"This year's trends toward bathroom cabinetry seem to be a mix of contemporary and traditional. We like to call it 'Neo-Classical,' which is a traditional cabinet with some contemporary features," notes [Eric Joseph]. "Neo-Classical is for those who don't want the radical contemporary design but want a step up from standard traditional design."
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 stroke. Circle No. 212 on Product Card Furniture Flair T 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 options.” 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. Circle No. 214 on Product Card www.KitchenBathDesign.com KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN NEWS | AUGUST 2009 57 Product Trend Report 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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