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Pavlovsk Palace is a Neoclassical/Palladian style designed by Scottish Architect Charles Cameron In 1780.
In 1777 The Empress Catherine II of Russia gave a parcel of a thousand hectares of forest along the winding Slavyanka River, to her son and heir Paul I and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, to celebrate the birth of their first son, the future Alexander I of Russia.
The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.
The floor is magnificent.
Love this floor from Imago. It would look great in my dining room.
Back to Pavlosk Palace and check out the floor border.
And this floor.
With our trend toward dressing rooms rather than closets the Dressing Rooms in the Palace are so beautiful.
Paul I Dressing Room
Love the color palette and subtle borders on the wall.
The Palace Church
Third Floor Museum
Standard of the Russian Tzar.
Feast your eyes on the grounds in Autumn.
Last week I received a call about where to find fabulous vanities. Since I am looking for a powder room vanity, here is the result of my online research.
My iconic powder room.
The space for my vanity is only 36″, so I don’t have the room for this. However, I love the chest. What more do your need other than a fabulous mirror and marble walls.
Not sure I would have chosen the marble on the chest, but it is great with the chest. I love the furniture look to the vanity as opposed to vanities that go to the floor.
Horchow Francois Two-Drawer Chest Dimensions: 30″W x 19″D x 30″H $800
Ebay Louis XV Dimensions: 41″H x 35″W x 18″D $1,080
Bernadette Livingston Alligator Skin Chest Dimensions: W 33 x D 16 x H 33 $1,895. My favorite so far.
Restoration Hardware Amira Bone Inlay Vanity 36″W x 20″D x 30″H $799. A vessel sink would be beautiful on this.
Restoration Hardware French Casement Chest Dimensions: 35-1/2″ W x 23-3/4″D x 32-1/2″H. It is available in six finishes. The base alone in Distressed white is $919. I would be embellishing it with ornament and decorative painting.
1930s French Mirrored Base. Dimensions 36″W x 24″D x 32-1/2″H. $1405
Maison Single Vanity Sink. Dimensions: 36″W x 24″D x 32-1/2″H. $1049
St. James Single Vanity Sink Base . Dimensions 36″W x 24″D x 32-1/2″H. Base only $1,129
Carroll Single Vanity. Dimensions 36″H x 36″W x 22″D. $780
Butler 36″ Vanity. Dimensions 36″H x 36″W x 22″D. $807
Wingate 32″ Single Vanity. Dimensions: 35.125″ H x 31.875″ W x 21.25″ D. $859
Emily Vanity Dimensions: 36″ H x 32″ W x 22″ D $960
Mount Vernon 36″ Vanity Dimensions: 36″ H x 36.3″ W x 21.8″ D $1,407
Silk Road Exclusive 36″ Single Vanity. Dimensions: 36″ H x 36″ W x 22″ D $760
Decorative Crafts -Available Through the Design Trade
#919 Gustavian style three drawer solid cherry chest with white Carrara marble top, medium walnut finish, antiqued goldleaf trim and antiqued brass hardware. Made in Italy; 34¼” w. x 18½” d. x 33½” h.
Anthropologie Pearl Inlay Dresser in Mango Wood. Dimensions: 33″H x 35″W x 17.5″D. $1,898
This would look beautiful with a Mother of Pearl vessel sink and mother of pearl tile walls.
I have posted this inspiration picture before. Think the Mango Wood and Mother of Pearl Chest would look great here.
More Mother of Pearl walls.
Instead of the large shell this Mother of Pearl Vessel Sink.
Anthropologie Mother of Pearl Knob $14
Mother of Pearl Switch Plate
Mother of Pearl Tile
I love quite of few of the chests and vanities. Just depends on the feel and color palette. My powder room is quite small and therefore it would be possible to do all the walls in Mother of Pearl. I Also love Verre Eglomise so a mirrored chest in my small space is also a great choice. Adding laser cut metal to a mosaic floor would look great with this design. Love the design process. Choosing preferences and getting the ideas. The Mother of Pearl color palette would feel great in a small space.
I am finishing the hall off the powder room and am in love with Benjamin Moore Cream Froth with a raw umber glaze.
Lots of ideas for my small wall panels. One of my favorites.