Looking at Rosie’s pictures, you wouldn’t believe this was once an outdated, tatty looking bathroom. She has completely transformed the room and we couldn’t wait to share her journey with you…
Rosie lives in a period property, crammed with character – something she didn’t want her home to lose in the renovation process. Rosie tells us about where she finds her design inspo, her renovation experience and the advice she would give to other people, considering a bathroom makeover.
Rosie’s stunning bathroom reflects her love for mix and match interiors. Living in a period property meant she could easily utilise vintage glamour whilst, incorporating contemporary styles to complete the look.
We can’t get enough of her crittall shower doors. For us, they grab your immediate attention and the perfect way to bring an industrial urban-edge vibe to a vintage bathroom.
When it comes to interiors, I like to mix things up when deciding how I want to create or change a space. I really just go with what I like – which usually becomes quite an eclectic mix! Whilst my current design style features traditional themes, it also has quite a lot of industrial features, alongside some country cottage and vintage inspo too.
I get lots of inspiration from Instagram, home magazines, Pinterest etc. However, my ideas grow from what I see around me, the places I visit (both in the UK and abroad), hotels, restaurants, coffee shops etc. Everybody is so design focused now, so it’s amazing that there is so much inspiration almost everywhere you look!
One of our fav features from Rosie’s reno project has to be her vintage gold bathroom fixtures. They exude a level of chic you just can’t get with other brass finishes. Used with black, they create a seriously striking bathroom.
Moving over to the small tranquil corner of her bathroom, you will find our vintage Milano double-ended freestanding bath, with black claw feet. Our freestanding bath fits in mega with other traditional aspects of the bathroom.
We bought the Milano double ended freestanding roll top bath with black claw feet. We are so pleased we found this bath as we needed one with pre-drilled tap holes to house our vintage deck mounted tap. However, nearly all the baths we found didn’t have tap holes, and ones which did were either really small, didn’t come with black feet (which we wanted) or cost significantly more.
We hadn’t used Big Bathroom Shop before, but saw they had excellent reviews online and thankfully we weren’t disappointed either! The bath arrived in perfect condition, it seems really sturdy and of good quality and is super spacious! We absolutely LOVE our new bath!
Ok, can we just take a moment to appreciate how Rosie has accessorised her bathroom like a pro? She has used contrasting geometric towels to add a flair of modernism, and boy does it work well. Another accessory we are simply obsessed with is her green plant. Plants are the biggest bathroom accessory trend of 2018/2019. They’re a brilliant and cost-effective way to style out your bathroom.
“Firstly, I would say, make sure you do a lot of planning and shopping! Don’t be afraid to think outside the box in terms of the design you want. No matter the size, there’s so much you can do with a bathroom now, so you really can push the boundaries with design, colour and accessories. So many people didn’t like my tile choice, advised me against gold, laughed at the idea of a pink vanity and told me the brick wall might not work.
If you’re not getting everything from one place, these doubts can take over as there’s no fancy 3D imaging to assure you that everything you’re planning is going to work! But trust your gut – you can always change the paint if you don’t like it! I found doing mock drawings on paper helped – you don’t have to be Picasso – just a few coloured pens and pencils to map out and get an idea!”
Rikki has a passion for interior design and an even bigger passion for writing about it. When she isn’t writing about gorgeous bathroom interiors, you’ll find her discovering all of the latest trends.