A stunning, elegantly re-designed bathroom shouldn’t lose its luster over time. Use this helpful guide to create a space that’s equal parts classic and enduring so you can be sure to get the most out of your remodel for years to come.


Where To Start Before You Start.
Having a basic knowledge of the history of design is important as you start your remodel journey and establish a clear design plan to build off of. Using this style cheat sheet will help you answer the following questions:

  • How is interior design different than interior decoration?
  • Can contemporary design still be modern?
  • Are traditional ideas also old fashioned?

The more you know, the easier it will be to make design choices that keep your personal style front and center.

Why Design Around Timelessness?
No matter how you choose to design your space, you’re sure to be on-trend as long as you keep timelessness as your North Star. From vintage art glass accessories to flourishing ceiling medallions and every piece in between, no detail is too small to evoke the fulfillment of creating a bathroom that becomes an icon in your home.

Incoporate Classic Components.
Using neutral color fixtures and faucets like those from the KOHLER Memoirs Collection are sure to blend with many styles down the road. Once the core of your bathroom is timeless, you’re free to experiment with accents like bold wallpaper that can be redone more often and more easily. A bathroom, much like fine a wine, should always age well.

Design that Doesn’t Act Its Age.
Your timeless bathroom needs to be functional, but that doesn’t mean boring. Scour older publications, tour homes built before the turn of the century, or research different architectural time periods online and you’ll find that older design doesn’t have to feel outdated. Use those pieces of history as inspiration, or employ newer collections like KOHLER Memoirs that pay homage to the past while staying fresh and current.

Live in a Material World.
Another way to keep your bathroom feeling timeless is to pay close attention to the materials you use for cabinetry, walls, floors, etc. Stick to those found in the early part of the 20th century: stone, brick, tile, and wood. Avoid materials that ordinarily do not wear well with age, like poorly-manufactured synthetics or quick-fix products with short-life expectancies.


Timeless Is Always On Trend.
Now that you’ve discovered how to combine neutral fixtures and playful accents, you’re ready to build your space. The KOHLER Memoirs Collection is a great place to start if you’re looking for a modern spin on the classic bathroom. The rich elegance of each piece can be seen in stylized lines, sweeping curves and ornate details intentionally built to reflect historically renowned furniture and architectural designs.


Quick Tips to Stay Timeless.
As you’ve discovered, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all rulebook for decorating and timeless design doesn’t need to adhere to any strict sense of decorum. However, to ensure your bathroom is in it for the long haul, here are the most popular tried and true things you can do:

  • Add a one-piece fully skirted or conceal trap way toilet for a clean look.
  • Include a freestanding bath to make a lasting “sculptural” statement.
  • Tread lightly with tiled countertops which tend to age more quickly than stone or solid surfaces.
  • A light neutral color scheme flooded with natural daylight will keep your bathroom relevant in any age. Play off of the architecture of your home to create a harmonious environment.
  • Stay true to your own personality in every detail and you can’t go wrong.
  • Incorporate finishes, such as nickel or marble, that have proven themselves as relevant throughout several historic eras.
  • Stay true to your own personality in every detail and you can’t go wrong.