CFA Voysey; Original bathrooms

CFA Voysey original bathroom Arts & Crafts Movement CFA Voysey vanity unit Arts & Crafts Movement original bathroom

This is a Voysey bathroom from one of his larger houses. It still looks almost Victorian, with ball & claw bath, basin on legs, pipework & plumbing all visible. While interesting it's not exactly something we would aspire to for a new bathroom today.

So what do you do if you want a Voysey style bathroom today? Most of the Voysey houses, like the rest of us, have opted for clean lines bright contemporary bathrooms. This page is for those who would like to design a new bathroom in Voysey's style. Having seen & measured so many Voysey bathrooms over the years I am sure we can help you.

Shown above right is an original Voysey large elegant double vanity unit, and painted white. It has a Carrera marble top & upstand (easy to keep clean), with undermounted sinks & lever handles. It had a chrome towel rail added later to the end of the unit. Whilst the green tiles above the unit are Voysey's usual ones, and look good, many today would replace them with a large mirror.

CFA Voysey Arts & Crafts Movement original bathroom built-in vanity unit

The oak built-in vanity unit above is typical Voysey, and suitable for a cloak room or shower room. The use of Oak immediately establishes a Voysey look. The unit worktop is also Oak, and while this is maybe more authentic Voysey many would not want the hassle of keeping a wood worktop clean in a bathroom, hence in the designs we've done they all show stone worktops & upstands. The sit-on sink is probably a later addition.

One design trait common to these vanity units, & Voysey furniture in general, is the use of Shaker paneling, to doors, bath panels, etc.

Voysey bathrooms