From The LookBook: Vanity Inspiration

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The bathroom vanity is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your bathroom. On top of being the primary storage space, it’s also one of the most noticeable design elements of your bathroom. If you’re looking to update your bathroom vanity, it is important that you pick a design that will not only stand up to daily wear and tear but also will stand as a statement for many years to come.These are our top picks for stylish, functional, and long-lasting vanities for your bathroom renovation from brands like Kohler, Robern, Fairmont Designs, and Madeli.

This guide is an expansion of our 2023 LookBook: Design Trends for Kitchen & Bath, and part 3 of our From the LookBook Series. Check out the full catalog by Studio41 or our previous posts about Showers or Bathtubs to get inspired!

Stay tuned to see more of the latest in shower and bath design in Studio41’s Lookbook, an inspirational and educational guide to the latest and greatest in kitchen & bath fixtures and furniture coming soon!

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Excellent Edges

First on our list is the Robern Sendai vanity. If you remember our 2023 Bathroom Design Trends article you’ll recognize some of these on-trend decisions. The Robern Sendai harmoniously pairs light oak wood with pewter nickel hardware that adds a warm and modern look to any bathroom. The Sendai vanity also has unique integrated chamfer pulls, where the drawers are indented so you don’t need to buy any additional hardware!

With the Robern Sendai you’ll also have the option to add a matching linen cabinet for additional storage for your bathroom essentials.

We recommend pairing this vanity with polished nickel faucets and lighting, to give your space a timeless and calming vibe. Adding a textured accent wall behind your vanity gives the room an elevated feel without taking attention away from the subtle accents of the vanity.


robern sendai vanity and linen cabinet in light gray and distressed pewter colorway, with chamfer pulls and chrome accessories

Trusty and Timeless

The Chestnut Hill vanity from Robern is a classic traditional vanity that can suit any bathroom. It’s also made to last, with a solid wood and veneer construction plus a durable, moisture-resistant polyurethane finish. 

We recommend the Script faucet by Kallista as an excellent complement to this classic vanity, and they add a touch of luxury to the space. The Merion medicine cabinets from Robern also add stylish hidden storage space with a coordinating framed mirror.


traditional Robern Chestnut Hill Vanity in natural wood finish. Paired with elegant polished nickel accessories and dark framed mirrors

The Perfect Contrast

We love it when a wall-mount vanity has the design versatility to blend into a wide variety of bathrooms. The Enivo wall-mounted vanity from Kohler is one such vanity option that can be styled in so many ways. The textured white finish harmonizes with the vessel sinks to create an interesting and clean look 

Choosing black hardware and accessories adds contrast and keep the bathroom in style, while the matte black Kohler Occasion faucets and round black mirrors complete the look.


black and white bathroom with wall-hung Envio vanity, plus white vessel sinks and matte black accessories

Lodern Low-Down

The Lodern wall-mounted vanity from Kohler is another versatile wall-mount vanity that can fit many designs. The deep natural wood brings warmth to both modern and traditional rooms, while the brass Components faucets and black Occasion lighting create an updated mid-century modern feel with a touch of today’s luxury. 


kohler occasion bathroom with moody lighting and gold fixtures and accessories

Open and Airy Style

The Bodo Vanity by Robern was inspired by a picturesque ski resort getaway and incorporates natural oak wood and open shelving for an upscale rustic charm. Paired with the thin framed wood mirrors, the design stays light and fresh. 

The Vir Stil chrome Kallista faucets and Parohn lighting from Kohler add to the lux factor that makes you feel like you’re on an all-expenses-paid vacation.


light oak open vanity from the bodo collection by Robern, this bathroom has alpine vibes with light wood tones and a serene atmosphere

Design Spotlight: Open Console

An open console vanity is a type of bathroom vanity that doesn’t have doors or drawers. Instead, it has open shelves that allow you to see and access your belongings. Open-console vanities are a popular choice for bathrooms because they’re functional, timeless, and fit perfectly in both traditional and contemporary bathrooms.

One of the biggest benefits of open console vanities is that they open the doors for your own design flavor. The open shelves allow you to display your towels, essentials, or unique accessories, creating a more visually appealing space. 

Open console vanities are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of bathroom styles. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the overall look you’re going for. Check out all our open console options here!

Madeli Cube

This vignette is a great example of how to incorporate contemporary European styling to create a functional and minimalist space. The cubic details add a touch of modern refinement, echoed by the large medicine cabinet above it. Sleek and simple single-hole faucets keep the visual clutter to a minimum. 


european contemporary inspired bathroom with the wall hung Cube vanity by madeli in a light gray colorway

Kohler Jacquard

This may be the most traditional vanity on our list! The Kohler Jacquard vanity is full of classic and timeless sophistication. We love how the dark vanity is paired with light pink and gray tile and wall accents for a fresh and inviting vibe. The dark-framed mirror completes the look and adds a touch of glamour.


homey bathroom with kohler jacquard vanity, with pink and gray wall and floor tile

Elevate Your Vanity

The Live Edge vanity from Fairmont Designs is a stunning example of the 2023 design trend of incorporating natural materials into our daily environment. The vanity is made of natural walnut, which has a warm and inviting appearance. The live edge of the vanity adds a touch of rustic charm, while the matte black accessories and hardware keep the look up to date. 

The gray concrete tile on the wall behind the vanity also adds a touch of industrial style, while also grounding the vanity and keeping the natural feel of the room.


wall hung Live Edge vanity by fairmont designs with natural walnut finish and live wood edges

Serene Style

You’re not imagining it! Our last bathroom features the Sendai vanity by Robern again, this time in an oh-so-lovely dark oak and aged brass colorway. Of course, the coordinating linen cabinet matches perfectly, and bright brass Components faucets and Vorleigh lighting maintain the luxury feel and create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.


elegant luxury bathroom featuring sendai vanity by Robern, with matching linen cabinet

Which one of these is your favorite design? Let us know on Instagram at @studio41_showroom and check out the Studio41 LookBook: Design Trends for Kitchen and Bath.

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