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tromano's picture

We're renovating a small bathroom which has one sink/vanity that sits in the corner of the room.  We're going to install a new white vanity with white carrara marble counter.  We would like to install a tall mirror cabinet (Ikea Godmorgon mirror cabinet that Cameron MacNeil used in Feb 2011 White Bathroom makeover) with the sconces on either side, but not sure we have enough space to pull it off.  What's the maximum amount of space that should be left between the sconces and the mirror?  The length of the vanity is about 30 inches and because it sits right up against the wall, I'm assuming the mirror and sconces would all have to fit within the 30 inches.  The most narrow sconces that we have been able to find are about 5 inches wide, and the mirror is about 16 inches wide, which leaves about 1 inch between the sconces and mirror.  Could we pull it off?  If not, any suggestions on where we could find more narrow sconces or mirror, or how we can get a similar look?  

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spersaud's picture

LeChatNoir, glad you were able to figure it out! And yes, the photo has become your profile picture. Are you still having problems uploading photos onto the forums? —S

gmcauley's picture

Hello Tromano,

I think 1 inch between the sconce and mirror is enough space, but you may want to use painter's tape to hold them up while you stand back and have a look.

Check out our bathroom galleries for some inspiration:

Good luck with the bathroom!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

ErinE's picture

Thanks Mrs. Peacock.I'm on a mac, so I use LiveInterior.The furniture model selection isn't great so I build most of my own. Erin

tromano's picture

Thanks.  The pic definitely helps.

ErinE's picture

Hi Tromano,I don't know what kind of sconces you're looking at, but just taking into consideration the size of the medicine cabinet, I think it looks a little narrow. I also think that the height of the cabinet elongates the arrangement too much and this is what is making it look so narrow. Changing to a shorter cabinet may balance the sconces out (unless, of course you really, really can't sacrifice the storage).SconcesSconcesI hope the pic gives you a good idea of what I mean. THe sconces here are from Restoration HardwareErin

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