We have all heard the saying “what old is new again” but how does this apply to your bathroom and what is the allure of these retro trends in bathroom design and décor? Is it cool to funk up your washroom with designs from the 1800’s or even earlier, classical Roman or Greek architecture and retrofitted fixtures of the period. Well I guess the question that remains is, “why not?”, if you want something different, a one of a kind bath interior that blend style and luxury with functionality, then why not go for a retro cool bathroom. You can go as simple as retro wallpaper prints that were popular in the 70’s to a full blown retro bath renovation project to replace all your fixtures and finishes to reflect your favorite era.[Read More...]
Certain bathroom styles are considered classics because they are timeless and look fresh and familiar no matter what period they are used in. The first thing that you need to do is research. Find out as much as you can about the trends of the time, then all you have to do is translate the designers intent by finding modern equivalents that are similar and reflect a comparable style and evoke a sense of the era you are trying to recreate. Remember you don’t have to do everything perfect, all you trying to do is evoke the ambiance of the period. While most people usually transform their master baths or powder rooms, that fact doesn’t have to limit your desire to create a classical feel in a high traffic family bathroom.
There are numerous sources you can get the furniture and fixtures that you need, from eBay (and other online auction sites) to specialty product retro stores, to garage or estates sales. There are many vendors, including big name brands that have come to realize the growing movement of the retro trend sweeping across the nation and now offer you expert advice on retro design, materials, fixtures and accessories. Some vendors even offer entire bathroom suites, accessories, taps, mixers and furniture you can purchase a package. Retro bathroom design with a modern twist has become cool once again.