Archive | Mid-Century Bath

New or vintage bathrooms designed using tiles, bathroom fixtures and vanities in mid-20th century styles. colors and finishes.

Sunflower Yellow Vintage Bath

1940's yellow tiled bathroom by Greg Natale Design

A bold color bathroom stands the test of time.

In the age of “rip it out,” it’s refreshing to see an original bathroom still intact.  Designer Greg Natale stood his ground when it came to keeping the sunny yellow tile and bath fixtures in this 1940′s brick ranch.  With yellow accents used throughout the renovation, there was no reason to remove.  The tub is fronted with the same cheery tile for continuity and filled from a wall mount faucet.  Pencil trim accents the wall and a small border outlines the floor. The luxurious Florence Broadhurst peacock wall covering with a silver background reflects the light coming through the windows. … Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Ranch Bath

Minimalist bathroom in mid-century house with Hansgrohe Starck Axor faucets, vessel sinks and open floating vanity

Open modern vanities have no drawers but offer convenient, easy to reach storage

Houses built with windows tucked just under the roof line offer uninterrupted walls – a feature sometimes found in mid-century style homes in the western U.S.  That leaves wall surfaces to be defined in interesting ways. This contemporary bath, in just such a house, boasts a panel of natural wood veneer as the backdrop for a well-designed, spacious double floating vanity. It’s built out slightly and meant to coordinate with the step-up to a “bathing niche” housing the sculptural tub. There’s the hint of an open shower in the area as well.… Continue Reading

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Atomic Ranch Bathroom

mid-century modern bath with double glass sink against mosaic tiled wall

A master bath maximizes color and minimizes fixtures

Cantilevered on a loft partition wall, a double glass sink nearly disappears against the opaque “Atomic Ranch” mosaic. A pair of faucets is the only grounding. The ‘60s red and gold paint colors are echoed in Roy Lichtenstein prints. A rolling cart stands in as vanity storage while baskets do the work of drawers.

When first posted, this bath elicited some critical comments:

“That low cabinet instead of a vanity, a giant swervy glass sink — that is not a bathroom to be used. Imagine what the toothpaste is going to look like settled in the bottom of that sink.… Continue Reading

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