In his family's home in northern Italy, designer Brian Boitano of The Brian Boitano Project transforms a dark space into a rustic Italian bathroom. As a nod to the home's heritage, Brian leaves areas of the home's original stone walls exposed while stone vessel sinks and a zinc tub add to the bathroom's Old World feel.
Ancient and contemporary design combine in this Old World bathroom. The curve of the mirror mimics the arch in the brick wall, while a vessel sink and mounted faucet bring a fresh look to the wooden vanity.
The faux treatment on this powder room's walls give it the look of a 17th-century French chateau. Simple techniques and unique accessories can give your half bath the royal treatment — even if you live in an apartment in Cleveland.
To make this Old World-inspired bathroom even more serene, designer Debra Campbell added a lower counter vanity for a cozy, fireside makeup area. Jerusalem stone countertops provide a sleek spot to get ready, while an arched window offers striking outside views. When not in use, the cushioned, bamboo stool can easily be stored underneath the vanity and out of sight.
A mix of rich textures and colors combine for an Old World-inspired bathroom. Distressed wood is used on the vanity, while a variety of tiles, from small mosaics to large neutral squares, creates a visually enticing space.
This traditional white bathroom with its alcoved back wall features rustic-style sconces, custom wood shelving for easy and decorative storage, and a white marble countertop. A vessel sink adds simple elegance to the space and coordinates well with the faucet and green tile backsplash.
Weathered-looking cabinets and tasteful sconces fit right into this bathroom's Old World aesthetic. A framed mirror carries the same tones as the cabinets, a color scheme complemented by the vanity countertop and tile backsplash.
This yellow and black bathroom gets a rich, Old World aesthetic by combining a traditional-styled vanity and accessories with a few pops of contemporary design. The black and white striped shower curtain makes a strong statement against the yellow walls, yet the room retains its polished look.
Brand new can be boring. Jen wanted the front bathroom to have character. She went online and found this vintage dresser for only $350. The crew transformed it into a vanity and added the deep vessel sink to complement the dresser's Old World charm.
Elaborate wood carvings on the vanity, dressing table and mirrors bring Old World flair to this Spanish Colonial Revival master bathroom. Light-colored hardwood floors ground the space and combined with soft yellow walls and neutral tiles keep the space bright. Spanish-inspired tiles add a burst of earth-toned color.
The tall vanity mirror mounted on a limestone wall reflects all the intricate details in this Mediterranean bathroom. Soft sconce lighting illuminates the distressed texture of the mirror frame bringing Old World charm to the space.
A neutral base provides a canvas for changing out accessories by the season in this bathroom vanity. Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures lend a touch of Old World style while the frameless mirror sends a modern message.