Props to reader Jennifer, who spotted this starburst strewn shower door — called ‘Starscape’ by Sterling Plumbing (Amazon affiliate link) — while cruising the bathroom isle of Menards. Hey, the design also looks like mid century breeze blocks!
The ‘Starscape’ shower door would be a delightful and stylish way to contain your bath time splashes in either a vintage pastel or midcentury modern bathroom, don’t you think? This story was originally posted in 2014 and in 2021 (when I went to update it), it turns out this still the funnest set of bypass shower or tub / shower doors for sale today (that I am aware of) for a mid century bathroom.
Sterling Plumbing is owned by the Kohler company. It’s nice to see Sterling/Kohler pick up on the retro atomic vibe with this shower glass pattern. However, Retro Renovators, can we encourage you to encase the glass in either a shiny- or satin chrome enclosure (see the last photo), rather than black…
We love the way the starburst pattern starts out strong at the top of the shower door and fades to a polka-dot-like pattern, which keeps the pattern from becoming too overwhelming in the often small space of a bathroom. Very nicely done.