Mirror Mirror… Romantic Bathroom Vanities

Photo by Indigo
Photo by Indigo

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.

Clairemont Vanity from Hardware Resources in buttercream
Clairemont Vanity from Hardware Resources in Buttercream

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.

Oval Mirror in Buttercream
Oval Mirror in Buttercream
Clairemont Vanity in Buttercream
Clairemont Vanity in Buttercream

There is also a smaller version of the buttercream vanity for the more petite bathroom.

Tesla Walnut Vanity from Hardware Resources
Tesla Walnut Vanity from Hardware Resources

The Tesla Walnut vanity‘s beauty is accentuated by its reed columns and carvings. Its warm finish settles well in a more modest bathroom.

Vanity Mirror in Walnut Finish
Vanity Mirror in Walnut Finish

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.

Haywood Vanity from Sagehill
Haywood Vanity from Sagehill

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.

,Sagehill Vanity of The Jameson Collection
Sagehill Vanity of The Jameson Collection

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.

Sagehill Vanity with Double Drawers and Shelf
Sagehill Vanity with Double Drawers and Shelf

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.

Ornate Vanity from Lyn Vanities
Ornate Vanity from Lyn Vanities

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.

Ornate Mirror from Lyn Vanities
Ornate Mirror from Lyn Vanities

These vanities suit a romantic home perfectly. They appear period or fantasy, and their quality shows in every inch of construction.