December 30, 2010

Pink...

... bathrooms.

25 comments:

The Musket said...

stink

EDH said...
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peter hoh said...

Damn. Shouldn't have thrown out that old pink bathroom scale.

Wonder what other shit I have around here that I can rename "vintage."

Palladian said...

I prefer my bathroom, which is a darker shade of pink.

rhhardin said...

“We had the opposite reaction,” said Ms. Burns, who is 37 and a computer technician. “When we saw the expanse of pink, we knew this house was it.”

This is why brain scanners won't work at airports.

Omaha1 said...

I feel such a sense of affirmation now that the New York Times has decreed my pink bathroom acceptable, even fashionable.

Who knew, when I went from beige to pink several years ago that I was a trendsetter? Maybe now I will have an easier time finding matching Kleenex boxes!

edutcher said...

I could live with the pink, but not the poodles.

(everybody knows Yorkies look much better in the bathroom)

Because I Said So said...

10 years ago I bought a house that was built in 1955. Pink tube and toilet, Velvet wallpaper with green leaves and pink flowers.

If only I would have resisted the urge to tear it all down....i'd be in style again. At least I still have the pink cast iron tub (with a layer of peeling bisque enamel paint from the remodel).

Belkys said...

Sometime ago there was a prison in the south, Tennesse? that put agressive cons in pink jail because a "scientific" study proved pink deprive you of force. Silly think to want in a bathroom

Famous Original Mike said...

I've been thinking that the 50s were coming back for several months now - I still think the 80s is going to be the fashion template, but the 50s will be the template for house and garden. Comfort food is as hot as Hansel right now.

Anne B. said...

Having spent my childhood ('50s-60s) in a house with a bathroom wallpapered in black, and with a black countertop, I'd take the pastel pink any day. No poodles, though.

Irene said...

edutcher said, I could live with the pink, but not the poodles.

Well, then.

k*thy said...

Our mid-century pink bathroom (floors and countertop) is stil in pretty good shape and I've always like the retro vibe. My mid-century kitchen, though, is another story.

Freeman Hunt said...

If only it were blue. The hall bathroom is a tilic ode to blue from about 1970.

Martha said...

My late mother-in-law's house was pink throughout-- Georgian style with pink bricks outside, pink kitchen, and of course pink bathrooms.. Her color scheme (which i detested) has been vindicated at last ...by the NYTimes!

edutcher said...

Irene said...

edutcher said, I could live with the pink, but not the poodles.

Well, then.


But, if it works for you, who am I...?

Seriously, the Yorks are here because The Blonde wanted a dog that was easily washed and shortly (as in end of the driveway) walked. She had poodles when she was younger.

PS If I don't get to say it later, Happy New Year, Irene. I know it's been rough for you and I wish you much better in '11.

Irene said...

edutcher, I hope you know I was pulling your paw.

I grew up in a fifties house with a pink bathroom. My parents had good taste, so even though we had poodles, we did not have poodle knickknacks.

I wish you and The Blonde a good New Year, too. It's starting out a little rough here (I may fill in the story later), but everyone has the paws crossed here!

knox said...

Irene, LOL

Irene said...

Knox, Hi! Happy New Year to you!

PatCA said...

My house was built in 1951 and has the dreaded pink tile in the shower. It's a mystery how to decorate around it...

edutcher said...

Irene said...

edutcher, I hope you know I was pulling your paw.

I grew up in a fifties house with a pink bathroom. My parents had good taste, so even though we had poodles, we did not have poodle knickknacks.

I wish you and The Blonde a good New Year, too. It's starting out a little rough here (I may fill in the story later), but everyone has the paws crossed here!


Of course, I knew - you are good people.

Many paws crossed here for you, too

Just Lurking said...

Heh. That looks like the toilet, tub and floor in my guest bathroom. (Our house was built late 60s). Our guest bath also has pink tile wainscoting and shower surround, and a pink drop-in sink. The ultimate pink paradise.

I have to agree with the article that these old bathrooms were made to last. (We ripped out the canary yellow master bath, so we know.) And the old pink American Standard toilet works better than some of the new Kohler models I've had the misfortune to encounter.

So the NYT has given us the OK to leave the craptastic pink bathroom in place, in the name of trendiness.

(Ok- I admit- while I initially hated the pink bathroom, it has grown on me over the years. Especially after all the effort it took to remove the yellow one.)

Trendiness, laziness- same thing.

R.L. Hunter said...

Just Lurking said...

... the old pink American Standard toilet works better than some of the new Kohler models I've had the misfortune to encounter.

That's because those old toilets used 5 gallons per flush compared to the new environmental BS mandated 1.6 GPF

virgil xenophon said...

My parents Frank Lloyd Wright designed/inspired (out of his design team--not by him personally) 1951 ranch-style house (the house I grew up in) featured a pink & gray bath. The walls were pink, but the fixtures were white with gray bath tiles and custom gray painted wall-length built-in vanity with a mirror along it's length with seating for Mom. Pink was her favorite color--which is why her bedroom was painted pink also. The house exterior originally was a pinkish tangerine (highly conversational in a small 50s mid-western town)with Japanese effect overlapping black shingle roof w. tiny blue& green flecks, but each time it was repainted it got pinker & pinker (lol) The transformation from FLW-inspired cutting edge "Prairie-House" to Doll House look was complete when a new roof was put on in the 70s and Mother insisted on white shingles. LOL.

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