The fascination with mid 1960s culture continues to flourish with shows such as “Mad Men” and ABC’s “Pan Am” in full swing. We drool over the skinny ties and the bouffant hair-dos, but we also love the furnishings! What could be more fun than a retro, 60s-inspired bath? Above is “Mad Men” creator, Matthew Weiner’s own mod bathroom.
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Some of us moan about our dated tile, but here’s an economical thought: embrace it. Check out this cool bathroom. The owner matched the paint for his cabinets to the existing tile.
If you haven’t noticed, color is key: pink, gold and aqua are mid-century appropriate. Here are some paint possibilities for the vanity and cabinets from Benjamin Moore:
Could you imagine abandoning white porcelain? Here’s a vintage yellow pedestal sink from Columbus Architectural Salvage, that could make you consider it.
When it comes to retro styled bathroom faucets, we suggest the Pfister Marielle Collection. The height of the faucet gives you the extra clearance you need on pedestal style sinks, and has classic styling that fits right in.
Okay, colored sinks and tubs do require the love of a specific retro style to fit your home, but how about this cute brushed chrome towel rack to add just a hint of “Mad Men” jazz to the loo?
Do you have a retro bathroom? Do you love it or hate it? Share your thoughts.