The Enduring Charm of a Classic Bathroom

The Enduring Charm of a Classic Bathroom

Catrin Morris
May 8, 2012

A classic bathroom doesn't have to be dull and safe. Tradition and classicism can be timeless yet updated to meet modern necessities. Some elements of a classic bathroom include pedestal sinks, black and white floor tiles, white subway tiles, lots of white and cream and, of course, claw-foot bathtubs. There are countless contemporary options for creating a classic bathroom with a serene and elegant feel.

1 A little touch of industrial metals with a dramatic chandelier makes this traditional bathroom anything but boring. A Perfect Gray.
2 Chris & Erin's Farmhouse Add-On. This lovely bathroom combines warm wood floors with traditional fittings.
3 In Ina Garten's master bath, Calacatta marble sets off the Exeter pedestal sink and the Crystal Rectangular tilting mirror, both by Waterworks. House Beautiful.
4 House Beautiful. A spa-like classic bathroom with Calacatta Gold marble counters and floor tiles.
5 This classic bathroom has an eclectic edge, with Stark wallpaper adding a fun touch. Elle Decor.

6 A claw-foot bathtub and Carrara-marble tile floor in a Shelter Island, New York, master bathroom. Elle Decor.
7 In this bathroom, sink fittings are from Restoration Hardware, and the ironstone urns are vintage. Elle Decor.
8 Bosworth Hoedemaker via Houzz. From the basketweave black and white floor tiles to the subway tiled walls to the simple light fixture, this is classic bathroom style at its best. Subtle modern updates include the more angular edges to the sink and the glass shower enclosure.
9 Lauren Bradshaw bathroom from Design Sponge. Classic doesn't have to mean white; here dark walls are classic yet dramatic.

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