One day, a long time ago, I had the brilliant idea of devoting the RARE vintage blog on Sundays to home design. Well, the best laid plans... but I have decided to rally and promise you a regularly irregular segment of RARE vintage is in the house of...
Today we are in the bathroom of the Duchess of Windsor.
I am a firm believer in separate bathrooms for husbands and wives. Hello! Creams! There is nary a spot for my husband to place even a single razor amongst my plethora of potions, concoctions and who-knows-what-else.
The Duchess of Windsor's bathroom is a whimsical and dreamy place for a long soak, a leisurely face washing, in other words an ideal space to enjoy being a woman and all of the accoutrements that come with being a woman (creams, make up, perfumes, you know the drill...)
I love the blue and white "tented" ceiling painted by Dimitri Bouchene
The mirrored bath alcove with a painting of the Duchess of Windsor by Cecil Beaton:
A blue Porthault bath mat monogrammed (of course!) with the royal ducal cornet hangs over the tub.
Gilded arum Lily tie-backs:
Candle sconces (I love candle sconces in a dining room and had never thought of them for a bathroom) in trailing ivory with more trompe l'oeil painting by Dimitri Bouchene:
All photos by Fritz von der Schulenburg from The Interior Archive