Retro Renovation http://retrorenovation.com Remodeling, decor and home improvement for mid century and vintage homes Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:30:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Tiki decor at Home Depot designed by Danny Gallardo aka Tiki Diablo http://retrorenovation.com/2015/07/02/tiki-decor-at-home-depot-designed-by-danny-gallardo-aka-tiki-diablo/ http://retrorenovation.com/2015/07/02/tiki-decor-at-home-depot-designed-by-danny-gallardo-aka-tiki-diablo/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:30:05 +0000 http://retrorenovation.com/?p=122741 We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this tiki-tacular hot news: All you lucky folks west of the Mississippi, get ready to run (don’t walk) over to your local Home Depot so you can nab some of the very first batch of tiki decor — 4′ tikis, tiki planters and even a $199 tiki bar — designed […]

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tikisWe interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this tiki-tacular hot news: All you lucky folks west of the Mississippi, get ready to run (don’t walk) over to your local Home Depot so you can nab some of the very first batch of tiki decor — 4′ tikis, tiki planters and even a $199 tiki bar — designed by renowned tiki carver Danny Gallardo, also known as Tiki Diablo. As first reported by Tiki Magazine, this new “Signature Series” of tiki bar decor will soon be making its way to Home Depot stores. I talked yesterday to Danny and to the company he’s working with to get these items into Home Depot. When will you be able to get them? Can you buy them online? How much will they cost? Why can’t I get them in Massachusetts *throws snit fit*? Read on, and all your questions will be answered!

Key info about Tiki Diablo tiki decor at Home Depot

tiki tiki diabloBefore I launch into the back story, here are all the key facts:

  • There are four 4′ tiki designs. They are all molded in fireclay from original Tiki Diablo designs. The 4′ tikis will retail for $100 give or take a few cents.
  • There are three planter designs. Each will cost about $30. Molded in fireclay from Tiki Diablo designs.
  • There is one bar design. Yes, designed by Tiki Diablo, the tiki bar is made of bamboo and measures just under 4′. It will cost $199. (Note: Tiki Diablo did not design the bar stools, so I did not ask about them.)
  • Where to buy them: All of these products will be available at about 600 Home Depot stores west of the Mississippi. Some smaller stores west-of-M may not have them. But, if you are in this western region, you should be able to request a store-to-store transfer. The bar will also be available online as early as this week — I’ll post the link as soon as we get word it’s there. The tikis and tiki planter program was intended for in-store purchase only.
  • Timing: All these items will begin to land in 600 stores west of the Mississippi beginning July 6but it may take up to two weeks for all stores to get loaded up. The tiki decor is part of Home Depot’s annual “Hawaiian Days” promotion, which spotlights plants and decor  to decorate outdoor spaces or to bring the outdoors in.
  • “While supplies last”: This is a seasonal promotion that will last about a month. So get yer 2015 tikis while you can!
  • East Coast blues: Depending on how these sell this season, the program may be extended east of the Mississippi next year. Meanwhile, east o’ readers, I think it might help to bang Home Depot’s drum — let ’em know: We want Tiki Diablo tikis!

Let’s meet: Danny Gallardo aka Tiki Diablo

Kate and I actually met Danny Gallardo last year when we went to The Hukilau.  He was one of the six very talented tiki designers on the panel we hosted about how to Create Sour own Savage Suburban Paradise, that is, how to design a home tiki bar. And of course, there was lots of fun hangin’ with Danny and friends over at The Mai Kai in the Molakai Bar. Best. Time. Ever.

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Danny Galardo aka Tiki Diablo hanging with Pam at The Molokai Bar at The Mai Kai, The Hukilau 2014. The Molokai: “Absolutely perfect!” Pam remembers Danny saying. :)

I caught up with Danny yesterday while he was driving from his home in Southern California over to Las Vegas, where is working on a new tiki project. Yes: There is such as thing as a professional tiki bar designer and tiki carver — and Danny’s been rockin’ it since 2002. In the wake of Sept. 11, like many other people that I have met, he asked himself what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, quit his longtime job and went all-in to pursue a passion… a talent. He’s never looked back — it’s all worked out — and now, his art is coming to Home Depot!

Danny actually had caught the tiki bug at his former longtime job. He had been in management for a large home improvement chain in Southern California. Around 2001, they transferred him to manage the company’s largest nursery. He started playing around with the displays … started adding tiki decor … he saw the potential for a growing tiki market … and here we are, some 15 years later, and the tiki revival is as hot as ever.

Plant Source, Inc.: The tiki sourcerers

Danny’s connection to Home Depot came via the team at Plant Source, Inc., a California company that stocks the interior plant departments at Home Depot stores west of the Mississippi. Tina Monji manages product development for Plant Source. I also had a lot of fun talkin’ tiki with her yesterday. She explained that for 11 months of the year, it’s mostly plants plants more plants for Home Depot, along with some special containers for holidays thrown in here and there. But then, for one month a year — starting in the middle of July — Plant Sources creates and stocks a big “Hawaiian Days” promotion for Home Depot. Walk into the store and the promotion typically takes up all the space at the front of the store heading toward the nursery.

A couple of years ago, Plant Source added some tikis to the Hawaiian Days mix. But these were smaller (24″ and 36″) and not designed by an artist of Danny’s caliber. Tina told me that, “Last year, I wanted to have something amazing to add to the program. I found Danny, loved his artwork, and it was only afterward that I found out he had such a great reputation.” This led to the launch of this exclusive Signature Series.

She also said that Home Depot was very game for the colloboration. “They are a great partner — if you come up with an idea they embrace it. This plan came up, and they said, ‘Go for it.'”

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Reader Joy sent us this photo from her Home Depot on June 24. It’s like SPY PHOTOGRAPHY — and get this, this bar was not supposed to be out on the floor yet!

Tina was the one who gave me the availability details listed in the bullets above and via some more detail here:

  • Distribution to the stores begins July 6. It may be about two weeks before the products make it into all 600 stores. Why did we get the “spy” shot from Joy — taken in a Dallas Home Depot and sent to us on June 24 — if the products aren’t in stores yet? I asked Tina. She doesn’t know why this was out yet! It wasn’t supposed to be! Although, product is out at the Oxnard, Calif., store. That’s where all the products were taken before launch for photography and plan-o-gramming. Tina makes a “plan-o-gram” that goes with the distribution to the stores to show the stores how to set up the display. Thank you, Joy — you are rocking the Spy Photography gig!!!!
  • If you purchase the bar online, it will be shipped as a knock-down unit — that is, you will have to assemble it. She actually tried it, and it was “easier than Ikea.”
  • And, she clarified that the products will be distributed in the west — so if you are in that territory and don’t find them in your local Home Depot — ask — and they should be able to do an intra-region store transfer and get you the product you want. Again, though: Just west of the Mississippi. Golly, I am getting to type the word Mississippi a lot!

“Next year, if we’re successful, we’re hoping to take it [all the Tiki Diablo products] nationwide,” Tina said. “We’re already chomping at the bit to get to 2016 and continue our partnership. Danny has been a treat to work with.”

The Tiki Diablo for Home Depot Signature Series:

tiki tiki diabloAbove: A tiki in the Marquesan tradition. Danny says this style is one of his favorites and the tiki carving style that he is particularly known for.

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Above: A tiki in the Maori tradition.

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Above: A tiki in the California Ku style. I asked Danny what California Ku was, and he said this is a Hawaiian / Polynesian pop look — he always associates it with Palm Springs.

There is a fourth 4′ tiki — well, I’m not sure if it’s properly called a tiki — a Pacific Northwest bear. We don’t have a photo of that one.

tiki-bar-home-depotAbove: The bar that Danny designed. He designed the tiki on the front in the Cook Island tradition, although it was adapted a bit during manufacturing. (Danny did not design the bar stools.)

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Above: There are three planters, one each in the California Ku, Maori and Marquesan styles.

Now I will tackle this one head on: Yes, the products are made in China. Sometimes on this blog, made in China generates… passion. I talked about this issue with everyone I interviewed, and everyone had very thoughtful replies. I don’t really want to go down that rabbit hole with this story. So can we leave it at: Home Depot has sold imported tikis for several years… now, it has much more beautiful tikis that are designed by a renowned American artist steeped in the hobby.

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Also part of Home Depot Hawaiian Days (not designed by Tiki Diablo): Note, the garden decor featured during this month-long promotion is not exclusively Tiki Diablo’s. There is a wide variety of other outdoor-indoor garden decor. For example, Tina said there are other designs of 24″ and 36″ tikis, and she sent me a photo of these resin shell planters that will be for sale, all planted with succulents. They are about 12″ long and will be about $30, in store. Pretty!

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The camaraderie among the tiki community always impresses me. When Danny was first approached to do this collaboration, his friend and client Amy Boylan also got involved to help him set up the business deal. On top of her very serious day job, Amy is owner of Tiki Magazine, partner in two tiki bars — Tonga Hut in North Hollywood – the oldest tiki bar in Los Angeles, and the much newer Tonga Hut – Palm Springs. Danny designed and built Tonga Hut – Palm Springs and has done many other projects for Amy, so she was happy to help him out.

Danny recalls the project coming together very quickly:

Tina called me, and she and I got to talking, and it snowballed — in a good way. The order kept getting bigger and bigger. She asked, ‘Can you do more?’ and I said, ‘Of course!’ The whole thing came together fast in order to design stuff for this year. I really had to hit the ground running. But considering all of that, I’m super pleased with how everything turned out.

The goal of an artist is to have some sort of deal like this…. passive income…. And, it’s a way for people to buy one of my carvings for a really attractive price.

Congratulations, Danny, we’re rooting for you! Thanks also to Tina and to Amy for talking with me for this story! For sure: If I lived west of the Mississippi, I’d be stalking Home Depot daily starting July 6 so that I could pounce the minute these tikis made it onto the floor!

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pink and grey bathroom ideasvintage pink bathroom decorFor our third installment in our series, 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom, we focus on pink and gray bathrooms. While this seems like a straightforward color combination, care must be taken to determine if the gray tile you have is a warm gray or cool gray. We tend to believe that most vintage bathrooms were warm gray, so that is our focus here. However, if you are dealing with a cool gray tile, some of the warm-feeling taupes, beiges and browns used in these mood boards may not work as effectively. 

To get started, I used pink field tile from B&W… a Bahama Pink toilet from Gerber. I mocked up the gray bullnose using a color in powerpoint. If you are designing a pink-and-gray tile bathroom like this from scratch, you can shop the gray bullnose tile from B&W and Daltile, for starters. Caution: Some grays are warm, some are cold.

For the towels featured in all these design boards, I shopped the large variety of colors available at The Company Store.

Pink and gray bathroom decorating ideas that start with the wallpaper

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Atomic doodle fun pink: The lively wallpaper pattern from Bradbury & Bradbury — Atomic Doodle in Taupe — gives this pink and gray bathroom a fun feel. Since the gray accent tile is a warm grey, it blends well with the taupe color found in the paper pattern. An off-white shower curtain and pink and gold towels tie into the wallpaper pattern without competing with it.

vintage pink and grey bathroom

Googieland pink: Another great pattern, also from Bradbury & Bradbury called Googieland Ivory, gives this pink and gray bathroom a lighter feel. A solid grey shower curtain and pink and pale aqua towels — picked to match the colors of the googies in the wallpaper — round out the look.

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Under the sea life pink: Next I looked to Hannah’s Treasures for some vintage wallpaper options, and found this neutral nautical 1960s wallpaper. The bits of gray, taupe, orange and gold all set on an off-white background create a calming look with just a bit of color. Instead of going with a plain shower curtain, this off-white and gold skinny starfish curtain from Frontgate is calm enough to not clash with the wallpaper, and backs up the nautical theme. Simple light pink and gold towels finish off the look.

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Botanical bounty pink: Finally, this 1950s gray floral pattern wallpaper from Hannah’s Treasures gives the room a calm feeling with a bit of whimsy. A plain white shower curtain and pink and white towels keep the room feeling fresh.

Pink and gray bathroom paint ideas that take their colors from the shower curtain:

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Flower silhouettes pink: For a midcentury yet modern feeling pink and gray bathroom, this flower silhouette shower curtain feels fresh and artsy. Mixed with a coordinating light gray wall color and pink and white towels, the room feels fresh and new.

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Neutral but nice: This flowery shower curtain, with its whisky falling flower stems, feels much more feminine that the first one. Painting the wall a lighter, pinky beige keeps the space feeling warm and inviting, while gray and white towels round out the look.

vintage pink and grey bathroom

Cozy and bright: If you want a less feminine look in your pink bathroom, why not try some stripes? This beige, brown, gray white and coral pink shower curtain feels fun without the flowers. A dark chocolate wall color — pulled from the curtain — creates a dramatic feel, and bright pink and white towels finish off the space.

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Feels like tome: Add some reading material to your bathroom with this Hardy Boys book shower curtain design. Pull the serene minty green book cover color from the shower curtain and let it bathe the walls of your bath, while fluffy pink and gold towels make you want to cozy up with a good book.

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Flamingos luv polka dots: Pam found this shower curtain at Society 6. I love this shower curtain!

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Meadow pink: This submission from reader Elisabeth uses all products that can be found at Ikea, including a grey and white flowered shower curtain, white and grey towels, framed flower wall art and this Hemnes mirror cabinet in white, all set on a greenish grey wall color. This feels like a retro-spa bathroom — and we love how the little bit of fuchsia intensity in the flowers perks up the calm just a wee bit — lovely!

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Pick me: Reader Robin came up with this fun take on a pink and grey bathroom — a flowered shower curtain from Walmart, cream and tuscan bath towels and clay colored bath mat from The Company Store, an adorable Japanese style owl dish from Amazon.com and she even picked a specific wall color — Ibis white by Sherwin Williams.

Now it’s your turn!

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Want to help us create design board ideas for a pink and gray tile bathroom? Here’s how:

  • Use the image above as the basis for your design board.
  • Pam uses Powerpoint to create her design boards – it’s good for putting photos side-by-side – but use whatever program you like to arrange your design board. We’ve also created this image of complete page that you can start with, if you’d like – just save it and insert into Powerpoint to get started fast.
  • It’s okay if your board is kinda messy: I will take what you send us and reformat it. We’ll then add the reader design boards to this story, and likely, in a big followup story.
  • Find your wall treatment and add it — be sure to include the hotlink info to your source material
  • Find your shower curtain and add it — be sure to include the hotlink info
  • Find your bath towels and any other decor items and add them — be sure to include the hotlink info
  • Give your design a title (include your own name if you like)
  • Save as a PDF and email to us at retrodesigndilemma@gmail.com. Please put all info in one email.
  • All terms of use apply, be sure to read them

Coming up next: Ideas for a pink-tile-with-pink-trim bathroom.

To see our complete series of 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom, click here

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13 ideas to decorate a pink and white bathroom http://retrorenovation.com/2015/06/30/ideas-decorate-pink-white-bathroom/ http://retrorenovation.com/2015/06/30/ideas-decorate-pink-white-bathroom/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:30:53 +0000 http://retrorenovation.com/?p=122293 For the second story in our series, 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom, today let’s look ideas to decorate a pink and white bathroom. And as with all the stories in this series, we invite you to email us your decorating ideas — instructions and tools to make your own mood  boards are at the end this story. […]

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pink and white bathroomvintage pink bathroom decorFor the second story in our series, 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom, today let’s look ideas to decorate a pink and white bathroom. And as with all the stories in this series, we invite you to email us your decorating ideas — instructions and tools to make your own mood  boards are at the end this story.  

pink and white bathroom ideasToday’s design boards start with Mamie pink field tile from B&W… a white Kohler Classic Wellworth toilet… and white bullnose, generally acquired quite affordably and easily from Big Box stores, Daltile or B&W, etc.

And, for the towels featured in all these design boards, I shopped the large variety of colors available at The Company Store.

Pink and white bathroom design ideas inspired by wallpaper

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Flirty and feminine: Again, I found loads of vintage wallpaper that coordinated wonderfully with a pink and white bathroom at Hannah’s Treasures. First up, this feminine, small scale pink and white flower patterned wallpaper, paired with a plain white shower curtain and white and pale pink towels. The medium warm grey background keeps the space from feeling too saccharine, while clusters of fluffy flowers float on complementary green stems.

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Natural and light: Next, this 1940s Nancy McClelland vintage wallpaper with a fan and flower motif helps to give the room a neutral feel while still keeping things interesting. The zig zag fan pattern adds movement to the space. And once again, pairing this paper with a plain white shower curtain and white and beige towels helps keep the room from feeling too busy.

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Aqua swan sanctuary: Our third wallpaper choice — this aqua paper with pink and white swans from Hannah’s Treasures — really punches up the color in the room. Using a predominately aqua paper makes the pink feel neutral by comparison, yet the pairing feels bright and fresh. Finishing the room off with a white shower curtain and coordinating aqua and white towels helps create a cohesive look.

pink and white vintage bathroomLuscious and leafy: Lastly, this graphic large leafy pink, grey and white patterned paper from Hannah’s Treasures gives our pink and white bathroom a big visual punch in a neutral pallet to keep it from feeling too overwhelming. A plain white shower curtain and grey and white towels repeat the neutrals in the paper design to ensure that the room feels pulled together.

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Pink and green dream: Our first reader submission came from Robin, NV, who is a frequent commenter on the blog. Wallpaper is from Hannah’s Treasures, gingham shower curtain is from Delores’ Ruffles, towels are from Overstock.com. Robin said:

Here is my attempt at decorating a pink bathroom.  I’m imagining this was the”girl’s bathroom” and they decided to redecorate it when they became teenagers, sometime around 1970 (originally built about 1954).  The girls wanted something hip and cool.  :)
 Well done, Robin — GREAT color combinations and we love how you combined the floral with the gingham — it works!

vintage pink and white bathroomPretty in pink petals: Robin, NV also gave us this 1970s-ish design. Wallpaper from Hannah’s, shower curtain from Walmart, towels from The Company Store. Golly, Pam didn’t think that we could get orange to work with pink, but goin’ with the 70s hippie Victoriana flow, she thinks this pulls it off!

Pink and white bathrooms with a color scheme grounded in the shower curtain

pink and white vintage bathroom

Crazy for chrysanthemums: Now, for the first of the paint looks, this chrysanthemum printed shower curtain with light purple, hot pink and maroon flowers on a white background works well with the pink and white tile, and allows us to paint the wall a deep pinkish maroon, to emulate the look of a vintage pink and maroon bathroom with a modern twist. Pink and white towels finish off the look.pink and white vintage bathroom

Fancy French poodle: For a Parisian theme, this Boudoir Lounge shower curtain from Overstock.com — complete with a poodle — give the room a feminine feel. Pale grey walls and pink and white towels let the shower curtain steal the show.pink and white vintage bathroomCuter than a cupcake: If you like polka dots, this pink, white, beige, brown and grey shower curtain is sure to make you smile. With it’s youthful, playful feel, we’ve kept the wall a neutral beige and accented with white and pink towels.

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Summer garden: This bright and modern flower shower curtain is as cute as it is colorful. Painting the wall a bright yellowy orange to match the shower curtain gives the room a cheery feel. Topping off the look: coordinating pink and white towels.

vintage pink and white bathroom

Mermaids know their pink: Pam here. In order to get this series launched, Kate immersed herself in wallpaper and shower curtain options. But now, I am also trying to think of *quirky* places to go look, starting with more shower curtains. For whimsy / novelty designs, don’t forget to go look at PBKids and PBTeen. Here’s a mermaid shower curtain and cute as all get out coordinating bathroom towels at PB Kids. While I don’t think this design board is truly successful — the pinks are too clashy — I did want to feature it (1) to call out the PB youth sites and (2) to show how pretty a light yellow paint can look in a pink bathroom. And when choosing yellow paints: Remember to consider the LRV and intensity issues!

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Cheap and cheerful kids bathroom: Reader Elisabeth pulled this cheap and cheerful kid’s bathroom all from Ikea, including a multi-color striped shower curtain, turquoise and white bath towels, matching multi-colored hand towels and an aqua wall mirror, all set on a sky blue wall color.vintage pink on white bathroom

 

Minty: Reader Elisabeth sent in a second Ikea mood board that is styled after her own bathroom, which sports this Ingeborg white and aqua shower curtain and matching (now discontinued towels). Elisabeth used white and aqua bath towels in her mood board along with a pale aqua wall color.

Now it’s your turn to be the designer!

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Want to help us create design board ideas for a pink-and-white tile bathroom? Here’s how:

  • Use the image above as the basis for your design board.
  • Pam uses Powerpoint to create her design boards – it’s good for putting photos side-by-side – but use whatever program you like to arrange your design board. We’ve also created this image of complete page that you can start with, if you’d like – just save it and insert into Powerpoint to get started fast.
  • It’s okay if your board is kinda messy: I will take what you send us and reformat it. We’ll then add the reader design boards to this story, and likely, in a big followup story.
  • Find your wall treatment and add it — be sure to include the hotlink info to your source material
  • Find your shower curtain and add it — be sure to include the hotlink info
  • Find your bath towels and add them — be sure to include the hotlink info
  • Give your design a title (include your own name if you like)
  • Save as a PDF and email to us at retrodesigndilemma@gmail.com. Please put all info in one email.
  • All terms of use apply, be sure to read them

Coming up next: Ideas for a pink-and-gray tile bathroom.

To see our complete series of 99 ideas to decorate a pink bathroom, click here

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