Planning a Traditional Bathroom

Posted on June 20 2012, Bathroom Planning

Design Ideas for Bathrooms in Period or Traditional Homes

Many owners of period homes prefer to install a bathroom that is in keeping with the rest of their house.  With Soak in Style’s assistance you can have the perfect traditional bathroom and choose from a selection of high quality contemporary or traditional bathroom settings from leading European suppliers.

Basin, Mirror and Taps by Sbordoni

 The traditional shape of the basin and taps complement the period look.

Loving a fireplace in a bathroom?

Cheshire bath from Victoria and Albert
Providing you have the space and want to keep this feature, the fireplace can remain and become a focal point with candles or accessories to pull the whole theme together, along with the rich hues of the wooden floor.

Keep the wooden beams, panels or floor enhancing the traditional impact.  

Wood panelling on the walls, or beams on the wall or ceiling add to the historical feel, and create architectural texture.  Beams are often visible when going into the eaves to create extra space ie a loft conversion or using the space in a sloping roof.

The Grand Tours Jubilaeum vanity unit
The painted wood panels add to the whole mood reinforced by the decorative furniture and mirror.  To add to the boudoir look you could consider adding a decorative chair, armchair or even a sofa if you have the space.

There is nothing like a traditional bath with claw feet to give you that luxurious period feel, with furniture adding the harmonious impact, along with elegant period taps and a shower, a basin and WCs.

Sbordoni bath, Daphne furniture unit, Axor Urquiola bath, Sbordoni basin, Gessi Mimi, Axor Montreux

Sbordoni painted bath, Daphne by Grand Tour, Axor Urquiola bath and freestanding bath tap from Hansgrohe, Sbordoni basin on chrome stand, Gessi Mimi basin mixer and accessories, Axor Montreux basin mixer.  

However, if  the floor is not in a good condition or you want a walk-in flat level shower a tiled floor is essential.  Soak can offer a selection of wood-effect tiles from Valentino-Piemme if this is still your preference.

You can select from neutral tiles, make a feature with patterned tiles or use mosaics to achieve the look you require.  A traditional style bath always helps to project a period look, but you can still have a mirror cabinet with the all-essential shaver / toothbrush socket to keep your luxury bathroom clutter-free. 

Soak in Style can create a traditional period bathroom that complements your home, either using traditional style products, or the Soak traditional with a twist bathroom that is very popular with our clients.

St James High Level Cistern, V+A Barcelona, Bisazza mosaics + Teuco Wilmotte basins, St James basin, WC, Valentino Tresor Tiles,  V+A Toulouse, V+A Richmond.
A traditional style cloakroom from St James has atmospheric wallpaper with a tiled floor for practicality.    The Victoria + Albert Barcelona bath and basin with black exterior adds an up-to-the minute  modern take on traditional.  The addition of Bisazza floral mosaics and a gold rococo mirror give a baroque feel to a modern bathroom.   A period style bathroom from St James with tiled wood effect floor.  The Tresor Valentino floral tiles add a feminine touch to a master ensuite in a 1930s house and soften the practical impact of the Starck shower.  The Toulouse bath from Victoria +Albert on painted wooden floors, painted walls and white voile curtains add a soothing and clean, calming effect.  The Victoria + Albert Richmond bath on classic tiled floors with mirrored furniture adding to the grand country home ambience.  

  A collection of never-knowingly understated bathroom furniture, fabulous rococco glamour, or if you prefer a more restrained look the country house style.

    Romantica by Valentino-Piemme, Elysee (2,3,4,7) and Gloria from Burgbad
    Romantica tiles from Valentino-Piemme enhance the glamorous furniture.  The
    Elysee Washbasin Unit with black piano lacquer and sparkling crystal hands – part of Burgbad’s Masterpiece Collection adds a dramatic theme to your bathroom.
    Burgbad’s Gloria – again from the Masterpiece Collection – has an allure and beauty full of charm and nostalgia.  Delicately painted wooden chest of drawers with oval basins set in handmade travertine top, reminiscent of another era.  The Elysee Black dressing table from Burgbad adds to this versatile range.  Foglia d’Oro by The Grand Tour has a striking Damask finish that is available in gold or silver leaf  or a high gloss lacquer surface finish.  Burgbad’s Elysee floral glass storage cupboard completes a luxurious and stylish selection.

    Soak in Style can add practical functionality to beautiful design to achieve the look and luxury in a bathroom that you desire. 


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