Now that it seems I have my master bathroom floor plan figured out, it is time to do some of the fun stuff — like putting together the retro modern looks that I might use for my final bathroom remodel. But where does one start to figure out a decorating plan? Well, I like to start with an inspiration photo…
In this case, my inspiration came from a post that Pam featured — this 1957 time capsule house in historic Houston. As I scrolled through the photos of this amazing time capsule house, I kept getting drawn back to one photo in particular, a bathroom with pink tile, stone and wood all in one! This photo:
I had already decided that my bathroom remodel should have two things — a retro dresser as the vanity, and if at all possible, the bathroom should be at least partially pink. Unfortunatly for me, my bathroom doesn’t have the high ceilings and copious amounts of space like this time capsule bath, but that doesn’t mean that I couldn’t bring the feeling of this space to my house, mix in a little modern and call it a possibility, right?
So, here is my first mood board — Pam came up with the name for this design combination, “Flintstones meet Jetsons” — too much fun! –>
1. Just because my bathroom doesn’t currently have a stone wall doesn’t mean I can’t fabricate a small one! This honey ledger tile gives the look and feel of a real stone wall.
2. The inspiration room has awesome chrome pin hole lights that hang from the ceiling. My bathroom doesn’t have high enough ceilings for that treatment, plus as much as I love that type of light, I wonder if would be the best light for doing hair and makeup, so I opted for these chrome light sconces that are not only affordable enough to splurge and get two, but also could be customized by adding stenciling to the glass.
3. I bought one of these STAVE mirrors from IKEA a while back. They no longer have this medium brown wood color, but luckily I snapped one up that I could easily use in my master bath remodel.
4. I’m a big fan of this Belle Foret modern bath faucet because of its modern design. The handles, while modern, are reminiscent of the old retro hot and cold knobs found on so many retro bathrooms.
5. On my last visit to Home Depot, I noticed a display for custom bath counter tops that was intriguing. St. Paul Home Products will make a custom bath counter top with or without sink to meet your exact needs — and it is affordable to boot! I’m a fan of solid white counters and sinks in bathrooms, but they do have some fun and exciting color choices such as Waterfall (light aqua), Sunflower (bright yellow) and Cardinal (bright red) for those who are looking for a bit more excitement in a bath countertop.
6. This is the retro dresser that I scored on Craigslist for a mere $25. I wanted something that was simple yet definitely retro, and this dresser fits the bill with its clean lines and tapered legs. It also is exactly 52 inches long, which is the perfect size for the space.
7. It is hard to see exactly what is going on with the floor tile in the inspiration room, but it looks to be a pink, white and beige combination of small tiles. My take on this floor, complete with a modern twist, is to use travertine tiles set in a retro inspired pattern.
8. Remember the story I did with 17 lights to consider in a retro modern bathroom remodel? Well I really am over the moon about this flying saucer inspired flush mount ceiling light. I think it would add some lovely light to the space as well as a touch more of the retro feel.
9. Ever since the day Pam broke the story on these starburst bath accessories, I’ve been drooling over this towel bar from Rejuvenation. Adding this to my bath would amp up the chrome and the retro factor in one swoop.
10. This 8″ by 4″ pink tile, which I hope I can still order from B&W tile (they don’t have their colors online and I’m hoping they have a light pink available) would be retro in color but modern in shape. To save on cost and make it feel more modern, I would be only tiling the shower area and painting the rest of the walls a coordinating pink.
11. To finish off the bathroom, I would use this white porcelain floor tile for the shower floor. I know this choice is authentically retro because this is the same tile I currently have in my shower floor. I like small tiles for shower floors because of how they feel under my feet as well as how they look.
So there you have it — my first option for my retro modern master bathroom remodel. I think this idea board captures the feel of the inspiration bathroom, adds in a touch of modern and still has a design that is thoughtful when it comes to the lower ceilings and smaller space in my master bathroom.