6 Ways to Create a Timeless Bathroom
When planning a new bathroom, be it a family bathroom, guest bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite, timeless designs are an enduring classic.
Complementing period properties, as well as country cottages and new-builds that need extra character, timeless bathrooms will never go out of style. Perrin & Rowe has the perfect selection of brassware, taps and accessories that suit pedestal basins, countertop vessel designs and freestanding roll-top baths as well as shower spaces that are as practical as they are elegant. There are five collections to choose from - Hoxton, Deco, Georgian, Traditional, and the new industrial-inspired Langbourn collection that is all designed, engineered and hand crafted in Great Britain using traditional skills. Made from the highest quality raw materials using a blend of craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering technology, each tap will work like new for years to come. To inspire your next project, here are six examples of timeless bathroom design.
CHOOSE A NICKEL FINISH
Traditional Three Hole Wall Mounted Basin Set with Country Spout and Crosstop Handles in Nickel as seen in the bathroom of Ross and Ian of The Fixer Uppers
A Nickel finish for taps, brassware and accessories is ideal for creating a timeless bathroom scheme and it complements traditional sanitaryware beautifully. In this renovation by Ross and Ian of The Fixer Uppers, Perrin & Rowe’s Traditional collection has helped transform this once cold and damp space into a luxurious and calming retreat with a classic New England feel. The basin and bath taps work so well with the simple white ceramic countertop basin, while the wall-mounted designs free up space around the basin and bath. A matching bath rack, shelf, robe hooks and towel rail bring the whole look together.
ADD A BATH-SHOWER MIXER
Traditional Floor Mounted Bath-Shower Mixer with Handshower and Lever Handles in Satin Brass with the Victoria + Albert Cheshire bath
For a truly timeless bathroom, it has to be a freestanding roll-top bath. These statement designs are perfect for relaxing in after a long day, and can be finished beautifully with a bath-shower mixer from Perrin & Rowe in any one of the five styles and seven finishes including Satin Brass, Polished Brass and English Bronze. Also ideal for when there is not the space for a separate shower, these mixers harness the latest engineering technology and highest quality raw materials available with each design carefully cast, soldered, polished, assembled and inspected by hand for a flawless finish and unbeatable performance.
GO GLAM WITH DECO STYLE
Art Deco is one of the most luxurious trends and this glamorous influence can be extended to the bathroom by selecting Perrin & Rowe’s opulent Deco collection of brassware, taps and sanitaryware. Deco's bold geometric styling is inspired by the decorative art and architecture of the 1920s and it works beautifully with roll-top baths, painted vanity units and lacquered furniture. Classic and elegant, this design complements both traditional and contemporary bathroom décors and can elevate any scheme into something truly spectacular, whether it’s a completely co-ordinated look with the full range of products or a statement piece of brassware such as the Deco bath-shower mixer. This beautiful piece takes around 12 hours of hand-polishing by a skilled craftsman to give it the depth of finish Perrin & Rowe is renowned for.
PAIR WITH NATURAL MATERIALS
Traditional Three Hole Wall Mounted Basin Mixer with Country Spout and Crosstop Handles in Aged Brass - as seen in Kilmartin Castle
One of the best ways to create a timeless and tactile bathroom is through the use of natural materials. Here, Stef and Simon of Kilmartin Castle have created a striking bespoke vanity unit by combining a Perrin & Rowe Aged Brass tap with a stone vessel basin placed on a timber offcut for a sustainable solution and organic look. As the brassware is deliberately unlacquered it will take on a unique patina over time for a vintage feel.
MIX STYLES TOGETHER
Traditional Wall Mounted Basin Mixer with Country Spout and Crosstop Handles in Nickel with a Shaws of Darwen Belfast sink as seen in the bathroom of @simplyscandikatie
Mixing styles is a great way of adding your own personality into a timeless bathroom scheme. In this rustic design by Simply Scandi Katie, a Shaws of Darwen heavy fireclay Belfast sink has been mounted onto reclaimed scaffold boards to create a striking look with stacks of storage beneath. The addition of a Perrin & Rowe mixer in Nickel works well with the industrial-style wall lights and potted plants, which help to purify the air while bringing a sense of the outside in.
INTRODUCE CONTEMPORARY TOUCHES
A timeless bathroom doesn’t need to be 100% traditional. Some of the most effective designs include contemporary touches too. Perrin & Rowe’s Hoxton collection, for instance, takes its name from the creative area of Shoreditch in East London, which is now a hub of artists, designers, film makers, musicians and writers. Influenced by the industrial surroundings of former factories and warehouses, the Hoxton scene is bursting with energy, as old meets new in style, innovation and design. Hoxton brassware looks stunning paired with simple white ceramics as well as natural wooden vanities and stone surfaces and a Gold finish is sure to add a touch of luxe.