A previous client called us to renovate a bath in her Waltham Highlands home. The house has a storied history. Built in 1900, the home was originally part of a farm near the Central Mass Railroad. There is still an old train station nearby. The house is closest to a Victorian Shingle – popular in the United States from 1840 to 1900. Although the goal was to update the bathroom, the homeowner still wanted to keep a period feel in the space. We worked with her to choose components that reflect the period but with all the modern conveniences in today’s homes.
William Morris Is Quintessential Victorian Style
The William Morris wallpaper, Golden Lily, became the guiding decorative element of the space. The Feinmann design team reallocated space from the adjacent study to enlarge the bathroom. The vanity and another storage piece were designed to look like pieces of furniture with rubbed bronze hardware.The vanity and “highboy” cabinet were created through Greenfield Cabinetry with Peacock Green granite surfaces. The mosaic in the shower is composed of handmade tiles. (See the sketch below) The floor is honey onyx and olivine in a basketweave pattern. The other tile throughout the bath is Neri Bone.
In Progress Photos