Embracing French Elegance: Provincial Bathroom Design Ideas

A Provincial Bathroom design is known for its warmth and timeless appeal. This design calls for a touch for grandeur and hand-crafted bathroom fixtures and fittings that all work together to create the look. At Abey Australia, we have a striking Provincial Collection which includes tapware, showers, baths, basins and accessories co-ordinate perfectly. Let us take you through our Provincial products and design tips which will help make the planning process easy. 

Bathroom Tapware

Finding the perfect Provincial Bathroom Taps to work with your design is a breeze with our Abey Armando Vicario Provincial Collection. For over 40 years, Armando Vicario have been producing purely Italian Made Bathroom Tapware from their factory in Northern Italy. Exported to the world, Armando Vicario is renowned for their focus on quality and timelessness. 

Their Provincial Bathroom Tapware have intricated etched detailing making them a crafted design piece full of old-world charm. The bathroom sets include three-piece tapware as well as mixers. The basin mixers, such as the Provincial Single Lever Basin Mixer (2150C), are also available in three finishes – Chrome, Bronze and Brushed Nickel. 


The Abey Provincial Shower Collection are magnificently designed with stunning detailing that do not compromise on quality nor functionality. The range includes two wall mounted showers and two showers on rail. The vertical showers include the PRSH200 which has a distinctive turn in the shower rail. This product also has a large shower head to ensure it has the largest of water coverage.

With the showers on rail, you have the choice of a shower with both an overhead and hand shower (800004) or a hand shower only (900069). Both are manufactured using quality materials and are available in Chrome, Bronze and Brushed Nickel finishes.


The centre piece to any bathroom is a spectacular freestanding bath. It sets the stand of the bathroom in terms of opulence, glamour and quality. Our Florenza Freestanding ClearStone Bath 21123 is perfect for a Provincial Bathroom. ClearStone is a mixture of resin mix and clay minerals. The Florenza ClearStone Freestanding Bath with gorgeous soft and thin curves, ample bathing space and that is lightweight (only 107kg unfilled).


The elegance of a Provincial Basin can be achieved with our Burlington Edwardian basins. Burlington is an English based brand that prides itself on leading the way with manufacturing timeless products. The Edwardian basins come with two options – on a stand or with a pedestal. The range is made from Vitreous China and is available in a one or three tapholes.


To compliment and finish off the Provincial Design, accessories are needed in that also fit the design. The Armando Vicario accessories include toilet roll holders, towel rails, robe hooks, soap dish and towel rings. The intricate pattern on each is as detailed as the tapware. The accessories come in three finishes that match perfectly in with the tapware. 


Choosing a soft colour palette cabinet in colours such as white, soft grey, off-white and creams adds to the Provincial bathroom design look. A shaker cabinet design with brass or black provincial handles is also a popular choice. A splash of colour such as dark grey, sage green and dark blue will make it a focal point in your design. 


There are a variety of benchtops that will add to the Provincial look. We recommend durable stone benches. It is important to do your homework to ensure you understand the maintenance requirements though. The finish of the stone is important here also. We recommend using a white stone countertop with or without grains of grey through the stone.


There are a multitude of styling options to complete your Provincial Bathroom design. A statement light fitting, such as a chandelier, will add a sense of grandeur and luxury to the space. Team it with well placed recessed lighting to highlight your space. 

Above all if you are needing assistance with your Provincial Bathroom a quality manufacturer will be your first call. With design professionals on hand, they can create your look within your budget and timeframe.

To view our extensive Provincial Collection, call into your local Abey Showroom or view the collection online.

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