Vintage bathroomTraditional Bathroom, Philadelphia

Renovated bathroom recreates original charm. 1" hexagon floor tile and 3" x 6" subway tile by Daltile (color: Arctic White). Pedestal sink and recessed medicine cabinet by Restoration Hardware. Toilet by Toto. Existing wall sconces (and overhead surface-mounted fixture) re-used. Window trim salvaged from other area of the house to match existing. New Wood/Ultrex window by Marvin. Pale blue paint by Benjamin Moore.

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ramankulor wrote:Apr 11, 2013
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC
    Orangechair505... Wall paint color is "Fantasy Blue" by Benjamin Moore. All the best with your re-creation!
  • Kirsten Burmester

    Did you buy them through a Daltile distributor or from Home Depot? I've heard the Home Depot Daltile is not subject to as rigorous quality control standards, but I'm tempted to chance it because it is half the price.

chickenmclulu wrote:Feb 3, 2013
  • deepcat
    can you tell me the name of the light fixtures please?
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC
    I'm afraid I can't offer any information on the light fixtures. They were the original fixtures that we salvaged for re-use. I imagine you can find something similar online. There are many manufacturers who are creating vintage-style fixtures.
jenwalsh416 wrote:Dec 2, 2012
  • T W
    This is so much like my bathroom in my American Four Square home in Baltimore. The mirror, the tile the floor, the sink even the window and wood trim were original to the home and looked very much like this. I loved it then and I love this design now. I just wish I had used that beautiful paint color. Very nice choice!
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC
    I agree... it's a beautiful color. Just remember, of all the things one does to a bathroom, paint is the simplest to change... if you decide you chose the wrong color, it's a far easier fix than if you had selected the wrong sink. Thanks again for the feedback!
c y wrote:Nov 15, 2012
Deborah wrote:Nov 14, 2012
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC
    I'm not sure about the sconce sizes... they were salvaged from the original bathroom, as was the overhead light fixture.
  • Michelle Peters
    hello, what faucet is that (make/model)? Thanks!
nanguad wrote:Jan 8, 2017
kellyg607 wrote:Oct 22, 2015
jsehrenreich wrote:Oct 20, 2015
brian418 wrote:Jun 19, 2015
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC

    The spacing on the floor tiles is pre-determined by nature of the fact that they are installed as a sheet (approx. 12" x 12"). I would estimate the spacing to be about 1/8"

Megan Rebelo wrote:Jun 9, 2015
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC

    That's a good question. I don't recall exactly, but if you figure the pedestal sink height is approx. 36", and add the 3" tall subway tiles and approx. 1-1/2" cap, you'd be at about 46-1/2" total height.

Aaron Lane wrote:Jan 3, 2014
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC
    Aaron, I'm so sorry for not having gotten back to you about this sooner. I'm afraid I missed your comments when they first came in. I thank you for your compliments, and I hope that your project has gone well. I believe the tile cap was by Daltile... the Simple Elegance line of tile accents, and the one that we used was "Melody". Here's a link below:

    Sorry once again for the delayed response.

    Good luck!
Mokota wrote:Oct 15, 2013
Batya Tabak wrote:Dec 8, 2012
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    Whitefield & Co, LLC
    I'm afraid I don't recall who the vendor is... the home owner actually found them online. I do have to warn you though, there were 3-4 different colors of "white" and there was no way to confirm the color would match the "artic white" wall tile. In the end, we guessed wrong the first time and had to send it back and try again. We got it right the second time around, though if you look at it carefully (not in the picture, but in person), you can discern a slight variation in color between the t.p. holder and the wall tile. Here's a link to a similar product... you can look online and see what else you might find.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Before and After: 19 Dramatic Bathroom MakeoversOct 1, 2015

AFTER: Capitolo was able to reconfigure the floor plan to fit in a shower with a wall at one end, instead of just the leaky shower curtain they’d had before. With classic subway and hex tiles, a pedestal sink, a vintage-inspired medicine cabinet and original light fixtures, the bathroom is a lovely, freshened-up version of itself. Great tip: If a radiator is clunking up your bathroom floor plan, consider replacing it with radiant-heat flooring. See the rest of this bathroom makeoverHave you redesigned your bathroom this year? Please show us your own before-and-after photos in the Comments.More: Find bathroom designers near you

Becky Harris added this to Room of the Day: Renovation Retains a 1920s Bath’s Vintage CharmAug 20, 2015

Photos by Lauren Davis Bathroom at a GlanceWho lives here: A couple and their 3 young childrenLocation: Abington, Pennsylvania (outside Philadelphia)Size: 58½ square feet (5.5 square meters); about 9 by 7 feet (2.7 by 2.1 meters)Designer: This was a collaboration between the homeowners and Whitefield & Co. At first glance, this new bathroom looks as though it could have been designed in the 1920s, when the house was built. While the “before” photos show a situation in which a lot needed to be addressed, the bathroom had vintage charm. “The clients loved the existing subway tile, the style of the sink and the light fixtures,” Capitolo says. He worked with them to re-create the style with new fixtures, tiles and other details. The new flooring is a period-appropriate small hexagonal tile. The new pedestal sink has a traditional look right down to the porcelain cross faucet handles, topped with “H” and “C.” Silver grout gives the subway tile depth and is easier to keep looking clean than white grout. Faucet: Kingston Brass; Park pedestal sink: Restoration Hardware; silver grout: Mapei

Rachel Grace added this to Subway Tile Wainscoting Puts Bathrooms on the Right TrackNov 21, 2012

Arctic white subway tile by Daltile with silver grout by Mapei re-creates the original charm of this Philadelphia bathroom.Find a local tile installer

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