This spacious Melbourne bathroom has all the hallmarks of an elegant retreat, including a pretty Mirabella chandelier, French provincial-style fittings and pale panelled walls. Yet it is as much family-of-five washzone as it is vintage sanctuary. This masterful trick has been pulled off thanks to an eye for the functional, with twin basins, a double shower and a large bath, blended with elegant style: the basins have been paired with heritage-style tapware, and the bath is a graceful, restored antique.
Decorative accessories such as these luxe vanity mirrors from Print Decor contribute to the room’s heritage feel. The silver frames add to the heritage feel of the room.
An old-style painted ladder makes a handy towel rack. While the bespoke vanity, crafted by Wattle Valley Kitchens and given knobs found at Schots Restoration subtly echoes the heritage style.
Adding to the practical-yet-elegant mix, a dresser from Provincial Home Living echoes the detailing of the bespoke vanity.
The double-head shower adds a touch of luxury while the toilet cover helps to tie the room’s colour scheme together.
Timber tones and white walls
Off-white walls in Dulux Fair Bianca Half have been paired with discreet window shutters by Blind Design and walnut-stained floorboards, finished in a water-resistant polyurethane coating and given the added protection of a large bathmat
to protect against splashes.
Nothing says vintage like a traditional pendant, but ensure it is positioned away from water sources and fitted by a licensed electrician. Lights that can be dimmed are perfect for indulging in a long hot soak.