Graphic black and white patterned floor tile mixes with marble for an eclectic look in this bathroom. Polished nickel legs and fixtures on the faucet create an elegant, antique feel. White painted wood walls reflect the natural light.
This homeowner loves high style, but she is also thoughtful about investing in something that will last. The marble console and polished nickel faucet in this bathroom could be mistaken for original. The large-scale wallpaper and woven wood Roman shade keep the space fresh and updated.
Sometimes a touch of modern architecture is all you need to update your look. Kohler's Purist faucet line has a minimalist profile, a 360-degree swivel spout, lever handles, and high clearance for pots and pans. All finishes are complementary to a neutral palette: Polished Chrome (shown), Vibrant Polished Nickel, Matte Black and Vibrant Stainless. Image courtesy of Kohler
Rich variations of Calcutta gold marble, a wave of undulating mosaic tiles and polished nickel faucets exude luxury in this master bath. A digital shower system complete with stereo, mood lights and multiple showerheads amplifies the sense of luxury. Her vanity has a separate makeup area with lowered counter and additional storage is afforded with adjacent cabinetry.
This bathroom showcases a vintage feel with black and white tiles and accents. A rectangular, black-framed mirror hangs vertically above the wall mounted, brushed nickel faucet, with black pencil tile creating a backsplash above the single vanity.
For the master bathroom of a 1870s row house in Brooklyn, NY, designer Lorraine Bonaventura designed a vanity in keeping with the home’s historic style. A vintage mirror hangs above the white-painted vanity, which Bonaventura fitted with polished nickel fixtures. “Five deep drawers provide enough storage for all the toiletries,” she says. “The four seagrass baskets hold towels.”
The master bathroom’s two trough vessel sinks with an asymmetrical oval basin are made from natural stone and etched with Japanese kimono-inspired textural patterns highlighted by a subtle champagne-gold metallic finish. The stylish sinks are paired with tall height vintage artisan-inspired top-mount handle faucets with a vibrant brushed nickel finish and temperature memory that allows the faucet to be turned on and off at any temperature setting.
We're not pretending that this stunning white kitchen designed by Lucy Earl, co-owner of the Michigan design firm Jones Keena & Co, is anything other than the highest end, but the pairing of elegant white cabinetry with vintage-inspired hardware is a lesson any homeowner can learn. "When the hardware is as big as this," explains Earl, "it becomes an important detail." The long polished nickel handles add a dramatic and glamorous touch to the kitchen. "We were going for a 1920s icebox look," notes Earl when discussing her choice of cabinet hardware from Christopher Peacock, "you can get a similar feeling by buying the small latch hardware they used in the 1920s," she adds.