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									                                                     1 | Lacava’s Double Flou vanity,

 Product Trend Report                                designed by Andrea Pascale,
                                                     features distinctive curves at
                                                     the base of the two washbasins.
                                                     The vanity is composed of ebony
                                                     macassar and a honed Absolute
                                                     Black granite countertop.
                                                     Circle No. 210 on Product Card

                                                                                           2 | The Ribbons washstand from Fairmont
                                                                                           Designs features a polished stainless
                                                                                           steel frame that is accented with waved
                                                                                           wood pattern and tempered glass shelf.
                                                                                           The washstand includes a vitreous china
                                                                                           sink top pre-drilled for single-hole or 8"
                                                                                           widespread faucet.
                                                                                           Circle No. 211 on Product Card

                                                                                           3 | This master bath from Huntwood
                                                                                           Industries features gentle curves, soft
                                                                                           pastel hues and a bright open design that
                                                                                           invites relaxation. The curved front maple
                                                                                           vanities feature beaded flush inset doors,
                                                                                           finished in Butternut with white brush
                                                                                           Circle No. 212 on Product Card

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  A rise in furniture styling
  and customization for
                                By Andrea Girolamo
                                       he bath balances two identities within the
                                       modern home: a hub of practical daily activity,
                                       and a quiet retreat.
                                           “Bathrooms are growing in size, trending
                                       toward a tranquil spa environment and an ever-
                                expanding variety of uses,” says Jeff Ptacek, CKD,
                                product manager for Sioux Falls, SD-based StarMark
                                Cabinetry. “Add to the mix that customers want
                                                                                           4 | The newly expanded Studio line of
                                                                                           bath furniture from American Standard
                                                                                           mixes wood, metal and glass for a warm
                                                                                           interpretation of European modernism.
                                                                                           The wood is finished in espresso and
                                                                                           complemented with brushed lines in the
                                                                                           steel base and accents.
                                                                                           Circle No. 213 on Product Card

  bath vanities and storage     something unique – a reflection of their personal style
                                – and the result is the growth of nontraditional storage
  cabinets is a result of a         Manufacturers recently surveyed by Kitchen & Bath
                                Design News report this multidirectional shift in bath     5 | European minimalism and traditional

  subtle shift in the way       vanity design and storage options is partly due to the
                                changing nature of how the home is viewed as a more
                                                                                           Asian styling converge in Porcher’s Equility
                                                                                           bath collection. Modular components
                                                                                           include a cabinet that can be wall mounted
  consumers perceive their      permanent asset than it was a few years ago.
                                    “The economy is a factor,” adds Steve Wilcox,
                                                                                           or joined with the vanity base for a floor-
                                                                                           standing furnishing. The front door flips
                                director of product development and marketing
  baths and homes.              for Cerritos, CA-based Sagehill Designs. “There’s
                                                                                           down, revealing pull-out storage.
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         6 | Imperial Marble Corp. is offering       7 | Ronbow Bath Furnishings now offers       8 | The Allure Vanity Collection from      9 | Allmilmo combines the latest
         a line of vanity tops – Impressions by      Antique Black, a finish that combines         Sagehill Designs sports a casual,          European bath design trends with
         Imperial – that have the look of natural    the contem
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