A while back we dropped in on Patrick William’s East London flat (he’s the founder of Berdoulat Architectural Design, a Bath/London-based design/build firm). Today we’re taking a closer look at his own bathroom, which he overhauled himself using almost entirely salvaged materials. “It was a real case of out with the new and in with the old,” he says. “I removed the revolting 1990s-era fixtures and spent a good morning chipping off little blue mosaic tiles from the walls.” Williams replastered the walls and sealed the plaster with two coats of clear beeswax so it stands up to steam and water splashes. Read on for more.
Above: Williams bought the Enamel Bucket Sink at Labour & Wait (he removed the black plastic edging for a cleaner look). In the US, the Alape Bucket Sink is $249 from Rejuvenation (it’s available with blue or gray trim). An Iris Hantverk Towel Drier from Labour & Wait mounted near the sink holds a linen hand towel (it’s also available in the US from Amazon for $73.99). The Gray Enamel Tumbler is £6 ($7.43) from Falcon and the White Enamel Soap Dish is £14 ($17.36) from Labour & Wait. The deck-mounted faucet is a reclaimed Victorian brass model that Williams rehabbed.
Above: Williams paneled the lower half of the bathroom in beadboard topped with a shelf ledge made from a repurposed table (as is the wood commode seat).
Above: The oversize tub that Williams bought on eBay—”it was a real steal for £90 ($112); it fits two people, almost—is vintage as is the shower curtain rod, and the Victorian taps were reconditioned for the project.
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