2012 Southern Living Idea House: Plumbing Sneak Peek

HiRise Faucet from Kohler

Enjoy the next piece to our puzzle-plumbing! It was so nice to get to work with Kohler who’s plumbing we have used in the majority of our projects here at Tracery. They were a great sponsor & had the perfect pieces to compliment the look & feel of this farmhouse renovation. The plumbing in the 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga. is classic and timeless. Each of these pieces will stand the test of time just as this c. 1830’s home has.  Let’s hear from you-what would you like a glimpse of next?

Vault Sink from Kohler

Antique Rite-Temp Shower Trim from Kohler with Ceramic Dial Plate

Bancroft Comfort Height Toilet from Kohler


Vox Square Vessel from Kohler


Antique Towel Ring from Kohler

Bancroft Pedestal Lavatory from Kohler

[tracery tips] perfect pedestals

The debut of our [tracery tips] series last week was a hit!  Thanks to everyone for all the feedback and comments.  Today, we continue with our picks for perfect pedestal sinks.  We love the old house charm that pedestal sinks add to a bathroom.  Of course they don’t always offer the storage or counter space of a vanity, but we’ve found little touches like a ledge behind the pedestal or a built-in between a pair of sinks often makes up the difference.

1.  Bancroft Pedestal Lavatory by Kohler

This relatively affordable option is widely available from plumbing suppliers as well as home improvement stores.  The tapering column base is classic and clean and the wide rim even leaves a place for setting down a toothbrush.  Available in 24″ and 30″ sizes, it’s a great choice for smaller spaces.

2.  Ravenna Pedestal Sink by American Standard

Another great solution for smaller budgets and spaces, this pedestal sink is a clean-lined choice that still retains a classic silhouette.  The optional towel bar is a great idea for a smaller space where there isn’t room to mount bath hardware.

3.  Exeter Pedestal by Waterworks

This classically styled pedestal reminds us of a sink you’d find in an old house.  Its substantial base, wide rim and big bowl make it perfect for everyday use in a space like a Master Bathroom (in fact Doug has one in his bathroom)


4.  Hampstead Pedestal Sink by Kallista

Check out the leg on this sink!  We love the curvy profile and stepped foot of the beautiful pedestal on Kallista’s Hampstead Sink.  Anna Kay selected a pair of these for an amazing bathroom in a home at Lake Martin recently and we love how the space turned out.  Wide side rims give some “counter space” and a slightly raised lip across the back adds detail–and a useful backsplash.

5.  Torre Washbasin by Lacava

This sink is just plain cool.  And simple.  And elegant.  We think it would be amazing in a beautiful clean-lined space but that it would also be a great contrast to a more detailed room.  This sink is more than just a utilitarian fixture, it’s a piece of sculpture.

Which one is your favorite?