A good vanity is the foundation for any bathroom. As the biggest, one of the most frequently used, and easily the most unique fixture, your vanity is the anchor of your bathroom ambiance. All your faucets, fillers, and lighting will help emphasize it’s unique design, but the vanity itself will almost always be the key player. So it’s important to choose your vanity with care, and find one that fits the look and feel you want for your whole bathroom, not just a single piece. That said, if you aren’t sure what you want to do with your bathroom, picking out a vanity you love can be the perfect place to start, and Sagehill has a huge number of casual but classy vanities in a wide variety of styles and sizes to help you build just about any bathroom you could dream up.
Many of Sagehill’s vanities are inspired by vintage and antique designs from all throughout history and all over the world. From Regency England to frontier American to ancient China, they hand pick the most elegant design aspects and combine them with simple, contemporary functionality for a vanity that offers the best of both worlds.
Sagehill’s Asian-inspired vanities, like this Parkdale Vanity walk that same line, referencing Asian decor implicitly rather than explicitly. Simple, unadorned lines and framed doors and drawers evoke the repeating square design of rice paper walls and screens, especially when paired with the frosted glass paneling for the doors. But even if you aren’t aiming for an Asian Fusion style in your new bathroom, the simplicity of the geometric design, paired with the dark hand rubbed finish makes it an excellent pair for an extremely modern aesthetic.
Finishes are something that Sagehill does especially well, from the flawless, almost lacquered-looking dark finishes to the hand-applied provincial weathered white glaze found on their Victorian Collection. Throughout their line of vanities, you can find finishes ranging from just ever so subtly distressed to out-and-out antique, carefully engineered to create or emulate a specific period feel. The Victorian vanity and accessories lend a beautiful “found” feeling to a beach or cottage themed bathroom, whereas more pronounced distressed finishes lend authenticity to their more antique styled pieces.
While many of Sagehill’s vanities incorporate antique details, some of them have a more pronounced antique style. Especially the vanities in their Estate collection have a little more heft, a little bigger footprint, and often a lot more in the way of intricate, vintage detailing. Their Barrister Vanity most notably has elaborate floral and shell carvings over most of the surface of the vanity, 18th century French cabriole feet, and patterned mahogany veneers over solid maple. In short, it’ll look like your very own brand new heirloom – perfect for a big, opulent bathroom full of dark colors and rich materials.
That said, their urban collection offers a lot of elegant alternatives for smaller spaces. Not every bathroom has room for a big antique vanity, and some of Sagehill’s more compact pieces, like their Lincoln Street wall mounted vanity, take up almost no space at all. This section of their collection is much more modular and minimal (though they do have a few cute, compact, freestanding vanities with some nice woodwork as well as their wall mounted ones), and the simple, unadorned lines help give the impression of uncluttered space. While many of the other vanities in their estate and casual collections are designed to have a solid presence, the urban series vanities take advantage of white space to increase the visual space while maintaining a very small footprint.
My personal favorite thing about Sagehill’s collection, though, is that each and every vanity design comes with a whole range of matching accessories. Whether it’s just a simple modular medicine cabinet and mirror to create a funky floating modern bathroom assembly, or a full line of elegant freestanding storage cabinets, Sagehill provides all the furniture you could want for a perfectly coordinated bathroom. Their St. Bart’s vanity, for example, comes not only with the vanity itself and a matching mirror, but two matching cabinets, one freestanding one wall mounted, that can either be used independently or stacked to make an elegant, beautiful storage tower.
No matter what size bathroom you have or what kind of decor you end up falling in love with, Sagehill has a little something for just about every taste, and beautiful, solidly made vanities that will serve as the visual anchor of your bathroom for years and years to come. And don’t worry about accessorizing – not only do they come with a full line of supplemental storage pieces, but all of their vanity tops can be cut to fit both regular bathroom sinks and vessel sinks, so once you know what style you want, it’ll be easy to bring it through the rest of your bathroom.