|A Vintage Bath Illustration Showing a Bathroom Tile Design|
Contrary to popular belief, not every vintage bathroom included a clawfoot tub with a bathroom tile design of plain white subway tile. In the early 1900s, the same as today, the vintage bath occupied an important place in every well-arranged house. Women’s magazines often provided its readers with suggestions and detailed illustrations of bathroom tile design to create an attractive luxury vintage bath. We can use these period designs, combined with today’s stunning bathroom fixtures, to create the perfect “modern” vintage bath.
The center focus of this vintage bath design is a large free-standing soaking tub set in front of an elaborately designed tile wall. The soaking tub of the vintage bath is surmounted by a center shower bath with double faucets, including a thermometer for giving the water the desired temperature. The vintage bath wall is covered with faience tiles, upon which a line surrounding the soaking tub, the shower head and the faucets forms a framework for the decoration. The bathroom tile design consists of rushes arranged geometrically and a central panel covered with plants naturally treated and blossoming trees. The vintage bath tiles immediately surrounding the bath tub are decorated with lotus blossoms and leaves in a conventional pattern, giving bolder lines.