Shoreditch, 1890s house – Bathroom

Dispelling the modern myth that pattern cannot be relaxing, the aim in this bathroom was to transport the client to an esoteric sanctuary to delight and soak in.  Reclaimed encaustic tiles from the 1880s, sourced from France, cover the floor and act as a skirting. A stylised Gothic foliage pattern in a bosky palette of browns, greens, taupe and gold, is  soothing. A pewter Victorian style claw-foot roll-top bath and traditional nickel fittings are traditional and comforting.

The zodiac tiles behind the shower are reproductions of an 1880s set created for the Marquis of Bute by the eccentric Gothic revival architect, William Burges.

This bathroom was featured in House & Gardens July 2015.