Here’s the latest before and after of our recent Erskineville project and it’s my favourite zone of the home — the main bathroom!

Bathroom before

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!

Upstairs bath before
Bathroom before, the bath dominated the space and only allowed for a small vanity
Upstairs toilet before
As you walked in the nib wall and small vanity was the first thing you saw
Upstairs shower before

Design inspiration

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.

Bathroom after

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!

Erskineville main bathroom Victorian bathroom
Erskineville main bathroom Victorian bathroom
Erskineville main bathroom_toilet and shower

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

Passionfruit and lime diffuser
Passionfruit and lime diffuser
Bath sheet
Bath sheet
Personalised dish
Personalised dish
Glass vase
Glass vase
Two set white pots
Two set white pots
Brass light
Brass light
Passionfruit and lime diffuser
Passionfruit and lime diffuser
Bath sheet
Bath sheet
Personalised dish
Personalised dish
Glass vase
Glass vase
Two set white pots
Two set white pots
Brass light
Brass light
Passionfruit and lime diffuser
Passionfruit and lime diffuser
Bath sheet
Bath sheet
Personalised dish
Personalised dish
Glass vase
Glass vase
Two set white pots
Two set white pots
Brass light
Brass light

Supplier list

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

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Photography by Thorson Photography

Erskineville main bathroom Victorian bathroom
Erskineville main bathroom_round mirrors, sinks, bold lighting
Erskineville main bathroom_deep standalone bath
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Erskineville main bathroom_bath and tiles
Erskineville main bathroom Victorian bathroom

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