Historical Perspective

In Space Works by Caroline Clifton- Mogg, Joanna Simmons, Rebecca Tanqueray, and Rebecca Winward (Ryland Peters and Small, $35), a traditional bathroom features a pair of mirrors casually leaning against the wall. A side chair offers an extra surface for sitting or storage.

This old-fashioned but functional bathroom features a classic roll top tub and pedestal sink. Have a new home? You can still get vintage style with a freestanding tub set on ball-and-claw feet and an octagonal sink with a 1930 design. A trio of handblown, honeycomb patterned hurricane lanterns and a globe pendant of capiz shells both cast a soft, flattering glow. A mirror finished with faux wood in cast resin brings in a rustic, textural element, as does a cast bronze bowl for corralling odds and ends. It’s a traditional, timeless space that’s still stylish—and perfect for peaceful soaks in solitude.