Steal This Look: Olde Bell Inn Bathroom by

Issue 16 · Postcards from Belgium · April 20, 2010

Steal This Look: Olde Bell Inn Bathroom

Issue 16 · Postcards from Belgium · April 20, 2010

Is Ilse Crawford's bath for the Olde Bell Inn the ultimate classic? We think so; we keep coming back to the basic components: the black pennyround tile shower, the Happy D wash stand from Duravit, the white subway tile. Recreate the look with the following elements:



Above: Duravit Happy D Washbasin Set (D14009) for use with wall-mounted faucets (other tap configurations available); $577.50 at eFaucets.

Above: We like the simplicity of Kohler's Purist Two-Handled Wall-Mounted Faucet (K-T14415-3); $318.55 at Amazon.

Above: Cast Iron Piedmont Rolled Rim Bathtub with Metal Skirt; prices start at about $4,000 at Vintage Tub & Bath.

Black Penny Round Tile from Subway Ceramics

Above: Black Glazed Porcelain Penny Tile on premeshed one-foot-square sheets; $11.95 per sheet at Penny Tile.


Above: One of those details that seems extravagant at the time but which later reveals itself to be a good investment: the Universal Shower Floor Drain Cover; starting at $425 in chrome from Waterworks.

Subway Ceramics Tiles at Remodelista

Above: White 3-by-6-inch Ceramic Tile from Subway Ceramics.

Above: The Shade Store offers custom 100 percent cotton Flat Roman Shades in a range of colors, including graphite or black, starting at $176.

Chairmakers Rocking Chair
Above: Ilse Crawford favors the classic, solid ash Chairmakers Rocking Chair from venerable English furniture firm Ercol; £605 at Ercol.

Above: The leather-covered Roberts Revival Radio, a classic in the UK, recently became available in the US. Anthropologie offers the Roberts Revival Radio in cream, light blue, red, or navy for $328.

Above: Brown Betty Tea Pot; handmade in Stoke-on-Trent for more than 200 years; $35 at Ancient Industries.

Round Braided Rug

Above: The Round Jute Braided Rug is $212 at West Elm (down from $249).

Above: White Enamel Bucket with Lid; £25.95 at Wares of Knutsford.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.