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British Colonial Bathroom Vanities

Updated on April 30, 2014

Find British Colonial Style Vanities Online

British Colonial Style is the adaptation of colonial style furniture as the British expanded their empire into Asia and the tropics. Solid, wood construction meets island elements like bamboo, rattan and plantation shutters in furniture which is beautiful yet functional, and suited for the new lands that became a part of the British Empire.

The Bridgetown Sink Chest by Cole & Co. is a perfect example of British Colonial style. The heavy chest of drawers vanity is embellished with bamboo detailing and brass palm tree key hole accents. See it at Modernbathroom.com.

Today, British Colonial style is still sought after by decorators who are looking for traditional lines with an airy, island feel. The bathroom vanities on these pages can add a touch of escapism to your traditional home's bathroom, or a bit of tradition to your beach retreat.

british colonial shutter vanity avanity tropica
british colonial shutter vanity avanity tropica

Shutter Door Vanities

Plantation Shutters were used in the tropics to keep the hot afternoon sun out while allowing cool breezes to pass through. This style element has become a popular motif on British Colonial furniture, including the shutter door vanities below. From weathered wood to white painted finishes, take a look at the selection of shutter door vanities below.


Love the look of the weathered shutter vanities at Restoration Hardware? Here is a look-alike for less at Amazon.com

Want a complete vanity set that includes modern rectangular under-mount sinks, cararra marble counter tops and a chrome gooseneck faucet? The Savannah vanity by Kitchen Bath Collection on Amazon is a great find. Customers rave about the value in these solid wod vanities which are delivered already assembled. The Savannah is available in multiple sizes to fit the smallest to largest bathrooms.


Savannah 60-inch Double Sink Bathroom Vanity (Carrera/White): Includes Soft Close Drawers, Carrera Marble Countertop and Two Ceramic Sinks

british colonial cane vanity
british colonial cane vanity

Cane Door Vanities

Classic British Colonial Style

One of the most iconic looks of British Colonial style, cane door furniture used readily available materials to embellish a classic furniture piece. This style is seen in everything from china cabinets and night tables to bathroom vanities.

The Pegasus Bimini vanity below has a timeless look that will never go out of style. The dark wood cabinet is finished with a cararra marble counter top and brass hardware. Add the two optional mirrors to complete the look.

Read the fantastic reviews on this vanity at Wayfair.com.


English Cane 72" Double Vanity Set - Wenge w/White Carrera Marble Counter

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