Tudor Revival Estate, Full Home DesignVictorian Bathroom
This guest bathroom features white subway tile with black marble accents and a leaded glass window. Black trim and crown molding set off a dark, antique William and Mary highboy and a Calcutta gold and black marble basketweave tile floor. Faux gray and light blue walls lend a clean, crisp feel to the room, compounded by a white pedestal tub and polished nickel faucet.
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An antique piece like this dresser can give a room instant historic character.An antiquing outing can yield a Victorian-style armchair that needs only some new upholstery to feel fresh, for example, or a mirror that can re-create the feel of those narrow Victorian windows.See a Victorian updated with black trim, cabinets and doors
William and Mary. Named after William and Mary of England (1689–1694), this style was popular from 1690 to 1725. It has Dutch and Chinese influences, and is characterized by trumpet turned legs terminating in a ball or Spanish foot, padded or caned seats, and Oriental lacquer-work.
Keep on top of dust. Lead dust is especially dangerous, because it can be inhaled. If you suspect you have lead in your house, be extra vigilant about keeping surfaces clean and dust free. Mop floors and wipe down windowsills and baseboards with a damp cloth — using a dry duster will only send lead dust flying into the air.
This antique William and Mary chest on stand, also called a tallboy (England) or highboy (America), was originally intended for clothing storage in a bedroom. But of course, like any chest of drawers, it’s a wonderfully versatile piece of furniture that can store bathroom, kitchen, dining room or office items, or simply the flotsam and jetsam of life. Once again, beauty and function join hands to create a very special room.
This gorgeous update of a traditional black and white bathroom features white subway tile accented with black marble and a floor of Calacatta gold and black marble in a basket-weave pattern. (The tile is from Walker Zanger.) Other luxe touches: an intricate custom-made leaded glass window, a Waterworks pedestal tub and an antique William and Mary highboy for storage.