Classic Bathroom Sinks & Timeless Design Elements for a Remodel Now

In Classic Bathroom Sinks & Timeless Design Elements for a Remodel, we’ll explore ideas and resources for creating a timelessly beautiful bath. This one we created featured a showstopping console style sink with airy, classic style. This is the bathroom we created in our last fixer upper, and you may be surprised at how many decisions even a small bath requires! Even when you narrow the style down to classic and timeless, the possibilities are endless! If you are gearing up for a remodel, renovation, or upgrade, I hope you’ll find inspiration for your plans.

A classic bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio with brushed nickel accents, console sink (DXV Oak Hill), and Seabury widespread faucet (Grohe).
Hello Lovely Studio’s console sink: DXV Oak Hill; faucet: Grohe Seabury; wallpaper: Thibaut Lizette; towel: Pamuk & Co; candle: Diptyque.

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Classic Bathroom Sinks & Timeless Design Elements

And just before we dive in, if you may feel unsettled, uncertain, anxious, or blue, please do something kind for yourself and become a student of a contemplative for a few minutes. This teaching soothed and delighted me. Fear is an imagined future…we’re eternal presence…oh the beauty that arises when we get still. When our teacher giggles, my whole spirit opens as a flower…please also share your thoughts/experience in the comments if you can.

A Classic Bath We Created from Scratch

This bath was such an important DIY project in our prior home. Why? The space began as a dark dungeon and became a calm, functional, full bath with storage! Of note: (1) There was no demo, and (2) we increased the property value of our home with the addition of a full bath.

You won't believe how this ugly basement space looks now that we added a pretty, spa-like bathroom! #DIY #bathroomdesign #renovation #beforeandafter
BEFORE

As you can see, we saw the space outside of a doored storage room in the basement as a great place for a new bath. What a transformation it was!

Cheery and neutral Thibaut wallpaper (Lizette) in a classic bathroom with Seabury widespread faucet (Grohe) and DXV Oak Hill consolesink. Design by Hello Lovely Studio.
AFTER
A wonderful inspirational quote about endurance from Frida Kahlo on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirational #fridakahlo #endurance #encouragement #hope

Classic Console Sink Options for the Bath

Console sinks for the bath vary widely in price and configuration even when you narrow your search down to traditional, classic, and timeless bathroom console sinks.

Duchess Metal 34" Console Bathroom Sink
Options for Console Bathroom Sinks – Bathroom Design Elements: Classic Sinks to Consider in case you are renovating or remodeling!
Inspirational quote from Jim Henson on Hello Lovely Studio.

Fireclay Bathroom Vessel Sink Inspiration

French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry

Vessel Bathroom Sink Basin Ideas

Round bathroom vessel sink
Round Vessel Sink
Anne Lamott inspirational quote about prayer on Hello Lovely Studio. #annelamott #inspirationalquotes
Viva Vitreous China Square Vessel Bathroom Sink
Kraus Square Vessel Bathroom Sink

Stone Bathroom Sink Inspiration

Elegant and luxe, this master bathroom vanity was created from an 18th century French painted console.

An 18th century mortar became a sink which Shaw paired with an 18th century Swedish barrel-back chair. Another favorite repurposed antique example comes to mind from the Giannettis:

Beautiful Swedish antique repurposed vanity with vessel sink in French country bath at Patina Farm - Brooke Giannetti.
Velvet and Linen

Yet “classic” need not only be interpreted with vintage things. This modern example illustrates the innovative beauty of new and bespoke:

When natural materials (wood, stone, plaster, metal) mix in a harmonious, zen environment, magic happens!

Bathroom Vanity Sets

Ann Voskamp inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #annvoskamp #personalgrowthquotes

Thoughts About a Powder Bath

Even we created this full bath with a shower, it lived more like a powder bath since it was only rarely used by anyone.

Velvety soft and classic, Grohe's Seabury widespread 8" bathroom faucet with cross handles adds timeless design and high end charm to a classic bathroom by #HelloLovelystudio.

There’s something I love about such a powder bath: you can take liberties with them since excessive moisture is probably not going to be an issue.

An elegant console sink, wallpaper, and a Venetian mirror in a classic, spa-like timeless classic bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio.

You can be more daring with wallcoverings since you likely won’t tire of the pattern quickly.

Inspirational quote about courage on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #couragequotes #encouragementquote

Classic Bathroom Faucet

This Seabury faucet was dreamy to live with, and I love its classic 1920s feel.

A gorgeous and classic widespread bathroom faucet (Seabury by GROHE) is paired with a DXV Oak Hill bathroom console sink in this timeless classic bath by Hello Lovely Studio.

Experience has taught me to buy highest quality possible when it comes to faucets in the bath and kitchen. If you have ever been forced to replace broken or leaky fixtures then you know.

Detail of the brushed nickel widespread Seabury bathroom faucet by Grohe with cross handles. Its classic design is perfect for a timeless classic bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio!

What perhaps looks like a bar of soap is actually a polished heart stone (received as a gift). I love this one crafted from marble:

Profile of a beautiful widespread bathroom faucet by Grohe (Seabury) and DXV bathroom console sink. Design by #HelloLovelyStudio

Bathroom Mirror Idea: Venetian Glass Etched Mirror

The mirror is vintage Anthropologie (don’t rule them out since they have a gorgeous selection of a few you won’t see anywhere else!).

Here’s an inexpensive one, and this one is very similar:

Timeless classic bathroom with console sink, wallpaper, Venetian mirror, and wood flooring - Hello Lovely Studio
Figuier Scented Candle, 190g
Diptyque Candle: FIND HERE
Sunset quote by Kristen Butler on Hello Lovely Studio. #sunsets #inspirationalquotes

I hope this finds you in a restful, grateful, hopeful place. But should those things be elusive temporarily, I honor your journey. You’re doing a great job moving through the challenges arising on it. What a mysterious and ever-changing time to be alive!

The New Year is now days away. Sending SUNSHINY GLORIOUS VIBES to your beautiful soul.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 Comments

  1. March 30, 2020 / 8:36 am

    I’m a big fan of both console and vessel sinks. I’ve used the Kraus sinks you featured in several of my renovations and love them. They are high quality yet very reasonably priced. And, that Venetian mirror is to die for. I’ve admired them for years but have not yet had a chance to use one. Good to see Anthropology caries them! Some day!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 30, 2020 / 1:54 pm

      I’m looking forward to using a vessel sink one of these days in conjunction with an antique we want to re-purpose for a vanity. I have a collection of venetian mirrors and never tire of them. Happy new week, Celia!

  2. Rebecca Clayton
    September 17, 2020 / 6:18 am

    Hi,
    I read some of the undermount bathroom sinks you wrote about, all of which are described.
    I’ll buy that bathroom sink, but I don’t know which one is best for me.
    If you could help or clear me a little, I would take a bathroom sink that is good in price, beautifully designed, and durable.
    So will you help me? Please reply me soon, I am weating for you!

  3. Bathroom Remodeling Portland
    March 26, 2021 / 10:39 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful! That is seriously impressive. Very nice and helpful information has been given in this blog. It is considered to be very beneficial in renovating a bathroom. If you need more about bathroom remodeling ask the professional. Thank you.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 27, 2021 / 11:42 am

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  4. Eric
    March 26, 2022 / 1:01 am

    Thank you for sharing this information about mirrors. The tips shared in the article helps. And definitely gonna help in my bathroom design ideas, which Iā€™m continuing with Remer LED Mirror.

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