Cast iron and claw foot baths are usually associated with a more traditional look in the bathroom, but a big, old-fashioned tub can still be the centrepiece of a more modern room with a little imagination. In a contemporary bathroom a classic hand-made bath can be used as a contrasting element to bring out the best of both old and new interior design, or the tub itself can be given a modern twist with a painted or textured finish. Drummonds Luxury Bathrooms make and sell a range of cast iron baths that are ideal for this approach, check out some examples of combining traditional and modern styling to good effect below:
This stunning Japanese home combines modern elements (it's made from shipping containers!) with a classic bathroom look.
A bold finish with paint by Sophie Conran gives this traditionally styled bathroom a modern twist.
The design for this Georgian home in Bristol plays off the character of the property while retaining an up-to-date feel.
The bateau style bath and towel rails wouldn't feel out of place in the 19th century, but this bathroom is undeniably a 21st century affair.
If you're torn between a modern or classic look for your bathroom we hope there's some inspiration for you there! For more information visit Drummonds Luxury Bathrooms.