Because of its classic and lasting appeal, vintage design will never go out of style, which makes it a popular design choice for decorating, especially bathrooms. The highlights of today’s vintage bathroom design includes claw-foot tubs, pedestal sinks, white subway tile, and other features from the 20th century. Arguably the most important bathroom fixture, besides your tub, will be your sink. Here is what you need to know about sinks for designing a vintage bathroom:

We normally find console or pedestal sinks in a vintage inspired bathroom. Console sinks are mounted on legs with exposed plumbing underneath. The reason for the exposed pipes was the rise in the importance of having a sanitary bathroom. Having openness in the bathroom allows for better ventilation and more thorough cleaning.

A Pedestal sink is the definition of classic bathroom style. A thick base conceals some of the plumbing, while still allowing for easy cleaning. Because of their small stature, pedestal sinks are best at making a small bathroom seem larger.

Another important feature of a vintage bathroom is the inclusion of marble. Cararra or Calacatta are going to be your top choices. Consider a Cararra-topped console sink with white porcelain under-mounted sink and chrome legs for a stylish vintage look.

When choosing a faucet for your sink, try a cross or lever handle with white ceramic trim to complete the look.