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I chose matching bridge faucets from American Standard for the utility sink in the laundry room of our last house. When I shared the finished room on the blog, I wrote “that’s pretty much my dream sink and if we ever leave this house, it would be one of the things I’d miss most.” And I do! I miss that awesome setup.

Making it Lovely's Laundry Room

Having liked my American Standard faucets so much, I was happy to accept an invitation to see their DXV line at a local showroom, so I visited Ferguson in Downers Grove.

Ferguson DXV Showroom

The DXV line has over 70 products (like freestanding tubs, toilets, sinks, and faucets), grouped into four broad styles: Classic (1880–1920), Golden Era (1920–1950), Modern (1950–1990), and Contemporary (1990–today).

DXV, American Standard

The Classic series had some of my favorite offerings — fixtures that would be right at home in my Victorian. Plenty of things that would have been right at home in our old house, too.

DXV Faucets

The Wyatt toilet and sink are from the Golden Era collection — another favorite. The console sink was paired with a more modern faucet than I would have chosen though. Wouldn’t it be perfect with one of their more vintage-style faucets and a great wallpaper in the room?

DXV Wyatt in the Showroom

When I got home from the showroom, I started thinking about how I would design a bathroom around those same base pieces. I’m drawn to old houses with period details, but I don’t mind mixing different elements in as long as the look is complementary. I went with a subdued palette but still played with texture and pattern to bring in some design interest. And a quick note on the wood floor: I’m aware that it is not the best flooring for a bathroom! We have it in each of our bathrooms here though and I’ve grown to love the look.

DXV by American_Standard, Bathroom by Making it Lovely

  1. DXV Landfair Robe Hook

  2. Aranami Wallpaper

  3. Well Appointed Bath Light

  4. Antiqued Moroccan Mirror

  5. Fireclay Silver Lilac Tile

  6. DXV Landfair Widespread Lavatory Faucet

  7. DXV Wyatt One-Piece Elongated Toilet

  8. Linen-Edged Towel

  9. DXV Wyatt Console Lavatory

  10. Nate Berkus Bath Runner

  11. DXV St. George Freestanding Soaking Tub

  12. DXV Traditional Floor Mount Tub Filler with Landfair Lever Handles

  13. Antique Oak Wood Floor

Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

We saw the first designs featuring the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchairs last week. I wanted to keep them very similar to show how one can get the same look by just changing a few things, but today the chairs are going their separate merry ways. Both feature the black, white, wood, and brass trend, but with more color than we may have been seeing on Pinterest lately. (Everything seems to be pretty minimal in my feed over there! Yours, too?)

I don’t think anyone would actually own two chairs that are essentially the same shape with different fabric, but my goal here is to show two designs that look like they belong in the same person’s home. Speaking of which, our fictional friend, Marie, has moved from her apartment into a place of her own! A two-bedroom condo with the extra room functioning as an office. She’s traveling a lot for her job and doesn’t work from home all that often, but she’s happy to have a dedicated spot for it when she is in town. She’s also happy to come home to a cheery, if perhaps a bit girly, space.

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Making it Yours 12B: Dhurrie Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  2. Glitterati Mint Pillow, CB2

  3. Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror, PB Teen

  4. Two Tigers: Ping Zhu, Serena & Lily

  5. Birch Cylinder Pot, Terrain

  6. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  7. Stone White Paint, Glidden

  8. Central Park Aerial Photo (Getty Images), One Kings Lane

  9. Taylor Dresser, Horchow

  10. Isaac Long Arm Brass Sconce, Schoolhouse Electric

  11. Quincy Bed, Ethan Allen

  12. Beverly Palm Pillow, Society Social

  13. Colorblock Linen Pillow Emerald & Pool, Society Social

  14. Antique Brass Metal Cube Side Table, West Elm

  15. Vestige Lipstick Holder, Anthropologie

  16. Silver Stitch Pleat Duvet, West Elm

  17. Waverly Rug, Lulu & Georgia

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Orb Chandelier, Lucent Lightshop

  2. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  3. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  4. Nävviva Pillow, IKEA

  5. Aina Curtains, IKEA

  6. Onyx Black Paint, Glidden

  7. Nina Campbell Swan Lake Sylvana Wallpaper, Osborne & Little

  8. Maison Bookcase, PB Teen

  9. Printer’s Large Writing Desk, Pottery Barn

  10. Brass Colored Pencil Set, Jayson Home

  11. Rex Grey Task Lamp, Crate & Barrel

  12. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  13. Dome Paperweights, Jayson Home

  14. Rosie Table Lamp, CB2

  15. Printer’s Drawer Filing Cabinet, Pottery Barn

  16. Greyson Eco Black Bench, Arhaus

  17. Coral Leaf Pillow, Serena & Lily

  18. Vårgyllen Pillow, IKEA

  19. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

And there they are, together. Each chair could be swapped for the other with a few accessory changes, and we’ll have just one more set of designs coming up soon to finish this edition of Making it Yours!

Making it Yours 12A: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

We have the first two of our designs up from this edition of Making it Yours today! I’m decorating around both the Lincoln and Dhurrie chairs, showing how each can be used throughout a person’s life, seeing them through different stages and different styles. Let’s meet our fictional friend, Marie.

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Marie likes to sing. Loudly. She’s shy about it though, at first limiting her performances to coincide with her morning shower, and later when her roommate moved out, she’d perform encores throughout the day while doing chores or cooking dinner. She won’t get on stage for karaoke and isn’t into the whole bar scene, but she throws parties on a whim just about every month. She knows everything about astrology but doesn’t believe in it, loves big, goofy dogs, and always wears a crazy hat. She’s about to turn thirty, and has been working a lot of late nights but is starting to make decent money. She’s fun, happy, and bright, and wants her apartment to be too.

Making it Yours 12A: Dhurrie Armchair #makingitlovely

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Making it Yours 12A: Lincoln Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie • Lincoln Chair, Pottery Barn

  2. Block Print Ikat Lumbar Pillow, Furbish

  3. Seachange Print, Jenny Vorwaller

  4. Yes, Please Print: Martha Rich, 20×200

  5. Paint: Flush Pink, Behr

  6. Wood Pole Scholar Floor Lamp: Avalon Sea, Target

  7. Perfect Throw: Mandarin, West Elm

  8. Laguna Seagrass Baskets: Juice, Serena & Lily

  9. Upton Faceted Leg Buffet, West Elm

  10. Frosted Blue Vase Collection, Terrain

  11. Rosie Table Lamp, CB2

  12. Balloon Animal Bookend, The Land of Nod

  13. Stockholm Nesting Tables, IKEA

  14. Avec Apartment Sofa: Sea Salt, CB2 • Avec Apartment Sofa: Peacock, CB2

  15. Colorblock Linen Pillow,: Emerald & Pool, Society Social • Magical Thinking Neon Rag Pillow, Urban Outfitters

  16. Ojo de Dios Rug, Arro Home

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For this first post, I kept the looks fairly similar, swapping out only a few things to achieve the same overall look. I’ll be taking a different approach next time though, which I’ll be sharing next week!

Making it Yours 12A: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

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