Dreamy Bathroom Vanities and Countertops

Learn how leading designers create luxurious bathroom retreats with the perfect pairing of vanity and countertop.
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November 25, 2014
By: Cassandra LaValle and H. Camille Smith

Photo By: Savio Firmino

Photo By: Savio Firmino

Sleek Sophisticate

With the clean lines and emphasis on wood grain of a midcentury Modern piece of furniture, this sleek vanity has cool written all over it. Topped with pricey Calacatta marble and fitted with square sinks and equally linear fixtures, this chic vanity offers function as well as form with a spacious interior that provides plenty of storage space.

Big City Style

Designer Vern Yip squeezes a lot of luxury into tight quarters in this Manhattan high-rise. To maximize the natural light streaming in from one lone window, Vern covered both the floor and main wall in Ann Sacks glass tile for its light-reflecting qualities. Because space is at a premium, the vanity features a slim, elliptical profile with 2 pivoting doors that swing out to provide plenty of storage for necessary toiletries. Check out more photos of this sleek HGTV Urban Oasis bathroom.

His-and-Hers Intimacy

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 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. Design by DeCesare Design Group. Photography by Christiaan Blok

Subdued Statement

Designer and host Sarah Richardson certainly knows a thing or two about creating luxurious spaces. Here, she uses a sophisticated smoky color palette to create a relaxing vibe. For the vanity, Sarah customizes the long, furniture-style vanity with antiqued mirrored panels for a touch of glitz.

Go Art Deco

With a timeless black-and-white palette and Art Deco-inspired touches, this newly remodeled bathroom has the look of a bygone era. To make it truly one-of-a-kind, designer Jamie Herzlinger topped the custom vanity with Carrara marble that she also used to frame the bathroom's soaring mirror.

Elaborate Details

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. Photography by Dominique Vorillion

Playful Powder Room

One tip to follow when selecting a vanity — even in a powder room — is to match the vanity's style to the overarching style of the room. Here, the look is an updated take on traditional so designer Sarah Richardson chose a streamlined pedestal sink instead of a standard cabinet-style vanity to save space while keeping it classic.

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. Design by Alana Homesley for Rockefeller Architects. Photography by Eric Staudenmaier

Crisp and Clean Design

An excess of cool marble in the flooring, bath surround and countertops of this space provokes 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. Design by Bear-Hill Interiors

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. Design by Pal + Smith

Old Is New Again

To provide plenty of storage in her farmhouse bathroom, designer Sarah Richardson repurposed a matched pair of antique dressers. Topped with Carrara marble countertops, the vintage pieces look right at home in this rustic-chic bathroom. Want to convert a piece of furniture for your home? Learn how to turn a vintage dresser into a bathroom vanity.

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. Design by Savio Firmino

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. Design by Savio Firmino

Romantic Inspiration

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. Design by Savio Firmino

Rich Materials

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. Design by Savio Firmino

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