An absence of built-in cabinetry carries the subject of Old World charm into the bathroom. For storage, an armoire lets contents respire — a huge plus in a humid room. A small sterling-silver Edwardian purse dangles from the door handle.
Subtle touches of pink soften a black-and-white vintage bath.
Homeowners found the gleaming copper tub in the master bathtub on eBay.
A brand new renovation is personalized with vintage touches. Here, new beadboard and honeycomb tile upgrade the space, while bits of shelves that are salvaged, old Italian sconces, as well as a barber-shop cabinet give it character.
A brand new master toilet seems original, with toile skirt thanks to its apron-front sink; old record cabinets provide storage.
Its first working faucets with porcelain knobs made much more appealing this sink. To source them after purchase would have been hard, time consuming, and costly.
The salvaged base sink was a lucky find at an antiques shop in town — along with a deal at $75. It provided the ideal partner to the home's original bath. Pedestal sinks are in abundance, but quality changes. Expect to pay from $60 to as much as $2,000 for an immaculate classic . that is case
An old shaving bowl from Homer Laughlin was set into a barley table to form a sink in the downstairs toilet; the plumbing is concealed by a table skirt produced from heirloom linens.
Here the nautical palette is reversed: The walls become a bold blue while shower curtain and the fixtures stay white. A dark wall colour is more easy to manage in the bathroom, since time is short.
The rough hewn wall of this 1825 house was left exposed, to reference the home's history. Putting a vintage footed bathtub in front of the wall makes it a focus. Painted floorboards and old fashioned brass floor-mounted pipes (attempt California Faucets) complete the genuine feeling.