To enhance the beauty of a period home, choose a suitably nostalgic bathroom decorated with quirky artwork and antique furniture, says interior designer Susie Atkinson
The best ways to inject some personality into a bathroom is with quirky artwork, or a collection of ceramic plates or accessories. If your budget will accommodate it, a vintage bath from The Water Monopoly is a great statement piece, such as this one I used in the bathroom of The Dowager Suite at Beaverbrook hotel in Surrey. Drummonds is another of my favourite bathroom suppliers.
I love fresh colours, such as greys and blues, or golden tones in bathrooms. I’ve recently used ‘Birds’ wallpaper by Galbraith & Paul in pale yellow in a project.
When it comes to furniture, only use it if there’s space. A little trolley for soaps and face cloths would add interest to a small bathroom, while an upholstered chair next to a side table for flowers or glass storage jars would work well in a larger bathroom.
get the look
Style your roll-top bath with unexpected touches, from quirky art work to printed wallpapers and upholstered furniture
- Arthouse Lazzaro wallpaper in blue, £28 per roll, arthouse.com
- Odyssey bar trolley, £299, atkinandthyme.co.uk
- Botanical framed prints (set of four), £308, audenza.com
- Agate mirror, £149, frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk
- Angel ferns glass-fronted cabinet, £335, thefarthing.co.uk
- Julia Knight classic tumbler, £40, amara.com