Earlier this month, Julie wrote our annual trend-spotting story,
New Directions: 11 Interiors Trends for 2019. On the list: sink skirts. Here, we’ve culled from our archives our favorite examples of the trend, an old design trick that suddenly feels fresh again. Above: A minimalist white sink skirt conceals storage space in this airy Fire Island beach house owned by Ann Stephenson and Lori Scacco. Photograph by Kate Sears, from Bookmark for Next Summer: 7 Storage Ideas to Steal from a High/Low Beach Shack. Above: This skirt, under a vintage laundry sink, was sewn from “a piece of muslin that was lying around.” Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Fabr Studio in East Williamsburg. Above: The skirting here softens the look of the integrated concrete sink and counter. Photograph by Sebastian Posingis, from The Birth of Tropical Modernism: A Pilgrimage to Architect Geoffrey Bawa’s Country Estate in Sri Lanka. Above: Unfussy, simple skirting in a farmhouse. Styling by Hilary Robertson and photography by Dana Gallagher, from Farmhouse Refresh: An Antiques Dealer’s Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island. Above: Under-the-cabinet skirts flank the sink in this walk-in pantry. Photograph by David Gibbons, courtesy of Max Rollitt, from Kitchen of the Week: A Whimsical Edwardian in the South of England. Above: A graphic and colorful skirt under the kitchen counters in this London townhouse kitchen adds a touch of modern playfulness. Photograph by Jan Baldwin from Perfect English Townhouse, courtesy of Ryland Peters & Small Inc., from The Perfect English Townhouse, Courtesy of a UK Design Authority. Above: A DIY under-counter curtain softens the otherwise hard-edged space. See Steal This Look: A Rustic Modern Kitchen in the Netherlands. Photograph by Anna de Leeuw, courtesy of Jan de Jong Interieur.