-style bathrooms, where you can while away the day, as well as the trend for chic spa fixtures, fittings and associated treatment requirements. WHICH style TO CHOOSE opt for a design that marries practicalities and classic good looks with user-friendliness and style longevity. A deep back provides room for beauty buys and space for ornaments and accessories.
With washstand styles varying from wall-hung to pedestal, try a design befitting the size of the room, storage expectations and looks. Hide unsightly plumbing with a pedestal or cabinet installation, the latter providing handy storage space. or make this a feature and match metal water traps with open stands for a cool country look, with rails used as hand towel storage.
style it UP Complete the look with classic cross-head style taps that match the timeless lines of a basin unit. Finish with co-ordinated and symmetrical wall-hung mirrors and lighting accessories, for that neat and pleasing designer look.
Similar basin, Soho double basin on frame, from £2,465, The Water Monopoly. Similar taps, Barber Wilson three-hole mixer tap, from £418, London Brassware. Similar hammam towels, £36 each, Pale & Interesting.