For the master bathroom of a 1870s row house in Brooklyn, NY, designer Lorraine Bonaventura designed a vanity in keeping with the home’s historic style. A vintage mirror hangs above the white-painted vanity, which Bonaventura fitted with polished nickel fixtures. “Five deep drawers provide enough storage for all the toiletries,” she says. “The four seagrass baskets hold towels.”
The natural wood vanity fits neatly into an alcove in this master bathroom, the earth tones a handsome complement to the room's shiplap paneling. On the very bottom shelf, a row of baskets offer texture and extra storage.
A wide, double faucet sink gives a unique look to the vanity set up of this country bathroom. Contemporary sconces frame the mirror over matching towel rings. Simple basket storage keeps the space uncluttered, and a red patterned rug adds a splash of warm color to the design.
A mix of brown hues, from the upholstered ottoman to the hand-scraped bamboo floor to the espresso-finished Shaker-style cabinets to the wicker baskets, creates interest while still remaining neutral in this master bathroom in the HGTV Dream Home 2014.
In a guest bathroom, designer Alisa Hoffman took a creative approach to the design of the vanity. “By ‘floating’ the vanity cabinet we were able to open the space and light it from below which gives the illusion of expanding the room as the floor tile continues underneath the vanity, all the way to the wall,” says Hoffman. She designed the cabinetry with open storage for extra towels, baskets for toilet tissue and a space to sit down. “It’s reminiscent of being in a spa, an experience from which everyone leaves refreshed,” she says.
A small bathroom is just around the corner from a walk-in closet in the HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. The contemporary space is accented with dark-stained wood, woven storage baskets and rustic hardwood floors.
This white marble floating vanity features attached drawers for easy, concealed storage. Wicker baskets provide extra storage and add a touch of color and texture to the smooth design. Black hexagon floor tiles add a sharp color contrast to the white surroundings.