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Vanities go luxe

By ANNE WANGMAN

 

Understated elegance defines The Capri from Xylem. Add bridge components to expand size options. Birch veneer over solid poplar; matching mirrors available. 36-inch vanity in Dark Espresso, $1,475; 37-inch vanity top in Galala Beige, $565; 12-inch bridge vanity with top, $495; 36-by-40-inch mirror, $390. The Finial, Mequon.


Goodbye boxy faux-wood and Formica. Today’s vanities are luxe pieces of furniture that make a statement.

"The vanity is usually the focal point of the bathroom," explains Coleen Gerkhardt, sales consultant at The Finial in Mequon. "The varieties of styles are endless. It is important to find a piece that suits the lifestyle of the homeowner, as well as one that complements the style of their home."

"Vanities have become the trend in storage that has a function while also being stylish," says Jennifer Maag, showroom manager of Ferguson Enterprises in West Allis. "There are a multitude of styles from traditional to modern that can make a statement in any bathroom."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Measuring just 20-by-16-by-36, Fairmont Designs’ Tuxedo is small enough to fit in the powder room and is also a popular choice for remodeling Milwaukee homes with limited space in the bathroom. Espresso finish; $750 includes the mirror. Ferguson Enterprises, West Allis.



The Manhattan offers a city chic look available in two sizes, making it an option for the powder room or bath. Cherry veneer with black or white finish and chrome accents; matching mirrors available. 30-inch vanity, $995; 31-inch white Carrara marble top, $570; 25-by-30-inch mirror, $370. The Finial.


 


Provinity from Kohler lends an air of smart sophistication to the bath. Its transitional styling seamlessly blends traditional elements with modern luxury. European Sycamore in Vellum finish, 42 inches. Coordinating vanity tops and matching mirrors available. Style #K-2457 through Kohler dealers.


 


Eco-renewable bamboo veneer over solid poplar makes this a smart and stylish choice for the bathroom. Bamboo by Xylem is 36 inches with a white Carrara marble top. Vanity is $1,980, top is $610; Ferguson Enterprises.