Retro 1952 Bathroom In Mint Condition

June 21st, 2012 · 29 Comments

Original 1952 bathroom tile, bathtub, toilet, and sink.  Foil wallpaper.

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Tags: 1950s · Bathroom · Not Ugly · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cregazw // Jun 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Mint or not, I hate it.

  • 2 mimi // Jun 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    It’s pretty cool to see what color combos were considered popular. I would never have put those two together.

  • 3 Linda // Jun 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    First thing that popped into my mind was “watermelon”!! Actually, it’s kind of cute.

  • 4 taria // Jun 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    call me weird but that bathroom is very cool. I like it-there is no accounting for taste though.

  • 5 Karen // Jun 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I suddenly have a yen for watermelon.

  • 6 Bree // Jun 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I love it! Very Mad Men!

    Anything but the typical flipped look (which even my home has)

  • 7 TLynn // Jun 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I think this is adorable. Not so much the wallpaper but I would go with the retro feel of it. I would keep it.

  • 8 Jen // Jun 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Love it! I’ve never seen this combo before.

  • 9 maria // Jun 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Anyone who thinks this bathroom looks cool has, in my humble opinion, color vision deficiency.

  • 10 Jozef // Jun 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Now that is a nice vintage bathroom! Nice and colourful too. Hopefully the new owners will appreciate it, and not replace with the same grey crap that every other house today has.

  • 11 giggity // Jun 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Is that sponge paint on the walls?

  • 12 Melykin // Jun 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Usually 1950s bathrooms are pastel colours (sometimes combined with black). Green and orange became popular in the late 60s and 70’s. But this green is a bit lighter than the avocado green of the 70’s. I still don’t like it though.

  • 13 Leif // Jun 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Giggity, that’s foil wallpaper!

  • 14 AZ // Jun 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

    You could buy matching towels too back in the day. I remember having canary yellow and lime green in my bathroom in the early 70s, but my bathroom was mostly white.

  • 15 Tree // Jun 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I think this bath room is ugly but its a nice and has potential if you want to replace the ugliness.

  • 16 Vinnie // Jun 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Sooooo pretty. I love the original stuff. Thank you for posting these!

  • 17 Diana // Jun 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I think it’s cute! it’s very different, fun and it has a very nice colorful charm! nothing like you see today where everything is the same and boring!

  • 18 Murphy // Jun 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I’m (almost) speechless – it’s vintage but I don’t like it!

  • 19 Karla // Jun 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Our house is 50’s ranch. One bathroom was pink and black tile and the other one was turquoise and flesh. The kitchen was avocado and yellow, and they stained all the porch ceilings black. We re did all the bathrooms with Spanish mosaic, and the kitchen was gutted and is now white, blue and wood.

  • 20 Murphy // Jun 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve never seen these God awful colors before. I think they tweaked the color of the photo.
    That flesh color from the 50’s is sickening, it isn’t pink.

  • 21 nina462 // Jun 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Gorgeous! Anyone interested in keeping rooms in MCM style (Mid Century Modern) would appreciate this. Pop on over to – and SAVE THE PINK BATHROOMS.

  • 22 Joshua // Jul 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I think I would’ve liked to live back in the 1950s. I wish colorful toilets, countertops, and bathtubs would become popular again!

  • 23 Angie // Jul 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    If they maybe put up a light green tile or even white then I would leave it alone..but the orange just doesn’t do it for me.

  • 24 simdude2u // Jul 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I love that foil wallpaper, can’t find it any where these days…

    It’s probably because they banned a certain material within the foil.

  • 25 Greeney // Jul 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I agree with Angie. Orange isn’t my color. Light green or white instead of orange would have been beautiful. I’m not a fan of the wallpaper, though, I could live with it if there were no orange tiles.

  • 26 Micheal // Mar 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    What a beautiful Art Deco tub!

  • 27 JulieDB // Feb 13, 2015 at 3:37 am


  • 28 Shari D // Apr 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Am trying to find some redeeming qualities here, and other than its amazing condition for a room of that age, “I got nothing” as they say. The green and orange just clang against each other like out of tune gongs. I would have to wear sunglasses in order to walk in there first thing in the morning.

    As a confirmed preservationist, I’m just going to have to take a pass on this one, and hand it on to those who do find it appealing. I also find it interesting that there is a shower head over the tub, but not a single sign of a shower curtain rod, sliding glass shower door, or any other form of protection from the errant spray which would certainly occur with use. Not even the rod bracket. Again, I got nothing.

  • 29 Vicki LeResche // Sep 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    WHOA! I LOVE midcentury modern architecture and interiors, but this bathroom is a bit much. The wild pink tile and mint green would not be my choice. We are about to have the true midcentury pink tile with white trim installed in one of our bathrooms, along with a white toilet and mid-century white wall sink with chrome legs. I LOVE IT!!! Restoring a bathroom with tile that has the authentic midcentury colors is EXPENSIVE, but so worth it to me. And I have a great husband who indulges my crazy 50-60’s passion. Just today, I saw a fabulous pink and gray tiled original midcentury bathroom in a home in Kirkwood, Missouri, and unfortunately the next buyer will probably demo this bathroom. And the tile, etcetera, is PRISTINE! Such a shame.

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