A colorful midcentury kitchen remodel featuring B&W Tile in a backsplash designed by Clay Squared

midcentury retro kitchenSubtitle this one: Fun with basic 4″ tiles! Josh Blanc, part of the team runs Clay Squared to Infinity in Minneapolis, contacted us to share the results of a recent kitchen project. Using colorful B&W Tiles, Josh collaborated with the homeowner Nancy to design the lively tile backsplash in this midcentury-style kitchen. The kitchen design also features vintage lighting, Formica charcoal boomerang countertops and loads of cheerful, coordinated color. Let’s take a look! Heck yeah there is more →

Our 15+ favorite new sinks for a midcentury or prewar bathroom

vintage bathroom sinks

Planning on remodeling, repairing or building your own vintage or midcentury style bathroom? Then you’ll likely need at least one sink for your space. While we love the rainbow of colors and many shapes and sizes of vintage sinks, sometimes finding the right one for your bathroom can be a challenge. To help make sink selection easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of our five favorite sink styles — each with specific sink models you can order new today — that would work wonderfully in vintage and midcentury style bathrooms. Heck yeah there is more →

Porcelain enamel kitchen sinks in 3 styles, 8 colors — including aqua!

colorful undercount kitchen sinksDo you want a new kitchen sink — in a retro color? New resource discovered!  Houzer has three different styles of porcelain-enameled steel undermount kitchen sinks available in eight colors — including a lovely aqua that looks oh-so-close to the vintage color appliances and steel cabinets that we see and love. Hey: Add this sink to a full suite of Big Chill appliances in Big Chill’s newest standard color, turquoise, and you’re rockin’ the a complete set of matchy matchy — but new!Heck yeah there is more →

Inside Las Vegas casino legend Jackie Gaughan’s penthouse apartment at the El Cortez

sherle-wagner-vintage-faucetnpf-2016The El Cortez is the oldest continuously operating hotel and casino in Las Vegas — it’s on the National Register of Historic Places — and up at the top: the penthouse apartment of the late Jackie Gaughan — a Las Vegas legend and owner of the El Cortez since 1963. A special “Martini Tour” of the apartment was held to cap the Nevada Preservation Foundation‘s Vintage Vegas Home Tour — and I snapped away. Note that, while the El Cortez is known for its Spanish Revival style, the Gaughans’ apartment was keeping pace with the times — built and decorated, top-of-the-line, as part of the hotel’s new 14-story tower in the 1980s. Above: A spectacular Sherle Wagner roman bathtub faucet, part of the flamboyant pink marble master bathroom.Heck yeah there is more →

Uploader is ON: What’s new (that’s old) in your home?

1970s retro tiki clock[Uploader now closed.] Pam’s house is pretty full these days with vintage dollhouse stuff, Christmas ornaments, and a “vintage lighting store in the attic,” so she’s been trying really hard not to hoard collect as much. Oh oh, her new mantra: “My house is full, so now, I will buy stuff for Kate!” Thanks, Pam (Ms. Tiki-on-the-Brain) — yes, I am collecting for a tiki bar in the basement — thanks for the Witco clock! Time for a weekend uploader: What’s new (that’s old) in your home — or any projects you’ve recently completed in your home? Show us your stuff!Heck yeah there is more →