Here’s the latest before and after of our recent Erskineville project and it’s my favourite zone of the home — the main bathroom!
The main bathroom was a fairly blah space with no features that inspired. It had been reno’d in the 90s so all of the original features had been taken out and replaced with basic bathware…
We wanted to reimagine the space and create a modern Victorian bathroom. We also needed to rework this floor plan to allow for a larger vanity and to make it possible to open the window without hopping into the bath!
I loved the concept of running the floor tile up the wall to a half height and a feature tile above. It’s a look I’d seen done before and knew it would play to the Victorian design style. By using subways in a vertical straight stack, we’d give the bathroom that modern twist.
Because this is quite a bold look, we simplified all the other elements in the space. A simple back-to-wall bath is smart on space and allowed us to flip the bath to the back wall, making way for a much larger vanity and access to the window.
The large wall hung vanity offers plenty of storage space and the marble-look top ties into the rest of the space. Round mirrors introduce curves and soften all the angular lines.
We couldn’t be happier with how this bathroom turned out! The tiling combo exceeded our expectations and all the other bathware ties in beautifully.
The client also had decorative cornices installed to bring back period features that were removed by the previous owner.
This space feels luxe but inviting and balanced. I hope our take on a modern Victorian bathroom has gives you some inspo for your next bathroom!
If you have any questions about this project, or just want to leave a comment, please pop it in the comments section below.
Shop the modern Victorian look
Tiles: Handmade subway in ‘Fossil grey’ and 450×900 ‘Statuario’ marble tile from Tile Republic
Vanity: ‘London’ 1800 size from Tile Republic
Mirrors: Mirror shaving cabinets from Tile Republic
Bath: Back-to-wall 1500 bath from Tile Republic
Tapware: Champagne tapware by Meir from Tile Republic
Toilet: Ticino toilet from Tile Republic
Lighting: Wall lights from from Beacon Lighting
Photography by Thorson Photography
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