Arriving nicely dressed to work every single day might be the key to success, but appearing well groomed is easier for some than others. It depends on a person’s type of hair, whether or not he has tattoos, or has a talent for ironing or suffers any chronic acne. Life can be cruel. The bathroom vanity was aptly named such because it is a place in the home where we focus all our attention on our appearances. It is an altar to the self. In this world human vanity is a necessary evil, and so throughout history we have commissioned artisans to build beautiful drawers and basins to aid our attention to hygiene and grooming.
It’s hard to resist the radiance of the Clairemont buttercream vanity by Hardware Resources and the oval buttercream mirror to match. Its floral inlays and French scroll legs create a look that is classically beautiful, and shouldn’t the beauty of our vanity inspire us in our creation of ourselves? Hardware Resources, specifically Lyn Design, puts out vanities that are hugely influenced by the artistry of human hands. They are hand carved and hand finished, making each unit an individual masterpiece.
There is also a smaller version of the buttercream vanity for the more petite bathroom.
The Tesla Walnut vanity‘s beauty is accentuated by its reed columns and carvings. Its warm finish settles well in a more modest bathroom.
This mirror has the same rich brown walnut finish as the Tesla walnut vanity. I am particularly fond of its decorative applique at the top. It’s similar to a Celtic woven band, a mirror worthy of a medieval noble.
Sagehill puts out the Haywood vanity with little drawers and side shelves. This manufacturer makes delicate looking pieces, but the product is very sturdy from the framed type construction. This piece was inspired by English country furnishings. The drawers are solid wood and use English Dovetail construction. The two tone finish gives the vanity a handsome glow.
A Jameson Collection vanity has precious decorative turned feet and a striking reversed arch apron. The display shelf gives the owner a place to show off his trinkets and knick knacks.
This Casual Essence Collection vanity in light brown is another piece by Sagehill. It has tapering feet and adjustable levelers. The drawers open and close smoothly, utilizing their dovetail construction and ball bearing slides.
Lyn Vanities makes this gorgeous ornate vanity and its corresponding hard carved mirror. If you look closely you can see how the vanity has hand carved botanical and rope details finished in a burled veneer.
These vanities suit a romantic home perfectly. They appear period or fantasy, and their quality shows in every inch of construction.