It was time to renovate a kids bathroom in an Eichler. The scalloped baseboard and ceiling trim painted in a seafoam green didn’t go with the rest of the house.
The bathtub walls had been updated by prior owners to a Corian-like surface for the shower walls, which is actually really easy to maintain (no grout lines to keep clean!) Luckily those shower walls were a neutral color, so we decided to gut the rest of the bathroom, but keep the tub and shower as is.
Combining Modern and Mid-century Modern
The overall design of this bathroom is more “modern” than full mid-century modern, but we tried our best to incorporate historic mid-century details and designs: the Heath tile, vintage Turner mirror, hexagon shaped tile, and Markimekko shower curtain all have roots from the 1950s and 1960s. The Tube Light is by George Kovacs, designed in 1954, also available at YLighting.
Speaking of Heath Tile (we went for the “seconds” – their imperfect tiles) really makes the bathroom special. If you want some truly beautiful Heath tile and are ok with not 100% perfection, we really recommend these!
Heath Ceramics backsplash – 2 x 9 Classic Field in Opal Pacific from the “seconds” inventory
Art Ceram Sink & Vanity, similar available at YBath.com
Bandini single-handle faucet
EliteTile 7″ Hex tile, matte white
Paint: Classic Silver by Behr
Marimekko Shower Curtain, Crate & Barrel
Turner Vintage Oval Mirror