Historical Bathroom Photos
I have been researching historical photos for ideas to help us when we tackle our bathroom. The photos are taken from magazines, books and online sources...
1925 Fairfacts Vintage Bathroom - Green Tile
I love the advertising illustrations of the 1920s. Fairfacts isn't a household name now, but it was one of many mid- to upper-end plumbing fixture companies that proliferated during the 1920s. Who can argue with the rich grass-green tile, papered walls, and stained glass casement window? Source: House Beautiful Image from the Antique Home & Style collection.
1929 Crane Bathroom – Black!
Barrel vaulted ceiling, masculine color scheme. This bath has a vaguely Italian feel to it. Great for a Mediterranean style house. Published in American Home.
1929 Tepeco Tile Bathroom
Tepeco is another company to research. They tended to offer interesting, more stylized tile installations and fixtures. Note the unusual gold marbleized effect on the pedestal sink. The mixed tile on the floor with the colorful band and tan field tile up the wall were very 20s.
1920s Bathroom Design — Art Deco
This is a beautiful illustrated image from a 1929 Kohler ad for an Art Deco style bathroom. Great colors and something that would be reproducible today. Notice the absence of subway tile. ;-) Source: House & Garden From the Antique Home & Style 1920s Bathroom collection.