February 17, 2018
Arte di Vita Design Furniture
Today I’d like to share with you a recent bathroom make-over we at Arte di Vita Interiors did in one of the bathrooms in B&B Casa Capanni. Casa Capanni is a Tuscan manor house built in the 17th century so it’s an old house with very thick walls. We treated the walls with a special waterproof paint that has a greyish colour. When we took on the house, the bathrooms had bright blue tiles. Unfortunately, I don’t have an image of that! I do have an image of the bathroom after its first make-over. We had replaced the floor, painted the mirror with chalk paint, installed different lighting, placed a wicker towel rack next to the sink and hung up a wooden shelving unit.
But recently, this bathroom has had another make-over! Alexandra van Cruyningen (my mother), interior designer and founder of Arte di Vita Interiors, replaced the mirror with this gorgeous tall Georgian style mirror. She designed a new washstand, using an old Dutch baker’s table she’d had for a while, a truly unique find. At Arte di Vita Interiors we’re all about sustainability and how to decorate your home in a conscious way, so we love to recuperate old furniture, to re-use it in a new way, rather than buying something new. So what was once a baker’s table is now a bathroom washstand! We installed two porcelain wash basins in the table, so that it’s a his and hers washstand. The style of the bathroom is now a combination of rustic (due to the sturdy baker’s table with its unpolished wood) and classy (due to the classic mirror).
The mirror and a similar ready-made washstand (with one porcelain wash basin) are available for purchase in our concept store ‘Capanni lifestyle’ in Amersfoort. Here you can find more info about the store. We’re planning on creating more of these ready-made washstands! Let us know what you think in the comments!