The panelling in the bathroom has a lye finish, which bleaches the wood and stops it yellowing. It was then washed with white soap which makes it even paler and protects it. The roll top bath was a salvage yard find and the vintage sink came from a previous house. Mirrors on simple painted shelves bounce light around the room and shutters and plain scrubbed floorboards add to the country charm.
Lye, white soap
The Solid Wood Flooring Co 020 7221 9166