Style Profile • Converted Bathroom Vanities

Adapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAdapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAdapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAdapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAdapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAdapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAdapted-Converted-Bathroom-Vanity-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJWhile I adore the look of pedestal sinks, certain bathroom designs require a pop of wood to balance out the tile and porcelain, adding a layer of warmth to the space. I’m currently working with an E-decor client on gutting their family’s second floor bathroom, and must say, I’ve been completely blown away by the severe lack of wood bathroom vanities available both to-the-trade and through mass retailers. Either they’re very generic/builders grade – essentially what you’d see in most track homes – or the options that have a little bit more character and detail are outrageously expensive (spending $3,000+ on a vanity just doesn’t add up!).

With that said, well-made wood furniture in general is expensive due to the high level of craftsmanship and time that goes into each piece (which is why I almost always buy vintage). I just love the look of  consoles, dressers, buffets, etc. converted into bathroom vanities, making space feel so much homier and less sterile!  So I pulled together the above images of  for a little inspiration, and my clients absolutely loved the idea!

They’re going to use an antique dresser passed down from the husband’s mother that has been collecting dust in their garage for years, and we’re going to have the top replaced with a slab of granite (to make it more maintenance-free and kid-friendly). The granite yard is going to install the sink along with the granite, and the plumber is going to hook up all the pipes – so much better than a sub-par cookie cutter option!

For more information on my E-decor services, feel free to hit me up at christine@dicorciadesign.com!

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Spring-Inspired DIY Ideas

One of my favorite gifts that Spring brings is the return of my garden! Last year was my first real go at it, and this year I have so many ideas and best practices I want to implement. Terrain is by far one of my of my favorite online shops to peruse for outdoor decor and inspiration – it’s my mission to make a pilgrimage to one of their stores this spring! Their blog The Bulletin has been chock full of DIY’s lately, here’s a few of my favorites that I’m dying to try my hand at:

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Floral Specimen Shadow Box DIY-Porcelain-Flower-Box-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

Pressed Flower Easter EggsEaster-Egg-Decoupage-DIY-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

Tulip Kusamono Tray Tulip-Kusamano-Dish-DIY-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

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Spring Flower Arrangement Spring-Floral-Arrangement-DIY-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

Blooming Heart Wreath Heart-Wreath-DIY-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ

Are you a big DIYer?

Style Profile • Upcycling Tea Tins

Tea-Tins-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignAs much as I love my early AM espresso, tea is my hot beverage of choice throughout the rest of the day. Lately I’ve been hooked on Harney & Sons teas, smitten with their flavor blends and fabulous packaging – I love how the tins look stacked on our kitchen counter! I’ve been thinking about what to do with the tins once the goods are depleted, and after a quick Pinterest search I think I found my answer!

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Are you a tea drinker? What are some of your favorite brands?

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