Steal This Look: A Whimsical Bath Update in Kent

In decorating her family bath in Margate, Kent, designer Natasha Lyon made use of her savvy for sourcing vintage (from pink pedestal sinks to Shaker stools) while integrating colorful doses of textiles and unexpected accents. Here, we take a closer look at the key elements that define the bath and offer sources to match.

N.B. It’s worth taking a look at the “before” shot of the formerly colorless bath before Lyon’s redesign.

designer natasha lyon's own family bathroom remodel, margate, kent, england. 0 Above: The design started with the statement vintage pink pedestal sink, followed up by encaustic tiles, and accented with Lyon’s own vintage glass collection. Photograph courtesy of Appreciation Project (@appreciationprojectuk) from Bathroom of the Week: A Former Burberry Designer’s Playful Family Bath, Before and After. family bath with metallic tub: designer natasha lyon's own bathroom remodel, ma 1 Above: The metallic bathtub is paired with red-and-white striped and checked linens. Photograph courtesy of Appreciation Project (@appreciationprojectuk) from Bathroom of the Week: A Former Burberry Designer’s Playful Family Bath, Before and After.


little greene pale wedgwood 2 Above: Lyon has sourced paint throughout her house from UK company Little Greene. For a similar shade of blue, the Little Greene Pale Wedgwood (249) color comes in a range of finishes. otto tiles dirty white 3 Above: Lyon created the floor pattern with encaustic cement tiles from Otto Tiles: “I designed them into an oversized checkerboard, conscious that a small pattern would be too busy.” The white is from Otto Tiles in Dirty White. otto tiles bosco green 4 Above: The green tiles are Otto Tiles in Bosco Green. hal haines studio set of six tile trivets 5 Above: The hand-painted backsplash tiles are by artist Hal Haines, who sells them on Glassette for £150 as a Set of Six Tile Trivets (unfortunately, they’re currently sold out). Contact Glassette or Hal Haines for more information or to see more of the artist’s work.

Faucets & Fixtures

signature hardware reproduction cross handle sink faucets pair chrome 6 Above: The Reproduction Cross Handle Sink Faucets Pair in Chrome are $169 at Signature Hardware. vintage pink pedestal sink 7 Above: Lyon’s Facebook Marketplace sink score—for €61—became the room’s new focal point. “It’s a 1930s salvage from an old house; there are loads like it on eBay and Marketplace,” she wrote to an admirer on Instagram. Here, the Vintage Pink Pedestal Sink is $575 at Architectural Antiques. Another option is the Powder Pink Shell Sink for €450 at Listers. While not available in pink, we also like the colorful Rockwell Basin Pedestal Sinks from The Water Monopoly in green, yellow, blue, or grey. burlington balthazar double ended bath 8 Above: The Burlington Balthazar Double Ended Bath with Polished Stainless Exterior is $8,495 at Forte Brands. victorian plumbing chatsworth traditional chrome heated towel rail 9 Above: The Chatsworth Traditional Chrome Heated Towel Rail is £229.95 at Victorian Plumbing. victorian plumbing hudson reed traditional chrome glass gallery shelf 10 Above: The Hudson Reed Traditional Chrome Glass Gallery Shelf is £42.95 at Victorian Plumbing.

Lighting & Furniture

rich brilliant and willing pastille 1 disc 11 Above: The hand-blown glass round sconces that flank the mirror are a vintage find. For a similar shape and corresponding color to the full palette, the Rich Brilliant Willing Pastille 1 Disc in Vermillion is $357. perigold villa and house caroline wood wall mirror 12 Above: The vintage mirror is from one of Lyon’s go-to local sources, Junk Deluxe of Margate. For something similar, the Villa and House Caroline Wood Wall Mirror is $698 at Perigold. Another option is the Etched and Beveled Venetian Mirror with Dovetailed Corners for $5,975 at High Style Deco. oja design march woven dining stool 13 Above: Lyon found the American Shaker stool at a flea market. The Oja Design MARCH Woven Dining Stool is available in a range of wood types and custom tape color combinations; choosing Black Walnut and Green-White tape combination to replicate the look; $1,000 scp agnes wall shelf walnut 14 Above: The SCP Agnes Wall Shelf in walnut is 7,020 SEK (about $700 USD) at Artilleriet.


east london cloth cafe curtain pocket top 15 Above: Lyon stitched the striped café curtain herself. We also like the East London Cloth Cafe Curtain Pocket Top, shown in Elderflower Turpentine, for £63. For more see our posts East London Cloth: Purveyors of Household Linens, Made to Last and Trend Alert: Cafe Curtains Get a Glow-Up. hay sobremesa stripe vase small red 16 Above: The HAY Sobremesa Stripe Small Red Vase is 980 SEK (about $97 USD) at Artilleriet. baina bethell bath towel paloma sun ecru 17 Above: The Baina Bethell Bath Towel Paloma in Sun & Ecru is $80. baina beppu bath mat paloma sun ecru 18 Above: The Baina Beppu Bath Mat Paloma in Sun & Ecru is $80. labour and wait marbled enamel tumbler burgundy 19 Above: The Marbled Enamel Tumbler in Burgundy is £9 at Labour & Wait.

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