How to Choose the Right Vanity

carved wooden vanity

With everything in its place, enjoying your “getting ready” routine is easy. And whether your daily rituals entail a detailed step-by-step regimen or skew more toward “a swipe of mascara and go,” our vanities will help optimize your routine and get your day off to a great start – even if you haven’t had your morning coffee yet!

You’ll start daydreaming about how to organize your new vanity when you learn about all the features available.


The Ultimate Vanities

It may seem vain to put the word “ultimate” in these vanities’ names, but they’ve truly earned the title. If you’re prone to collecting different types of bronzer and have mastered your blowout routine, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one of our ultimate vanities.

We’ll start with the hidden features. A hot-tool drawer equipped with four salon-style ventilated aluminum cups lets you keep curling irons and flat irons close at hand. Worried about dangling cords? Our designers considered that and included a concealed grounded power-strip to manage the cords (and a ventilated bottom to prevent excessive heat).

Next up: the storage. (Oh, the storage!) Three compartments were designed to accommodate the height of hairbrushes and taller product bottles. One side of the vanity top opens to reveal tackle box-inspired organization for cosmetics and beauty tools. The center of the console top opens to reveal a very helpful mirror – and velvet-lined storage for jewelry. Two side drawers are also velvet-lined for the safe stashing of more delicate items, like fine jewelry or perfume bottles and creams.

And lastly, fine details you may not notice but will certainly appreciate: soft-close, full-extension drawers, and a smooth hydraulic system for the hidden mirror and storage (which means no pinched fingers!).

By now, you’re likely nodding your head in agreement – these vanities are truly “the ultimate.” They also come in a variety of styles, and no matter whether you choose Adair, Charlowe, Laurel or Merritt, your daily rituals will benefit from the same helpful features.

vanity storage drawer

vanity storage details

vanity drawer detail


Desk-style Vanities

While these vanities may have fewer bells and whistles, they have other desirable features suited to those with a more simple morning routine (and those who like to switch things up). Despite their modest profiles, each one offers a little something extra. The Etienne Writing Desk drawers have removable tray inserts, which make for easy use and easy cleaning should you have any makeup spills. It also matches our Etienne Nightstand and Dressers, if your style favors coordinated furniture. The Rimini Desk/Console Table has a handy flip-down center drawer, providing a work space for makeup application. Not to be outdone, the Hadley Writing Desk features two convenient pull-out surfaces for when extra work space is needed. And because of their slim profiles and versatile looks, all these pieces can be used as a desk or entry console in addition to a vanity.


Et voila! All that’s left to do is choose the vanity that suits your needs and style, pair it with a vanity stool, and start cherishing your morning routines. Show us how you organize your vanity by following @frontgate and sharing your photos with #frontgate.

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