Vintage 1955 Bathroom

May 7th, 2012 · 18 Comments

We’re taking a moment to appreciate a classic 1950s bathroom in Mesa, Arizona.  Even the perfume bottles look vintage.

vintage classic original 1955 1950s bathroom pink toilet black tile Mesa Arizona home house mid-century modern retro

Pretty in pink.  Mid-century modern beauty.

vintage classic original 1955 1950s bathroom pink toilet black tile Mesa Arizona home house mid-century modern retro

Tags: 1950s · Bathroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Not Ugly

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jozef // May 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    That is beautiful! I’m not a fan of pink but I like this a lot, and it contrasts with the black very nicely. I like how they decorated it to compliment the vintage tile, fixtures, etc.
    But too bad it’s all gonna be replaced with slate tiles, taupe paint, and a raised sink.

  • 2 Liz S. // May 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Awesome ! I want one !

  • 3 Joe // May 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Pink does nothing for me. However, I like the retro look of it. It really would be sad to see someone tear it all out in favor of the latest so-called “style trend” being pushed on the DIY Network!

  • 4 Murphy // May 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Pink and black are SWANKY!

  • 5 TLynn // May 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I have to say that I do like it! If that was in my house I could totally work with it. I am a huge fan of the 50’s so this is right up my alley. It is in really good shape too!

  • 6 Crane, built FORD tough // May 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Is that the original steel handle on that toilet? How can a toilet last 56 years?

  • 7 mimi // May 8, 2012 at 6:32 am

    The pink and black is so swanky! The thingie next to the toilet to hold the rolls is in high demand right now.

    I have a bathroom like this in yellow. The toilet works just fine, I replaced the “guts” of it and the seal. I also replaced the mirrors in the medicine cabinet and the bathroom looks brand new.

  • 8 FatMammie // May 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Nauseating! But it could be saved with some white paint on the walls. I think I could even tolerate the pink sink, tub and toilet if the walls weren’t pink, too.

  • 9 WendyB // May 9, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I’d get rid of the germ-catching rug and seat cover, but at least they closed the lid on the toilet. And I’d paint the walls white. Too much pink is not a good thing.

  • 10 Murphy // May 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Those 50’s fixture colors are impossible to match now. The swankiest color for accessories and walls is gray. Gray will make it look purposefull and modern.

  • 11 mimi // May 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Dove gray would be really nice, I agree. It cuts the pink, and I think gray was popular back in the fifties with pink.

  • 12 Ashley // May 14, 2012 at 12:56 am

    i hope no one “fixes” this …i can appreciate it.

  • 13 KittyAtlanta // May 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I LOOOOVE that pink/black bathroom.

  • 14 Angie // May 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Although I’m not a pink kinda gal, this is a cool @$$ bathroom! I had a pink and grey bathroom in a renter and hated it but my landlord had a brown and green one. I could have worked with brown and green.

  • 15 Greeney // Jul 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I love this. The only thing I would change is the faucet. Those 50s faucets are back in style and my 90s house came with them but we immediately changed them to the single control in the center type, which is much more user friendly and washer less. I’ve had these 50s faucets back in the 80s in my 1962 house and did not like them at all. But the bathroom here is stunning! I hope no one changes it.

  • 16 Joshua // Dec 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    My grandparents had a master bath almost just like this one… before they sadly remodeled it! Anyway, my grandparents to this VERY day still argue about whether the color that looks JUST like that one was “pink”, or “coral”! I sure wish I knew how to correct them in color. CAN ANYBODY HELP, PLEASE!!

  • 17 JulieDB // Feb 13, 2015 at 4:42 am

    My grandparents had a bathroom almost exactly like that. Love it!

  • 18 Anthony // Mar 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Our bathroom was similar to that. We tore it all out and replaced it with white subway tile and chrome fixtures.

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