Custom Gold Orchids Decorated Pedestal Lavatory & Toilet

Ever wondered what a pedestal lavatory with gold orchids and a gold script inspirational saying would look like? This was a project we have been working on since May 2014 and we just finished and shipped it in January. The client had a big budget and wanted something really spectacular for her powder room. The plans where red walls and a gorgeous decorated sink and toilet with the Gold Orchids design and a custom saying, “Jesus, the Living Water”.

Gold Orchids Design Painted on a Fluted Pedestal

Gold orchids on kohler anatole pedestal lavatory painted sink

Gold Orchids design painted on a Kohler Anatole Pedestal Lavatory

The pedestal lavatory we were making this design on was discontinued by American Standard. It was featured in a previous post. The client sourced this very expensive Kohler Anatole pedestal in almond (light beige). I  was glad when nothing broke during firing because that’s a fixture you don’t want to have to order again. It was about $750. The Gold Orchids design fit perfectly with the shape and fluting on the sink and the ‘totally glamorous’ theme of the bathroom interior design. I have sourced a new pedestal in a more reasonable price range for this design, the Barclay Bali, which used to be the St Thomas Barcelona pedestal. Just trying to finish a white one  up for shipping, but I’ll get a few photos first and put it on the site.

Top View of the Bowl with the Gold Orchids & Bands

custom gold orchids kohler anatole hand painted pedestal lavatory

Top view of the pedestal basin painted with the custom Gold Orchids design.

We created a pattern for the highlights on the gold fluting around the bowl and the base of the pedestal and sent it along for silk-screening with the saying. It looks like all those gold curving bands are the same size, doesn’t it? Of course, they were all different so I needed two each of the three separate shapes. As always, thanks to Sue at SDI Custom Decal in Pennsylvania for doing a beautiful job on the decals. Gold looks gorgeous and fired up perfectly!

 Close Up of the Inspirational Saying on the Bowl

gold orchids decorated pedestal lavatory with Jesus saying

Hand painted pedestal bowl with matte & metallic gold orchids design and “Jesus The Living Water”

If you are a person of faith, or not, washing your hands in this sink will be an uplifting experience. I have to admit, I love the saying, “Jesus, the Living Water”, it makes you think, then give some thanks!

 Toilet Tank Painted With the Gold Orchids Design


Custom Gold Orchids design painted on a Kohler Toilet Tank & Lid.

The client also chose this Kohler Devonshire toilet tank & lid to match the toilet. It was a good choice as we were able to highlight the fluting with gold bands. I love it on the toilet tank and it was relatively easy to decorate. The pedestal sink was a bit of a challenge, I had to figure it all out.

 Devonshire Tank Lid With Gold Orchids and Bands

custom gold orchids and bands painted on Kohler Toilet Tank

Gold Orchids design highlighted with gold bands painted on the lid of the toilet tank

Here is a better shot of the lid. We wanted to do the bottom of the toilet as well, it’s a long sad story. The toilet bowl was 1/4″ too big to fit in our kilns as it had a large square base at the bottom of the bowl, so we arranged to have our local kiln store fire it. At the end of November they said ok, just bring it in, so early December I called and they said “kilns too busy getting work fired for Christmas”, then they were closed until the New Year. I called, they gave me the runaround for a few days and then informed me the store was closing and they couldn’t do it. Of course, I had already decorated the bottom. I had to take it all off. What a waste of time, money, decals, heartache etc. At least it’s over and really you don’t see too much of the bowl in a powder room, they are usually too small to get a good view of the bottom of the bowl.

We do undertake custom projects, but to be honest I really don’t love doing them. This particular job, I thought I was charging enough, but as usual with a custom job, so many other factors came into play. So, if you want something custom we can do it, but I need to charge more! I do too many ‘act-of-love’ creations! You can check them all out on our website where we have a great selection of painted bathroom fixtures all kiln-fired and made by hand in the USA. Thanks for reading. Lynne


Floral Scented Garden Design Hand Painted Bath Basins

This is our most popular floral design painted sink, the Scented Garden, in style year after year and available in multiple styles and incarnations. I’ve put this design on vessel sinks, drop-in, under mount, pedestal and on lots of accessories. It’s a Dresden style floral with multitudes of flowers including: tulips, poppies, roses, daisies, violets, chrysanthemums, iris, morning glory, cornflowers and more and a hummingbird, ladybug and butterfly or two! The design is full of beautiful colors and is easily coordinated with any bathroom decor.

Scented Garden with Hummingbird Painted Fluted Drop-in Sink

Scented Garden Floral hand painted bathroom basin

Scented Garden with Hummingbird design painted on a white fluted drop-in basin.

This version is the most frequently ordered of the Scented Garden sinks. I’ve made tons of them!!! It’s on a fluted drop-in and available in a petite or grande size, petite is shown. It’s what I would describe as a traditional hand-painted sink. Check it out with a matching mural and toilet in this blue and white bathroom in a previous post and on the website here, Scented Garden with Hummingbird Hand Painted Sink. Also available without the hummingbird.

Scented Garden Drop-in

Scented garden floral drop-in painted bathroom basin

Scented Garden Drop-in design includes a hummingbird painted on the sink.

Here is the Scented Garden Drop-in with a little bit different arrangement of the flowers. We are using Kohler Penningtons for our drop-in sinks right now, they are a little bit more substantial l0oking than the one shown here. You can see what it (the Kohler Pennington) looks like a few sinks further down this post. This design also works great on a fluted drop-in, the same base sink that is shown in the top photo.

Scented Garden Vessel Design

Scented garden floral hand painted vessel basin

Scented Garden Vessel design on a white American Standard Vessel Basin.

Here it is with a whole lot less… Scented Garden Vessel Design. Some customers want just a small accent of flowers on their sink and most of our designs can be modified to include less (or more) flowers on the basin. Here is this design modified to fit on a drop-in.

Vessel Design Modified to Fit on a Kohler Pennington Drop-in

hand painted floral drop-in basin

Scented Garden Vessel Design on a Kohler drop-in basin

This is it. We added more flowers in this version as the rim of the sink really shows off the design. Shipping it out to an interior design in New York. Maybe we will get a photo.

Scented Garden Design on a Small Pedestal Lavatory

scented garden painted floral traditional pedestal lavatory

Scented Garden design painted on a petite traditional pedestal

Here it is on a petite-sized traditional pedestal lavatory. It’s a small sink, about 14 x 18″ designed to fit into the smallest of powder rooms. If you are looking for small pedestal sinks, Signature Hardware has a great selection. This sink not currently on the web site but we can make you one. Contact us at for details.

Scented Garden Accessories

floral hand painted bathroom accessories

Scented Garden design on a ceramic toilet brush holder, wastebasket and tumbler.

I’ve done tons of accessories as well in this design. From the waste basket, toilet brush holder and bathroom tumbler shown above to towel bars and rings, soap dispensers, switch plate covers, toilet paper dispensers, accent tiles and murals. You can see the mural in the previous post of the Scented Garden bathroom referenced above.

We have a broad selection of floral designs that can be painted on any vitreous china sink or toilet as well as coordinating accessories for all our designs. Our hand-painted bathroom fixtures are made by hand in the USA and fired in big ceramic kilns to permanently fuse the design to the porcelain. It will not wear out or fade away with proper care. Please check out our complete collection at Thanks for reading.

Fancy & Decorative Metallic Border Design Hand Painted Bathroom Basins

15Here are a few elegant border hand painted sinks designed and made by hand in the USA, by guess who else but me. You can check out the complete collection of hand painted bathroom sinks, toilets, tiles and accessories on our website, Visit us on, Facebook and of course check out our Pinterest boards. We’ve been working on a certain board, “Bathrooms our sinks would look good in”. When I say we, of course I mean me. There are lots of gorgeous bathrooms, powder rooms, guest baths and master bathroom ideas and suggestions for which one of our sink designs would look good in each interior.

These decorative border designs go great with so many bathroom styles and they add a little extra detail to the sink to make it all a little more special. We’ve made quite a few of this first design lately, the Big Fancy Border. Every sink we put it on it looks fabulous.

Big Fancy Border Design Hand Painted Sink

Big Fancy Gold Border elegant hand painted bathroom sink

Big Fancy Border in Gold on a white American Standard Drop-in.

Add something unique to your bathroom sink with this ornate scroll and stylized leaf border. Available in real metallic gold or platinum, this design adds an elegant touch to a powder room or master bath. Customers love it! Because there is so much gold on the sink, it shines brilliantly and really makes a splash in the bathroom. Coordinates easily with most vanities, granite and marble varieties.

Big Fancy Gold Border Hand Painted Fluted Drop-in

elegant ornate gold border bathroom sink

Big Fancy Border painted on a white fluted drop-in basin

We just made this one recently and as usual the photo doesn’t do it justice. It shines brilliantly with all that gold on it. We got an email from the customer, an interior designer, saying, “I received the sink and it is absolutely gorgeous!” I agree, it was. It’s on a new sink we just started using and they are made in the USA. More, lots more on that in an upcoming blog post. Who needs sinks from China when we can buy better ones here in the USA. Even the name brands, which I won’t mention, are being made in China and the consistency of the quality of production is less than desirable.

Fancy Gold Border Design Painted on a Fluted Drop-in Vanity Basin

Fancy Gold Border design painted on a white fluted drop-in basin

Fancy Gold Border design painted on a white fluted drop-in basin.

This border is a little smaller than the one above and is composed of stylized leaves on stems. It’s the Fancy Gold Border in real gold and coordinates with any countertop and is a sophisticated addition to the vanity in a master bathroom, guest bath or powder room. It looks gorgeous on this fluted drop-in, a popular choice by many customers.

Fancy Gold Border Decorated Basin V2!

fancy gold border ornate painted sink

The Fancy Gold Border design on a Kohler Devonshire

Here’s another version of the Fancy Gold Border, this one on a white Kohler Devonshire under mount. What’s nice about that sink is the rolled edge between the two ridges at the top of the basin, where the design is, it fits really well in the space.

Traditional Rope Greek Key Design with Scroll Edge Border

gold greek key hand painted lavatory

Smaller version of the Greek Key design on a white 17 x 14″ under mount.

This is a true Greek Key motif with a decorative scrolled border. Real metallic gold adds a touch of style to the sink in any bathroom, powder room, guest bath or master bathroom.

gold greek key design hand painted ceramic basin

Detail of the Greek Key Hand Painted Porcelain Sink

You can see the decorative scrolled-edge on the design on the basin in the photo above. As usual, sorry about the photo. I’m getting a photographer over here very soon to give me some help photographing the sinks. It’s quite a challenge.

These are just a few of the decorative border designs we offer, many available in both gold and platinum. Please check out all our decorated bathroom sinks, made in the USA, one at a time, by me and with love on our website Thanks for visiting.

Geometric Floral Design Hand Painted Basins

Here are a few of my favorite geometric floral designs from our collection of hand painted vitreous china bathroom sinks. All of our basins are decorated by hand in the USA and kiln-fired for everlasting beauty. Visit our website, to see our complete selection. Most of our designs can be adapted to any kind of installation and we do toilets too!

Bird of Paradise Hand Painted Drop-in Basin

bird of paradise flowers painted vitreous china bathroom sink

Bird of Paradise Flowers Painted on a Biscuit drop-in.

Customize your guest bath or powder room with this colorful design on the sink. The exotic Bird of Paradise flowers are painted in shades of deep red, tangerine-orange, a beautiful shade of purple-blue and of vibrant green leaves.

Blue & Yellow Iris Flowers Decorated Basin

Blue, yellow & green Iris Flowers painted on a white china basin

Blue, yellow & green Iris Flowers on a white under mount.

Blue and yellow iris flowers with green leaves create a geometric border and emblem around the drain on this under mount basin. This design works great on any sink with a drain in the center. See what it looks like on a very small vessel sink in a previous post. Great for a Country French or “Blue China” inspired bathroom interior. Check it out on the website here, Iris Hand Painted Sink.

Pansy Design on a White Vessel Wash Basin

Red, white and purple pansies painted on a white vessel sink

Red, white and purple pansies painted on a white vessel sink.

This is one of my favorites of our floral designs. It’s show here on a standard bowl-shaped vessel basin but looks great on an under-mount too. Beautifully painted pansies in a luscious deep red and purple, some in white with orange and lilac highlights. Gorgeous green leaves and gray stems complete the border. What do I love about this Pansy design? The gorgeous colors, you could do so many different paint colors, styles and looks with this sink as the feature of a powder room.

White and Yellow Daisies Painted on a Round White Vessel Sink

daisies hand painted on a white vessel basin

Daisy Design decorated sink. Shown on a 16″ white vessel basin.

White daisies with delicate gray shading, bright yellow centers and green leaves are painted around the inside rim of this bowl-shaped vessel sink. This Daisy sink looks great in a white bathroom, or would coordinate well with a multi-floral interior. I always wanted to do that, one room with 10 different floral designs, couches, pillows, wallpaper, carpet. Would be lovely. Maybe one day…

These are just a few of the designs we make with flowers on them. We have lots and lots more in many different styles with many different kinds of flowers. Please visit our website, to see what we our complete selection of decorated bathroom fixtures.


Hand Painted Bathroom Toilets

Complete the look of your decorated bathroom with a hand-painted toilet to match your sink. All of our sink designs can be applied to most toilet tanks and many toilet bowls. Here are a few examples of some popular floral designs on toilets from our collection of hand-painted bathroom sinks, toilets and accessories. Check out the whole collection at

Chintz Painted Toilet Tank & Lid with Gold Accents

Chintz flower hand painted toilet tank with gold

Chintz garden hand painted toilet tank with gold highlights

Take a trip into a summer garden all year long with pink and white roses, yellow buttercups, light blue forget-me-nots, lots of green leaves and even a butterfly or ladybug, all delicately painted in a watercolor style. This design looks great in any bathroom from a Victorian renovation to a 21st century contemporary. All of the Chintz designs can be adapted to almost any style of sink or toilet and can be adapted with more or less of the design on the fixture. This toilet is highlighted with gold bands. Available with or without the gold bands. Coordinates with the Chintz Garden Fluted drop-in.

Blue Amaranth Medallion Toilet Tank & Lid

Blue delft rose design painted on a white St Thomas Arlington Toilet Tank.

Blue Amaranth design painted on a white St Thomas Arlington Toilet Tank.

Inspired by Blue Delft china, our blue and white designs work great in powder rooms and master baths in styles from traditional to contemporary, even Country French. Coordinates with the Blue Amaranth Medallion sink. Shown on a St Thomas Arlington Toilet Tank & Lid. Can be adapted to most toilets.

Pink Heirloom Roses Design Hand Painted Toilet Tank

heirloom roses hand painted toilet tank

Heirloom Roses design toilet tank and lid

If you love a rose garden then these garlands of pretty pink Heirloom Roses with dusty green leaves will bring their everlasting charm to your bathroom. Coordinates with the Heirloom Pedestal sink. Shown on a St Thomas Arlington Toilet Tank. Can be adapted to any toilet tank and lid.

Scented Garden Floral Painted Toilet Tank & Lid

Scented Garden design on a boring Kohler Toilet Tank

Scented Garden design on a boring Kohler Toilet Tank.

Add a splash of color with this Dresden style floral in the bathroom. Tulips, poppies, roses, daisies, violets, chrysanthemums, iris, morning glory, cornflowers, a hummingbird and ladybug or bee. The wide range of vibrant colors in this timeless design are easily coordinated with any decor. It’s one of our most popular designs and always in style. Coordinates with the Scented Garden Drop-in basin. Check out the Scented Garden design in a blue and white bathroom in a previous post.

These are just some of the selection of hand-painted toilets available on Please check out our complete collection of hand-painted, sinks, toilets, tiles and accessories. All of our fixtures are made by hand in the USA and kiln-fired for everlasting beauty. Thanks for reading.

Geometric Gold & Platinum Metallic Border Hand Painted Vanity Sinks

These are a few of our most popular hand-painted sinks with border patterns, designed for under mount and drop-in vanity basins. They coordinate great with any bathroom decor and can be applied to many different styles of sink or basin. Check out our complete collection of gold, platinum, faux stone and marble border hand-painted bathroom sinks on our website, All of our hand-painted sinks, toilets, tiles and accessories are made by hand in the USA and kiln-fired for long-lasting beauty.

Gold Rope Border Hand Painted Bathroom Sink

metallic gold rope border hand painted porcelain bath sink

Metallic Gold Rope border design painted on a 17 x 14″ undermount sink.

This is one of the most popular designs, it’s a real metallic Gold Rope Border and looks great on any sink in any bathroom style from traditional to contemporary. Matches all types of vanities and any marble or granite counter top. Can also be applied to any shape of basin or lavatory and looks good on a toilet and awesome on a fluted sink. Just had a wider version (about 5/8″) wide printed, coming to a sink near you soon.

Pink Powder Room with Pink Marble Counter and Rope Border Decorated Basin

pink marble bathroom with gold rope painted sink

Rope Border hand painted sinks looks great in this pink marble counter.

Looks great in this pink powder room with marble counter, gold faucets and ornate mirror frame. Thanks to our customer, (who you can see behind the phone in the mirror reflection) for sending it in. It’s always great to see our sinks installed.

Traditional Bathroom with Brown Granite Counter and Rope Border Fluted Sinks

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Pair of the rope border sinks in an elegant guest bathroom.

Here’s another customer shot, a pair of them on fluted under mounts. Love the faucets, no expense was spared in this bathroom, the customer’s husband let me know! You can tell just by looking. I certainly wouldn’t mind ‘going’ in there. Thanks again to my customers, (who shall remain anonymous) for sending me these photos, they were very nice people and let me know how much they love their sinks.

Matte & Metallic Gold Border Hand Painted Vanity Basin

Matte & metallic gold border hand painted vanity basin

Matte & Metallic Gold Border on white Kohler Devonshire.

This Matte & Metallic Gold border creates a sparkling texture on this sink, made with real gold, coordinates with virtually any countertop and is a great addition to the vanity in any bath or powder room. They work well on any shape of basin or lavatory and also fit nicely around a toilet tank or lid. Most of our gold and silver designs look great on any color or sink or toilet. Check it out on the website, Matte & Metallic Gold Border. Here’s a detail of the design, sorry about the photo. I so wish I was a better photographer!

matte and metallic gold border painted sink detail

You can see the subtle texture with the contrast between the matte & metallic gold painted on the sink.

As you can see (kind of) in the photo above, the pattern is made up of shiny blobs with the matte gold as the background. It looks awesome on the Kohler Devonshire, it fits perfectly on the curved area below the rim of the sink and covers over the ugly Kohler logo, which is stamped into the glaze on the sinks. I hate that. I would use more of this sink, except for that.

Big Greek Key-Inspired Hand Painted Vanity Basin

greek key design hand painted porcelain bath basin

Big Greek Key style design in gold painted on a 17 x 14″ under mount lavatory.

This is a twenty-first century interpretation of the ancient Greek Key. This Greek Key(ish) design has lots of gold (or platinum) on it so it really shines brilliantly on the sink. Perfect for so many bathrooms, check out a previous post with this design in a gold and black powder room. Also a great choice for a men’s room or more masculine decor.

Chain Maille Border Design Painted Vanity Basin

platinum geometric chain maille border design painted powder room basin

Platinum Chain Maille Border design painted on a white under mount. Also available in gold.

This is a more contemporary styled design made up of tiny little ‘L’ shapes that create a chain like texture. You can see the detail shot on the website here. Show in platinum, also looks spectacular in gold. Check out this previous post with some high-style bathrooms it would be awesome in.

Geometric Brick Border Center Drain Under Counter Basin

silver brick border geometric design hand painted lavatory

Brick Border design in platinum painted on a 17 x 14″ center drain undermont vanity basin.

Stylized brick border design in shiny gold or silver with rounded edges on the bricks make this sink design very versatile. Easily coordinated with any bathroom decor, vanity style or countertop material. The Brick Border design can be adapted to almost any shape of basin or lavatory and also fits nicely around a toilet tank or lid. Check out this previous post featuring the Brick Border decorated sink and some gorgeous bathrooms, powder rooms, guest bathrooms and master bathrooms from it would look great in.

These are just a few of the border design hand painted sinks we have available on our website. Check out the rest of them at Thanks for reading.

Small Painted Sinks for Small Powder Rooms

We often get requests from customers to adapt our hand-painted sink designs to very small sinks for very small bathrooms. Pedestal sinks are a popular choice but what we are featuring in this post are two vessels and a drop-in with some of our popular floral designs. Almost all of our hand-painted sink designs can be adapted to any vitreous china sink or basin in any installation style including vessel, drop in and pedestal. The first is the Chintz design painted onto a little oval drop-in, about 9 x 12″. Tiny!

Chintz Design Painted on a Petite Drop-in Basin

Chintz Floral Design hand painted drop-in sink

Chintz Design on a very petite, 9 x 12″ fireclay drop-in basin.

This was a really cute little sink, they are fun to make. It went to a lady in Canada who had an old house and the downstairs powder room was a converted closet. It was a traditional Victorian renovation and the Chintz design blended well with the style of the home. We purchased the blank sink from another supplier of decorated and hand-painted sinks, Marzi Sink Factory. Their product line is a little different than ours and they actually make all of the sinks themselves and sell them with nothing on them. This little sink has a very hard glaze on it and the flowers really shine.

Victorian Garden with Extra Hummingbirds on a Petite Biscuit Vessel Basin

Small hand painted floral vessel sink

Victorian Garden Design with Tiny Little Hummingbirds on a small biscuit vessel basin.

This sink is teeny-weeny, it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s the size of a large salad bowl, about 12″ in diameter and biscuit in color. This one went to Japan where everything is very small. We made the customer a matching set of accessories as well, featuring her favorite bouquets accented with numerous hummingbirds, just how she wanted it. The Victorian Garden design includes four bouquets of hand-painted flowers some of which are Bluebells, Lilies, Lily-of-the-Valley, Delphinium, Violets, Honeysuckle, Morning Glory, Daisy, Foxglove, Poppies, Asters, Cyclamen and Sweet William. Colors include deep maroon, purple, gray, gold, pink, blue and lots of different shades of green leaves. This design is very easy to decorate a bathroom around because there are so many colors to choose from.

Front View of Custom Victorian Garden Vessel Sink

small hand painted vessel sink with Victorian Garden floral design

Front View of Victorian Garden design on 12″ diameter vessel sink.

Since it was a vessel installation, and there was going to be a mirror behind the sink, we decorated all around the outside so that the back can be seen in the reflection of the mirror. Next up in another design on the same sink, this one in white.

Blue & Yellow Iris Flowers Painted Vessel Basin

iris flowers small hand painted vessel sink

Iris Flowers painted on a petite porcelain vessel sink.

We normally do the Iris design on an under mount basin, but this customer wanted a small vessel sink instead. The blank sink we use is called a Kiernan Petite Vessel and we obtain them from Signature Hardware. Reliable, good customer service and they have an excellent selection of very small sinks, drop-in, vessels and pedestals, I’m grateful for that!! This one stayed in the USA, it was installed in a Boca Raton powder room in a Country French style.

These are just a few of the small sinks we have made for our happy customers. Please visit our website to see our complete collection of decorated bathroom fixtures including hand-painted porcelain sinks, toilets, tiles and accessories. Thanks for reading.


Lodge & Cabin Style Bathrooms from Houzz and the Ducks in Flight Painted Sink

It’s amazing how popular our Lodge and Cabin design hand-painted sinks are. Some of the choices include ducks, fish, wolves, moose and deer. Besides the fact that they are really beautiful lithographed images, they add a bit of ‘camp’ charm and a dash of color to an otherwise brown wood bathroom. This post features our Ducks in Flight Design decorated sink and some rustic cabin, fishing camp, lodge-style bathrooms we found on Houzz.

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Ducks in Flight design painted on a white St Thomas undermount

Ducks in Flilght design painted on a white St Thomas under mount basin.

This is one of the most popular of our Lodge design sinks. It’s a subtle addition to any bathroom, not too much on the sink or over-the-top. It’s five ducks, male and female, flying across the bowl in several stages of flight. It’s easy to coordinate to any style of vanity or color combo and pick up the colors in the design with the towels and bathroom accessories.

Detail of Ducks Design on the Sink

Ducks in Flight design painted sink detail.

Ducks in Flight design painted sink detail.

The ducks are rendered shades of gray, white, brown and beige with beautiful green heads, deep red necks and feet and yellow beaks. Here are three rustic bathrooms (found on Houzz) that the would be even better with some ducks on the sink!

Cabin-Style Family Bathroom with Lots of Wood

cabin style wood paneled bathroom
This looks like quite a large bathroom with a nice big walk in shower and double sinks in the vanity. I like the contrast between the travertine floor and tile in the shower with the more rustic elements like the wood paneling on the walls, window trim and especially the vanity. It all works together really well, it looks cosy and warm. I love that big tub which looks like a claw-foot. Imagine the smell of the wood when this was first built, it must have been wonderful. The Ducks in Flight design painted on the sinks would be the perfect compliment. I like all the neutral tones, but a little color wouldn’t hurt. Brown and beige aren’t the only interior choices out there… sometimes it feels like they are! Way overused. I’m not a brown-lover. Since childhood I am known for ‘not liking brown’.  I grew up in the 70’s and some of you may remember it was everywhere, with orange, avocado and gold,,,,ugh. Now you know how I feel about brown, here are a few more (brown) bathrooms the Ducks in Flight sink would make even better.

Totally Wood-Paneled Four Piece Bath with Distressed Vanity

wood paneled rustic bathroom
I wonder if the vanity is actually an old piece, or a contemporarily distressed one. It works great with all the other wood on the walls, floor and ceiling. The cane-seated chair is a nice touch and ties in with the rest of the decor. I also like the lamp, too many bathrooms don’t have ‘mood’ lighting. A nice bath on a winter evening must be a very calming experience indeed in this bathroom. The Ducks in Flight sink would look great in here, also the Deer and Moose. That design has some distressed elements and they would coordinate with the other distressed pieces in this bathroom.

Mountain Log Home Bathroom with Wood Panel Walls

wood paneled family bathroom with claw foot tub

What I really like about this bathroom is the wood on the walls. It looks like there is a beamed ceiling too. The tile floor matches well and makes sense, after all it is a bathroom. The Ducks in Flight sink would add some color to these sinks. Although we normally create that design on an under mount basin, we can also apply it to a drop-in like the ones shown in this bathroom. Love the bathtub, crank up the hot water, throw in lots of bubble bath and relax. It looks very inviting. The Muskie design would also go well in this bathroom, it would tie in nicely with the vanity and tile backsplash.

Muskie Design with Snails and Seaweed Painted Sink

muskie hand painted fish sink

Muskie Design with Small Fish, Seaweed and Shells painted on a white undermount.

That’s it for now. As usual, all of our sinks, toilet, tiles and bathroom accessories are hand-made to your specifications in the USA. We kiln-fire all our fixtures for lasting enjoyment, the designs will not wear out or fade away with proper care. Proper care is just to keep them clean with a soft cloth and to use non-abrasive cleanser. We use the same process on our sinks that is used on kitchen china like plates and mugs so the decoration is on there for the life of the fixture. Thanks for reading and please check out our complete collection of hand-painted sinks at

Hand Painted Pedestal Sinks for Your Guest Bath or Powder Room

Pedestal sinks have been suffering from a lack of attention of late with everyone doing fancy vanities with vessel or undermount basins. But… if you have a guest bath or powder room and don’t need any storage, a pedestal sink is an easy option and if you incorporate one of our hand-painted sink designs, it will be the focal point of your new bathroom. Here are three pedestal options with our floral designs, the Gold Orchids Hand Painted Pedestal Sink, the Heirloom Roses and old-standby, Ivy. They are all great for traditional guest baths, powder rooms and half bathrooms. All of our hand-painted sink designs can be adapted to any size and shape of basin so if you don’t see what you are looking for, check our web site . We’ve got quite a few option for very small pedestal sinks, which are popular in historic renovations and remodels due to the often very limited space for a guest bath or powder room. First up is this spectacular pedestal with a gold floral design, the…

Gold Orchids Hand Painted Pedestal Lavatory

gold orchids design hand painted bathroom pedestal lavatory sink

Gold Orchids design on an American Standard Pedestal.

The Gold Orchids design is made up of matte and shiny metallic gold orchids with leaves and stems which are delicately outlined in black. As usual, kind of hard to see it in it’s true beauty with our photography, but it’s very flashy. All that gold on the sink really shines. Unfortunately, the American Standard Repertoire is not currently available. I’m saying not currently because you never know, they might bring it back because it was a great sink for decorating. However, we can apply this design to any pedestal lavatory. We are just about to do a custom version on an almond color Kohler Anatole Pedestal, which is a very expensive pedestal sink with a beautiful fluted leg and sculpted bowl. I am always hesitate to start with such expensive fixtures because sometimes they break in the kiln during firing or worse, during shipping. We are also doing a toilet tank and bowl for the customer in the same design so it’s all going as a freight shipment on a skid so the ‘breaking risk’ will be greatly reduced. After all that work, we don’t want our products to get damaged in shipping so we pack them up pretty well with extra boxes and shipping foam.

Detail of Gold Orchids Floral Design Painted Pedestal Sink

Gold Orchids hand painted pedestal lavatory detail.

Gold Orchids hand painted pedestal lavatory detail.

The orchids, leaves and stems are a shiny metallic gold with matte gold lines and black outlining. The sink is truly spectacular ‘in the flesh’ and can be coordinated with any color bathroom, black, gold, white, red, etc. If you prefer something less flashy and a little more traditional, this next sink is a great option…

Heirloom Roses Hand Painted Pedestal Lavatory

Heirloom Roses design on a white St Thomas Pedestal Lavatory

Heirloom Roses design on a white St Thomas Pedestal Lavatory

This particular pedestal, in the Heirloom Roses design, was done for a client who wanted lots of pink roses all over her bathroom. She got it. We also did a matching toilet, covered in the same pink and white roses with dusty green leaves. We have made a few of these on pedestals over the years and I’ve heard from our customers that they cherish them (as they do with most of our designs). The sink it’s on is a St Thomas Arlington pedestal, the largest size, which they have thankfully discontinued. The tops on them weighed about 40 pounds and it was tricky getting them into our top loading kilns!

Heirloom Roses Painted Pedestal Sink Detail

heirloom roses hand painted pedestal lavatory detail

Heirloom Roses design detail

Detail of the Heirloom Roses design. you can see all the pretty shades of pink, green, white and gray in the blossoms and flowers with delicate, curving brown stems. These hand-painted roses really add some old-world charm to any powder room. Next is the…

Ivy Hand Painted Pedestal Lavatory

Ivy hand painted pedestal lavatory sink

Ivy Design Painted on a Petite Traditional Pedestal Lavatory

Here is a nice edition of our Ivy design applied to a small traditional pedestal.  The Ivy leaves are rendered in several shades of green with dark brown stems and trail over the bowl. Not too much of the design is on this pedestal lavatory but it can always be modified to include more. We did a matching toilet tank for this custom sink too.

Ivy Hand Painted Pedestal Bowl

Ivy hand painted pedestal bowl

Top view of the bowl of the Ivy sink

Here is a top view of the pedestal bowl showing how the Ivy design looks. Can you tell I’m getting a little tired. Time to end this post and spend some time making some sinks and not doing ‘social media’ for the web site, including this blog. As always, anybody who is reading this… THANK YOU… and I hope you will check out our complete collection of hand painted bathroom sinks, toilets, tiles and accessories, all made with love, by me (Lynne), by hand in the USA at 

Beautiful Blue Tiled Very Modern Yet Traditional Bathroom

Why is it that everything so gorgeous is always Italian? I can speculate on the answer but what I do know is that what I see… I like. Maybe it’s got something to do with all those years of tradition, or living somewhere surrounded by all that beautiful art and architecture. Whatever it is, from cars to shoes and handbags, wine, food, and… tiles. There are so many options at the moment that are totally unique, totally gorgeous, totally expensive (I’m sure) but would go so totally great with some of our hand-painted sinks. Two that would look great with this beautiful blue bathroom are the Elegant Swirl and the Fancy Emblem.

Super Cool Totally Blue-Tiled Contemporary Traditional Bathroom

Fab Ceramica blue italian tiles

This bathroom interior is a take-off of a traditionally-styled bathroom design, but that’s not wallpaper or wainscoting on those walls, they are tiles! The two different styles of blue vertical stripes coordinate beautifully with each other, and the white row of sculpted trim tiles frame the space and create a needed break between the two patterns. The black wood antique dresser or vanity is well-proportioned with a wide width and elegant long legs and has the stature to stand out around all those stripes. The curving lines of the ornate mirror, antique lamp, and decorative accessories and blue and gold bathroom mat add a little more style and also create a break from all the vertical movement with their organic shapes and gold color tones. I especially like the bathroom floor covering, you don’t see anything like that at Target, HomeGoods or even Macy’s… maybe Neiman Marcus or Saks. The overall effect of this bathroom is relaxing, clean and sophisticated. I would love it.

Our Fancy Emblem or Elegant Swirl design in platinum or gold would be awesome painted on the front of the large rectangle-shaped vessel sink. The gold would pick up the gold accents on the accessories and floor covering. Of course, it would be equally great in platinum, it would tie in the with chrome faucets and silver always works well with those shades of blue.

Elegant Swirl Design Decorated Vessel Sink in Metallic Gold

gold elegant swirl hand-painted vessel sink

Elegant Swirl design in gold painted on a white vessel sink by decoratedbathroom.

This is our Elegant Swirl design shown in gold on a white rectangular vessel basin. The curved lines and swirls in this design would create a welcome contrast with the stripes on the walls as well as tie in the with more ornate style of the accessories. A little bling on the sink is never a bad thing! The next sink that would look good is…

Ornate Fancy Emblem Design on a Square D’Vontz vessel basin

fancy emblem hand painted sink

Three quarter view of the Fancy Emblem Painted sink in platinum. The design is on all sides of the vessel sink.

This is the Fancy Emblem design. It’s an ornate motif we created to dress-up the front of a boring white sink. If you visit our web-site,, you will find some other photos of the sink where you can see the metallic shine a little better. This design would complement the blue bathroom shown above the same way as the Elegant Swirl design, a little break from all the hard edges of the striped tiles.

We have a thing for super-cool tiles right now. Check out our other blog posts featuring some of these sinks and other exquisitely-tiled bathrooms.  Thanks for reading and please check out our complete collection of hand-painted, hand-decorated sinks at,. All made by me, by hand in the USA!



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