Expressive décor, touches of glamour everywhere, a feeling of accessible opulence, and of course a touch of gold: these were the hallmarks of 1920s design. And a century later, those same classic elements remain desirable.
The ‘20s ushered in simple, thoughtful and refined decorations which were bolstered by golden accents and lively colours like greens, blues, jades, fuchsias, and hot pinks. Those touches are found in some of this decade’s most exciting fixture designs.
The Belshire bathroom collection from DXV brings the Golden Era and Roaring Twenties straight into your 2021 abode. “The Belshire collection gives your bathroom a luxurious atmosphere,” says Rick Cooke, manager of The Water Closet in Orillia.
“Each piece, from the vanity to the tub and everything in between, allows you to feel like a celebrity while getting ready for an evening out or a day’s adventures.”
For the ultimate experience, The Water Closet suggests going with a walnut vanity featuring gold accents and marble tops, an exquisite soaking tub, undermount sinks, a one-piece elongated toilet, and top it off with your favourite faucet design.
“The DXV Belshire collection features a variety of faucet options, each thoughtfully crafted and beautifully detailed to complement the high-quality brilliance of the rich wood and sleek pieces,” says Rick. “Depending on your taste, the cushion faucet with a beautiful indentation on the top, which literally looks like cushions, is a wonderful addition. Meanwhile, the cross-handle faucets definitely have that nostalgic feeling to them … a lot of grandparents’ homes had those while we were growing up.”
To take the luxury up another notch, The Water Closet points to the Grohe Essence single-handle freestanding tub filler with hand shower, which comes in a variety of finishes, including a gold option to really tie the various pieces together.
The Water Closet has a two-year exclusivity agreement with the German manufacturer, which includes designs from the Grohe Essence and Eurocube bathroom collections.
“These collections offer elegant pieces and fixtures in a variety of design styles,” says Rick. “These are amazing items which simply aren’t available elsewhere in Ontario.”
Kitchens with style
A more understated elegance may be called for in the kitchen, where Rick recommends the American Standard apron sink from their Pekoe collection. The apron sink echoes the look of a traditional farmhouse sink – it’s simple and strong, sitting slightly lower than the countertop.
“The only real difference is that only sinks made with fireclay can be officially named ‘farmhouse,’” says Rick. “However, the stainless-steel apron sink provides all the same function with a contemporary style.”
Add on the Saybrook filtered faucet and you really have a special kitchen sink unit. This American Standard kitchen faucet reduces 99.7 percent of lead, 96.9 percent of chlorine, and 92.6 percent of other unwanted particles from your tap water at the push of a button.
“The Saybrook Faucet can provide both filtered cold water and standard tap water through two separate channels,” says Rick. “For drinking and cooking, simply push the button on the spray head for filtered water. For ordinary tap water, use the lever handle.”
Book a tour of The Water Closet showroom and consult with their experts about the many style options. Whether it’s the Art Deco designs of the 1920s or something unique to your taste, The Water Closet will help bring your preferred style to life.
TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI