Vintage bathrooms, done with style, are timeless masterpieces.
A classic-style bathroom doesn’t need to look dated. In fact, vintage can look absolutely on trend, with subway tiles, pedestal basin and ball-and-claw bath all in the mix.
The freestanding bath
Nothing shouts out ‘classic’ quite like a freestanding bathtub, and the Victorian-style ball-and-claw bath is a timeless bathroom centrepiece. Take a look at Bella Bathrooms’s Hampshire, a classic Edwardian bath, or the Richmond bath, an elegant double-ended roll-top bath featuring Art Deco feet.
‘A freestanding bath makes a statement, and today you have a thin rim, which provides the same internal bath measurements while cutting down the overall space required to fit the bath in,’ says Deon Katzin of Bella Bathrooms.
Victoria & Albert, retailed through Vanda Baths, also boasts a great variety of traditional styles, in sizes to suit any space.
Retro shapes and accessories
Sanitaryware in the past favoured stately shapes in basins, baths and faucets that featured stylised lines, sweeping curves and Vintage bathrooms, done with style, are timeless masterpieces. ornate details to reflect historically renowned furniture and architectural designs.
‘You can create your core timeless bathroom, then layer accents with details like wallpaper and accessories like ceiling medallions,’ suggests Ronelle Badenhorst, commercial director for Kohler.
Rose gold is another delightful return to olde worlde style, and it’s appearing in showerheads and faucets, which also come in vintage brass and chrome finishes. Rose gold has even been introduced to the heated towel rails and other accessories at your top-end bathroom suppliers.