How lovely is this mosaic wood sink? It would look fabulous on top of a slate counter or even in an all-white bathroom with a real wood floor. Or, if you want to be more practical, pair it with a porcelain floor that looks like wood planks.
There is nothing more exquisite than a beautiful glass vessel sink. This one has an unusual and colorful pattern. Sometimes vessel sinks like this can also be installed under the counter too, so you should always inquire when you go sink hunting.
The gorgeous color of this ceramic sink first attracted me. I don’t think I have ever seen such a rich blue-purple like this before. If you are looking for a sink to add a splash of color to your new bathroom, this is perfect. (By the way, I am a great lover of all shades of purple.)
White bronze and mother-of-pearl? It’s quite the luxurious combination for a bathroom sink. The sculptured outside is stunning, and the metallic mosaic makes for an ultrarich look. Add some fabulous white marble and nickel bath accessories, and you will be in bathroom heaven.
Well, if this doesn’t say simplicity, nothing does! Obviously it’s missing the wall-mounted faucet, but this sink is quintessentially modern. It’s almost hard to imagine how the water doesn’t drip over the edges of the glass, but trust me, it doesn’t. I love it as a contemporary statement of that old design adage, “Less is more.”
I usually do not like fancy-schmancy sinks, but I think this one could bring a lot of elegance to the right traditional bathroom. However, I would put a different faucet with it — perhaps one in dark bronze that’s more rustic looking. What do you think?
This is a unique textural sink that is made of solid carved bronze. Each one is an artistic creation, and I’m assuming that the giraffes come with it. It’s not for everyone, but how fun would it be to walk into a beautiful bathroom and see this? It would look great in a country vacation house.
I am a sucker for an oversize sink, and this fabulous metal one is simple, large and elegant. I would pair it with a wall-mounted faucet for a chic look that keeps with its style.
Here is another extremely attractive vessel sink that has an ethnic look to it. It’s perfect for those who prefer all of the design elements to be on the exterior of the sink bowl and like a clean look inside. I think it depends on the materials of the sink and the look you want: The more design, the fancier it looks.
A shiny metal sink is always a showstopper in a bathroom. (However, do not go this route if you cannot clean it every day.) The rectangular shape of this one makes it really handsome, and it’s designed to look like a tray, hence the handles. They’re a touch of sophisticated whimsy.
Here is a wonderful rectangular sink if you just want elegance without high-polish shine and constant maintenance. Plus, I adore the lovely drain in the center. Many sink companies offer unusual decorative drains that up the ante.
I am including this sink just because it comes with an invisible drain — it runs around the outside edge of the inside of the sink — and because it’s made of marble, which is an elegant material. Although the picture shows the sink on the top of the counter, I think I would prefer it sunk into the countertop.
For those of you who prefer sustainable products, this sink is made of recycled copper. I love the hammered metal finish and the clean, sleek look. There is definitely a Zen quality to this tastefully designed sink.
I’m including this small glass sink because the shape is so pretty and because red-orange makes a super design statement and can take you to different place. This isn’t very big, but it’s packed with big design in its shape and color. I’d love to walk into a guest bathroom and see this perched on the countertop.
This sink has a really interesting shape and a surprising mix of materials. It’s a great way to get a smashing look in a bathroom without selecting some perishable, high-maintenance material.
This one-piece, wall-mounted sink is the perfect contemporary piece if you want simplicity. It can be installed as is on the wall or added to the top of a vanity console. I just adore the oval shape, which is one of my favorites for bathrooms. Even though this is rather simple, it carries a big stick in terms of design.
Here is a really interesting design idea: LED lights under the counter that illuminate the glass bowl with a soft glow. I have seen this done several times with different materials like onyx and resin, and it is really quite effective.
When the sink is one with the base, it has a very dramatic look. This granite pedestal looks like someone chipped it out of the mountain and then made a sink hole in it. I like its monolithic look and originality. Plus, I think it goes well with both contemporary and more eclectic looks.
This little beauty is made out of purple onyx, something I do not see very often. It is perfect for that small powder room vanity where you want to get a lot of bang for your buck in a very sophisticated way. It’s très chic, I would say!
Clean and extremely simple, this frosted glass (my preference over shiny glass) sink and counter unit is truly awesome. Jump ship and put it on a highly figured wall with a mirror running the width of the sink and up to the ceiling. I promise you, it will look fantastic. You can customize the length (up to 7 feet), so it can be used in a variety of bathroom applications.
This washbasin, as the manufacturer calls it, is a terrific idea for an all-in-one sink. Forget about all the practicality of having a counter and use your imagination to come up with other ways to make your guests comfortable when using this in a bathroom. It will have people thinking you are on the design forefront.
This is one of my very favorite sinks. I have adored it for several years and had to show it to you. The top is made from resin (which is available in several different colors) and has a glowing LED display inside. The sink itself is highly polished stainless steel, configured in a trough style with a hidden drain. It is huge; it is modern; it is stunning — enough said!
Photos: See how designers use vessel sinks in bathroom designs
Photos: See how designers use vessel sinks in bathroom designs