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Definition: Vanity

Some people might consider vanity a character flaw. But in the home-decorating venue, a vanity is a type of table or pedestal found in a bedroom or bathroom. Also called a dressing table, these cabinet-plus-countertop combos are designed for getting ready and are usually equipped with mirrors.

There are really two distinct types of vanities. A bathroom vanity is the cabinetry unit containing a sink, while a bedroom vanity does not have a sink but usually comes with a chair or stool.

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mem952 mem952 10 years
i think vanity is an american term. i'm australian and i'd call that a dressing table. not sure what i'd call the bathroom vanity though...
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I love the one with the sink. So rustic looking. The mirrored one is pretty but I cannot imagine trying to keep fingerprints and smudges off it. Sorry it's the Monica Gellar in me! :oops:
sharnie sharnie 10 years
i've been looking for a bedroom vanity for a year now! any recommendations for a modern vanity?
auddie auddie 10 years
I have a great vanity from the '50s that I got for free! It's pretty small, but its gold-painted metal, with a marble-like top, and a little gold stool. The only thing I don't like about it is that there is no storage built in, it's really just a tabletop.
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 10 years
I have ALWAYS wanted a vanity. My grandmother always had one. Actually, she had two! I've never had the room to have one though...someday!!
sgdish sgdish 10 years
I love the mirrored vanity too, but would like it better with a Louis Ghost chair!
becoming-home becoming-home 10 years
Funny I was just blogging about the whole mirrored thing. Ever notice how mirrored furniture looks AMAZING infront of wallpaper? Like this image:
hboogie hboogie 10 years
Oooh, I love that mirrored vanity. Not with that stool, though.
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