Red White and Blue Bath

blue double soaker tub and oriental rug bathroom by Mary Watkins WoodsUse an unexpected color scheme and furnishings to add personality to a space.

This Fourth of July baby usually shies away from red, white and blue interiors, but this master bath soaker has me searching for my Mr Bubble.  The deep blue double slipper tub is an unanticipated color choice by designer Mary Watkins Woods.  Furnishings chosen for comfort take the space from typical bath to relaxing sanctuary.  A well-worn antique rug has seen worse than the occasional damp feet.  The wood frame chair is upholstered in a Scalamandré fabric that plays off the pair of lacquered red coat stands – a surprise replacement for boring towel bars.  A simple version of a ceramic garden seat provides a place to set down coffee… or that bottle of bubble bath.

(Source: House Beautiful)

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4 Responses to Red White and Blue Bath

  1. Jane F June 28, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Leave it to me to love the window treatment but I think the big relaxed canvas Roman shade is a great addition to the obvious here. And the color scheme really works without being kitschy.

  2. Allison June 28, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Thanks for pointing it out. I meant to add it to the paragraph, then forgot! Much better than a print or fussy curtains.

  3. mbwife June 28, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    love this! It’s perfection, really. It almost looks accidental, like someone assembled some well loved pieces and they just happened to be red, white and blue. The coat racks are really a great idea

  4. Jane T June 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Great photo Allison. You know I always love to see Oriental rugs in bathrooms. I see this as an Asian inspired bath not only because of the Peking carpet but the fabric on the chair appears (?) to be an Asian motif and–perhaps a bit of a stretch, but those towel holders remind me of pagodas. Then again maybe my imagination is running on overdrive :D

    Funny what we notice…JF I didn’t even catch the window dressings until I read your comment!

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