A Classic Bathroom Design

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I chose matching bridge faucets from American Standard for the utility sink in the laundry room of our last house. When I shared the finished room on the blog, I wrote “that’s pretty much my dream sink and if we ever leave this house, it would be one of the things I’d miss most.” And I do! I miss that awesome setup.

Making it Lovely's Laundry Room

Having liked my American Standard faucets so much, I was happy to accept an invitation to see their DXV line at a local showroom, so I visited Ferguson in Downers Grove.

Ferguson DXV Showroom

The DXV line has over 70 products (like freestanding tubs, toilets, sinks, and faucets), grouped into four broad styles: Classic (1880–1920), Golden Era (1920–1950), Modern (1950–1990), and Contemporary (1990–today).

DXV, American Standard

The Classic series had some of my favorite offerings — fixtures that would be right at home in my Victorian. Plenty of things that would have been right at home in our old house, too.

DXV Faucets

The Wyatt toilet and sink are from the Golden Era collection — another favorite. The console sink was paired with a more modern faucet than I would have chosen though. Wouldn’t it be perfect with one of their more vintage-style faucets and a great wallpaper in the room?

DXV Wyatt in the Showroom

When I got home from the showroom, I started thinking about how I would design a bathroom around those same base pieces. I’m drawn to old houses with period details, but I don’t mind mixing different elements in as long as the look is complementary. I went with a subdued palette but still played with texture and pattern to bring in some design interest. And a quick note on the wood floor: I’m aware that it is not the best flooring for a bathroom! We have it in each of our bathrooms here though and I’ve grown to love the look.

DXV by American_Standard, Bathroom by Making it Lovely

  1. DXV Landfair Robe Hook

  2. Aranami Wallpaper

  3. Well Appointed Bath Light

  4. Antiqued Moroccan Mirror

  5. Fireclay Silver Lilac Tile

  6. DXV Landfair Widespread Lavatory Faucet

  7. DXV Wyatt One-Piece Elongated Toilet

  8. Linen-Edged Towel

  9. DXV Wyatt Console Lavatory

  10. Nate Berkus Bath Runner

  11. DXV St. George Freestanding Soaking Tub

  12. DXV Traditional Floor Mount Tub Filler with Landfair Lever Handles

  13. Antique Oak Wood Floor

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  • kristin @ W [H] A T C H
    September 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

    love that console sink.

  • Mary
    September 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I would love that toilet!!! It would be so much easier to keep clean. I just wish it was more affordable.

  • Christina
    September 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I LOVE a wood floor in the bathroom. The warmth it adds to a generally colder room is hard to get any other way.

    Besides, you already have them, there’s no point in replacing them just because something might happen to them someday, right?

  • sandi m
    September 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Hi Nicole – How did you know?! Lowe’s is doing some kitchen work for me (I met you there) but I don’t care for the faucets/sinks they have on display. Ferguson’s was on my list to visit as I’m leaning towards an AS faucet (love the one in my bathroom). I’m glad to see that F has everything on display since I must SEE, touch before buying. So thank you.

    Hope you’re managing with these steamy days – of course, right at the end of your term!! Not too much longer…. :)


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