Pleasing interior designs often come from artfully mixing and matching materials and styles from different decades. Here are a few examples of interesting “mashups” of traditional and contemporary design elements.
Custom cabinetry with Shaker style doors tie this remodeled bathroom in St. Paul to other rooms in the home. Tile selections are vintage favorites: 3 x 5 subway tile wainscoting and hex floor tile. For efficient storage in a small space, the medicine cabinets with period latches were built into the wall. White grout, glass mosaic trim, and frameless glass shower give the room a light contemporary feel.
This small bathroom is chock-full of vintage details including hex and subway tile, hot and cold faucets, glass doorknob, toilet base and tank, and vanity. Even so, the color palette and walk-in frameless shower reflect 21st century sensibilities.
The focal point of this bathroom is traditional white cabinetry with half-moon drawer pulls and turned furniture feet. But the curvaceous deco mirrors are balanced by clean lines of oversized floor and subway tiles.
Ornate mirrors add a metallic edge to a traditional double-vanity with furniture feet.
Zig-zag porcelain tile floor provides a modern backdrop for this white vanity with apothecary-style glass doors and full-height backsplash.