Designer Bathrooms: Vanity and Sink Styles for All Tastes

Updating your bathroom? Today’s bath vanities and sinks are in many cases the focal point in the room, but with so many styles to choose from the selection process can be overwhelming. To help inspire you and narrow down your options, here’s a variety of bathroom vanity and sink styles.  
In this gorgeous master bath, Designer Robert Young features an ivory cabinet vanity with an X-mullion glass-front center door that is beautifully repeated in the transom. The vanity’s soft pewter Corian countertop is a perfect choice with the backsplash tiles in pewter, charcoal and cream tones. Love, love, love!

Fit for a queen. In this opulent guest bath designed by San Francisco-based designer Kendall Wilkinson hangs a stunning  Venetian mirror above a mirrored vanity sink {converted from a chest of drawers?}. The bath’s feminine look is accentuated with walls in a sweet lavender walls. The soft color is carried over from the adjacent bedroom’s wallpaper.
To open up a smaller bath visually, a simple pedestal sink is a great option. In this traditional bathroom featured in House Beautiful, a pedestal sink and faucets by Kohler are paired with clean subway tiles. A recessed Kohler medicine cabinet flanked by Somerson sconces from Pottery Barn helps finish off the clean look.  
Also featured in House Beautiful, this chic bathroom by designer Jay Jeffers showcases a double sink by Waterworks that allows the gorgeous floor to ceiling glass tiles design to take center stage. To complete the retro look, Jeffers adds deco mirrors from Pottery Barn.

In this playful, contemporary bathroom, design Linda Humphrey places a pair of white porcelain vessel sinks atop a zinc covered vanity. The open shelf keeps the vanity from being too visually heavy, while the natural woven baskets help organize bath essentials.

Brooke Giannetti of Velvet & Linen designed this romantic powder room in her home. The vanity was created from a console table {reproduction from Chelsea Textiles} and was topped with a stunning marble sink. The wall mounted faucet was the spout from her garden fountain!

This contemporary bathroom by New York-based designer, Amanda Nisbet has been featured on Simplified Bee before – Layer it – Bathroom Lighting Design, but also wanted to include it in this post. Nisbet places two “Chalkstripe” vanities by Kohler side-by-side. For a seamless look, each vanity is covered with “Blizzard” Caesarstone Quartz. The simple cabinet fronts with square keyhole apertures keep the look clean, while concealing the storage area.

In this sweet bath, also by Amanda Nisbet features a contemporary wall-mounted porcelain sink {perfect for smaller sized bathrooms}. Known to mix styles effortlessly, Nisbet pairs the sink with a traditional damask wall paper, sleek modern shelf and contemporary scone lighting.
In this small bath, designer Victoria Neale selected the perfect sized vanity with bowed front. The petite vanity, painted the same white as the trim, even provides storage under the sink. The elongated mirror echos the room’s window, while the bright green walls and a checked valance coordinates beautifully with the color scheme in the little girl’s bedroom next door. 
In this Moorish inspired bath featured in Traditional Home, the handsome dark wooden vanity is paired with a contrasting marble top. The vanity details are beautifully mimicked in the room’s arches, windows and custom chandelier.
In this light and airy bath Atlanta interior designer Kay Douglass mixes old and new elements. Two modern rectangular sinks were paired with a vintage wood table to create a vanity. It is the gorgeous stand alone tub however, that steals the show in this bath. Love how Douglass converts mercury-glass pendant lights into sconces that hang above the rustic mirrors. 
I first saw this gorgeous powder room by designer Jim Howard on Things That Inspire. The  black stone wall mounted wall sink and faucets are tucked back into the contrasting crisp white walls.
This double sink vanity is featured in a traditional master bath also designed by Jim Howard. The stately vanity with detailed wood carving is exquisite and reminds me of an antique dresser. The twin sinks and mirrors add delicate feminine touches that balance the look and don’t allow the heavy vanity to over-power the space.
Did you find a bath vanity or sink style you love?

*images courtesy of Velvet & Linen, Jim Howard, House Beautiful,Traditional Home
and Amanda Nisbet
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22 Responses to Designer Bathrooms: Vanity and Sink Styles for All Tastes

  1. Dandelion and Grey May 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Such loveliness in every post! I didn't know where to leave my comment telling you I LOVE your blog! The bathroom from Velvet & Linen is complete perfection and how cool is that frame hanging from the chain? I love.

    Happy Weekend!

  2. pve design May 14, 2010 at 2:04 am #

    Great collection of vanities, I am wondering if you know anything about decor planet, I spotted some mod vanities there….

  3. Splendid Willow May 12, 2010 at 6:03 am #

    Cristin, what a great post! So much inspiration! (I really need to do something about my own mediocre master bathroom…). I Love (with a capital) the image with the black stone sink/vanity and the black mirror. Gorgeous!

    ox, Mon

  4. LindsB May 12, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Wow, what a collection of beautiful rooms!

  5. Struggler May 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    I love the look of the open vanities (especially those with shelves beneath), but for storage purposes, we had to go with closed cabinets for our tiny bathrooms.

  6. Lovely Scribbles May 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Wow! That's it, I need a bathroom makeover stat!!

  7. SogniSorrisi May 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    Some really lovely rooms!

  8. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime May 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Oh so many to love, but I think the 2nd one is my fave- so opulent and beautiful. love the color palette too.

  9. Living It At Home May 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    These are amazing and I pulled some out for filing away when we do our bathrooms. I love the two from Douglass and Howard. I would do those bathrooms in a heartbeat. So glad I stopped by to see these!

  10. qerat May 11, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    Beautiful selection, love the stone sink on the antique base and the black sink is of course amazing.

  11. The Zhush May 11, 2010 at 3:13 am #

    As much as I love all things purple…I have to admit its the first image that completely stole my heart! And the one with the beams is pretty amazing too…just love a white bathroom!

  12. blydesign May 11, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    Great post Cristin! I love that hanging mirror in the second to last pic! What a good idea!

  13. Haven and Home May 11, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Where do I even begin with what I love in these pictures. Everything! That first bath, calling my name! That tub with the silver bottom, it's love!

  14. Kathysue May 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    Oh My I do love pretty bathroom and these are all wonderful. The very first picture and Mr. Howards caught my eye,These are all beautiful examples of how a bathroom can look, Kathysue

  15. DECORICA May 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I totally love the long console in the bathroom designed by Linda Humphrey…leaves plenty of space for girly lotions and stuff.

  16. Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design May 10, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Oh that first shot is to die for. The symmetry is so appealing. I love the vanity with grass basket underneath full of toilet rolls too, but doubt it would be so neat in my house.

    Jennifer XX

  17. May 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    Wow, give me bathroom number two:)

  18. thelennoxx May 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    What a great collection! I LOVE the one designed by Kendall Wilkinson, I even have it in my inspiration files =) I want a bathroom makeover now! (I always want some kind of makeover after one of your posts)

  19. Chic Coles May 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    I could look at bathroom sinks/vanities all day long. They really are so beautiful (if done well) and are such an important part of the bathroom!

  20. Centsational Girl May 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    That X mullion and transom is stunning ! I also love the bowed front petite vanity, perfect attention to proportion !


  21. Things That Inspire May 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Love these pictures – especially the Jim Howard one! We are about to start the design for the interior architectural elements of my house, but we have already picked out the plumbing fixtures and just picked out the sink the master – an undermounted Waterworks sink.

  22. Averill May 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    These are some great vanities, Cristin. I think my favorites though are the first two pictures (and I know, they're pretty divergent style-wise but they're both so well executed and appeal to my tailored and glamorous sides, respectively). Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!