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Victorian bathroom. Coleye overhaul. Please help someone devoid of design flair

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puffylovett Mon 29-Jan-18 17:20:51

Agree with a patterned tile, they really complement Victorian bathrooms. I also have an obsession with hexagons and herringbone on the walls at the moment!

harrietm87 Sun 28-Jan-18 15:49:07

@SwedishEdith the pattern is the same but you can't get the Henley in black and white - believe me we tried (as our builder has topps discount but not tons of tiles).

SwedishEdith Sun 28-Jan-18 15:33:09

They're the same as Topps Tiles Henley Cool

harrietm87 Sun 28-Jan-18 15:27:08

@Canyouguess it hasn't gone in yet! It's a work in progress. But these are the floor tiles (we've already got them in our kitchen)

Canyouguess Sun 28-Jan-18 14:49:15


Would you mind posting a pic? I’m on the lookout and your bathroom sounds lovely

harrietm87 Sun 28-Jan-18 10:55:05

OP were doing a Victorian style utility/shower room downstairs and using the same tiles as in our kitchen - they're called Victorian Celeste from tons of tiles. They look amazing. Walls are plain white tiles with a black border strip, and Victorian style sink, toilet and thermostatic shower.

Alittleconcerned1980 Sat 27-Jan-18 20:09:44

JL lighting is exquisite. Will definitely buy.

What tiles did you go for? Would you consider a pic please?

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CottonGoods Sat 27-Jan-18 19:59:25

Black and white floor tiles would be good. I considered it, but the floorboards were good enough to use. You can also get lino which is quite convincing.

I googled "Victorian style tiles", and found some smallish ones which I put in the shower. The rest of the bathroom is tongue and groove panelling on the bottom, and painted walls above. I didn't tile anywhere near the bath as it's a roll-top jobby.

Alittleconcerned1980 Sat 27-Jan-18 19:43:52

I find pin interest overwhelming

Prefer mumsnetter advice!

Single mum, so no partner to bounce ideas off

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Alittleconcerned1980 Sat 27-Jan-18 19:43:06

I have just amtico installed in emailer and it’s lovely but somewhere doesn’t seem right for this one. So that’s why I’m thinking tiles.

I don’t like wood or wood effect on bathrooms. Just personal preference

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MrsPear Sat 27-Jan-18 19:42:38

You need Pinterest

MrsPear Sat 27-Jan-18 19:42:06

I have children that splash so floor boards would be a no no - underfloor heating with chequer board black and white tiles. Tiles go up as skirting board. Half wall tiles except around bath which would be to ceiling. Colours depend on size.

Alittleconcerned1980 Sat 27-Jan-18 19:41:47

Thank you!

Tiles? That’s my biggest concern

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CottonGoods Sat 27-Jan-18 19:37:54

Lighting - Jim Lawrence. Their bathroom lighting is gorgeous, and doesn't look "bathroom"ish. I have a JL light in my Victorian bathroom. Exposed (or painted) floorboards, if you have them?

Victorian style radiators/towel rails are quite expensive, but nice.

Paint: F&B (or if that's too pricey, there are some acceptable colour-matching services).

I did the whole of my bathroom for miles under 9K (bought the basin and bath on eBay, and the shower and loo online). I did use F&B paint, and probably spent £1,800 in total. That was a complete refurb, though I did all the decorating myself.

Alittleconcerned1980 Sat 27-Jan-18 19:32:28

Just that.

New bathroom. I am sorted for toilet and basin (heritage. Traditional style).

There’s will be tongue and groove panelling running around the bottom half of walls.

If you could design a Victorian style bathroom, what floor and wall tiles would you use, what kind of lighting, and what paint. I have a decent budget, but fired Earth is too much. Say £9k.

Thank you!! I’m hopeless

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