Create the perfect pairing in your bathroom retreat with luxurious vanity and countertop combinations.
By Cassandra LaValle
The sign of a true luxury bath is an abundance of custom work, like this bathroom by DeCesare Design Group. From the cabinets and mirrors to the Turkish limestone tiles and moldings, every piece is created specifically for this expansive space. Perfectly placed sconces and chandeliers add an extra exquisite touch to top off this room.
Sometimes luxury simply means a sense of intimacy in a room. By placing this footed bath right in the middle of the his-and-hers vanities, we know this certainly isn’t the guest bath. It’s a romantic little reminder this space has been quite customized for the couple who owns it. Beautiful exposed plumbing looks stunning against the marble flooring that continues all the way up the walls, and soft romantic lighting casts a warm glow.
Streamlined Yet Luxurious
For a dose of more modern luxury, this bath shows off clean lines and lofty ceilings punctuated by beautiful details like lighting layered over the mirror and unique hardware installed right into the backsplash. The polished silver travertine counter sits on custom ash wood cabinetry providing ample vanity space.
Crisp and Clean Design
An excess of cool marble in the flooring, bath surround and countertops of this space provoke an instant feeling of luxury — as if you’ve entered a swanky little day spa that’s all yours. On top of the beautiful vanity space punctuated by a statement-making antique mirror, the seating area lends an extra dose of glamour.
Elegant Powder Room
Who says size always matters? When it comes to luxury, the materials can make up for lack of space. In this case, a smaller powder room is done up in high style with a Kallista sink, Dornbracht faucet and Calcatta marble countertop. The combination of the textiles — even the fabric on the chandelier — with the custom cabinetry gives the whole room a rich sheen.
Relaxing Bathroom Retreat
What’s more luxurious than having your bathroom feel like any other room in the house? Using furniture in place of traditional pieces makes this space one you’d want to linger in. The flokati rug topped by a stunning chandelier, a little sitting area and a vintage-style bath with a view (with a screen for privacy, of course) create a relaxing atmosphere.
Old Meets New
The modern sink contrasts with the rich marble countertop of a Florentine-style vanity designed in true antique style with a floating mirror to match. Special touches like the extending towel bar make the piece as functional as it is beautiful.
This room was definitely created for the woman who likes to lounge her day away in the bath — using it for a dressing room as well as an escape from the world. The attention to detail and use of non-traditional materials (not a single tile in the room!) makes the space feel warm, even in an all-white palette. The dreamy curtains catching the light from the skylight only add to the effect.
The true appeal of the previous room can be found in the details, worth this closer look. To keep the space feeling soft and rich, all of the hardware is in brass, copper or gold, bringing out the warm tones in the marble vanity. Even the detail in the carved mirror lends a softness and ties into detailing in the vanity, and furniture, giving the space a cohesiveness and an appeal that invites touch.
HGTV. Dreamy Bathroom Vanities and Countertops, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/dreamy-bathroom-vanities-and-countertops/pictures/index.html (Page consulted on June 21 2011)