As Creative Director at Imperial Bathrooms, James Stevenson explains, “Make sure you pay attention to the finer details as those from the Victorian age, were the first to truly understand how the ritual of bathing really can enhance your quality of life: so the fact that centuries later this style of bathroom is as relevant today as back then, is hardly surprising! Blending form and function so that beauty and functionality go hand-in-hand was central to this style period and the same can be said when renovating or planning a new bathroom today.”
The Victorian Brassware Collection by Imperial Bathrooms features a range of basin mixers with traditional crosshead handles, along with monobloc basin taps with elegant arched spouts, bidet mixers taps, tall pillar taps for the bath and basin, plus a selection of matching bath shower mixers and stand-out cloak vanity basin tap if working with limited space. Designed with the latest technical innovation for ultimate smooth performance, each piece in the collection can be matched to the different design aesthetics available by Imperial Bathrooms including products from Etoile, Radcliffe, Oxford, Westminster, Black Sapphire and Drift.
So how can you embrace this opulent time period in your home? Imperial Bathrooms reveal how to introduce this decorative styling into your bathroom with some key advice inspired by its Victorian Brassware Collection:
If you love a touch of nostalgia and yearn to recreate an authentic traditional bathroom interior, then choosing the right style of furniture and brassware is vital. For instance, a pair of crosshead bath pillar taps or classically designed extended basin mixers have become essential to the overall design of your bathroom and are a great way to make sure the entire scheme is of one mind. By accurately identifying a clear design movement, you’ll be able to create a unified bathroom space that is full of character and authentic design - right down to the very last detail.
Mixing the occasional vintage element into a contemporary interior is an on-trend way to conjure up feelings of the past without committing to one time period. In doing so, you will be able to be more creative in your selection of products and welcome a blend of classic design with a modern twist. For instance, by incorporating a statement freestanding slipper bath or classic roll-top bathtub with ornate claw feet as the focal point in your modern bathroom, you will be able to offset its traditional aesthetic with more retro styling like a custom painted finish and contemporary duckboard, instead of an age-old bath mat. For the ultimate in finishing touch, why not embellish your bath with a gleaming Victorian-style bath shower mixer as pictured?
Look to England’s heritage and take your inspiration from stately homes, country manors and period-style town houses and think about how you can introduce elements of decoration by emphasising the architecture of your building like high ceilings with a statement light fitting or stonework with complementary floor and wall tiles. By making sure your bathrooms design is in-keeping with its surroundings, you will be able to add flair and an extra layer of splendour through the accessories and your choice of fixtures and fittings.