Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2019

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The new Quinn Collection from Sagehill Designs was inspired by classic parquetry patterns and has its origins in French interiors. Features include her- ringbone-patterned door panels, ample storage, soft-close mechanisms and interior drawers. A variety of cabinet widths and mirror sizes are offered. Circle No. 155 on Product Card Inspired by classic architecture, the American Standard Town Square S Washstand showcases a timeless de- sign that pairs function with elegance. Available in Dark Cherry or White with a storage shelf and crown molding de- tails, the washstand coordinates across the Town Square S Collection. Circle No. 156 on Product Card Maximum impact in a small space can be provided by the Cherie Bathroom Vanity Combo from Foremost. The royal blue vanity combo includes a vitreous china integrated sink top, two u-shaped drawers with compartment boxes and an open bottom shelf. Circle No. 157 on Product Card The Equility Wall Hung Vanity from DXV is inspired by contemporary fur- niture design. The wall-mounted vanity is available in a Natural Oak or Wenge finish with chrome handles and storage compartments. The understated style is reflective of the rest of the Equility Collection for the bath. Circle No. 158 on Product Card are important, using metals, stone and a variety of woods. Even though designs overall are simpler, there is still a level of elegance and refinement that needs to be addressed." Storage needs are high, especially in the master bath, and closed storage is still the best way to contain clutter. But with the decorative demands of consumers, a combination of open and closed storage is also appearing more often. "Storage capacity is one of the more important functions of a bath- room vanity," says Craig Spence, product manager at Hardware Resources in Bossier City, LA. "Consumers want it all – functionality and style. We are seeing predominately closed storage as most popular right now. Combination storage – open shelving and functional drawers – is rising in popularity." Other top vanity trends include a move toward warmer colors and styles that lean toward traditional and contemporary design, clean lines, mixed materials and finishes and products that make efficient use of space. That's according to manufacturers recently surveyed by Kitchen & Bath Design News. TRANSITIONAL SLANT As bathroom designs continue to move toward transitional or contempo- rary styling, vanity trends follow suit, meaning clean lines and minimalist he essential function of a bathroom vanity – providing vital surface and storage space – must be balanced with the design style and over- all aesthetic in a home. With individualized style high on the priority list of many homeowners, unique combinations of styles, colors, textures and materials are used to satisfy these needs. Quality can't be overlooked either. "In the boutique market of high- end bathroom furniture, the desire for superb quality is nothing new," says Carmine Lacava, founder and CEO at Chicago, IL-based Lacava. "Timelessness in its essence means foremost enduring quality." Design-oriented clients are paying attention to the details, he says, so "features such as hand-made construction by master craftsmen, match- ing wood grain across vanity front elevation, dovetail interior drawer boxes stained to match the vanity exterior, soft-closing hinges and draw- er glides with high weight capacity to ensure long lasting and perfect functionality of the doors and drawers, optional recessed LED lights, built-in and add-on drawer organizers and electric outlets are always in demand, but now probably more than ever in the unending quest for convenience and style." Steve Wilcox, director, design and product development at Cerritos, CA-based Sagehill Designs says residential trends and consumer lifestyles are moving toward a more casual feel, texture, designs with less orna- mentation and an emphasis on unique materials. "Mixed material themes Bathroom vanity design blends thoughtful storage with visual variety through mixed materials and finishes. BY ELIZABETH RICHARDS Bath Storage With Style T 86 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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