Beachy Bathrooms

seafoam green vintage bath with clawfoot tub and starfish and shell collectionWho doesn’t love bathrooms with colors and motifs that suggest the ocean?

I’m crazy about simple cottage bathrooms with vintage tubs. I know they aren’t breaking any new ground, they’ve been shown on every blog from here to Patagonia and they are even taking a seen-one-seen ‘em all quality. But still… What I find attractive is their lack of perfection and eccentricities like shallow shelves around the tub wall used to display a starfish collection – totally impractical as one wrong flick of a bath towel would prove. But this was one of the first photos I collected when I started on our house and this color inspired my seafoam guest bath.

white cottage beach house bath with turquoise clawfoot tubTurquoise and retro are perfect together and the restrained way such a statement color is used on the claw foot tub exterior and mirror frame ramps up its power by linking up with the color of the view.

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4 Responses to Beachy Bathrooms

  1. laxsupermom July 15, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    I love that first pic! I agree it’s totally impractical, and the dusting alone would drive me batty(we have a few starfish in the boys’ bath, and boy are they ever a PITA to dust,) but it doesn’t stop me from loving the look. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beth July 15, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Oh, that second bathroom is perfection. We had a clawfoot tub in our last house (a 2 story victorian) and it was heaven. So beautiful too. I have it on my wish list to have another in the next house we move to. I just can’t take a bath in this shallow little tub we have now, lol :)

  3. RHome410 July 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    Agree with Lax…Love the look, wouldn’t want the upkeep. My favorite of the bath decor is the big window with the real beach/ocean outside. I’m not a bath-lover, but could spend hours in that great tub, listening to the waves.

  4. Pat@Back Porch Musings July 18, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    I like the idea in the third photo down. Wish I had thought of that!

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