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Steal This Look: A Retro Bath on the English Seaside

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Steal This Look: A Retro Bath on the English Seaside

August 21, 2018

Ever since we featured The Rose, a new hotel in the seaside town of Deal in East Kent, England, we’ve been thinking of the boldly colorful rooms and baths designed by Harding & Read and stylist Michelle Kelly. The retro-looking bath in Room Seven, a botanical-inspired guest room, particularly caught our attention with its vintage mint green fixtures and French wicker furniture. We were compelled to research it further and here are the sources we’ve unearthed.

The bath on the top floor of The Rose has white-painted wood paneling and square tile. (For more on paneling, see our post Remodeling data-src=
Above: The bath on the top floor of The Rose has white-painted wood paneling and square tile. (For more on paneling, see our post Remodeling 101: The Ultimate Wood Paneling Guide with Jersey Ice Cream Co.)
Kelly, along with Harding & Read, sourced furniture for The Rose from eBay and a host of local antique dealers in Deal.
Above: Kelly, along with Harding & Read, sourced furniture for The Rose from eBay and a host of local antique dealers in Deal.
A nice tonal dose of mint and olive green from the guest room walls to the bath fixtures.
Above: A nice tonal dose of mint and olive green from the guest room walls to the bath fixtures.

Materials

For a cool white similar to the one in the bath here, look to Little Greene&#8
Above: For a cool white similar to the one in the bath here, look to Little Greene’s Loft White.
The bathroom floors throughout The Rose are designed with waterproof woven vinyl from Unnatural Flooring; shown here is the Sorrel Vinyl. Contact Unnatural Flooring for more information.
Above: The bathroom floors throughout The Rose are designed with waterproof woven vinyl from Unnatural Flooring; shown here is the Sorrel Vinyl. Contact Unnatural Flooring for more information.

Faucets & Fixtures

For the baths at The Rose, the designers sourced and restored colorful vintage sanitary ware like the mint green pedestal sink and toilet. For a similar off-the-shelf option, The Water Monopoly in the UK makes the Rockwell Basin on a Pedestal in white and three colors, including Willow, a sage-mint green; £9 at the Water Monopoly. For more on the company, see our post Retro Bath Fixtures in Retro Colors from the Water Monopoly.
Above: For the baths at The Rose, the designers sourced and restored colorful vintage sanitary ware like the mint green pedestal sink and toilet. For a similar off-the-shelf option, The Water Monopoly in the UK makes the Rockwell Basin on a Pedestal in white and three colors, including Willow, a sage-mint green; £915 at the Water Monopoly. For more on the company, see our post Retro Bath Fixtures in Retro Colors from the Water Monopoly.
If you have access to a good salvage yard or supplier, pair taps like the Perrin & Rowe Pair of Basin Pillar Taps with Crossheads with a vintage mint green pedestal sink. The taps are available from the English Tapware Co.; contact them for pricing and ordering information.
Above: If you have access to a good salvage yard or supplier, pair taps like the Perrin & Rowe Pair of Basin Pillar Taps with Crossheads with a vintage mint green pedestal sink. The taps are available from the English Tapware Co.; contact them for pricing and ordering information.
Also within the Water Monopoly&#8
Above: Also within the Water Monopoly’s Rockwell collection is the Rockwell Lavatory with Concealed Cistern, available in colors such as Sherbet (shown) and Willow Green; £1,695 at the Water Monopoly. For more retro-looking toilets, see our posts 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Floor-Standing Toilets and 10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Toilets with High-Level Tanks.
If you&#8
Above: If you’d rather pair a black toilet seat with a vintage toilet, the Laura Ashley Soft Close Black Toilet Seat is £121.50 at Laura Ashley.

Lighting

For a fixture similar to the brown ceramic double sconce over the bathroom mirror, Zangra makes the retro-looking White Porcelain Fixture for €86. It&#8
Above: For a fixture similar to the brown ceramic double sconce over the bathroom mirror, Zangra makes the retro-looking White Porcelain Fixture for €86. It’s also available in Black.

Furniture

A classic French-African Malawi Wicker Chair can be ordered through World Market for $349.99. It&#8
Above: A classic French-African Malawi Wicker Chair can be ordered through World Market for $349.99. It’s also available at Artilleriet for 4,600 SEK. For more wicker furniture, see our posts Rattan Revival: New and Vintage Wicker from Atelier Vime in Provence and Trend Alert: Rattan Furniture Made Modern (Plus 15 to Buy).
The Sika Design Fratellino Wicker Table designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg in 5data-src=
Above: The Sika Design Fratellino Wicker Table designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg in 1951 is €899 at Sika Design.

Wall-Mounted Accessories

Source a Vintage 60s French Large Rattan Mirror from data-src=
Above: Source a Vintage 1960s French Large Rattan Mirror from 1st Dibs for $1,457 or find other rattan mirrors from sources like Maisons du Monde in France who offers the Bucolique Round Rattan Mirror D 34 for £19.19.
The Drummonds Single Glass Shelf is $4 at Drummonds. Other options are the Rockwell Glass Shelf with Lifting Rail from the Water Monopoly (£44
Above: The Drummonds Single Glass Shelf is $420 at Drummonds. Other options are the Rockwell Glass Shelf with Lifting Rail from the Water Monopoly (£442) also in the UK and the Etoile Single Tier Shelf from Waterworks ($754) in the US.

Other Accessories

Parachute&#8
Above: Parachute’s Classic Towels in White are $114 for a set of two washcloths, two hand towels, and two bath towels.
Soaps at The Rose are all from English company Austin Austin. Here, the Bergamot & Juniper Shampoo is £data-src=
Above: Soaps at The Rose are all from English company Austin Austin. Here, the Bergamot & Juniper Shampoo is £12.
The Austin Austin Neroli & Petitgrain Body Soap is £.
Above: The Austin Austin Neroli & Petitgrain Body Soap is £14.
The Austin Austin Bergamot & Juniper Conditioner is £data-src=
Above: The Austin Austin Bergamot & Juniper Conditioner is £12.
The small pedal bin the bathroom is the Ikea Strapats Pedal Bin in white; it is no longer at Ikea but can be found through vendors on eBay for $.90. The Strapats Pedal Bin in stainless steel is available at Ikea for $data-src=
Above: The small pedal bin the bathroom is the Ikea Strapats Pedal Bin in white; it is no longer at Ikea but can be found through vendors on eBay for $17.90. The Strapats Pedal Bin in stainless steel is available at Ikea for $12.99.
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