With an inundation of modern and contemporary bathrooms in magazines and showrooms, it is nice every now and again to break up the monotony by having a look at something different, or as you will soon see, to have a look back at the past. A sea of white and chrome has taken the world by storm and has left an emptiness in the hearts of many.
Since the early 1900s, this style of design which favours fine details and ornamentation, has fallen from popularity. Luckily, there are still many who are dedicated to preserving a wonderful piece of architectural history and keeping the spirit of classicism and luxury alive. Today we have put together an ideabook with some wonderful examples of lavish bathroom design by none other than our talented UK experts! Take a look…
A beautiful marble bay window is complemented wonderfully by a stunning chandelier, and free-standing tub. Cleverly, the grey vein of the marble has been picked up by the underside of the bath, and ties the room in together. In a scene of sheer harmony and serenity, this bathroom looks both inviting and like the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Floor to ceiling marble is synonymous with elegance and class. Still a fairly expensive venture, this type of decoration is generally only reserved for those who have a slightly larger budget. The mirrored surface of the vanity unit and large adjoined mirror, reflect the glorious vein of the marble, ensuring it can be seen from all angles.
Erring away from white, this designer has opted for slightly darker and more sensual shades. Looking equally as beautiful, this double basin is a picture perfect example of classic design. From the legs, to the wall lights, every small element in this composition has clearly been given a lot of thought. Most homeowners shy away from using a variation of one colour, however, in this instance, it has been executed with utter precision and style.
This is the quintessential bathtub when we think of the classic style. Tied in magically with the timber panelled walls and regal drop down curtains, this bathroom is well and truly fit for any king or queen. The position of the lighting has been selected with utmost care. Harsh downlights or LEDs can make the space too bright (as well as highlight lumps and bumps you would rather not have seen!). Facing upwards, the light ensure the shadows are always correctly placed, giving the room a sensual and moody atmosphere.
The panel of round lights to the side of the mirror, gives this bathroom a real Hollywood glamour style. This example has an ethereal and open aura, aided by the natural light that pours in from the window on the right. Keeping all surfaces except for the floor tiles in white, this is a great example of a classic design in the modern day. Maintaining this style can be hard, but, as you can see, the designer has had no trouble sourcing decorative elements to complete the look.