Ideas for creating an old-world look in your bathroom.
Art glass, a pedestal tub, and a muted color palette reminiscent of Tuscany make this new master bathroom appear aged to perfection. Attention focuses on the art-glass windows and large soaking tub. Frameless glass shower doors allow a look through to a custom chest. The stone tile floor adds an old-world feeling.
The bedroom doors open to a clear view of a whirlpool tub with a waterfall faucet in this classic master bathroom. A barrel-vaulted ceiling and arched window emphasize the tub, and stepped-down walls flanking the tub feature niches for bathing potions. Now that's a relaxing retreat.
Natural light and earthen textures create a warm and comfortable atmosphere in this remodeled master bathroom. Linen Roman shades and the stone floor establish a neutral background for the rose garden outside, which acts as artwork. Frameless doors and polished marble shape the shower.
Yellow-and-orange wallpaper and silk fabrics create formal flair in this powder room. A sink skirt with faux pearls and crystal-bead trim hides the plumbing; the skirt fastens to the sink with hook-and-loop tape for easy removal. Gold paint on the mirror frame complements the look.
Located in a century-old building in Chicago that had once been a repair shop for horse-drawn carriages, this master bathroom respects the integrity of the original building (thus the brick walls). Ash flooring, floor-to-ceiling curtain panels, and pedestal sinks fill the room with historic character.
The feeling of old-world elegance in this master bath suits the rest of the English-manor-style home. The paneled vanity wall includes a sit-down makeup area, and the sink on the left features a purified hot-water dispenser for tea. The stone flooring was reclaimed from a 680-year-old building in France.
This beautifully appointed retreat satisfies the homeowners' old-world sensibilities, starting with the glazed, crackled, and sealed finish on the cabinetry. Pierced-metal doors also make the bathroom furniture seem time-weathered. Swirl-patterned tiles add to the look.