Serious Sink Envy

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via The Foodinista
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Virginie Courtin-Clarins
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Urban Archaeology's Victorian Model Sink
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Stacey Nishimoto
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Robbie Myers
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Restoration Hardware's Weathered Oak Console
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Porcher's Lutezia Console
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NativeStone sink by Native Trails
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Nate Berkus's by Pieter Estersohn for Architectural Digest
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Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister in 'Home Alone,' 1990
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Malgosia Bela
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Marilyn Monroe
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Meryl Streep as Jane Adler in 'It's Complicated,' 2009
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Miranda Kerr
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Liv Tyler
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Leith Clark
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Lee Ledbetter Design, by Pieter Estersohn for Architectural Digest
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Lauren Santo Domingo, by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com
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Lake Bell, by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com
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Kourtney Kardashian via Domaine
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Kim Coleman Design, by James Merrell for House Beautiful
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Kelly Wearstler Design, by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest
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Kate Moss by Mario Testino (2006)
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Justyna Sroka
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Joséphine de la Baume
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Jemima Kirke by Kristina Loggia for New York Magazine
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Janie Bryant for ELLE Decor
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Jacqui Getty
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Heidi Bivens
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Harry Brant
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Hannah Bronfman & Brendan Fallis
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Elton John, by Roger Davies for Architrectural Digest
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Elin Kling
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Duravit's 1930s-style Washbasin
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Courteney Cox by Simon Upton for ELLE Decor
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Chloe Malle
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Azza Yousif
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Brett Heyman, by Jeremy Allen for Vogue.com
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Cameron Diaz, a Kelly Wearstler Design, via ELLE Decor
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Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
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Catherine Walsh
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Antique Marble Sink by Brooke and Steve Giannetti
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Annabelle Dexter-Jones
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Anna Sui
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Amanda Chantal Bacon
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Aerin Lauder

Sinks, much like desks and purse contents, are quite telling of their owners. A sink is often the last place we visit at night before bed, and the first spot approached come morning. Its accessories—however carefully curated—are basic daily staples, and therefore a sense of realness of even the most glamorous personalities. From Marvis, to Tom’s, to classic Crest or Colgate, there’s something so interesting (really!) about learning a person’s toothpaste of choice. Adorned with framed photos, smattered with lipsticks and foundation bottles, or simply sparse, personality filters through sink-space. Whether cotton balls and Q-Tips are left in their original packaging or carefully re-housed in apothecary jars says something, doesn't it? Sink styles themselves are telling too, but as renters’ basins are most often the luck of the draw, sink style becomes more about what you do (or don’t do) with what you’ve got.

—Katherine Cotter

Katherine Cotter is an NYC-based home and garden consultant. Images via Foodinista, Architectural Digest, Vogue.com, Domaine, House Beautiful, New York Magazine, and Elle Decor.

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  • http://taliashulze.com/ Talia

    Very envious of the Aurel Schmidt drawing that Lauren Santo Domingo keeps on her vanity.

  • Angela_E

    Suffering from serious bathroom lust right now.

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    I never envied a sink or someone with a nice sink, but now I am envying a sink and people with nice ones.

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    I think for me the visual cleanliness of them is what is most enviable! I share a sink with two younger brothers, so my standards are also probably pretty low!

  • Caroline

    I love the julep cup!

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