Vintage bath styles range from cottage-cozy to sophisticated, each imparting a sense of history and tradition. Are these vintage baths old rooms with a makeover or new spaces with reproduction fixtures?
Strategically placed mirrors replace mirrors over each sink. Instead, these homeowners have a view of trees and gardens. Cottage-style cabinets have a new look with smaller cabinet doors and a large drawer underneath, atop a graceful arch at the floor.
A simple scheme of blue and white created a charming mini-haven bath tucked under a sloping roofline. Field tiles of periwinkle blue have been accented top and bottom with coordinating border tiles that include more white.
White cabinets are set off with a frosting of marble countertop as well as marble flooring underfoot. A long wall of mirror has been divided with molding and fitted with shaded sconces. An antique runner on the floor includes deeper tones and interesting texture.
To counteract an unattractive 1970s remodeling, the designer in the bath looked to the three children who share this space. She brought in interesting tile patterns and vintage details as well as a long trough sink that can be used by more than one child at a time.
Inspired by colorful flags seen at Italian festivals, designers created a unique look with an offset pattern of two colors of solid-color tiles. Beige and cream wall tile form diagonal lines, while blue and beige floor tiles are laid in a checkerboard design.