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Sink Skirt Revival: 16 Fresh Examples of a New Old Trend

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Sink Skirt Revival: 16 Fresh Examples of a New Old Trend

January 23, 2019

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Above: Designer C. S. Valentin pinned a piece of graphic fabric to a cork countertop (repurposed from an Ikea Sinnerlig table) in his rental apartment. See At Home with C. S. Valentin: French Eclecticism in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista.
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Above: An under-counter curtain made from vintage linen looks perfectly at home in this rustic Mark Lewis–designed kitchen in Hampstead, London. Photograph by Rory Gardiner.
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Above: Turkish towels repurposed as curtains hide kitchen essentials in this vintage camper. See The Ultimate Backyard Guest Retreat, Sixties Camper Edition. Photograph by Laura Dart for J. Wes Yoder.
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Above: A white curtain panel blends seamlessly into this dining-room bar. See Vintage Summer: A Seventies-Style Shopable Airbnb in Montauk. Photograph by Nicole Franzen.
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Above: A blue-striped sink skirt balances out the hard lines of the stone counter. See Home on the Hacienda: A Rustic-Luxe Mountain Rental in the Sierra de Gredos of Spain. Photograph courtesy of Casas del Naval.
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Above: In a tiny kitchen, a sink skirt creates another storage area to conceal cooking tools. See A Modern Fairy Tale Told in 800 Square Feet: Sandeep Salter’s Family Apartment. Photograph by Jonathan Pilkington for Remodelista.
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Above: A checkerboard curtain and oversized round wood knobs reference Shaker design without being literal. See A Vintage-Inspired Apartment in Hackney from Abel Sloane and Ruby Woodhouse of 1934. Photograph by Ruby Woodhouse, courtesy of 1934.
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Above: Standard Ikea cabinet doors were taken off and replaced with simple tea towels for more character. See Done/Undone with Clarisse Demory in Paris. Photograph by Natalie Weiss for Remodelista.
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Above: A Remodelista favorite, Elizabeth Roberts had a sink skirt sewn from a vintage Guatemalan textile for her beach house. See Elizabeth Roberts at Home: The Architect’s Own Beach House in Bellport, NY. Photography by Dustin Aksland and Eric Striffler, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts.

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