Monday, September 21, 2009

bathroom of delight

isn't it though?


salley said...

i LOVE it. and i find it endlessly frustrating that this is the type of bathroom that consistently gets gutted by house flippers who replace it with those fugly tumbled tan stone tiles that instantly look dirty. preservationists would say this bathroom is "of its time". indeed.

bill said...

Thank you for posting this! And Salley's validation/comment is great too. I have a pink & grey bathroom and it's in perfect condition - granted, I wish it was all white subway tiles and a marble floor but I do live in a 50's house so I go back & forth on what I should do - I like how I've decorated it but I feel like I'm always apologizing for it. HEART your blog!

my favorite and my best said...

i second and third salley and bill.

Samantha said...

I too have an old school 1940's bathroom. I love it, but it is showing signs of wear. It frustrates me to no end that the only solution I keep hearing is "gut it"..

CJ said...

i have a similar bath in blue and white. except without that awesome sink. 1965 bathrooms are "vintage cool", right?

Jenny said...

it's the shower curtain!

lucitebox said...

I'm on the same bandwagon as Salley.

I can't stand it when I see this sort of "old fashioned/ugly/out-of-date/grandma-y" type of room poo-poo'd and then see it remodeled into something more au courant. That bathroom is gorgeous exactly as it is. (That shower curtain is fabulous--wonder where it's from?)

I would DIE to have a'50s pink and gray bathroom in perfect condition. So would the folks at Please don't apologize for it, Bill. Just get new friends who like it :)

Don't gut your bath. Re-do with period original fixtures. You can still find them! It'll be an adventure to restore it to its original state.

Ruth said... chocolate chip ice cream!

Is it weird that that is what I see when I look at that bathroom?


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