A very grand bathroom

Bathroom at Eastnor Castle

Bathroom at Eastnor Castle

This grand bathroom at Eastnor Castle has 19th century hand-painted walls. The bath, with its ornate claw-feet, was found in the cellar.

Photographer: Tim Beddow / The Interior Archive


Decorative EffectsDecorative Effects carry out a wide range of specialist decorating services including high-standard restoration work. For a recent project, they were asked to reinstate and restore the 18th century neo-classical murals on the gallery staircase at Boconnoc House, Cornwall. The history of the house dates back to the 11th century.


taps from KallistaKALLISTA® is a leading American manufacturer of kitchen and bath products known for exquisite detail; whether you are searching for a cast stone Belfast sink or traditional bath taps with lever handles like the Hampstead set shown here, the choice and range of finishes (there are thirteen different ones) is outstanding.


bath from Catchpole & Rye Every single bath Catchpole & Rye manufactures is 100% cast iron and 100% British-made. All their baths are poured using the same techniques the foundry has been using for the past 100 years. The original bateau bath was made over 120 years ago, but the design and methods remain the same. And you can choose any finish you desire – from paint to polished bare metal.


chair from Thomas MesselThis chair was designed and made by Thomas Messel as one of a set of six for the Crown Estates in about 1991 as part of the furnishings for the Gothic Villa in Regent’s Park. It’s made of mahogany, parcel gilt and painted in faux rosewood.  The design is based on chairs originally made by Pugin for Windsor Castle. Thomas Messel creates the finest bespoke furniture, with prices starting at around £1,000.


frame from BourletBourlet have been manufacturing fine art frames since 1828, especially hand-carved and gilded frames and mirrors to commission.


chair by English GeorgianEnglish Georgian offers a vast range of mirrors and furniture inspired by the great furniture designers of the 18th and 19th centuries: Thomas Chippendale, Robert Adam, Thomas Hope and William Kent. They also custom-craft furniture to commission, whether you are looking for a gilt and ebony mirror or a hand-carved wooden chair.


fireplace from JambJamb offers one of the most extensive collections of antique chimneypieces in the country with over 100 examples from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Jamb also has a reproduction range of fire grates and baskets in brass and polished steel, as well as fireplace accessories, fine furniture and lighting.


Antique mirror glass from Rupert Bevan

Whether you go ornate for your bathroom mirror as in our main image or want something simpler, you could source authentic-looking ‘antiqued’ mirror glass from Rupert Bevan. His company also makes bespoke furniture and could design and make a cheval mirror in any style, with glass antiqued to the degree you require.


rush mattingTrue rush floor matting (medieval/apple matting) is made from English rush, with its fantastic natural tone, texture and scent. Rush Matters harvest the rush themselves, which can then be made to measure as a rug, runner or expertly fully-fitted.


Other suppliers

For other bath and tap suppliers, go to the listings in our Bathrooms category on The House Directory.  And if you’re looking for a decorative artist for a restoration job or to paint a mural, trompe l’oeil or any other paint effect, have a look at our other talented Specialist Painters.


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