What’s So Special About European Bathrooms?
From old-world to modern, the European bath is a study in posh style
All bathrooms are not created equal, and there are more opinions about what makes the perfect bath experience than there are types of tile. But one thing is clear, when it comes to the European plan, style and function merge to create a beautiful juxtaposition of old-world elegance and modern innovation. Whether austere or over-the-top, and from tiny to grand, the European bath is always long on style and filled with luxurious touches that will withstand the test of time.
Consider the charming English beauty of Kate Moss’s country home in the Cotswolds, with its period details and original cast iron tub in the center of the room. Says Moss, “My bathroom in the country is my favorite bathroom in the world, it’s my haven.” Contrast that with the spa-like appeal of the modern bath from Scavolini, or the luxurious mix in Portugal’s Palácio Príncipe Real Lisbon, built in 1877.
It’s time for a European vacation.
“Any work of architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake.”