Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Inherited Bathroom Décor That Works

One of the nice things about being the first buyer of our newly built Condo is that I didn’t inherit any wild and wacky or otherwise tacky decoration from the previous owner. ThatNanda of Craftster wasn’t so lucky. She writes:

When we bought our house, it had all the original decor from the late 50's -
awful shag carpeting, chandeliers, orange and brown appliances, the works. We
were able to fix all but one room - the horrible, pink, and black tile bathroom.
Since it's too expensive to redo at the moment, we decided that, rather than
fight it, we'd just go with it. So we painted the upper walls teal, a la retro
50's diner, and I made a pink, frou-frou poodle curtain.


I think going retro with her bathroom decoration is an excellent example of the Tim Gunn, “Make it work!” edict in action.

Personally, I’d be sorely tempted to keep the retro design as it since I’m going through a retro-modern-Bauhaus-contemporary-found and funkified-Da Da-Danish decorating phase of my own. What do you think?

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Goddess said...

I think it's kitschy and FANTASTIC!! What a great spin!

Cynthia Blue said...

LOL cute! Pink isn't really a neutral color for something as permanent as tile!

Karen said...

I love it!

Unknown said...

We just rented a house with the exact tile colors in the bathroom! I was thinking about doing the same thing!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh my gosh that is like taking a bath in a Tiffany's box. i love it.

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