(Source: Lonny)Consider the bathroom vanity. Poised below the all-important mirror, it's where most of us truly start the day: brushing teeth, putting on makeup, pinching life into our cheeks. It's also where we pull funny faces and curse summer colds, polish up that all-important presentation, fix up scrapes and run through our weekly to-do lists. What better place to invest in good design? Below, three great mirror and vanity pairings to get you the head start you need in the bathroom of your dreams.
1. Dark and Decadent
In this opulent setup by designer Ruthie Sommers, the rich blend of high-drama touches includes a faux-crocodile wall treatment, a veined-marble vanity, and a mirror displaying an intricate Greek-key motif and Corinthian columns. Golden fixtures and eclectic sink accessories complete the look. According to Sommers, "This bathroom is miniscule, but dark colors and patterns make its boundaries disappear."
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2. Baroque and Minimalist
A spare aesthetic shouldn't limit your design possibilities. At the one-room boutique hotel Coqui Coqui Valladolid, the colonial-style vanity in ebony-painted wood—which all but floats on its two visible legs and contrasts nicely against the bathroom's textured gray walls—is full of old-world charm. It gets a visual boost from a pair of iron towel rings, a perfectly patinaed chandelier, and a slim-framed mirror in place of the standard medicine cabinet.
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3. Modern and Organic
Clean lines and a contemporary mix of natural finishes make this light-filled bathroom, in the luxury condo development 241 Fifth, feel fresh. Brass lighting fixures seem to hang haphazardly from the ceiling, their shape echoing the round frame of the leather-bound mirrors. And the stark white palette of the Corian dual vanities plays off the richness of the wood-planked wall. Which vanity style do you prefer?
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