I’m back after some more scouring of the internet and thinking about what my dream retro modern master bath might look like. Ever since I discovered that it existed, I have loved the Atomic Age collection of wallpaper from Bradbury & Bradbury, so I thought–why not put together an idea board using one of their designs as inspiration? Of course this idea board is also full of pink, because who wouldn’t want a pink bathroom in their retro ranch?
1. This wallpaper–called Googieland — from Bradbury & Bradbury is, in my opinion, super retro cool. Since pink and turquoise are a classic retro color combination, I thought it would be perfect for my retro modern master bath. I might just use it as a backdrop pattern on the vanity wall, or if I’m feeling bold, perhaps the entire room might be wallpapered. Otherwise, a light pink paint, picked from the wallpaper would complement my wallpapered accent wall perfectly.
2. White Jonathan Adler Havana wall sconces coordinate perfectly with the wallpaper. The bowtie shape is very retro and the cut out shapes on the lights echo the funky print of the wallpaper.
3. This Grundtal Mirror from Ikea – now discontinued but Ikea usually has a good variety of mirrorsat any given time — is simple and sleek. The stainless steel frame compliments the gray and chrome throughout the room and the circular shape plays well with the penny round tile and the ceiling light fixture.
4. This faucet is very modern, but since it is a shiny chrome, it also echos the retro feel of the room.
5. I’m using this affordable custom sink/vanity top combination from St. Paul Home Products (link now gone) in all my idea boards because it is just what I want to top off my retro dresser/vanity.
6. The retro dresser that I found for $25! It has the perfect measurements and look for my retro modern master bath remodel.
7. For the floor, a 12 x 24 inch gray slate tile would help to blend the retro and modern styles. Slate was commonly used in retro decorating, though typically in entry ways instead of bathrooms, so it is a good material to chose. The gray and pink combination is also very retro appropriate. What makes it modern–the large size of the tiles.
8. This flush mount white light from West Elm (now discontinued) is modern, yet its shape is reminiscent of a classic retro piece, the Saarinen tulip chair.
9. I can’t tell you how much I want to use the starburst towel bar from Rejuvenation [alas, now discontinued]. I’ve been in love with its retro design since the first time I saw it.
10. I still have to call and verify that such a color exists, but if B&W tile has a light retro pink tile, I’m going to use it for my shower. This time I’m going for the classic 4 x 4 inch square wall tile.
11. I’d have to get samples to make sure the pinks would play well together, but I would love to have this pinky peach penny round tile on my shower floor. It echos the circular shape of the mirror and lights and also has that playful feeling that is found in the wallpaper.
This master bathroom design is not quite as luxurious as my first attempt — which I modeled after a 1957 time capsule house that Pam featured — with its stone wall, but it is just as exciting to think that my master bathroom could have all of these elements in its decor. Still, I think another idea board is in order before I make my final decision.