Modern Traditional BathroomToday’s decor source book page is all about our search for bathroom related things. The bedroom renovation decisions are mostly set in stone, but work has come to a standstill while we spend the last days of Summer outside fixing up what we can in the garden. But with an interiors obsessed mind like mine I am excited to continue with plans for the bathroom, the lighting is decided, so now its all about the big stuff.Modern Traditional BathroomWe love to mix modern and traditional items throughout our home and the bathroom is no exception, so within the plans we hope to combine our dreams of a clean spa like atmosphere with touches of the worn and loved here and there. Some of the things on our wish list are a large simple-yet-luxury free standing bath, old-fashioned toilet with a high cistern and a stand mounted basin all of which I have sourced from online store Victorian Plumbing.Modern Traditional BathroomAt this point we are still undecided wether to go for super modern taps or some refurbished vintage ones, foolishly favouring the look of really old taps that are all weathered, a bit verdigris and probably beyond their best, but then of course we could add shine with a flash gold or some good old chrome.Dream Bathroom DesignWe have been wanting a roll top bath since we moved into our apartment over eight years ago, unfortunately there was not enough space in that tiny bathroom, but the dream feels a bit closer to coming true here, and we had our hearts set on painting the outside of it black but then I found this modern version above and I think it might be love!

The husbands industrial and antique requests can be fulfilled in one with this great black aluminium cistern, tying the black and white theme in with with my dream freestanding bath and a matching toilet seat. For a basin, we are lucky enough to have a good sized space so could fit something like this lovely large roll top traditional basin in there. We also hope to have a wet room corner for the shower (well, I did say dream bathroom). Then all we need to do to finish the room will be source an antique mirror, put up the old shelf we rescued from a boat, fashion a cupboard (something like the one above recently spotted on Ebay) and get an old patterned rug for the floor!

Image credits from top, left to right – Via Chic & Deco, Behrer & Partners via Sanctuary, Light Locations, Pinterest here and here, and via The Classy Issue, Kilim rug, all other images Victorian Plumbing or linked above.

  • Sue
    August 27, 2013

    That sounds fantastic. I love the combination of old and modern in a bathroom. It should be a place for relaxation and pamper that the modern brings with the charm and romance of the old.
    I have been without a mirror in my bathroom for a year now as the hunt for the perect one continues, the one in your picture above is exactly what I’m after. Where’s it from?

  • Jeska
    September 1, 2013

    Hi Sue, It’s a vintage one I saw online, but the French Bedroom company has some lovely ones like this one -