I got interviewed by The Times of London — about pink bathrooms, of course! The newspaper has some 400,000 readers a day, so that’s a lotta good publicity for the pink! Reporter Annabelle Wilson — who was super fun to talk to, and she did a top-notch job with the story — said she picked up the idea for the story at a design industry presentation, when “Nicky Haslam, the 77-year-old designer who creates interiors for A-list celebrities” said more folks were asking for pink bathrooms. Hey: “A-list celebrities”: asking for pink pottie paradises! Ms. Wilson then looked online for an expert to talk to, and howdy hudee hello Save The Pink Bathrooms. Jump over to the Times of London story to check it out — note, you must log in, but it doesn’t cost anything. Oh, the fun. It never stops. TGIF!
The pink in the English bath reminds me of my guest cottage/office bath. I went for a 1930’s vibe and created from nothing. The color has a touch of lavender in it and it’s softer than later pinks. I used retro looking American Standard for the sink and toilet, a salvaged doctors cabinet and claw foot tub (that I lucked out on, it had already been re done) and strom fixtures for the sink and shower. Now I can “go” to my happy place.
Two of the three pink bathrooms I have had were in Germany, so it was popular overseas too. One was circa 1961 (with a pull-chain toilet and separate water tank for the tub) and the other was 1958 with a really great black and white tiled floor. Both are long gone now. Unfortunately, I think Germans are even worse than Americans when it comes to tearing out old bathrooms. They don’t move as frequently, but when they do, the entire house usually gets gutted. I found a lot of German style mid-century stuff on the curb when we lived there. Too bad most of it was too heavy to ship back to the US.
Don’t dis the white! I like my all white bathroom because it sparkles because I can SEE it’s clean. It’s all the accouterments that make it happen. I have a 50’s atomic shower curtain in blue, orange, black, and green and plum colored rugs and some jet propulsion planets framed prints (with tons of colors) on the walls. I can do my towels and rugs whatever the winds may bring. Too many people try to make “picture perfect” looking rooms. Pam says to work with what you have. Make your own style. Be creative.